Johnson-Wabash Teacher is a 2022 State Games Champion
Patrick Johnson, math teacher at Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center, is a 2022 State Games of America track and field champion!
This summer, in Ames, Iowa, at the State Games of America, Johnson placed 1st in the 4 x 100-meter relay, 1st in the 3,000-meter run, and 1st in the 400-meter hurdles. He also placed 2nd in the 400 meters, 2nd in the 1500-meter run, and 2nd in the 110-meter high hurdles.
In 2019, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Johnson left the State Games of America with 4 Gold Medals (1st Place 110-meter hurdles, 1st Place 400-meter hurdles, 1st Place 3,000-meter run, and 1st Place in the 5,000 meters) and 1 Silver Medal (in the 800-meter run). This now makes Johnson a 7-Time State Games of America Champion, and an 11-Time State Games of America All-American!
Johnson qualified for the 2022 State Games of America track and field competition by winning six Gold Medals (1st Place in the: 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400 meters, 800 meters, 110 meter high hurdles, and the 400-meter hurdles) at the Show-Me State Games, at the University of Missouri-Columbia, in 2021.
Placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in the Final at the Show-Me State Games, or at any state’s Commonwealth Games, is how to qualify for the State Games of America. The Top 3 Finalists from each state’s Commonwealth Games compete against each other at the State Games of America. Patrick Johnson is now a 15-Time Show-Me State Games track and field Champion. His participation and performances at the Show-Me State Games is how he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Congratulations Mr. Johnson - we are #fergflorproud!