Dezirae Johnson
Dezirae  Johnson


Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
Piner HS




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Last updated on June 30, 2015

● 2015 NCAA Qualifier (4x400 Relay)
● 2015 NCAA Qualifier (800 meter)

Outdoor (Junior):
Ran the 400 meter twice, but mainly ran the 800 ... finished fourth in the Mountain West Championships in the 800 with a time of 2:09.79 ... had a collegiate-best time of 2:08.94 to finish third at the Bulldog Invitational, a time that helped her qualify for the NCAA West Regionals ... she was a member of the 4x400 relay team that won the Mountain West Championships in a school record time ... that relay team then finished 11th in a school record time at the NCAA West Regionals to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Indoor (Junior): Ran the 400 and was part of the 4x400 relay team during the indoor season ... posted a season-best time in the 400 meter at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 54.98 seconds ... helped lead the 4x400 relay team to a win at the UW Indoor Invitational.

Outdoor (Sophomore): Was the Mountain West champion in the 400m and set a career-best time of 54.37... she was also a member of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Mountain West Championships that came in with a time of 3:38.45, which was the fastest recorded time of the season... that relay team went on to compete at the NCAA Western Preliminaries where they placed 17th with a time of 3:38.56... at the Fresno State vs. Cal Poly meet she opened up her season with a career-best time of 59.99 in the 400m hurdles and competed at that event at the NCAA West Preliminaries where she placed 36th.

Indoor (Sophomore): Finished the indoor season in third place at the Mountain West Championships in the 400m with a time of 55.30 ... a member of the 4x400m relay team that ran a 3:46.89 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships to garner a second place finish.

Outdoor (Freshman): Competed at the Mountain West Championships in the 400mH where she placed 10th ... placed second at the Cal Poly vs Fresno State Dual meet in the 400m ... named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team.

Prior to Fresno State: Attended Piner High School in Santa Rosa ... ran track all four years and played volleyball and ran cross country for one year ... named to the All-Empire First Team in 2009, 2011, 2012 in track ... Piner High School record holder in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x200 + coed, 4x100 and coed 4x800 ... named to the All-Empire First Team in 2011 for volleyball ... competed in the cross country state meet in 2012 ... ran best times of 12.55 (100m), 25.55 (200m), 58.54 (400m) and 2:20.7 (800m).

Personal: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... parents are Nebiat Moges and Tyrone Johnson ... has two sisters, Kyra and Vanessa ... her twin sister Kyra also runs track at Fresno State ... hobbies include playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and teammates and running ... favorite athlete is Sanya Richards-Ross because she is an Olympic gold medalist, has great form and carries herself very gracefully and has beautiful hair ... most admires her mother because she has sacrificed everything so that she is successful and she couldn't have gotten to college without her mom ... also recruited by Nevada, CSU Eastbay and Cal Poly ... chose Fresno State because she loved the team and coaches/staff and the great Kinesiology program.

● 400m H - 59.99, NCAA Western Preliminary Championship (5/30/14)
● 400m - 54.37, Mountain West Championship (5/16/14)
● 800m - 2:08.94, Bulldog Invitational (4/25/15)

● 60m H - 10.14, Air Force Holiday Open (12/7/12)
● 300m - 41.46, Air Force Holiday Open (12/7/12)
● 400m - 55.30, Mountain West Championship (3/1/14)
● 600yd - 1:26.78, Run for the Dream (2/17/13)

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