Varonica Johnson
Varonica  Johnson

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Providence Day School

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/21/1993

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


04/13/2013

Wildcats Put Up Blistering Times in 800 Meters at Hurricane Alumni Invitational

Seven different athletes set or tied personal bests during Saturday's meet

04/06/2013

Walden Leads the Way in Preliminary Heats of 100 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays

Wildcats had successful day of competition on first day of this weekend's meet

04/06/2013

Walden Wins 100 Meter Hurdles at Colonial Relays

Wildcats placed fourth in team standings at two-day meet

02/17/2013

Lipari Wins BIG EAST Title in 1000 Meters, Anchors Wildcats to 4x800 Relay Crown

Great finishes by Villanova lead team to third place finish in team standings, spot on awards podium

02/16/2013

Wildcats Finish Second in Distance Medley Relay on First Day at BIG EAST Championships

Summer Cook runs to fourth place finish in 5000 meters to score additional team points

03/01/2015

Women's Track at BIG EAST Championships

Villanova won its second straight BIG EAST team title on March 1 at the New York Armory.

On Johnson: Graduated as the school record holder in the 60 meters indoors and the 100 meters outdoors, in addition to having run the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay which also holds the top Villanova mark ... Also ranks second on the Wildcats all-time performance list in the 200 meters, as well as tied for fifth in the 55 meters and ninth in the 300 meters ... Combined three-time BIG EAST champion and seven-time All-BIG EAST performer during her career ... Qualified once for the NCAA East Preliminary outdoors in the 200 meters.

2015 Outdoor: Won individual BIG EAST titles in both the 100 meters and 200 meters ... Also qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary meet for the first time and competed in the 200 meters ... Helped set a school record as part of the Wildcats 4x100 meter relay squad ... First Villanova athlete to win a BIG EAST title in the 100 meters and only the second to win the 200 meters outdoors ... Her winning times in the 100 meters and 200 meters were 12.00 and 24.13, respectively ... She also posted times of 11.87 and 24.10 in the preliminary heats a day earlier ... Helped the Wildcats repeat as the team champion at the BIG EAST meet for the second straight year ... Ran the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay as Villanova posted a school-record time of 45.95 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... The same quartet that set the record ran together in the same order in five different races during the season, including posting a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 47.06 ... The relay squad, consisting of Shanice Grant leading off, followed by Johnson, Emerald Walden and Melissa June, notched first place finishes at the Colonial Relays (46.34) and the Princeton Open (46.18) in addition to placing 33rd in the preliminary heats at the Penn Relays (47.78) ... Tallied a personal best time of 23.72 in the 200 meters at the ECAC Championship to earn her qualifying spot for the NCAA East Preliminary meet ... Ranked third overall at the ECAC meet after both the preliminary heats and the final of the 200 meters ... Posted a time of 24.05 in the preliminaries before lowering it to 23.72 in the final ... Registered a time of 24.11 in the national first round at the NCAA East Preliminary ... Opened the outdoor season at the Colonial Relays, where she finished third in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters (24.45) ... Posted a season-best time of 11.85 in the final of the 100 meters after crossing the finish line in 12.02 in the preliminary heats ... Placed fourth in the 200 meters (24.06) and 12th in the 100 meters (11.93) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Anchored one of three Villanova entries in the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni meet ... Her relay finished fifth overall with a time of 3:48.06.

2014-15 Indoor: Set a school record in the 60 meters during the season with a time of 7.57 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... Individual BIG EAST champion in the 200 meters and the conference runner-up in the 60 meters to help Villanova successfully defend its team title at the conference championships ... Won the 200 meters at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 24.41 in the final ... Came in second overall in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters with a time of 24.75 ... Had the fastest time in the preliminaries of the 60 meters after crossing the finish line in 7.66 ... Came in second in the final in 7.69 and earned All-BIG EAST honors in the event for the first time ... Her school record time of 7.57 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational was good for a fourth place finish in the race ... She also came in 17th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.47 ... Opened the season by coming in second in the 300 meters with a time of 40.45 and first in the 60 meters (7.72) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed third in the final of the 60 meters at the Gotham Cup (7.59) after ranking fourth in the preliminaries (7.62) ... Also came in third in the 200 meters at the Gotham Cup, where she posted a time of 24.59 ... Finished 10th in the preliminaries of the 60 meters at the Penn State National (7.69).

2014 Outdoor: Broke her own school record in the 100 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Her new all-time Villanova mark of 11.71 came in the final at the conference meet and was good for a second place finish ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with runner-up finishes in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Stood in fourth place overall in the 100 meters after a time of 12.05 in the preliminary heats ... Won her preliminary heat in the 200 meters with a time of 24.28 and lowered that time to 24.16 to finish second in the final ... Went on to compete in the 200 meters at the ECAC Championship, where she placed second in her heat and 10th overall in the preliminaries with a time of 24.17 ... Advanced to the final of the 100 meters at the Colonial Relays and came in eighth in the final with a time of 12.10 ... Had recorded a time of 12.22 in the preliminary heats and was seventh overall going into the final ... Also finished fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 24.45 at the Colonial Relays ... Came in 10th in the 100 meters (11.99) at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay, helping Villanova finish fourth in the relay with a time of 3:45.61.

2013-14 Indoor: Contributed to the Wildcats team title at the BIG EAST Championships by running in the 60 meters and the 200 meters individually, as well as the 4x400 meter relay ... Came in third in the 200 meters with a time of 24.23 in the final and earned All-BIG EAST accolades ... Also posted a time of 24.37 in the preliminaries of the 200 meters and was third overall going into the final ... Placed fourth in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters with a personal best time of 7.60 and then placed fifth in the finals in 7.64 ... Led off the 4x400 meter relay which finished in fifth place with a time of 3:48.29 ... Runner-up in the 200 meters at the Boston University Last Chance Meet with a time of 24.26 ... Opened the season by finishing second in the 60 meters (7.67) and third in the 300 meters (40.38) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Advanced to the final of the 60 meters at the Gotham Cup, where she came in fifth overall in both the preliminary heats (7.72) and the final (7.70) ... Finished 35th in the preliminary heats of the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (7.70) ... Placed fifth in the 200 meters at the Great Dane Classic (24.47), tied for second place in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National (24.68) and was 27th in the preliminaries of the Championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (24.97) ... Ran the 400 meters leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn State meet and helped Villanova finish in third place in the Invitational section of the relay with a time of 11:04.54 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Gotham Cup, where the Wildcats came in fifth with a time of 3:59.28 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and Villanova finished 16th in the College section of the relay (3:52.31).

2013 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 200 meters and recorded a time of 24.21 at the conference meet ... Established a personal best with a time of 23.80 at the Morgan State Legacy Meet, where she came in third out of 61 competitors ... Ran the 200 meters at the ECAC Championship and finished in 16th place with a time of 24.41 ... Came in 11th at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (24.33) and recorded a time of 24.62 at the Colonial Relays ... Finished fifth in the finals of the 100 meters at the Colonial Relays (12.07) and lowered her time to 11.87 in an 11th place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Anchored the Wildcats in the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and the BIG EAST meet ... Villanova was the runner-up in the 4x400 relay at the first of those two meets.

2012-13 Indoor: Competed in the 200 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in eighth in the finals at the conference meet ... Posted identical times of 24.16 in both the preliminary heats and the final ... Came in fourth in the 200 meters at the Great Dane Classic (24.82), finished sixth at the Penn State National (24.72) and placed 23rd in the championship section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (24.75) ... Took first place in both the 60 meters (7.70) and the 300 meters (40.60) at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in fourth in the 60 meters at the New York City Gotham Cup (7.67) and tied for 10th place at the Penn State National (7.64) ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay squad to a first place finish at the Gotham Cup.

2012 Outdoor: Set a then-school record in the 100 meters with a time of 11.74 in the preliminary heats at the BIG EAST Championships (has since broken her own mark) ... Came in 12th in the preliminaries of the 100 meters ... Advanced to the conference final in the 200 meters and placed eighth in the final ... Posted a time of 23.93 in the preliminary heats of the 200 meters ... Runner-up in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the Colonial Relays to help Villanova win the team title ... Ran a time of 24.16 in the 200 meters and had a top time of 11.88 in the semifinals of the 100 meters ... Placed second in the preliminary heats, the semifinals and the finals of the 100 meters ... Came in 21st in the 100 meters (12.14) at the Hurricane Alumnni Invitational and was the individual winner at the season-opening Big Five Invite (12.22).

2011-12 Indoor: Anchored the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova finish in eighth place with a time of 3:43.87 ... Competed individually at the conference meet in the 60 meters and the 200 meters, placing 16th (7.65) and 11th (24.59), respectively, in the preliminaries of those events ... Her time in the 200 meters was a season best ... Top time of the season in the 60 meters was a personal best mark of 7.63 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she finished in a tie for 40th place in the preliminaries ... Finished in fifth place in the finals of the 60 meters at both the NYC Gotham Cup (7.72) and Great Dane Classic (7.66) ... Tied for 20th place in the preliminaries at the Penn State National ... Finished in a tie for seventh place in the 200 meters (24.71) at the Penn State meet, came in 11th at the Great Dane Classic (25.35) and posted a time of 24.95 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a runner-up finish in the 55 meters (7.17) and a fifth place showing in the 300 meters (41.89).

Providence Day School: Six-time state champion during her junior and senior years ... Won the 100, 200 and 400 meters titles each year.

Personal: Born 1/21/93 ... One of three children of Ronnie and Vanessa Johnson ... Has a sister, Tierra, and a brother, Isaac ... Psychology major.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meters               7.17                2011 Jack Pyrah Invitational
60 Meters               7.57                2015 David Hemery Valentine Invitational
100 Meters              11.71               2014 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters              23.72               2015 ECAC Championship
400 Meters              58.05               High School

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                           2015 (200 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (60 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (200 Meters)
School Record Holder 60 Meters - 7.57 (February 13, 2015)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                           2015 (100 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion 2015 (200 Meters)
All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (100 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014, 2015 (200 Meters) School Record Holder 100 Meters - 11.71 (May 11, 2014)
School Record Holder 4x100 Meter Relay (2nd Leg) - 45.95 (April 11, 2015)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

100 Meters              1st                 2015 Outdoor
200 Meters 1st 2015 Indoor, 2015 Outdoor
60 Meters 2nd 2015 Indoor
100 Meters 2nd 2014 Outdoor 200 Meters 2nd 2014 Outdoor 200 Meters 3rd 2014 Indoor
4x100 Meter Relay 4th 2015 Outdoor 60 Meters 5th 2014 Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay 5th 2014 Indoor 200 Meters 8th 2013 Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay 8th 2012 Indoor

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