A Feature On Mid-Distance Frosh Johnson
An insightful and in-depth Q&A with freshman mid-distance specialist Justine Johnson was posted recently on Flotrack.org. Johnson, a native of Victoria, B.C., redshirted the fall cross country season and then ran very well on the Dempsey oval during the indoor season. She lowered her mile times in every outing, eveutally clocking 4:47.90 at the UW Final Qualifier which was less than a second off the NCAA Provisional qualifying mark.
Here is an excerpt from the piece, with Johnson considering her long-term goals:
"My overall long-term goal would be having the opportunity to compete for my country (Canada) some day. I have dreamt about going to the Olympics since I was a freshman in high school. By my final year at UW, I would love to have helped the team to a XC NCAA title. I was excited coming into the cross-country season in the fall, watching the older girls on the team train and prepare for nationals. It has given me lots of motivation to try to get there myself someday, and be part of a NCAA championship team. Being able to train with such talented and hard working teammates like Katie Follett, I have seen a lot of improvement in myself already. I think a lot of big things could happen by senior year."
Click here to read the rest of the interview.
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