The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.
The Indiana Open will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET at the IU Championship Cross Country Course on Sept. 8.
Brianna Johnson and JR Ricker will participate in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12.
2013-14 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Finished in seventh-place at the Indiana Open and Indiana Intercollegiate races ... ran a season-best time in the 6K in 21:18 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational ... competed for the Hoosiers at the NCAA Championships to help the team to their best finish since 2002. Indoor: set a career-best time in the mile of 4:53.96 to finish in 12th place at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... also ran a career-best time in the 3,000m run in 9:50.32 to finish in sixth-place at the Indiana Relays. Outdoor: Finished in 11th place in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 10:27.14 ... finished in fourth-place in the 3K steeplechase in 10:26.22 at the Penn Relays, the seventh fastest time in school history ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round and finished in 24th place.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Did no participate in any cross country events.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Helped IU to a first place team finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates as she took sixth individually in 18:02 ... placed 36th at the Cowboy Jamboree in 18:22.66 as the Hoosiers took second place overall ... participated at the adidas Invitational ... came in third at the Hoosier Invitational in 18:39.46 ... ran at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 22.40.9. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: Owns Caroll High School school records in the 1,600m (4:56.66), 3,200m (10:46) and the 5K mark in cross country (18:10) ... ran a best time of 2:18 in the 800m ... ran her way to all-state cross country accolades all four years, placing 11th of better each season in the state meet, including a fourth place finish during her senior campaign ... also a three-time all-state honoree in track ... part of a seventh place 4x800m relay team in 2008 ... in 2010, was the state runner-up in the 3,200m run ... placed fourth in the state meet in the 1,600m run and seventh in the 3,200m run in 2011 ... helped lead her team to sectional and regional cross country titles in all four years, making it 11-consecutive sectional championships and 10-consecutive regional championships for Carroll.
PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1992 ... exercise science major ... daughter of Ben and Bonnie Johnson.
Coach Helmer: "Carroll High School continues to provide us with outstanding talent and Brianna brings both outstanding times as well as state meet success to Bloomington. As she transitions into the appropriate and necessary work load we expect to see her be a major contributor to the continued growth of our women's distance program."
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