Chelsea Johnson

USA Track and Field

Johnson


Events: Pole Vault
Height: 5-9 
Weight: 137
PRs: 4.73m/15-6.25 (2008)
Current Residence: Austin, Tex.
High School: Atascadero HS (Atascadero, Calif.) '02
College: UCLA '06
Coach: Jan Johnson
Agent: Karen Locke
Sponsor: Nike

Career Highlights:  2009 World Outdoor silver medalist; 2006 NCAA Indoor champion; 2006 NCAA Outdoor runner-up; 2004 NCaa Outdoor champion and NCAA Indoor runner-up.

Johnson came up with the clutch performance of her life in winning the silver medal in the women's pole vault at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Championships with her season's best clearance of 4.65 meters/15 feet 3 inches...Johnson qualified for her first World Outdoor Championship team with her runner-up performance at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships…Johnson capped off an impressive Pac-10 career in record-breaking fashion in setting a new collegiate record in the women's pole vault (4.60 meters/15 feet, 1 inch) to win the 2006 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships…Johnson was named the 2006 Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Year…became the first woman in collegiate history to vault 15-0 feet, in winning the 2004 Stanford Invitational…she continued a successful season outdoors after her fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Trials, just missing a spot on the Olympic Games in Athens. She became the second UCLA vaulter since 2000 (the first was Tracy O’Hara in 2002 and 2000) to win NCAA pole vault crown. Her father Jan Johnson is the 1972 Olympic pole vault bronze medalist and 1971 U.S. outdoor champion…Johnson first competed in the pole vault during her senior year in high school... Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in sociology.