Lauren Johnson

Birthday: 05/04/87 Mile PR: 4:25.04 - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:04.17 - 2015
High School: Huntington North HS
Hometown: Huntington, IN
College: Huntington University '09
Current Residence: Huntington, IN

Lauren Johnson, a three-time NAIA All-American at Huntington University, won the 2016 Sir Walter Miler in a meet, outdoor North Carolina state and personal record of 4:25.04 (and her first sub-4:30 Mile), and six days later, at the third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016, Johnson won the ServiceNow West Chester Mile, stopping the clock at 4:31.33.

The forrmer Oregon Track Club Elite athlete placed 4th at the 2015 USA Track & Field Championships, but she did not have an "A" standard qualifying time to punch her automatic ticket to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Thus began her summer European circuit in hopes of dipping under the necessary 4:06.50 in the 1500m or 4:25.20 in the Mile. On July 18 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium at the KBC Night of Athletics meet, Johnson placed second, clocking 4:04.17 to secure her spot on Team USA.

FUN FACT: Lauren went to college on athletic scholarships for both track and basketball.

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News

Meet the Milers: Lauren Johnson

July 26, 2017

By Bring Back the Mile

We exchanged emails with rising U.S. Mile star Lauren Johnson ahead of Friday evening's GNC Live Well Liberty Mile showdown in Pittsburgh. Lauren, 30, who is currently living in her hometown of Huntington, Indiana, but is essentially "homeless" this track season before...

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Defending Champions McNamara, Kampf Face Deep Fields at 5th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

September 13, 2016

Eleven sub-4 minute men and eight sub-4:30 minute women expected in Steel City on Saturday, Sept. 17; $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; fifth stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – This year’s increased prize purse of $30,000 has attracted some of...

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Stellar fields led by Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano for ServiceNow West Chester Mile

August 09, 2016

Bolas & Schneider to defend race titles; the second edition and third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 also offers $15,000 in Open prize money

Runners of all ability levels will converge on Henderson High School Thursday night, August 11 for the ServiceNow West Chester Mile, a celebration...

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Lauren Johnson has herself a day

September 11, 2015

Mayor Brooks Fetters named September 11, 2015 Lauren Johnson Day in Huntington, Indiana; awarded medal of leadership

By Aubrey Reichel, The Journal Gazette

Professional runner Lauren (Davenport) Johnson knew she was going to address a crowd in her hometown at Huntington North High School on...

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The Lauren Johnson Story: From Over 2:20 for 800 in HS to the U.S. World Championships 1500 Team

August 18, 2015

“You wouldn’t necessarily put a Lauren Johnson into the top echelon of the American middle distance crew,” Rowland said. “She took her opportunity…. that’s the beauty of our sport. That’s what make us tick and keeps us going."

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

With 100 meters to go in the...

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Johnson travels to Beijing with her confidence at an all-time high

August 11, 2015

“So, I was just leaning at the line, trying to make that happen and it wasn’t really an intentional dive; I think I was just leaning so much that I just kind of fell into it."

By Steve Clark, The Huntington County Tab

Before Lauren Davenport Johnson could run in Beijing, she had to tumble in...

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Eugene’s Lauren Johnson gets her World Championships qualifier in Belgium

July 19, 2015

Johnson had provisionally qualified for the World Championships in last month's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, but had not achieved the minimum qualifying standard.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Lauren Johnson of Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite nailed...

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