Jackie Johnson
Personal information
Full nameJacquelyn Kate Johnson
Nationality United States
Born (1984-09-08) 8 September 1984 (age 39)
San Jose, California
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
TeamArizona State Sun Devils[1]
Coached byDan O'Brien[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal bestHeptathlon: 6,347 points (2008)

Jacquelyn Kate "Jackie" Johnson (born September 8, 1984, in San Jose, California) is an American heptathlete.[2] She is a four-time NCAA outdoor champion (2004, 2006–2008), and a three-time NCAA indoor champion (2006–2008) while competing for Arizona State University. She also set a personal best of 6,347 points by placing second at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, which guaranteed her a qualifying place for the Olympics.[3][4] Johnson was a member of the track and field team for the Arizona State Sun Devils, where she wa coached and trained by Dan O'Brien, gold medalist in the decathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] In 2008, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female collegiate track and field athlete.[5][6]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Johnson competed as a member of the U.S. track and field team in the women's heptathlon, along with her fellow athletes Diana Pickler and Hyleas Fountain. Although she accomplished five events and reached into the higher position, Johnson, however, strained her left hamstring in the long jump, and was forced to withdraw from the competition because of the injury.[7][8]

She competed for Yuma Union High School, where she won 14 Arizona state championships.[9]

Personal bests

Event Best Venue Year Notes
100 meter hurdles 13.88 s Glendale, Arizona, United States May 9, 2001
High jump 1.83 m Tucson, Arizona, United States January 1, 2003
Shot put 13.14 m Des Moines, Iowa, United States April 22, 2009
200 meters 24.44 s San Francisco, California, United States June 9, 2006
Long jump 6.12 m Des Moines, Iowa, United States June 14, 2008
Javelin throw 47.71 m Eugene, Oregon, United States June 28, 2008
800 meters 2:15.75 Des Moines, Iowa, United States JApril 23, 2009
Heptathlon 6,347 points Eugene, Oregon, United States June 28, 2008


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  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jackie Johnson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Johnson Places Second in Heptathlon to Earn Olympic Games Berth". Arizona State Sun Devils. June 28, 2008. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Gordon, Ed (June 29, 2008). "Fountain's hot run of PBs takes her to a world leading 6667 – US Trials Heptathlon". IAAF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "ASU's Jacquelyn Johnson Earns Honda Sports Award for Track & Field". Arizona State University Athletics. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Track & Field". CWSA. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Carifio, Edward (August 21, 2008). "Yuma native forced to drop out of Games". Yuma Sun. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Women's Heptathlon". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Jacquelyn Johnson". legacy.usatf.org. Retrieved March 26, 2020.