First-time runner Johnson dominates MIAC

Published Nov. 1, 2012, 4:41 p.m. - 991 views


NAME: Jorden Johnson '15



SPORT: Cross Country



HOMETOWN: Blaine, Minn.



HIGH SCHOOL: Blaine High School



MAJOR: Chemistry



WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF:  I came to St. Olaf because it has a great community atmosphere, and this college allows me to pursue a degree in chemistry in a state-of-the-art science building.



CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY: This is my first year ever running cross country. Last year, I played soccer for the Oles, and in high school I played varsity soccer, hockey and lacrosse for four years.



FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONGS: "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons and "Heart of a Champion" by Nelly



FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: "Miracle" . . . I guess I am a true Minnesotan hockey player.



FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Alex Morgan U.S. Women's National Soccer Team



FAVORITE TV SHOW: "ER" reruns and Food Network's "Chopped"



FAVORITE BOOK: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy



FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Red Lobster



THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I'D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela



FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN CROSS COUNTRY: It's a tie . . . soccer in the summer and hockey in the winter.



RANDOM FACT: I have never read the "Harry Potter" books or watched the TV shows "Friends," "Pretty Little Liars" or "Glee."



BEST ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED: Everything happens for a reason; it just may take a while to find out what the reason is.           



PLANS AFTER OLAF: Go to graduate school for chemistry and then find a job in a lab somewhere. Eventually I want to get my Ph.D.

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