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Paige Johnston
Year: Junior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
High School: Midlothian
Experience: 2 Letters
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Paige Johnston
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 09/01/2009

2012: Johnston highlighted her sophomore season by competing in seven meets for the Razorbacks, including a third-best team finish at the NCAA Championships. She was also one of six Razorbacks to be named to the All-Region team. She scored in five meets during the season for her team, with her best finish coming in the first meet of the year at the Razorback Invitational where she crossed the finish line with a 14:43.5 at the 4K distance. At the NCAA Championship she finished with a time of 20:52.8 a career high for the 6K distance.

2011: Johnston did not compete during the season.

2010: In her first year of competition, Johnston made three team appearances and competed once as an individual at the UC-Riverside Invitational. At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, she finished in eighth place with a 4K time of 14:54. Johnston was the Razorbacks' fourth scorer at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, crossing the finish line in a 5K time of 18:18.57. Competing as an individual at the UC-Riverside event, she had a time of 17:59.5 which was good for third place in the open race.

2009: Johnston redshirted the season.

AT MIDLOTHIAN HS: Johnston holds personal bests of 2:13.62 in the 800 meters, 4:59.59 in the 1,600 meters, 5:09.65 in the mile, 11:05 in the 3,200 meters and 18:38 in the 5K. She was one of the top prep 1,000-meter runners in the nation. Her PR of 2:51.05, clocked in 2008, was the No. 2 in the U.S. and is No. 3 in Virginia on the all-time list. She is the owner of four individual state championship titles (two 1,000-meter titles, one 800-meter title and one 1,600-meter title) and was a part of seven team state titles (four in cross country and three in indoor track). At the 2008 Virginia Cross Country Championships, she placed ninth with a time of 18:56. In 2009, she was named the Virginia High School League AAA Female Athlete of the Year. She holds six Midlothian High School records.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 20, 1990, she is the daughter of Billy and Susie Johnston. She is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in English and journalism. Johnston was a 2010 Arkansas Athletic Department Spring Academic Champion (4.0 GPA) and a member of the 2009 Arkansas Athletic Department Fall Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.50-3.99 GPA). She was also named to the 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.


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