Andrew Johnston
Andrew  Johnston


Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty


FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...was the team’s top finisher at the Woody Greeno Invitational...placed fourth at that meet with a debut time of 26:18.40...clocked a career-best 8K time of 24:26.90 to finish 24th at the Mountain West Championships...also ran that distance at the Pre-National Invitational (26:01.30, 183rd)...clocked a five-mile time of 24:43.00 at the Notre Dame Invitational (121st)...finished 72nd at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships following a 10K time of 32:11.55...academic all-conference selection.

MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Set a Freshman Class Record in the 5000-meter run during the 2015 outdoor season...clocked a time of 14:22.70 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival to shatter the previous 23-year-old record by 11 seconds.

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...Duncan played soccer at Ohio Dominican and Mhairi is a freshman runner at Capital University...currently undecided on a major...future plans include becoming a pilot, before eventually opening a donut and coffee shop named after his brother...currently serving as squadron’s B-3 Element NCO...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 dog walking, dog watching and playing fetch...would like to add that “I love my family: Mom and Dad, Mars, Callum, Duncan, and of course my dog, Harlow”...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and the Jump program over the summer...also traveled home on leave, playing with Harlow every day and making at least three trips to the park per week...member of Cadet Squadron 06.

COACH COLE ON ANDREW: “Coming off of one of the best freshman years of a distance runner ever at the Academy, Andy is extremely motivated to push our team to higher levels of achievement. While he is talented and works hard, Andy’s best attributes are his enthusiasm to come to practice every day and his enjoyment of the improvement process.

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