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Claire Johnson
2010-11 Women's Track & Field
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Eden Prairie
Claire Johnson


2011 (Track and Field): Competed in the mid-distance during the indoor season … performed in the mid-distance during outdoor competition … posted a time of 2:24.61 in the 800 meter run at the Tadd Metzger Invite during the indoor season … recorded a 5:14.42 time in the one mile run at the GVSU Big Meet during indoor competition … finished with a time of 2:19.49 in the 800 meter run at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship … also recorded a time of 4:42.98 in the 1,500m run at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races in her first season with the Crusaders … contributed to Valpo’s team score in all five scored races … opened career with 16th-place finish at the Crusader Open, running a time of 19:33.07 … led Valpo at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 19:20, good for 83rd place … also paced the Crusaders at the Horizon League Championship, crossing the line in 23rd place with a season-best time of 19:13.97 … Valpo’s second-fastest runner at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prep: Won one letter in cross country for the Eagles … finished 16th at state meet in 2009, helping team to third-place finish … earned All-Conference and All-State honors, as well as All-State Academic accolades … earned four letters in track and field … named team’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete in 2010 … ran on 4x800m relay squad that finished second at state meet in 2010 … member of fourth-place 4x800m team and sixth-place 4x400m team at 2009 state meet … earned All-State honors both years, as well as All-State Academic accolades … an All-Conference honoree in 2010 … Rookie of the Year as a freshman … also earned two letters in Nordic skiing … two-time All-Conference recipient.

Personal: Claire is the daughter of Richard and Trudy Johnson … majors are German, international economics and cultural affairs … born August 3, 1992.

2010-11 Women's Track & Field
Jorie BallunSprintsSr./Sr./Jr.
Whitney BowmanDistance5th/Sr./Sr.
Marissa CraftonJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Sarah DrozdowskiThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Jenessa FrancoMid-DistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Kelley FreemanJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Erica FunkThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Laura HarnessSprintsJr./So./So.
Sam HolderfieldJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Claire JohnsonMid-DistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Haley JustSprints/JumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Haley KerlinDistanceSo./So./So.
Grace ShemwellMid-DistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Kelsey StuelandDistance5th/Sr./Sr.
Grace WatkinsDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Nicole ZehelDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler