Dezirae Johnson breaks 400m record

Dezirae Johnson ran the fastest 400 meter run ever for a Redwood Empire athlete placing 2nd at the Mountain West conference indoor Championships yesterday (2/27/16) in 54.01.
That time eclipsed the 23 year old record held by former Santa Rosa high runner Wendi Simmons from 1993.
Kyra Johnson was just one place back in 3rd finishing in 54.32.
The sisters joined Fresno State teammates to win the 4x400m relay in 3:38.05 at the meet. The mark broke an 18-year-old school record.
Complete Results

54.01i Dezirae Johnson, Fresno State (Piner ’12) Mountain West Indoor Championships 2/27/16
54.04+ Wendi Simmons, Nike Coast (Santa Rosa HS ’87) at Los Angeles 1993
54.24 Kirsten Carter, Santa Rosa HS 5/30/15 NCS MOC
54.32i Kyra Johnson, Fresno State (Piner ’12) Mountain West Indoor Championships 2/27/16
55.12 Rose Criss, Analy 5/31/97
55.34 Theresa Philopena, SRJC 1979
56.53 Jackie Chalmers, Montgomery 5/25/13 NCS MOC
56.72 Elizabeth Kain, SSU 2006
56.73 Jenna Lowder, Maria Carrillo at State trials 6/2/06
57.10 Darci Whyte, Santa Rosa HS 5/25/12 NCS MOC
57.38 Ashley Perlman, Analy 5/29/04 NCS