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Varonica Johnson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Providence Day School

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/21/1993

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

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

On Johnson: Has made an impact in the sprints during her first two years on the team ... Consistent BIG EAST scorer who should continue to make progress ... Part of a strong nucleus of sprinters on the team and will be a regular contributor in meets.

2014 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.

2013 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: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Scored for the Wildcats with an eighth place finish in the 200 meters ... In the preliminary heats ran a personal best time of 23.93 and also established a personal best with a mark of 11.74 in the preliminary heats of the 100 meters, finishing 12th overall in that event ... 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).

2012 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 ... Majoring in Psychology.

PERSONAL BESTS

55 Meters               7.17                2011 Jack Pyrah Invitational
60 Meters               7.60                2014 BIG EAST Championships
100 Meters              11.71               2014 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters              23.80               2013 Morgan State Legacy Meet
400 Meters              58.05               High School

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                2014 (200 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                2014 (100 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                2014 (200 Meters)

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

100 Meters              2nd                 2014 Outdoor
200 Meters              2nd                 2014 Outdoor
200 Meters              3rd                 2014 Indoor
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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