Drake Johnston
Drake  Johnston

Santa Monica, Calif.

High School:
Palisades Charter

Cross Country/Distance



On Johnston: Talented distance runner who should make steady progress ... Will be lookign to develop into someone who can help the team during meets ... Redshirted last season and has all four years of eligibility remaining.

2015 Indoor: Recorded personal best times in the Mile and the 3000 meters ... His top time in the Mile of 4:25.91 came in an eighth place finish at the McElligott Invitational ... Came in third at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 4:29.46 ... Registered a time of 4:27.93 at the Metro Team Challenge ... Established a personal best time of 8:49.83 in the 3000 meters at the Gotham Cup.

2014 Cross Country: Established personal best times at three distances ... Competed at the season-opening Big Five Invitational and had a time of 19:41.1 over 6000 meters to place 27th overall ... Registered at ime of 20:44.4 in the four-mile Main Line Invitational and came in 43rd in that meet ... Ran his first collegiate 8000 meters race at the Paul Short Run and produced a time of 25:50 in a 197th place finish ... Also came in fifth at the Haverford Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Competed as an unattached runner at the Danny Curran Invitational and placed 23rd in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:11.13.

2014 Indoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2013 Cross Country: Competed at three meets as an unattached runner ... Opened the season with a time of 20:17.79 over 6,000 meters at the Friend Big Five Invitational ... Placed 55th in that meet ... Ran twice on the four-mile course at Haverford, coming in 58th at the Main Line Invitational (21:08.30) and 27th at the Haverford Invitational (21:30.90).

Palisades Charter High School: Came in 33rd at the CIF Division I state cross country championships and posted a personal best time (5K) of 15:44 at the state meet ... Reached the CIF state track & field championships in the 3200 meters after posting a third place finish at the Los Angeles city sectional finals ... Was a team MVP and during his career earned Rookie of the Year and Most Improved honors ... Named to the Dean's Honor Roll for his academic success.

Personal: Born 3/27/95 ... Only child of Howard and Lori Johnston ... Majoring in Environmental Science.


1500 Meters                    4:01.89                 2015 Larry Ellis Invitational
Mile                           4:25.91                 2015 McElligott Invitational
3000 Meters                    8:49.83                 2015 Gotham Cup
3000 Meter Steeplechase 9:33.68 2015 BIG EAST Championships


8000 Meters                    25:50                   2014 Paul Short Run


BIG EAST All-Academic Team                             2013-14

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