Kortnei

Johnson

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Sprints
Height: 5'5"
Class: Junior
City/State: Italy, Texas
High School: Italy HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

Events: 60M (7.21), 100M (11.09), 200M (IN: 23.26; OUT: 22.50w/22.78)

Collegiate Record Holder (4x100 Relay)
NCAA Champion
2-time All-American
2-time SEC Champion
5-time All-SEC
2017 SEC Women's Runner of the Week (April 18)

2017
Member of one of the most prolific 4x100-meter relay teams in NCAA history ... Ran the second leg of the collegiate-record-tying team throughout the 2017 outdoor season ... Teamed with Mikiah Brisco, Jada Martin and Aleia Hobbs to tie the collegiate record of 42.12 seconds in winning the sprint relay title at the inaugural SEC Relays held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Also helped the Lady Tigers win the SEC title in the event with a time of 42.56 at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Columbia, South Carolina ... Member of three of the four fastest sprint relays in collegiate history as she also ran the second leg of LSU's teams that clocked 42.14 at the Mt. SAC Relays and 42.32 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... An SEC medalist in the 100-meter dash for the second-straight season as she earned the title of SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist with a time of 11.23 (+0.9) in the conference final ... Nearly earned a place on the medal stand in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships while finishing fourth overall with a run of 23.03 (+0.6) in the final ... Clocked a career-best wind-aided time of 22.50 (+2.4) in the qualifying round at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... An NCAA semifinalist in both events during the championship season ... One spot shy of qualifying for the NCAA final in the 100 meters while placing ninth in the national semifinal with a run of 11.37 (+0.2) in her heat ... Advanced to the NCAA semifinal with times of 11.23 (+0.0) in the first round of qualifying and 11.45 (-3.7) in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky ... Was the 17th-place finisher nationally in the 200-meter semifinal with a time of 23.40 (+0.4) run at Oregon's Hayward Field ... Nearly matched her wind-legal PR with a run of 22.80 (+0.2) for fifth place overall in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Prelims ... Opened by running 22.90 (+1.3) in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims ... Crowned the Texas Relays Champion in the 100 meters with a winning 11.19 (+1.0) in the final after qualifying in 11.13 (+1.9) ... Won two University titles at the Texas Relays as she also ran the third leg of LSU's winning 4x200-meter relay where the Lady Tigers ran 1 minute, 30.60 seconds ... Third in the 100 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best time of 11.09 (+0.7) ... Won the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a season-opening time of 23.05 (-1.0) in the event ... Placed third at the LSU Alumni Gold (22.85w) and sixth at the Mt. SAC Relays (22.86w) ... Enjoyed an All-American indoor season where she placed sixth in the 60-meter final at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Followed a personal best of 7.21 in the qualifying round with a run of 7.22 in the national final of the event ... Also lined up in the NCAA Indoor semifinal in the 200 meters, placing 13th overall with a time of 23.34 ... Earned All-SEC honors with the title of SEC Indoor Bronze Medalist in the 60-meter dash, running 7.26 in qualifying and 7.27 in the final at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Added one point in the 200-meter final at the SEC Indoor meet with a time of 23.55 ... Won three 60-meter titles during the indoor season at the Purple Tiger Invitational (7.33), New Mexico Collegiate Classic (7.27) and LSU Twilight (7.26) ... Also placed second in the event at the Commodore Invitational (7.32), Auburn Invitational (7.31) and Razorback Invitational (7.29) ... Added a third-place finish in the 60 meters at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 7.24 ... Won the 200 meters at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic with an altitude-adjusted time of 23.37 ... Third in the 200 meters at both the Commodore Invitational (23.87) and Auburn Invitational (23.89) during the indoor season ... Set her indoor PR of 23.26 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational.

2016
Crowned an NCAA Champion in her debut season while running the second leg of the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay that set the Hayward Field stadium record of 42.65 in the national final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon ... Teamed with Mikiah Brisco, Jada Martin and Rushell Harvey to win LSU's 14th NCAA Outdoor title in the women's 4x100 relay with the 11th-fastest time in collegiate history ... Smashed their previous seasonal-best time of 42.77 while also being crowned SEC Outdoor Champions in the event ... An NCAA semifinalist in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as one of the nation's leading freshman sprinters during the 2016 season ... Finished 14th in the 200 meters (23.47) and 15th in the 100 meters (11.44) in the national semifinals held at the University of Oregon ... Advanced to the NCAA semifinal of the 200 meters by running her fastest time under all conditions of the season with a wind-aided 22.67 (+4.7) for fifth in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Was the leading quarterfinalist in the 100 meters after clocking a wind-legal PR of 11.27 (+1.6) at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida ... Also ran a wind-legal 11.29 (+1.2) in the first round of NCAA qualifying ... An All-SEC performer in the 100-meter dash as the SEC Outdoor Silver Medalist in the event ... Crossed the finish line in 11.29 (-0.2) in the SEC 100-meter final ... Added five points with a fourth-place conference finish in the 200-meter dash after running a wind-legal PR of 22.78 (+1.9) in qualifying and 22.82 (-1.3) in the SEC final ... Won her first career 100-meter race as a Lady Tiger with a winning time of 11.27w (+2.5) at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Placed third at both the Texas Invitational (11.36) and LSU Invitational (11.17w) ... Runner-up in the 200 meters at the Hurricane Twilight (23.26) and LSU Alumni Gold (22.98w) during the outdoor season ... Ran the second leg of LSU's 4x100-meter relay throughout the outdoor season ... Helped the Lady Tigers win sprint relay titles at the Texas Relays (43.25), Texas Invitational (43.23), LSU Alumni Gold (43.36) and LSU Invitational (43.20) ... Also ran on LSU's winning 4x200-meter relay team at the Texas Relays with a time of 1:31.30 ... Totaled three points for the Lady Tigers in her debut at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Placed sixth in the 60-meter final with a personal-best time of 7.33 ... Qualified for the SEC Indoor final with a prelim time of 7.35 ... Won the 60-meter title in her collegiate debut at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with times of 7.37 in the prelims and 7.40 in the final ... Placed fourth at both the New Mexico Collegiate Classic (7.42) and LSU Twilight (7.40) ... Sprinted to an indoor PR of 23.43 in the invitational 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational ... Also broke 24 seconds indoors in a ninth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational (23.79) and third-place finish at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic (23.63).

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most decorated sprinters in the state of Texas in the Class of 2015 … Arrived in Baton Rouge as a seven-time state sprint champion during her prep career at Italy High School … Went out with a bang at the 2015 University Interscholastic League Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships when she ran career-best wind-aided times of 11.26 (+4.1) in the 100-meter dash and 23.39 (+4.0) in the 200-meter dash in the state finals … Posted two of the fastest times by a high school sprinter in the United States under all conditions for the 2015 outdoor season … Also crowned the 100-meter champion at the prestigious Texas Relays (11.63w), Texas Meet of Champions (11.77) and Texas Amateur Athletics Federation Games of Texas (11.84) during her senior season in 2015 … Winning time of 11.77 (-0.1) at the Texas Meet of Champions was a wind-legal seasonal best for 2015 … Also scored the 200-meter silver medal at the 2015 Texas Meet of Champions by clocking a wind-legal seasonal best of 24.22 (+0.3) in the event final … Swept Region 2-2A sprint titles in the 100 meters (12.45) and 200 meters (24.96) to make her return to the UIL Class 2A Outdoor State Championships in 2015 … Ran the 60-meter dash in one meet during her senior season indoors in 2015, clocking a personal best of 7.61 for the win at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic … Was first crowned the Texas Class 2A state champion in the 100 meters as a freshman in 2012 when she ran a winning time of 11.97 (+0.0) in the state final for a wind-legal seasonal best … Also won the Class 2A silver medal in the 200 meters (25.03) and finished in fourth place in the long jump (18-1 ½) at the state meet in 2012 … Won her first career Region 2-2A title in the 100 meters as a freshman with a winning time of 12.02 … Crowned the Texas Class 1A-Division I state champion in the 200-meter dash as a sophomore in 2013 after running a wind-legal PR of 23.94 (+1.5) for the top time in the state of Texas for the 2013 outdoor season … Also won her second-straight state title in the 100 meters as a sophomore by sprinting to the Class 1A-Division I crown with a time of 11.52 (+3.6) in the state final … Captured the Texas Relays title in the 100 meters for the first time in 2013 while sprinting to a wind-legal seasonal best of 11.82 (+1.5) in the final … Swept Region 2-1A sprint titles in the 100 meters (11.54) and 200 meters (24.03) during her sophomore season in 2013 … Defended both of her Class 1A-Division I state championships in the 100 meters (11.51) and 200 meters (24.15) during her junior season in 2014 … Winning time of 11.51 (+1.9) in the state final set a wind-legal personal best and ranked her No. 9 nationally and No. 1 in the state of Texas in the 100-meter dash for the 2014 outdoor season … Winning time of 24.15 (+1.9) in the state final of the 200 meters also set a wind-legal seasonal best for 2014 … Advanced to the state meet in 2014 by defending her Region 2-1A titles in both the 100 meters (11.41) and 200 meters (23.65) with no wind indicated for either time … Lined up in the Girls Dream 100 at the IAAF Diamond League’s adidas Grand Prix in New York in June 2014, clocking her wind-legal 11.69 (+1.7) for fifth place in the invitational event.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kortnei LeAnn Johnson … Born on Aug. 11, 1997 … Has one brother, Kevin Wynne, and one sister Krystal Johnson … Majoring in kinesiology.

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