Johnston had an excellent 2017 XC season, as he recorded 6 race wins and established a new PR at the Midwest Meet of Champions with his time of 15:21.32. Johnston finished 2nd at the DII OHSAA Ohio State Championship and he's currently ranked 12th in the state.
On the track, Johnston competes in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m events where he holds impressive PR's of 1:58.61, 4:16.08 and 9:45.88 (all during outdoor competition). His experiences at the 2016 and 2017 OATCCC Indoor State Championship and OHSAA State Track and Field Championship should pay dividends as he transitions to the NCAA level.
MileSplit Ohio reached Ryan to gather his thoughts on this upcoming opportunity:
"Being able to run in the ACC is a true blessing for me. I have always wanted to be a collegiate athlete and Louisville has so much to offer me as both an athlete and a student. I am more than excited to be a part of such a great program, with great athletes and coaches."