BHS Class of 1998
Varsity letterman — 8 Times
Cross Country, Swimming, Track & Field
Old Colony League All-Star, Cross Country, 4 Times
EMass State Individual Champion, Cross Country, 1996
Three-time OCL Individual Champion
Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, 4 Times
Boston Globe All-Scholastic, 1995
Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 1995
Two-time captain, cross country - BHS Scholar Athlete Award
Set Six School Records as Sophomore
State Coaches Meet Champion, 1995
41-4 Team Record During her Four years in Cross Country
Inducted Into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Nov, 24, 2007
Her feats, no pun intended, were almost immediately legendary. Shattering the decade-old BHS school girls cross country record as a freshman and winning her first-ever race as a varsity cross country runner, Jessica Johnston immediately set the tone for the next four autumns prior to her graduation in 1998.
At Middlebury College, Johnston became a three-time All-American, captain and was member of two Div. III National Champions. She also earned three Most Valuable Player Awards, but none of this before leading BHS to a 41-4 mark and two OCL titles over four seasons on the Red Raider pathways.
Her sophomore year, Johnston was crowned the state Division 1 individual champion. Three times she was crowned an OCL individual champion and her awards are countless. In the midst of it all, Johnston played a key role in leading BHS to its first-ever OCL championship title in varsity swimming and she garnered two varsity letters in spring track and field. In essence, Johnston put Barnstable girls running on the map. Permanently.
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