Ryan duston


Ryan Duston is a member of the class of 1995. Ryan is honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments in Cross Country and Track as well as his dedication to serving others. Ryan ran varsity Cross Country and Track all four years of high school, and was the only member of his class to letter eight times. During his running career at St. Bonaventure Ryan set many school cross country course records; some that still stand today. As a sophomore Ryan was the Tri Valley League’s Honorable Mention runner. Ryan made it to the CIF track finals in the mile his junior year and the two mile his senior year. These times helped the team finish as runners-up in the CIF championship. During senior year Ryan broke the mile record (that hadn’t been broken for many years), his time: 4:32. Ryan won league in the mile his senior year. Ryan was Captain of the Cross Country and Track team his junior and senior years. Ryan made CIF in the mile his junior year and All CIF in the two mile his senior year. He was St. Bonaventure’s athlete of the month for September and October in 1994, which led to him being named All Fall Athlete and then Athlete of the Year. Ryan was all league in cross country and track his senior year. Ryan was the first St. Bonaventure Runner to win league in Cross Country. Ryan was Tri Valley Leagues Athlete of the Year for Cross Country and Track his senior year. In addition to all Ryan’s accomplishments on the trails and track he also made time to volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Thrift Shop recording hundreds of volunteer hours over two years.
After graduating from St. Bonaventure Ryan went onto California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and earned his bachelor’s degree in science with a focus in forestry. His freshman year of college Ryan was named Ventura’s Performing Volunteer Service Member of the Year. Ryan was United Way’s Community Hero for Ventura in 1996. Because of this, Ryan was given the opportunity to be an Olympic Torch Runner for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. Ryan carried the Olympic torch for a half mile through downtown San Luis Obispo.
After graduating college Ryan and his wife moved back to Ventura to pursue a career in teaching. Ryan got a teaching job at St. Bonaventure and taught there from 2000 to 2003. While teaching at St. Bonaventure Ryan also coached cross country 2001- 2003 and track 2000- 2002. Ryan earned his teaching credential and masters in education from Azusa Pacific University. Ryan is currently at Foothill Technology High School where he has been teaching since 2003. In 2004 and 2005 Ryan won an Impact II teaching award for lesson design. Ryan still lives in Ventura with his two children and wife.