David Johnson

To most people, David is the Director of the Penn Relays. But for those deeply embedded in the sport of track and field, he is one of the leading sources of information and history. In fact, much of the historical data here at HepsTrack.com has, in some way, involved him. His physical library of track data is extensive and his mental library is legendary. David has also been a long-time fan of Heps and has served as the public-address announcer at a number of Heps Championship. Once a writer for Track & Field News, he has wrote the most extensive piece ever produced regarding John Baxter Taylor, the University of Pennsylvania graduate who was the first African-American to win an Olympic gold medal. That piece was responsible for the men’s Outdoor Heps trophy being named for Taylor. David is a proud graduate of Swarthmore College and once ran the Boston Marathon.