Inducted 2020

Anne Johnston has been involved in the sport of Athletics for more than 20 years. In 1996 she was selected to the Provincial 17 & under Track and Field team and has been making a name for herself ever since. In 1996 and 1997 she was ranked #1 in the province in the 800m and 1500m. She set a Provincial 1500m record in the Juvenile division in 1997 leading to her selection to the Canada Summer games team in 1997 and again in 2001. In 1998 she became a member and team captain of the Memorial University cross country running team where she competed until 2001. Anne won multiple titles in this period including the Jubilee Cup for outstanding performance in cross country running (2001), Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s cross-country running 2nd team all Canadian (1999 & 2000), and CIS 1st Team all Canadian in 2001. All her accomplishments made her Memorial’s top female runner from 1998- 2001 leading to her induction into Memorial University Athletic Honors Society in 2002. Anne was then selected to Team Canada helping them win 7th place at the FISU World University cross country championships in Spain and running in Beijing, China as a member of Team Canada’s Ekiden running team. In 2003, Anne was a member of Queen University’s Cross-Country Female team winning the OUA Championship and came second overall in the CIS cross country Championship. She would once again become 1st team All Canadian at the CIS Women’s event in 2003 and was a bronze medalist in the CIS indoor track and field women’s 3000m in 2004. Anne Johnston is ranked as one of the top female athletes in the province winning multiple Provincial events including the NLAA’s 5km championship and Half Marathon in 2002, Timex 5km champion in 2004 and she has won the most coveted trophy in road running, the Tely 10 in 2003, 2004, and 2015. Anne has continued to compete at the provincial, national and international level since 2015 and remains as one of the top female runners on the provincial and national racing scene winning several of the local races between 2015-2019. In May 2018 she ran her first marathon in Toronto and finished 2nd female overall. This qualified her to run in the Boston Marathon in April 2019 where she ran a time of 2:42:03 and finished as the second Canadian Female and the 37th female overall in the international field. In 2019 she won the Tely 10 and broke the female record in a time of 54:25. (Over 1 minute faster than the previous record). The fall of 2019 she ran the Toronto half marathon placing second overall and in January 2020 ran the Houston Marathon finishing in the top 15 out of an international field and was the 2nd Canadian in a time of 2:36:46.