Brad Johnson

  • Brad
  • Johnson

  • Event
    Pole Vault
  • Class
    r-Senior
  • High School/Other
    Kellam
  • Hometown
    Virginia Beach, Va.

Updated: June 8, 2017

2017 outdoor: Tied for 16th at the NCAA Championships in the men's pole vault competition, jumping a height of 5.15 meters (16 ft., 10.75 in.) on his first attempt to earn second-team All-America honors ... Earned a top-12 mark (5.25 meters - 17 ft., 2.75 in.) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, advancing to his third straight NCAA Championship event ... Received first-team All-ACC honors following his bronze-medal finish at the ACC Championships, vaulting a height of 5.17 meters (16 ft., 11.5 in.) ... Placed third at the Hokie Twilight meet with a 5.06-meter mark (16 ft., 7.25 in.) ... Vaulted 5.18 meters (17 ft., 0 in.) at the Longhorn Invitational, placing sixth ... Tied his career best at the Duke Invitational, vaulting a height of 5.31 meters (17 ft., 5 in.) for fourth place ... Earned a sixth-place finish at the Tennessee Relays, jumping a total of 4.95 meters (16 ft., 2.75 in.) ... Made his outdoor debut at the Texas Relays, tying for eighth place in his section of the pole vault with a mark of 5.06 meters (16 ft., 7.25 in.).

2017 indoor: Tied for fourth place at the ACC Championships with a vault of 5.20 meters (17 ft., .75 in.), earning second-team All-ACC honors … Vaulted at the Virginia Tech Challenge prior to the conference meet … Tied for second at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a height of 5.27 meters (17 ft., 3.5 in.) - a new indoor personal best ... Finished sixth at the Penn State National with a vault of 5.06 meters (16 ft., 7.25 in.) … Was fifth at the Hokie Invitational with a top vault of 4.96 meters (16 ft., 3.25 in.) … Came in fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a top vault of 5.06 meters (16 ft., 7.25 in.).

2016 outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors with his 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, clearing 5.15 meters (16 ft., 10.75 in.) … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with his 5.25-meter (17 ft., 2.75 in.) clearance at the NCAA East Regional … Placed sixth at the ACC Championships, earning second team all-league honors … Won his section of the Texas Relays, setting a new personal record of 5.31 meters (17 ft., 5 in.).

2016 indoor: Placed third at the ACC Championships, earning first-team all-conference honors … Set an indoor season best of 5.22 meters (17 ft., 1.5 in.) at the Virginia Tech Challenge and ACC Championships.

2015 outdoor: Won the ACC title in the pole vault, as he matched his previous personal best of 5.17 meters (16 ft., 11.5 in.) ... Went on to set a new personal best of 5.25 meters (17 ft., 2.5 in.) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, earning a spot in the NCAA Championships.

2015 indoor: Earned second team All-ACC honors after finishing fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 5.12 meters (16 ft., 9.75 in.), an indoor personal best.

2014 outdoor: Hit a season- and career-best height of 5.17 meters (16 ft., 11.25 in) at the NCAA East Regional ... Finished in ninth place at the ACC Championships.

2014 indoor: Redshirted.

2013 outdoor: Redshirted ... Competed in two meets as an unattached athlete ... Had a season-best vault of 4.80 meters (15 ft., 9 in.).

2013 indoor: Recorded a clearance of 4.81 meters (15 ft., 9.25 in.) in the pole vault at the ACC Championships ... Posted a vault of 4.74 meters (15 ft., 6.5 in.) at the VT Final Qualifier ... Had a season-best mark as an unattached athlete at the VT Challenge 4.90 meters (16 ft., .75 in.).

High school: Two-time outdoor district and regional champion in the pole vault … Finished second in 2012 and fourth in 2011 at the outdoor state finals … Broke his school record at the 2012 outdoor districts with a mark of 15 ft., 3 in. … Three-time all-state honoree … Won the 2012 indoor state championship … Placed sixth at the USATF Junior Olympics, earning All-America accolades … Recorded a career-best mark of 15 ft., 6 in. at the Southern Track Classic to place first at the event.

Personal: Born Jan. 10, 1994 … Son of Randy and Tracy Johnson … Has two sisters, Holly and Grace … Majoring in mechanical engineering.

Johnson's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor
PV - 5.27m (17 feet, 3.5 inches), Doc Hale VT Elite (2017) PV - 5.31m (17 feet, 5 inches), Duke Invitational (2017)
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