Rodney Johnson
Rodney  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Norfolk, Va.

High School:
Booker T. Washington

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles


2014-15 Track and Field: Ran in the 300, 400 and 600-meter events as well as the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season … Took sixth place in the 400m at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup with a time of 51.78 … Posted a personal-best time of 8.40 in the 60m hurdles at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Helped East Carolina capture the American Athletic Conference outdoor title in the 4x400 relay as the team posted a time of 3:11.14 … Captured third place in the 400-meter hurdles event at the Bill Carson Invitational, finishing with a time of 52.43 … Posted a season-best 400m hurdles time of 51.49 in the semifinals of the NCAA East Regional.

2013-14 Track and Field: Competed in the 400, 500, 600 and 800-meter events during the indoor season as well as the 60-meter hurdles, 4x400 relay and heptathlon … Took eighth place in the heptathlon at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a total of 4,471 points … Focused mainly on the 400-meter hurdles during the outdoor season, winning the title at the Carolina Relays in a time of 53.02 … Recorded a personal-best time of 52.63 at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, finishing ninth in the prelims.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and field at Booker T. Washington High School ... 2013 Virginia AAA State Qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, and the high jump ... New Balance National Qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles as a senior ... 2013 New Balance Indoor National Qualifier in the 60-meter hurdles and 400-meter run ... AAA Indoor State Qualifier in the 55-meter hurdles and 500-meter run ... Two-time Most Valuable Athlete ... Named Outstanding Athlete of the Year as a sophomore ... Named Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Won the Eastern District Championship in the indoor High Jump ... 2013 VHSL All-State Team in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles ... Team captain ... Also lettered in football.

Personal: Born Rodney Johnson on October 27, 1994 in Norfolk, Va. ... Son of Taiya Johnson and Rodney Powell ... Has four siblings Taiyauna Johnson, Tyshawn Wilson, Kamal Gardner and Nashiem Thomas ... Majoring in allied health sciences.