Boilermakers set to compete among the nation's best at LCM meet in San Antonio
Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
Boilermakers get strong times from Dias in the 100 breast & the 200 medley relay team.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Eight of Purdue's 10 qualifiers are set to compete at NCAAs for at least the second time.
Season opening action for Purdue men and women
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
More photos from home opening meet
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Nathan Adrian
Favorite Playoff Format: NBA Finals
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Tom Hanks
In His MP3 Player: Silverstein
Last Concert He Attended: Warped Tour 2014
Last Book He Read: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Author: Alexandre Dumas
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Tom Hanks, Twila Ilgenfritz & Michael Bay
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Chicago-style deep dish pizza
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing:Basketball/ Soccer
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 Big Tens
Furry Friend: Charlie, Lab
2014-15: NCAA Championships Qualifier (200 Medley Relay)... Johnston competed primarily in the freestyle sprints... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row with the 200 medley relay, swimming the anchor leg at the national championship meet... accounted for Purdue's season-best time in the 50 free (19.98) at the Big Ten Championships, moving into ninth place in program history... also posted personal season-best times in the 100 free (45.49) and 100 fly (50.27) at Big Tens... finished tied for sixth in the B final of the 50 free at Big Tens to account for 2.5 team points... also swam the anchor leg on the 200 free relay at Big Tens that accounted for the fifth-fastest time in program history... 200 medley finished 22nd in the prelims at NCAAs... won the 50 free and anchored both the 200 free and 200 medley relay teams to victory in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... won his heat of the 50 fly in the dual meet with Michigan State.
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... Johnston competed primarily in the freestyle sprints... season-best times in the 50 (20.00, 3rd) and 100 free (45.27, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... moved into ninth place in program history in the 50 free... part of the 200 free relay team at the Big Ten Championships that posted the fourth-fastest time at Purdue and qualified for the NCAA Championships... qualified for the B final of the 50 free at Big Tens to account for one team point... contributed to five relay winners throughout the season, highlighted by 200 free relay victories against No. 1-ranked Michigan, Notre Dame and the Big Ten Triple Duals... also had strong times in the 50 (20.50) and 100 free (45.68) at the Minnesota Grand Prix... won heat 1 of the 50 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals... won heat 6 of the 50 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... raced in the 100 fly at Big Tens (50.97) and the Minnesota Grand Prix... competed in the 200 IM in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... co-authored a blog with Collin Baker during Purdue's winter training trip in Hawaii.
2012-13: Johnston competed primarily in the freestyle sprints... posted his season-best time in the 50 free (20.56), which ranked fifth on the team in 2012-13, while winning the event at the Michigan First Chance meet... was also Purdue's top performer in the 100 free and 100 fly at the Michigan First Chance, finishing as the runner-up in the 100 fly with a time of 51.94... also competed in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational... strong showings in the 50 (20.82) and 100 (46.30) in the dual meet against Indiana foreshadowed his season-ending success at Michigan.
Before Purdue: Three-time team MVP for coaches Ryan Harrington and Nick Castillo at Highland High School... Indiana state champion the in the 50 free as a senior... also a sectional champion in the 50 and 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays... Most Distinguished Athlete award winner as a senior at HHS... also played soccer as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Adam Phillips Johnston... born in Munster, Ind.... parents are Don and Nancy Johnston... family also includes older brother Eric, who also attends Purdue... mom, Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia are all Purdue alumni... majoring in selling and sales management.