Johnson To Run For The Defenders

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Johnson To Run For The Defenders

(Tuesday, April 20; Sioux Center, Iowa) Lauren Johnson, a senior at Mahtomedi High School (Minnesota), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.

“Lauren is a great addition to our team.  She is a great fit for Dordt University and will have an impact on our campus and on the women’s team. I look forward to working with her over the course of her collegiate career,” said Dordt cross country coach Nate Wolf.a

Johnson has personal bests of 6:32 in the 1600 and 14:27 in the 3200.  She has run 22:37 on a 5,000 meter cross country course and was on a conference championship team in 2019 and served as team captain in 2020.

“I love the Christian community at Dordt and I also like Dordt has Actuarial Science because it is a major many colleges do not offer,” said Johnson.

Lauren is the daughter of Tim and Kari Johnson of Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She plans to study Actuarial Science and Mathematics.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.