W&L's JOHNSON NAMED ODAC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Nathan Johnson
(Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Johnson, a math and economics major, carries a cumulative
grade-point average of 3.706 and earned First Team All-ODAC honors at
the 2005 ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 27. Johnson
won the 5000 meters at the ODAC meet in a school-record time of 15:35.93.
He also ran a school-record time of 8:37.24 in the 3000 meters at the
Christopher Newport Invitational earlier this season.
Johnson was also named the 2004 ODAC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete
and Runner of the Year. At the ODAC Cross Country Championships on Oct.
30, Johnson won the race in a time of 28:16.56 to help lead the Generals
to the ODAC title.
Johnson also won the NCAA South/Southeast Regional in a
time of 26:43.82 to earn all-region accolades and qualify for the NCAA
Championships. At the NCAA's, Johnson finished 83rd out of 215 runners
in a personal-best time of 25:48.60.
Johnson and the Generals return to action on Saturday at
the 2005 ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Harrisonburg, Va.
Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450