Hudson senior Jay Johnson recently announced that he will continue his academic and swimming careers at The Ohio State University in Columbus, according to

"I’ve always been a Buckeye at heart and I am honored to continue my academic and athletic career at The Ohio State University," Johnson said. "I want to thank all the people that have helped me to this achievement, especially my coaches and family.

"I’m excited to join this fantastic program and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Go Bucks!"

After placing sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100 freestyle as a sophomore in 2017, Johnson won the 100 free at the 2018 Division I state meet with a lifetime-best time of 44.69 seconds.

He also was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle (1:37.52) and led off the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay. Johnson was part of the third-place 400 freestyle relay team as well.

Johnson also competes for the Hudson Explorers Aquatics Team. He swam the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle races, along with the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly at the Summer Junior Nationals.

Johnson had personal-best times in the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly at Junior Nationals.