As a Freshman: Indoor- Took third in the shot put at the Delaware Invitational...season-best shot put throw of 43-2.5 set at the Maryland Invitational, where she finished seventh...set season-best weight throw of 43-6.5 at the Maryland Invitational...finished fifth in the weight throw at the Delaware Invitational...Outdoor- Set team-best javelin throw of 104-4 at the VCU Ram Invitational...set three outdoor personal bests in the shot put, finishing with a record of 41-6.5 at the James Madison Invitational...finished third in the shot put and hammer at the Maryland Invitational...took second in the discus at the Patriot Open with a season-best distance of 128-1.5...finished second in the javelin and fourth in the discus the Maryland Invitational.

Before Maryland: Earned five varsity letters in eighth through 12th grades ... named to all-league and all-county teams in 1999 ... was named to the Empire State Team in 1999 ... earned all-county and all-state recognition for shot put and discus in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... won the Dartmouth Invitational in 2001 and 2002 ... was her high school's team captain and MVP in 2001 and 2002 ... finished second in the discus at the 2002 Class B New York state championships ... 2002 Eastern States champion in the shot put ... best prep marks are 41' in the shot put and 143-9 in the discus ... also lettered in basketball and soccer in her prep years.

Personal: Bria Rose Johnson ... born on March 6, 1984 ... daughter of Abbe and Karl Johnson ... has two siblings, Adam (15) and Karli (11) ... views Suzy Powell as her favorite athlete.

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