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Adam Johnston
Adam Johnston

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Highland, Ind.

High School:
Highland

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
02/19/1994



10/18/2014

Purdue Men & Women Impress on Season-Opening Night

Women win all 16 events vs. Miami, Gold emerges victorious in men's intrasquad.

04/22/2014

Season Recap: Boilers Post 9 New Records, Send 10 to NCAAs

Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.

03/29/2014

Rogers & Bissett Earn 3-Meter All-America Honors

Purdue to enter final day of action at NCAAs in 24th place among 41 scoring teams.

03/25/2014

Ten Boilermakers to Represent Purdue Men at NCAAs in Austin

Purdue to have entries in as many as 12 events; four diving qualifiers are most at the meet.

03/12/2014

Six Swimmers to Represent Purdue Men at NCAAs

Dias ranks among Top 10 nationally in breaststroke events.

02/24/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

01/24/2013

Purdue Invitational Two-Day Gallery

More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Lizzy Lyon
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Tom Hanks
In His MP3 Player: A Day to Remember
Last Concert He Attended: Warped Tour 2014
Last Book He Read: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite Actor & Actress: Tom Hanks & Twila Ilgenfritz
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: Soccer
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 Big Tens

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.