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  Benjamin Johnson
Benjamin Johnson

Player Profile

Albuquerque, NM

High School:
Albuquerque Academy



Morton Repeats as Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year

In addition, 10 Stanford track athletes earn All-Academic Recognition.


2011-12 Stanford Athletics Year In Review

Honors and awards for the 2011-12 season


41 Stanford Track & Field Athletes Earn Pac-12 Academic Recognition

Five Cardinal student-athletes earn first team honors


Cardinal Women Finish Sixth at NCAAs, Men 18th

Kathy Kroeger and Katie Nelms add points on the final day of competition


Amaechi Morton Wins NCAA Title in the 400-meter Hurdles

The senior wins his first NCAA title and lowers his own school record


Collegiate Career Bests:
1,500 Meters: 3:53.17
Mile: 4:11.04i
3,000 Meters: 8:04.54i
3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 8:40.32
5,000 Meters: 14:04.81i
10,000 Meters: 30:18.51

At Stanford: One of the top steeplechasers in the country who will contend for an NCAA title in that event ... also a great cross-country runner and has range at many distances.

2011 Season (Junior): Earned the first All-America honor of his career after a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:40.75) ... ran a personal best time of 8:40.32 in the prelims at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... the Pac-10 runner-up in the steeplechase, finishing in a time of 9:05.09 ... also placed 11th in the 5,000 meters at the Pac-10 meet, running 14:27.32 ... earned a point for the Cardinal at the Big Meet by running 1:02.51 in the 400-meter hurdles to finish third and help Stanford capture the team title ... placed ninth at the MPSF Championships in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 14:04.81 ... also competed in the 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championships.

2010 Season (Sophomore): A NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... ran a season best of 8:58.92 in the steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... placed seventh in the steeplechase (8:59.53) at the Pac-10 Championships to score two points for Stanford ... ran a career-best time of 14:09.89 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... placed 11th in the 5,000 and 14th in the 3,000 at the MPSF Championships ... ran a career best in the 3,000 meters of 8:04.54 at the Texas A&M Challenge.

2009 Season (Freshman): Placed seventh at the Pac-10 Championships in the steeplechase with a career-best time of 9:05.93 ... also competed in the 5,000 meters at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing 14th ... an NCAA West Regional qualifier in the steeplechase, placing 14th at the meet ... placed 19th at the MPSF Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters (8:29.17).

High School: In 2008 ran 9:07.41 for the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the second-fastest high school time in the nation ... a high school cross country All-American who was the top junior at the 2006 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships with his sixth-place finish ... led his team to a third-place national finish with a third-place individual finish at the 2007 Nike Team Nationals ... the 2007 New Mexico state cross country champion and the 2007 Gatorade New Mexico State Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Cardinal Catalogue: A chemical engineering major ... parents are William and Pamela Johnson ... has two brothers, Jeremy and Ricky ... 2009 and 2010 USTFCCCA Academic All-American in track and field ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic for cross country in 2009 and 2010 and track and field in 2010 ... 2010 MPSF All-Academic selection in indoor track.

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