COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State track and field’s 400-meter specialist, Tyler Johnson was invited to the 2019 Forbes Under 30 summit in Detroit, Mich. this past week and honored as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar.
The summit hosted nearly 10,000 of the world’s most successful young and diverse entrepreneurs with the intent to bring together the best minds across industries, venture capitalism, public policy and more to learn, network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas.
“It was such an honor to be recognized as a Forbes under 30 Scholar and attending the summit in Detroit.” Johnson said. “Being around so many great young minds was truly inspiring. It was a true blessing to be a part of such a special event and I appreciate my hard work being recognized.”
Johnson is a Dayton, Ohio native and a sports industry major. The junior quickly became a top runner for the Buckeyes during his first year at Ohio State as he placed fifth in the 400-meter run at his first indoor Big Ten championships. He was a member of the 4×400-meter relay team that took home the silver at both the indoor and outdoor conference meets.
During the outdoor season, Johnson swept the 36th annual Jesse Owens Classic in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 4×100-meter relay. He was honored first-team All-Big Ten during the outdoor championships with a third place showing in the 400-meter dash.
In postseason, Johnson qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 400-meter dash and 4×400-meter relay and ran a personal best in the 400-meter to take 12th and the relay team 11th.