Dominic Johnson

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For the politics and international relations academic, see Dominic D. P. Johnson.

Dominic Laurence Johnson (born October 31, 1975) is a retired St Lucian athlete competing in the pole vault. Early in his career he competed in the decathlon.

His personal best result is 5.70 metres, achieved in 2000. This is the current St Lucian record. He also holds the St Lucian records in decathlon, 110 metres hurdles, 4 x 100 metres relay and 4 x 400 metres relay. In 1998, Dominic established his national indoor record of 5.55 m in Flagstaff, Arizona.[1] A graduate of University of Arizona, he has been described by then-coach Dave Murray as "the best all around athlete we've ever had at the university." [2] Dominic, a past Sportsman of the Year recipient in St Lucia, won a silver medal for St Lucia at the 2008 CAC Championships in Cali, Colombia. In collaboration with journalist Terry Finisterre, Dominic also set up a College Athletic Scholarship Program which benefitted more than 30 St. Lucian athletes, one of who went on to become a 2004 Olympian.


  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology, 1998
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Three time All-American in Track and Field
  • Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award Recipient, multiple times
  • Three Time NCAA All-American in Pole Vault and Decathlon
  • The Student Athlete Advisory Board for the University of Arizona
  • Men’s Track and Field Team Captain

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Saint Lucia
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 25th (h) 4 × 400 m 3:10.51 (NR)
Pole vault NM
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 8th Decathlon 7587 pts
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Pole vault 5.61 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 8th 4 × 100 m 40.56 s
World Championships Seville, Spain 18th (q) Pole vault 5.55 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 26th (q) Pole vault 5.40 m
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Pole vault 5.20 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 15th (q) Pole vault 5.60 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd Pole vault 5.60 m
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Pole vault 5.41 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Pole vault 5.40 m
World Championships Paris, France 25th (q) Pole vault 5.35 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 5th Pole vault 5.35 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Pole vault 5.20 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th Pole vault 4.90 m
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd Pole vault 5.30 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 30th (q) Pole vault 5.30 m