Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Manzano HS

Last College:





2-time All-American, MWC Individual Champion XC, 8k UNM and MWC Record Holder, 2-time First Team all-MWC, 5-time track all-MWC, 3-time MWC XC Athlete of the Week, Academic All American, 4-time Academic all-MWC, MWC Scholar Athlete


Two-time All-American who has established himself as one of the nation's premier distance runners over the past year...has applied to the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver to replace his 2004 outdoor track season that was ruined by injury when he was a redshirt freshman at Arizona...coming off a sensational cross country campaign that was capped by a wire-to-wire Mountain West Conference title and an All-America performance (20th) at the NCAA Championships...earned All-America honors for the first time on the track last spring by placing 7th in the 10,000m in his the NCAA Championship debut...ranks among the top-5 in MWC history in both the 10,000 (28:47.76 - 3rd) and 5,000 (13:50.85 - 4th)...owns the fastest 8K time (23:27) in UNM and MWC cross country history...two-time first team all-MWC cross country runner and a 5-time indoor/outdoor track all-MWC honoree over the past two years, including four medals in '07...only men's runner in program history to be named MWC Cross Country Athlete of the Week 3 times in a career...earned valuable national experience, competing in the 10K (17th) at the 2007 USA Championships in June...just as successful in the classroom...2007 Academic All-American (3rd team), a four-time Academic all-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...earned his degree in Mathematics in the summer of `07 and is taking graduate classes in the same field...returned to UNM in 2005 after transferring to Arizona for 1 1/2 years...sat out the `05 track and cross country seasons due to NCAA transfer regulations...returned to competition during the `06 track seasons...originally signed with New Mexico out of high school and was one of the team's top cross country runners as a 17-year-old freshman in 2002...redshirted the `03 track seasons at UNM before moving on to Tucscon where he competed in cross country and track during the 2003-04 seasons.

2007: (cross country) Turned in one of the finest seasons in program history, leading the men's team to its best conference finish since 1988 and best score ever at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...UNM also finished the year receiving votes in the national top-30 poll for the first time since 2004...finished 20th - the fourth-highest in program history - in his NCAA Championships debut to become the seventh men's All-American in UNM history...crossed the line in 30:18.3 - 56 seconds behind the winner...finished no lower than 6th in his 4 races leading up the NCAA Championships...advanced to the national meet after placing third (29:57) - the second-highest in program history - at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...picked up the lone win of his career in a wire-to-wire MWC Championship victory at home in Albuqurque...crossed the line in 24:23 - 25 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor - to become the first native New Mexican to win a conference title for the Lobos since John Baker in 1964...clocked the two fastest 8K times in the MWC, including a school and conference record 23:27 in a 4th place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals Blue race...made his season debut on Sept. 28 at Oregon and placed 6th with a time of 23:39...was named MWC Athlete of the Week after both races, becoming the first UNM men's runner to earn two awards in the same season.

2006-07: (outdoor) Capped a remarkable indoor/outdoor track campaign by finishing seventh in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors in just his second career race at that distance...was the first contender to take charge of the pack, holding the lead for much of the early race...eventually finished 5 spots above his seed, clocking a time of 29:09.01...finished over 3 seconds ahead of MWC rival Josh Rohatinksy of BYU (8th), the reigning NCAA cross country champion, to earn his first victory over the Cougar All-American...became the third Lobo to earn All-America honors in the 10K...advanced to the NCAA Championships after recording the third-fastest time in MWC history (28:47.76) in his first career 10K race at the Mt. SAC Relays (9th overall/3rd collegian)...performance earned him MWC Athlete of the Week honors...was also eligible to compete in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships after finishing third in the event (14:01.43) at the Midwest Regional meet (Des Moines, Iowa) in a race that featured 7 of the nation's top-25 ranked runners...came within 200m of the regional title before a late kick by Colorado's Brent Vaughn and Texas Tech's Kevin Chelimo...defeated NCAA 10K champion Shadrack Songok (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) at the regional meet...MWC runner-up in the 5K (14:13.16), behind Rohatinsky, and also earned all-MWC honors in the 1,500 (3rd - 3:50.94) to claim team high point honors...clocked a career-best 5,000m time of 13:50.85 (9th) on March 31 at Stanford...became the third Academic All-American (3rd team) in UNM history to go along with another Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete award. (indoor) Tremendous campaign, highlighted by a gutsy performance at the MWC Championship meet in Albuquerque...was the team's high point man, earning a pair of all-MWC medals as the runner-up in the 3,000m and 5,000m races...led late in both races before falling to Wyoming's Mark Korir (3K) and BYU's Josh Rohatinsky (5K)...missed 3 weeks leading up the MWC meet due to painful foot blisters...clocked a career-best times of 14:21.89 (MWC Championships) and 8:08.61 (Arkansas Last Chance) in the 5K and 3K, respectively...3K time was the best by a Lobo in over a decade...finished no lower than 2nd in 5 races and won the 5K at the Lobo Invitational...also helped UNM record a season-best time of 10:06.12 in the DMR. (cross country) Outstanding campaign in his first cross country season at UNM since 2002...led the team in the first three meets and notched three top-5 finishes...5th at the MWC Championships to join senior teammate Juan Ortega (4th) on the all-MWC first team...NCAA Championship hopes faded when came down with the flu just days before the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships...ran with the top-20 much of the race before fading back to 33rd (31:57.7 - 2nd on the team) over the final 3,000 meters...opened the season with a pair of 3rd place finishes at the UNM Invite and at Stanford...clocked the fastest recorded 8K in UNM history at Stanford, finishing in 23:40...Academic All-MWC.

2005-06: (outdoor) Led the team and ranked third in the MWC in the 5,000m with a top time of 14:21.23 at the Cardinal Invitational at Stanford...placed seventh in the event at the MWC Championships...won the 3,000 at USC and was nearly 10 seconds faster than the 22-man 5,000m field at the Mt. SAC Relays...also led the Lobos in the 1,500 with a top time of 3:57.55 in the opener at Arizona...runner-up in the 1,500 and 3,000 in Tucson...Academic All-MWC honoree and a Scholar-Athlete Award winner. (indoor) Was outstanding in his first year of track competition for the Lobos...UNM high-point man (13) at the MWC Championships, finishing second in the 5,000m and fourth in the 3,000...was the second Lobo to earn all-MWC honors in the 5K indoors...led the team in the 5,000 (14:28.70), 3,000 (8:17.20) and mile (4:15.72) during the winter...5 top-5 finishes in his 7 individual races...won the 3,000 at the Mark Shumate Open and was the runner-up in the event at the Modrall Sperling Invite. (cross country) Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2005: (outdoor/indoor) Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.


2004: (cross country) Did not compete.

2003-04: (outdoor/indoor) Appeared in one meet indoors and did not compete outdoors...(cross country) Redshirt season.


2002-03: (outdoor/indoor) Redshirted both seasons...(cross country) Three-straight top-20 finishes to start the season before suffering a variety of nagging injuries late in the year...season-best 8K time of 24:11 was the fastest run by a UNM freshman in former head coach Matt Henry's 7-year tenure...time was also ranked sixth in the MWC...owned two of the Lobos top-10 8K times...ran among the UNM top-five in four of five races during the season.


2001 Albuquerque Tribune Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year...lettered in track and cross country at Manzano High School in Albuquerque, under head coach Jeremy Vehar...won 9 of 10 races and finished 2nd at the New Mexico state meet as a senior - his first season of cross country competition...city and district champion and also led the Monarchs to the Class 5A state title...letterwinner in soccer prior to making his XC debut...New Mexico class 5A 3,200-meter champion on the track...5A runner-up in the 1,600 as a senior and junior...also finished second in the 3,200 as a junior...MHS record-holder in the mile and two-mile runs...captured the seeded mile race in the high school division at the 2002 Los Angeles Indoor Track Invitational...went on to place 7th in the mile at the Nike Indoor Classic with a time of 4:17.74...John Baker Award winner.


Born on Oct. 28, 1984, in Albuquerque, N.M...age is 23...full name is Jeremy David Johnson...son of William and Pam Johnson...dad ran track and cross-country at Arizona and grandfather, Tom Addis, ran at Georgia...has two brothers, Rick (24) and Ben (17), a senior at Albuquerque Academy...Ben is one of the top distance runners in the state, earning All-America honors at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships and winning a pair of class 4A state XC titles.