Valerie Johnson
Valerie  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Denison, Iowa

High School:
Schleswig

Last College:
Olivet Nazarene University

Event:
Throws

Major:
Sport Management

GPA:
3.94


2017 (Outdoor Track & Field): Finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 35.58 meters at the Charles A. Gray Invitational hosted by Alma College (4/01) … Threw the hammer 48.75m at the Baylor Invitational to finish seventh (4/08) … recorded a 50.80m hammer throw to finish third at the Oakland Golden Grizzly Invite (4/15) … finished second in the hammer throw with a toss of 51.79m at the Hillsdale GINA Relays (4/27).

2017 (Indoor Track & Field): Finished sixth in the weight throw at the Grand Valley Big Meet Invite with a career-best toss of 16.61 meters (2/10) ... threw the weight 16.51 meters for sixth place at the Grand Valley Tune Up (2/17).

2016 (Outdoor Track & Field) (Olivet Nazarene):
Placed third in both the hammer and weight throws with heaves of 48.65 meters and 39.64 meters, respectively, at the Illinois Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational (3/24) ... came in seventh at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic with a hammer throw of 48.02 meters (3/31) ... took seventh in the discus with a mark of 39.19 meters at the Milliken University Big Blue Invitational (4/09) ... won the discus throw with a heave of 41.56 meters and finished runner-up in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.84 meters at the Greenville College Select Meet (4/16) ... recorded a 50.46-meter hammer throw for third place at the Augustana College Meet of Champions (4/22) ... posted the best hammer throw at 47.39 meters and finished eighth in the discus throw with a mark of 31.73 meters at the Beloit College Relays (4/29) ... recorded third-place finishes in the hammer and discus throws with attempts of 51.29 meters and 41.27 meters, respectively, at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships (5/06) ... threw the hammer 48.96 meters for fourth place and threw the discus 41.42 meters for sixth place at the North Central College Dr. Keeler Track & Field Meet (5/12) ... came in 12th in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.76 meters at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Outdoor Track & Field Championships (5/26).

2016 (Indoor Track & Field) (Olivet Nazarene):
Took fourth place in the weight throw at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Karl Schlender Invitational with a mark of 15.34 meters (1/16) ... placed fourth again in the weight throw with a 15.51-meter effort at the NAIA vs. NCAA Challenge meet (1/22) ... won the weight throw with a toss of 15.39 meters and finished eighth in the shot put at 11.53 meters at the Illinois Wesleyan Top Times Titan Open (1/30) ... came in seventh at the Chicagoland Indoor Track & Field Championships with a weight throw of 15.38 meters (2/12) ... threw the weight 15.56 meters for fifth place at the Olivet Nazarene Qualifier (2/20).

2015 (Outdoor Track & Field) (Olivet Nazarene):
Placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 11.25 meters, fifth in the discus throw at 39.65 meters and seventh in the hammer throw with a toss of 44.29 meters at the Anderson University Easter Invite (4/02) ... took seventh in the discus with a heave of 39.52 meters and eighth in the hammer throw with a 41.22-meter attempt at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships (4/10) ... threw the hammer 43.65 meters for sixth place and threw the discus 40.24 meters for eighth place at the Augustana College Meet of Champions (4/17) ... recorded a 38.63-meter discus throw for sixth place and a 46.27-meter hammer throw that took third place at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Outdoor Championships (5/01) ... placed fifth in the discus throw with a toss of 41.49 meters and seventh in the hammer throw with a 47.70-meter attempt at the North Central College Dr. Keeler Track & Field Invitational (5/07) ... 46.27-meter hammer throw at CCAC Championships qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

2015 (Indoor Track & Field) (Olivet Nazarene):
Placed seventh in the shot put and eighth in the weight throw with attempts of 11.27 meters and 12.16 meters, respectively, at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Karl Schlender Invitational (1/17) ... took seventh in the shot put and eighth in the weight throw again at the NAIA vs. NCAA Challenge Meet with throws of 10.96 meters (shot put) and 13.03 meters (weight throw) (1/24) ... finished seventh at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open with a weight throw of 13.78 meters (1/31) ... took fifth in the shot put with a throw of 11.43 meters and sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 14.93 meters at the Olivet Nazarene Invite (2/07) ... threw the weight 15.43 meters for sixth place at the Tom Hathaway Distance Carnival (2/14) ... placed seventh in the shot put with a 11.62-meter toss and set a freshman school record with a 15.46-meter weight throw that took fifth place at the Olivet Nazarene Qualifier meet (2/21).  

High School:
Featured in 2014 edition of USA Today High School Sports Breakfast Buzz ... 2014 Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) State Track & Field Meet qualifier for discus and shot put ... earned eighth place finish in discus at 2013 IAHSAA State Track & Field Meet ... 2014 U.S. Army Academic & Athletic Excellence Award winner ... 2014 E. Wayne Cooley Iowa Athletic nominee ... 2014 women's track & field team captain ... earned four letters in track & field and two in basketball.  

Career Bests: Weight Throw (16.61m); Discus Throw (35.58m); Hammer Throw (52.20m)
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