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Derek Johnson

Cross Country/Distance
Fifth Year
Leesburg, Va.
High School
Derek  Johnson - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

First-Team All-American
2021 Outdoor:
3000m steeplechase

2021 Outdoor: 3000m steeplechase (2nd Team)

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2021: 3000m Steeplechase

All-Southeast Region
2021 Cross Country
2022 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

2023 Indoor
• Set the Virginia indoor record in the 5000m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational running 13:39.88
• Placed 10th at the ACC Championships in the 3000m running a personal-best 7:58.11
• Placed ninth in the 5000m at the ACC Championships running 14:05.12

2022 Cross Country
• Placed ninth helping UVA to a win at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown (9/23/22)
• Ran a personal-best 8k time at the ACC Championships where he finished 35th (10/28/22)
• Placed 10th at the NCAA Southeast Regional earning All-Southeast Region honors
• Helped UVA to a second-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional to secure a place in the NCAA Championships (11/11/22)
• Placed 105th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (11/19/22)
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team

2022 Outdoor
Did not compete

2022 Indoor 
• Helped Virginia to a first-place finish in the DMR (9:48.78) at the Hokie Invitational

2021 Cross Country
• Recorded a PB time in the 10k (30:00.0) in a 25th place finish at the Southeast Regional Championships
• Placed 49th at the ACC Championships (24:37.4)

2021 Outdoor
• Earned first-team All-America honors after seventh-place finish in 3000m steeplechase at NCAAs
• Ran school record time of 8:32.95
• Qualified for NCAA Championship after 5th-place finish in 3000m steeplechase (8:41.99)
• Finished fourth in 3000m steeplechase at ACC Championships with PB of 8:36.86
• His time ranks No. 2 on UVA all-time list
• Runner-up in 3000m steeplechase at Virginia Grand Prix with PB of 8:46.00 that ranks No. 8 on UVA all-time performance list
• First outdoor competition was 3000m steeplechase at Virginia Challenge
• His time of 8:51.97 ranked No. 9 on UVA all-time performance list and No. 4 on the freshman record list
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Named to 2021 USTFCCA All-Academic Team
• Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team
• Named 2021 VaSID Track Athlete of the Year
• Named to 2021 VaSID First Team All-State for Distance

2021 Indoor
• Won 3000m (8:17.17) at Hokie Invitational
• Was second in 5000m (14:16.93) at Virginia Beach Invitational

2020 Cross Country
• Ran a career time of 24:23.6 at the ACC Championships
• Scored points for the Cavaliers at the Wolfpack Invite, finishing ninth at the meet
• Ran a career-best time of 24:04.2 at the Wolfpack Invite
• Finished 17th at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational with a time of 24:39.7
• Placed 15th at the Virginia Invite

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor 
• Placed 12th in the 3000m at the ACC Championships
• Finished second in the 3000m at the Navy Invitational II
• Ran a season-best time of 8:12.67 at the David Hemery Invitational

2019 Cross Country
• Competed at two regular season meets and the ACC Championships
• Ran a career-best 8k time of 24:58.1 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Placed 34th at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2019 Outdoor 
• Placed 17th at the ACC Championships in the 3000m steeplechase
• Ran a career-best time of 9:14.03 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge
• Finished second in the 2000m steeplechase in UVA’s meet against Maryland and Pitt
• Placed second at the Virginia Grand Prix in the 3000m steeplechase
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor

2019 Indoor 
• Recorded a season-best time of 8:43.50 in the 3000m at the Liberty Flames Invite
• Finished seventh at the Liberty Flames Invitational in the 3000m
• Placed 10th at the Keydet Invitational in the 3000m, running a time of 8:45.63

2018 Cross Country 
• Did not compete

• Earned All-Potomac, All-North Region and All-State for three cross country and track and field seasons
• Named to the All-Met team and Run Washington All-Washington team
• Named the 2016 cross country MVP

• Majoring in computer science
• Son of Sara and Keith Johnson
• Has one brother, Zachary, and two sisters, Julia and Caroline