Men's Cross Country


  David Johnson
David  Johnson


Ludlow, Mass.

High School:


2010 Atlantic 10 Cross Country All-Conference

2010-11 (Senior): Cross Country: Competed in three meets in 2010 ... Was one of the top competitors for UMass this fall ... Did not place below third on the team in any meet ... At the NCAA Regional Championships (11/13), placed 46th overall and third on the team in 31:16.0 ... With a time of 25:00, helped lead the Minutemen to third place at the A-10 Championships (10/30) by capturing second on the team and 13th overall ... Placed second on the team at the Chili Pepper Festival (10/16) in 30:57.23, good enough for 53rd overall.

2009-10 (Junior): Cross Country: Competed in five meets ... Captured third place on the team and 56th overall at the NCAA Regional Qualifier (11/14) with a time of 33:02 ... Helped the team to a second place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/31) taking fourth on the team and 17th overall with a time of 27:18.3 ... Placed second for the Minutemen and 97th overall at the ISU Pre-Nationals (10/17) with a time of 25:03.0 ... Took third on the team and 12th overall at the New England Championships (10/10) with a time of 25:00 ... Led the team at the UMass Five-Way Meet (9/19) taking third place overall with a time of 25:38.00.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Cross Country:Competed in two meets this season ... At the ISU Pre-Nationals (10/18), finished fifth on the team, 108th overall with a season-best time of 24:59 ... At the Paul Short Invitational (10/3), ranked seventh on the team with a time of 25:01.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country: Competed in the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27), finishing 37th overall with a time of 26:55.0 ... At home versus Maine and Vermont (9/15), finished 11th overall with a season-best time of 25:42.

Before UMass: A 2007 graduate of Ludlow High School ... four year runner on the men's track team for the Lions ... won the league championships in his junior year and the Western Mass Championships his senior year ... received high honors in academics each of his years on the track team as well as winning the Harvard Book Award his junior year ... graduated third in his class.

Personal: David Ryan Johnson ... Born October 27, 1988, in Tully, N.Y. ... Son of Timothy and Susan Johnson ... Has two siblings, Matt and Kevin ... Kevin is also a member of the cross country and track and field teams at UMass ... Majoring in Food Science & Nutrition.

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