Zach Johnson

Zach  Johnson


Farmington, N.M.

High School:
Piedra Vista


100m | 200m


75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000

Three-Time NCAA Participant
Two-Time Mountain West Champion | 4x100-Meter Relay

Personal-Best Marks
60m: 6.79 | 100m: 10.43 (Academy Record) | 200m: 21.08

JUNIOR YEAR | 2015-16: Set the Academy record in the 100-meter dash...impacted the program record book in six additional events...earned the program's Bret Hyde Award for Drive and Determination...Mountain West relay champion...two-time all-conference honoree...member of the first Air Force relay team to ever advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships...earned All-America (honorable mention) status in the 4x100-meter relay...clocked a career-best 100-meter time of 10.43 to break the Academy's 10-year-old record at the Sun Angel Classic...that mark is also a new Junior Class Record, bettering the program's nine-year-old standard by 0.17 seconds...debuted in fourth on the Academy's all-time list in the 200-meter dash after clocking 21.08 at the Aztec Invitational...named the MW Men's Track Athlete of the Week following that meet...scored for Air Force at the MW Outdoor Championships in both the 100-meter (fifth, wind-aided 10.39) and 200-meter (fifth, 21.45) events...ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that set an Academy-record time of 39.65 to finish sixth at the NCAA West Preliminary...that is the fourth-fastest time in Mountain West history...also ran on the 4x1 that won the conference title in a (then) program-record time of 39.92...first helped break the Academy record in that relay at the Michael Johnson Invitational (40.33)...also led off the 4x200-meter relay that clocked an Academy-record time of 1:23.29 to win the Drake Relays...impacted three Air Force top-10 lists during the indoor season...posted the program's fourth-fastest 200-meter time (21.25) to finish fourth at the MW Indoor Championships...also finished fourth in the 60-meter dash at conference meet (6.79)...that matched the seventh-fastest time in Academy history...ran on the 4x400-meter relay that clocked the third-fastest time in program history (3:11.78) to finish second at the conference meet and secure Air Force's team title...won the 60-meter dash at the Air Force Team Challenge (6.90)...academic all-conference selection.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Ran on the 4x100-meter relay that captured the program's first-ever title in that event at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...debuted in 10th on the Academy's all-time list in the 100-meter dash...clocked a career-best time of 10.61 during the preliminary heat of the conference championships...matched that time (wind-aided) in the finals to finish fourth...NCAA participant in that event...ran second on the 4x1 squad that clocked the ninth-fastest time in Academy history (40.75) to win the conference title...also competed in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season...clocked a personal-best time of 21.56 to finish fifth at the MW Outdoor Championships...did not compete during the indoor season.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Ran on the 4x100-meter relay that clocked a season-best time of 40.97 to take fifth at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...competed in the 100-meter and 200-meter races during seven meets...clocked a season-best 100-meter time of 10.80 to finish fourth at the War Haylett Invitational...posted a personal-best time of 21.70 in the 200-meter dash during the qualifying heats of the MW Championships...ranked second on the team in both events...competed in the 60-meter dash during seven indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 7.00 to finish fourth at the Air Force Team Challenge...participated in the 200-meter run five times, posting a career-best time of 22.01 at the New Mexico Invitational...ranked second on the team in the both events...ran the 55-meter dash at the Rocky Mountain Classic, placing third with a time of 6.62...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award three times.

HIGH SCHOOL: Piedra Vista High School...four-time New Mexico AAAA high school state champion...finished first in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints as a senior...also ran on the 4x100-meter relay teams that claimed state titles in 2012 and 2013...set a state championship meet record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.53...placed second in the 100-meter dash at the state meet as a junior...competed at the Great Southwest Track and Field Invitational, earning top-six finishes in both the 100-meter dash (10.49) and 200-meter dash (21.46)...set PVHS records in both events at that meet...also played soccer...claimed first-team all-district honors in 2012...member of the National Honor Society...AP Scholar.

PERSONAL: Full first name is Zachary, but goes by Zach...son of Charles and Ann Johnson...has one younger sister...majoring in economics...served as an Element Leader...named to the Dean's List...hobbies include snowboarding, video games and sports...avid Cubs fan...member of Cadet Squadron 23.

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