Ryan Johnston
Ryan Johnston
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Blanc, Mich.
High School: Grand Blanc

Competed in two dual meets and two invitational events on season … Finished ninth at Magnus Cup in 100 back in new career best of 51.79 seconds … Also finished among top 10 at Magnus Cup in 50 back (24.69) and 200 back (1:51.34) … Set new career best in 50 free (22.65) at Akron Zips Classic (10/12) … Swam in five traditional individual events on season—the 50 free, the 500 free, 100 and 200 back and 200 IM … Had fifth-fastest time on team in 100 back and third-fastest in 200 back. 

Was the exhibition swimmer at the Horizon League Championships for CSU … Competed in the 200 IM (1:55.44), the 100 back (52.04 seconds) and the 200 back (1:53.19) as the exhibition competitor … Swam in seven traditional events on the season, including swimming 50 free and 100 butterfly for the first time as a collegian … Had top-15 finishes in both backstroke events at Magnus Cup. 

Scored in two individual events at League Championships in debut season … Placed 12th in 200 back (1:50.70) and 13th in 400 IM (4:05.73) … Set career bests during season in 500 freestyle (4:43.24) and 200 butterfly (1:58.08) … Also competed in 500 free at League meet … Swam in seven traditional events in his rookie season … Was among the top five in the on the team in both backstroke events. 

Achieved all-state status in his senior year at Grand Blanc … Was an eight-time Kensington Lakes Athletic Association individual champion … Helped the Bobcats to the first two team conference championships in school history … Was among the top eight in 2016 Michigan state championships in both 100 backstroke (51.86 seconds) and 200 IM (1:54.86) … Qualified for state championships in each of his four years … Was named the 2016 Flint Journal Swimmer of the Year … Captained Grand Blanc in his senior season … Competed with the Flint Falcons on the club circuit … Finished in sixth place in 200 backstroke at the 2016 LCM YMCA Nationals in 2:08.84. 

Son of Mark and Amy Johnston … Born April 14, 1998 … Pre-nursing major.