|Born||16 December 1996|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Sport||Heptathlon, Long Jump & Triple Jump|
|Updated on August 2013.|
Aliyah Johnson (born 16 December 1996 in Tampa, Florida) is a Australian heptathlete, triple jumper and long jumper . She is the reigning Australian Under 18 Heptathlon, Triple Jump and Long Jump Champion. She trains in Brisbane with Gary Bourne along side Mitchell Watt and Henry Frayne.
Johnson placed a commended fourth in the girls heptathlon at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics. She is an all-round strong performer in the heptathlon, with particular strengths in the hurdles and long jump events.
Career[edit | edit source]
In 2012, Aliyah won 3 medals the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney, Australia. Gold in the U17 Long Jump with a personal best leap of 5.90m, Gold in the U17 Triple Jump with a personal best of 12.70m, and Silver in the U17 100m Hurdles in a time of 13.88s. In october, she competed at the QGSSSA Athletics Championships, coming away with an astonishing 4 wins. First in the 16 years 100mH, Long Jump, 4x100m and the triple jump, where she registered a new personal best of 13.19m.
In 2013, She represented Australia at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival where she won gold in the womens 100m hurdles, long jump, medley relay and a bronze in the 4x100m. Aliyah won gold in the U18 Heptathlon at the Australian Junior Combined Event Championships which also doubled as the World Youth selection trial. She posted a personal best score of 5532 which also happened to be a World Youth Best. At the 2013 Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth, Australia. Aliyah won Gold in the U18 Long Jump with a best leap of 5.93m and Silver in the U18 100m Hurdles in a time of 13.79s. 2 days later Johnson capped off a great week by competing at the Perth Grand Prix, where she placed 2nd in the Open Womens triple jump with a jump of 12.86m. One week after the Perth Grand Prix, Aliyah competed at the Brisbane Grand Prix in the Open Womens triple jump, although withdrew mid competition as she sustained a foot injured.
Johnson was named on the Australian team in the Heptathlon to compete at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics held in Donetsk, Ukraine. The sustained foot injury plagued her throughout the preparation for championships. With 6 weeks until departure for competition, Aliyahs status had improved, and full training resumed in hope of keeping a successful championship alive. 
At the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships she finished just outside the medals in fourth, scoring a personal best of 5547pts.
In 2014 she represented Australia at the World Junior Championships, setting a wind legal personal best of 13.26m to be the eighth qualifier into the final. In the final she was only able to put together a 12.69m to finish a distant 12th. Nine months earlier in the southern hemisphere season she jumped a wind aided 13.37m in Brisbane.
In 2015, she began competing for the University of Georgia. Johnson competed in the McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky, and at the Southeastern Conference Track & Field Championships. In 2016 she participated in the Mesquite Invitational tournament. She was a finalist in the triple jump at the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, jumping a wind aided 13.08 m (42 ft 10 3⁄4 in) though her tenth place finish at the end of the preliminary rounds did not advance her to the finals where teammate Keturah Orji set the American record.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Athletics Australia finding it hard to hose down expectations for James Gallaugher". Damien Stannard, Perth Now, December 10, 2013
- "2017 NCAA DI Women’s Outdoor Team Rankings – Week 1". Curtis Akey, USTFCCCA website April 3, 2017
- "Multi Magic – Aliyah Johnson Ready for Golden Trip to the Ukraine". RunnersTribe, March 3, 2013
- "Kendell Williams finishes with second-best pentathlon score in NCAA history". Red & Black.
- " Georgia track and field posts strong showing on second day of McCravy Memorial". The Red and Black, Tyree Brown Jan 24, 2016
- "Georgia Track Begins SEC Meet With Mixed Results". Dawn of the Dog, by Richard Gnann
- "Mesquite girls track and field dominates on way to Mesquite Invitational title". Mesquite News. Devin Hasson Apr 5, 2016
- "NCAA Track and Field Championships Results". Sandiego Tribune, June 11 2016.
- "SEC Track and Field Notebook - Jan. 11". South Eastern Conference website
- "UGA roundup: Georgia softball wraps up opening weekend 4-1". Online Athens, Feb 12, 2018
- "NCAA Division I All Americans For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season". U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Jun. 12, 2017 Tyler Mayforth
- "Internationals will provide ideal competition for youth meet in Sydney". Athletics NSW, 10 January 2013
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|2013||World Youth Championships||Donetsk, Ukraine||4th||Heptathlon; 5547|
|2013||Australian Youth Olympic Festival||Sydney, Australia||1st||Long Jump; 6.02m|
|2013||Australian Youth Olympic Festival||Sydney, Australia||1st||100m Hurdles; 13.89s|
|2013||Australian Youth Olympic Festival||Sydney, Australia||1st||Medley Relay|
|2013||Australian Youth Olympic Festival||Sydney, Australia||3rd||4x100m;|