University of Iowa Athletics
Pole Vault

Richard Johnson

Class Jr.
Hometown Oak Forest, Ill.
High School Oak Forest

2007 — Indoor – placed third in pole vault at Iowa Invite (14-8) and tied for eighth at Hawkeye Invite (12-8 1/4)… Outdoor – placed 18th in pole vault at Big Ten Championships and tied for fourth in that event at Kip Janvrin Open with a collegiate-best 15-1… placed 11th in pole vault (14-9) at Musco Twilight IX… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – placed 10th in pole vault with a season-best 14-6 1/4 at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – redshirted.

High School — two-time conference champion, winning sectional title as a senior… two-time team outstanding field event performer… team captain… set school and conference pole vault record senior year… best mark was 14-6… also lettered in football and wrestling… four-time honors with distinction student… coaches were Harry Pawlowitz and Tim Johnson.

Personal — born June 14, 1986… son of Richard Johnson and Laura Johnson… physics major.

Johnson’s Collegiate Bests

Event Distance Meet Date
Pole Vault (I) 15-1 (4.60 m) at Kip Janvrin Open 4/27/07