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Avryl Johnson - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Avryl Johnson

Position Distance
Height 5'10''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Libertyville, Ill.
High School Libertyville


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team


Placed third in the Bob Timmons Classic in Lawrence, Kansas…Finished the Gans Creek Classic in 32nd place with a time of 21:57.90…Came in 134th placed at the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Jayhawks’ first runner to cross the finish line at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19), running a 5K time of 18:33.4 at Rim Rock Farm, to place 10th overall … Again led the Jayhawk women at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), running the 6K at the OSU Cross Country Course in 22:13.8 to finish in 14th place overall individually.

2020 INDOOR (So.)
Opened her season at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/7-2/8), running a 2:14.39 in the 800 meters … Ran a personal best 2:11.69 in the 800 meters at the Iowa State Classic (2/14-2/15) … Went on to place sixth in the 1,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/28-2/29), running a personal best 2:53.23 in the finals … Was also a part of the women’s distance medley relay team that places sixth at the Big 12 Championship, finishing in 11:44.66.

Began her redshirt-freshman campaign by finishing seventh overall at the Bob Timmons Classic 5K (8/31) with a time of 19:42.0 … Her placing in the field of 27 runners helped secure the team victory for the Jayhawks.

2019 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Finished second in the 800-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/29-3/30), clocking in with a time of 2:13.01 … Recorded a personal-best time in the 1,500-meter run, clocking in at 4:38.08, for a fourth-place finish and was a member for the 4×800-meter relay team that won the gold with a time of 9:20.39 at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) … Posted a personal-best time of 2:10.55 in the 800-meter run at the National Relay Championships (4/26-4/27).

2019 INDOOR (Fr.)
Made her Kansas debut with a second place finish in the 1,000-meter run at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) clocking in with a time of 2:55.82 … Recorded a first place finish in the 1,000-meter run (PM session), clocking in at 2:56.61 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … Ran a new personal-best time in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.64 and was a member of the second place 4×400-meter relay finishing with a combined time of 3:48.58 at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9)

Utilized redshirt season.

Five-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Libertyville HS in Libertyville, Illinois for head coach Alison Reifenberg … Broke school records in the 800-meter run, 400-meter dash and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team … Qualified for the state track & field meet all four years of high school … Three-time All-American at Junior Olympic Nationals … Three-time track & field MVP at Libertyville HS.

Daughter of Mark and Stephanie Johnson … Has one older sister, Haley … Father, Mark, is a tennis professional … Plans to major in design.

Track & Field 👟 Anderson, Johnson Win Big 12 Titles on Final Day of the Big 12 Championship

Kansas claimed two more individual Big 12 titles on day two of the Big 12 Track & Field Championship on Saturday, as Rylee Anderson (women’s high jump) and Avryl Johnson (women’s 1,000 meters) won their respective events.

Track & Field 👟 Bradford, Johnson Break Facility Records at Jayhawk Classic on Friday

In Kansas’ final home indoor meet of the 2021-22 season, Anschutz Sports Pavilion saw two facility records fall with Zach Bradford breaking the men’s pole vault facility record and Avryl Johnson breaking the women’s 1,000 meters facility record on Friday.