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Jacquelyn Johnson Brings Back Memories of 1985!

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Sports

They share the same first name, dominate the same sport, and have now won the same award. Jacquelyn Johnson of ASU has been crushing the competition in track and field since she was in high school and is striving to follow the footsteps of the great Jackie Joyner. I actually believe I might have even seen her compete at a few track meets back then. She attended high school in Yuma AZ before joining our stellar team here at ASU. Jacquelyn Johnson has been awarded the Honda Sports Award for Track and Field. She was voted the top female college track and field athlete in the nation. This is the same award that female athlete/icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee won back in 1983 and 1985. Jackie holds records in the heptathlon and pentathlon and is supposedly ranked first amongst all American female athletes in these events. We’re very proud of her as well as all of the members of our track and field teams both men and women. They both won national indoor championship titles and the women have won the last two indoor championships as well as the outdoors in 2007.

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