Andrew Johnston

Andrew  Johnston


Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty




75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000

NCAA Participant | Cross Country
All-Mountain West Selection | Cross Country

Personal-Best Times
5000m: 14:22.70 | 3000m: 8:22.72a

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the 5000-meter run during three meets...posted a season-best time of 14:36.14 at the Mt. SAC Relays...ran the 1500-meter run once, finishing third (3:51.82, adjusted for altitude) in debut...did not compete during the indoor season...academic all-conference selection.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Clocked a Freshman Class Record in the 5000-meter run during only outdoor appearance of the season...posted a time of 14:22.70 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...competed in that distance once during the indoor season...posted a time of 14:46.86 to finish second at the Tyson Invitational...ran the 3000-meter run in three meets...clocked a personal-best time of 8:22.72 (adjusted for altitude) to finish fourth at the Air Force Invitational...academic all-conference selection.

MAJOR CROSS COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Earned all-conference and all-region honors as a junior...also represented Air Force at the NCAA Championships that year...finished sixth at the 2016 Mountain West Championships to claim first-team all-MW status...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Notre Dame Invitational (17th of 202), Pre-National Invitational (33rd of 264) and NCAA Mountain Regional (14th of 113).

HIGH SCHOOL: Olentangy Liberty High School...two-time All-Ohio selection in cross country...also earned four all-state honors in track and field...named New Balance Nationals All-American in the 4xmile...earned academic all-state honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.

PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew David Johnston...goes by Andy...son of Andy and Ann Johnston...both parents were born and raised in Scotland and came to the U.S. after they were married...has three siblings, Callum, Duncan and Mhairi...Callum is currently in nursing school, while Duncan and Mars both attend The Ohio State University...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot, before eventually opening a candy company named after his sister, Mars...currently serving as an Element Leader...named to the Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s List...member of the “500 Club” for recording a perfect score on the AFT...received Jump Wings in the summer of 2015...hobbies include giving relationship advice, conducting absurd science experiments that result in the perfect cup of coffee, wearing trucker hats, eating granola and philosophizing...would like to give a shout out to “my family and friends who are cool”...served as cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also completed Operation Air Force at Peterson AFB, Colo., under the supervision of 2Lt Riley Coates, and met soulmate while on leave in Columbus, Ohio...member of Cadet Squadron 12.

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