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Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Myrtle Beach, Fla.

Last College:
Coastal Carolina

Position:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
11/24/1983

Experience:
TR

2007 Indoor All-American (pole vault)
2005 Outdoor All-American (pole vault)

2007 Indoor: Posted a personal best-tying mark of 5.40m (17-8.50) to finish sixth at the NCAA Championships ... Placed in the top five at five different meets in the pole vault during the season ... Registered a mark of 5.38m (17-7.75) at LSU's last chance meet to solidify his spot at nationals ... Runner-up in the SEC Championships after going into five extra jumps ... Opened the season with three consecutive runner-up finishes at the Clemson Invitational, Diet Pepsi Invitational and Indiana Relays (invitational section).

At Coastal Carolina (2003-06): First men's outdoor track and field All-American in school history ... Owns school and Big South Conference records in the pole vault with a top mark of 5.40m (17-8.5) ... Four-time Big South champion in the pole vault ... Qualified for the 2006 NCAA Championships but was hampered by an ankle injury and finished tied for 22nd ... Earned All-American honors with eighth-place finish in the pole vault at 2005 NCAA National Championships ... Became the first Coastal Carolina athlete to win a gold medal at the Penn Relays in 2005 with a winning pole vault of 17-1 ... Captured his third consecutive Big South Championship in 2005 ... Named Team Co-MVP for 2005 season ... Won eight individual pole vault titles on the year ... Won the 2004 NCAA East Regional pole vault title to qualify for the National Championships ... Broke the Regional meet record with a leap of 17-3 (5.26m), also setting new school and conference records ... 2004 Big South Conference pole vault champion ... Helped the Chants to their first Big South Outdoor title in 2003, clearing 16-0 (4.88m) to win the pole vault ... Set a school record of 16-6.75 (5.05m) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Won the pole vault competition in 2003 at the S.C. State the CCU Opener and the Coastal Classic.

High School: Competed at the 2002 U.S. Junior National Championships in Palo Alto, finishing ninth... Invited to U.S. Olympic Training Camp... Was a high school All-American in the pole vault, as well as a three-time State Champion... Cleared a PR of 16'4" (4.98m) to place second at the Nike Indoor National Championships and was ranked sixth in the nation among high schoolers by Track and Field News... Named Athlete of the Year at North Myrtle Beach... Was also president of his senior class and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Steve and Mary Johnson ... Born Nov. 24, 1983 ... Graduate student in health promotion, having received his degree in business from Coastal Carolina.

Personal Bests: Pole Vault - 5.40m (17-8.50)