Both LU teams also honored
Junior finishes 33rd
Third straight appearance for the junior at NCAA meet
Men were seventh, women 15th
Races to begin Friday morning
The Lamar Men's & Women's Cross Country teams are in preparation for the SLC CHampionships @ Terrell Park in Beaumont, TX. The even will be held on Friday @ 9AM (CST) (Beaumont, TX)
2010-11: Named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year for cross country ... Placed ninth at the NCAA Regionals in Waco, Texas, with a time of 30:30.6 for 10K to help Lamar finish third ... Finished third at the Southland Conference Championships in 24:50.1 for 8K to help Lamar win its fifth straight team championship ... Placed 136 out of 246 runners at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 31:29.9 for 10K ... Opened his collegiate career by placing second at the Johnny Morris Invitational in Houston as Lamar won the team championship ... Placed third at the Justin F. Cooper Memorial at Rice, as Lamar finished second ... Was second at the George Mason Invitational in 24:22 for 8K as Lamar won the team title ... Named Southland Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week after a third-place finish in 23:55.2 for 8K at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif., to lead the Cardinals to the team crown ... Placed second at the Mason Invitational at George Mason in 24:22 for 8K to help Lamar to the team title ... Finished sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Southland Conference Indoor Track Championships ... Opened outdoor season with a second-place finish in the 5,000 at the McNeese Cowboy Relays in 15:08.94.
2009-2010: Did not run cross country, but participated in track and field at Lamar ... In the indoor track season, placed sixth in the mile run at the Texas Tech Classic in a time of 4:24.40 ... In the outdoor track season, placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Southland Conference Championships in 9:06.66.
PRIOR TO LAMAR: Attended Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was named Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year as a senior at Moruya High School ... In addition to running cross country and track, Johnsen participated in soccer, swimming and cricket.
PERSONAL: Matthew P. Johnsen was born June 27, 1988, in Hobart, Tasmania ... Son of Peter and Annemaree Johnsen ... Majoring in kinesiology with a minor in exercise science ... Enjoys playing guitar, surfing, soccer and playing cards.