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Winter Park's Gregory Skage Sets Pole Vault Bar High, Clears PR & FL A-T #3 16'9.25 Todd Grasley Feb 20, 2017

There's something about pole vaulting on your home turf, familiarity with the runway and your surroundings. Just ask Winter Park senior and Air Force signee Gregory Skage. Last year, at the Bob Mosher Wildcat Open he opened up his season with a new personal best of 15'9. At the 2017 edition of the meet, Skage's second meet of the season, he upped his previous best by ONE FOOT, clearing 16'9. 

Air Force Cross Country to Hold Open Tryouts Aug 4, 2015

The Air Force cross country team and head coach Ryan Cole will hold two open tryout sessions later this month. The tryouts, which are open to any cadet at the Air Force Academy, will be held on Friday (Aug. 21) and Sunday (Aug. 23).

Rebecca Esselstein Named MW Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jul 28, 2015

Rebecca Esselstein, a 2015 graduate of the Air Force Academy, earned another postseason academic honor this afternoon (July 28), as the Mountain West named her its Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season. She is the first member of the track/field and cross country teams to earn this award.

Rebecca Esselstein Named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year Jun 25, 2015

Air Force senior Rebecca Esselstein was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division I Women’s Track/Field and Cross Country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today (June 25). Esselstein, a 2015 Academy graduate and Rhodes Scholar, is the first Air Force athlete to ever receive this prestigious honor.

Cross Country Places 12 on Academic All-Conference List Feb 26, 2015

Twelve members of the Air Force cross country team Academic All-Mountain West honors, the league office recently announced. Represented by eight men and four women, the cross country squad collected the most honors of any sport at the Academy during the 2014 fall season.

Rebecca Esselstein Named Rhodes Scholar Nov 24, 2014

Air Force senior distance runner Rebecca Esselstein was named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015, the prestigious Rhodes Trust announced over the weekend. Esselstein, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is the Academy's 38th recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and the 12th cadet-athlete to earn the honor.

Riley Coates Finishes 77th at NCAA Championships Nov 22, 2014

Air Force senior Riley Coates capped off an impressive 2014 cross country season this afternoon (Nov. 22) by finishing within the top third of the field at the 2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Competing against 250 of the nation's top distance runners, Coates placed 77th with a 10K time of 31:20.3.

South Dakota @ NCAA's: Riley Coates Q&A MileSplit South Dakota Staff Nov 20, 2014

MileSplit South Dakota Q&A with former Rapid City Stevens distance runner and current Air Force Falcon standout, Riley Coates. Coates individually qualified for the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships by clocking a 30:30.93 to grab the fourth automatic individual qualifying spot at the Mountain Regional Cross Country Championships last Friday. A senior, this will be Coates’ second appearance at the NCAA National Meet. 

Air Force's Riley Coates Set for NCAA Championships Nov 20, 2014

The 2014 cross country season comes to a close this weekend, as senior Riley Coates travels to Terre Haute, Ind., for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. Coates, who earned an individual bid to the national meet after a strong performance at last week's regional, will run in the 10K final on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Riley Coates Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Nov 17, 2014

Senior Riley Coates was named the Air Force Athlete of the Week on Monday morning (Nov. 17) after earning all-region honors at the NCAA Mountain Regional Cross Country Championships last Friday and qualifying to this week's NCAA National Championships.

Riley Coates Qualifies to NCAA Championships Nov 15, 2014

Air Force senior Riley Coates earned a spot in the 2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, the national selection committee announced this afternoon (Nov. 15). Coates earned an individual berth to the national meet following a strong performance at the Mountain Regional Championships.

Riley Coates Paces Falcons at NCAA Regional Championships Nov 14, 2014

Senior Riley Coates earned all-region honors, as the Air Force cross country team wrapped up competition at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Nov. 14. With a 19th-place finish in the 106-runner event, Coates paced the No. 29 men to a ninth-place finish in the overall standings.

Air Force Heads to New Mexico for NCAA Regional Championships Nov 12, 2014

The Air Force cross country team, which includes the 29th-ranked men's squad, returns to action this week, when it travels to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2014 NCAA Mountain Regional Cross Country Championships on Friday, Nov. 14. The meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico, is slated to begin at noon, with the women's 6K race.

Patrick Corona Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Nov 3, 2014

Junior Patrick Corona was named the Air Force co-Athlete of the Week on Monday morning (Nov. 3) after finishing second at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships last Friday (Oct. 31) and leading the men to a runner-up finish in the team standings.

Patrick Corona, Air Force Men Finish Second at MW Championships Oct 31, 2014

Highlighted by a runner-up finish from junior Patrick Corona, the Air Force men's cross country team finished second at the Mountain West Championships on Friday, Oct. 31. Corona was one of three all-conference first-team runners for the Falcons' distance team, as senior Riley Coates and junior Hannah Everson placed seventh in their respective races.

Falcons Head to Mountain West Championships Oct 29, 2014

The Air Force cross country team opens the championship season this Friday (Oct. 31), when it returns to Fresno, Calif., for the 2014 Mountain West Cross Country Championships. The meet, which will take place throughout Woodward Park, is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. (PT), with the women's 6K championship race.

Riley Coates, Lindy Long Pace Falcons at Pre-Nationals Oct 18, 2014

Senior Riley Coates and sophomore Lindy Long paced the Air Force cross country team to top-20 finishes at the prestigious Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 18. The men placed 18th out of 46 teams in the Blue Race, while the women took 17th in the 33-team White Race.

Air Force Returns to Action at Pre-Nationals Invitational Oct 16, 2014

The Air Force cross country team returns to action this weekend, as it travels to the prestigious Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 18. Action gets underway for the Falcons at 11:35 a.m. (CT), when the men head out for an 8K race on LaVern Gibson Championship Course.

Air Force Wraps Up Action at Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct 4, 2014

Members of the Air Force men's cross country team wrapped up competition at the 29th-annual Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo., this morning (Oct. 4). Freshman Forrest Isenhour paced a young Falcon squad to a second-place finish in the Division I team standings.

Riley Coates Paces Men to Top-12 Finish at Notre Dame Oct 3, 2014

Highlighted by a 36th-place finish from senior Riley Coates, the Air Force cross country team wrapped up competition at the Notre Dame Invitational this afternoon (Oct. 3) in South Bend. Coates paced the men's team to a 12th-place finish in the team standings of a Blue Division race that featured 10 top-30 teams.

Falcons Split for Weekend Competitions Oct 1, 2014

After a week off from competition, the Air Force cross country team returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets. Part of the team will travel to South Bend, Ind., on Friday, Oct. 3, for the Notre Dame Invitational, while the rest of the squad heads to Boulder, Colo., for the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Pursue your dreams Sep 22, 2014

By 1st Lt. Katherine Ward 608th Air Operations Center (via U.S. Air Force Live)

Hannah Everson Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Sep 22, 2014

Junior Hannah Everson was named the Air Force co-Athlete of the Week on Monday morning (Sept. 22), after pacing the women's cross country team to a second-place at the Woody Greeno Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20. It is the third such award of Everson's career.

Hannah Everson, Andrew Johnston Pace Falcons at Nebraska Sep 20, 2014

Backed by top-five finishes from junior Hannah Everson and freshman Andrew Johnston, the Air Force cross country team turned in strong performances at the Woody Greeno Invitational. The women finished second and the men placed third in their respective eight-team University Division events at Pioneers Park.

Air Force Returns to Action at Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 18, 2014

The Air Force cross country team returns to action on Saturday (Sept. 20), when it travels to Lincoln, Neb., for the 25th-annual Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. The women kick off the day at Pioneers Park with a 6K race (10:00 a.m.), while the men's 8K race follows.

Men Win Fresno State Invitational, Women Take Second Sep 5, 2014

With all five scoring runners finishing in the top eight, the Air Force men's cross country team easily won the Fresno State Invitational this morning (Sept. 5), as they opened the 2014 season at Woodward Park in Fresno. The women claimed a second-place finish after placing five within the top 12.

Air Force Opens Season at Fresno State Invitational Sep 3, 2014

The Air Force cross country team kicks off a new era this Friday (Sept. 5), as first-year head coach Ryan Cole takes the Falcons to Fresno, Calif., for the season-opening Fresno State Invitational at Woodward Park. The meet is slated to begin at 8:00 a.m. (PST).

Men Receive Votes in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll Aug 27, 2014

The Air Force men's cross country received votes in the 2014 preseason coaches' poll, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association recently announced. It is the second straight season that the Falcons have been mentioned in the preseason national poll.

Men Third, Women Sixth in MW Preseason Poll Aug 21, 2014

The Air Force men's cross country team was picked to finish third in the Mountain West, the league office announced this afternoon (Aug. 21) with the release of the annual preseason coaches' poll. While the men tied for third in the eight-team standings, the women were picked to sixth out of 11 teams.

Cross Country Announces 2014 Schedule Aug 21, 2014

Backed by eight competitions, the Air Force cross country team announced its schedule for the upcoming 2014 season this afternoon. Under the direction of first-year head coach Ryan Cole, the Falcons will compete in five regular season meets, as they prepare for the conference, regional and national championships.

Ryan Cole Named Head Cross Country Coach Aug 14, 2014

Ryan Cole was named the head coach of the Air Force cross country program, the Academy's athletic department announced today. In addition to his head coaching duties with the cross country team, Cole will also serve as the distance coach during the track and field season.

Juli Benson to Retire from Collegiate Coaching Jun 25, 2014

Air Force cross country head coach Juli Benson has announced her retirement from collegiate coaching, due to family reasons. Benson, who also oversaw the middle distance and distance runners as an assistant coach with the Falcons' track and field team, has been instrumental in the squad's success over the last six seasons.

Women Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Feb 14, 2014

The Air Force women's cross country team was honored with Division I All-Academic Team status for the 2013 season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today (Feb. 14).

5 Minutes with Zach Perkins Kevin Selby Feb 13, 2014

In the fall of 2008, as they began their junior year at Alameda High School in California, Zach Perkins and his twin brother, Charlie, were both 5-foot-6, 140 pounds. 

Air Force Places 15 on Academic All-Conference List Jan 30, 2014

Fifteen members of the Air Force cross country team earned Academic All-Mountain West honors, the league office announced this afternoon (Jan. 30). Represented by nine men and six women, the cross country squad collected the most honors of any sport at the Academy during the 2013 fall season.

Isaiah Bragg Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Nov 25, 2013

Senior Isaiah Bragg was named the Air Force Athlete of the Week on Monday, Nov. 25, after recording the Academy's best finish at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in the last decade.

Isaiah Bragg Paces Falcons to Top-20 Finish at NCAA Championships Nov 23, 2013

With the Academy's best individual finish in the last decade, senior Isaiah Bragg paced the 24th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team to a 20th-place team finish at the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Air Force Heads to NCAA Cross Country Championships (Riley Coates) Nov 22, 2013

The 24th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team returns to the national stage this Saturday (Nov. 23), when it travels to Terre Haute, Ind., for the 2013 NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships. The Falcons, making their first appearance as a team at the national meet since 2004, will compete in the 10K final at noon (ET). (via www.goairforcefalcons.com)

Air Force Heads to NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov 20, 2013

The 24th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team returns to the national stage this Saturday (Nov. 23), when it travels to Terre Haute, Ind., for the 2013 NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships. The Falcons, making their first appearance as a team at the national meet since 2004, will compete in the 10K final at noon (ET).

Air Force Trio Honored with USTFCCCA All-Region Status Nov 18, 2013

Three members of the Air Force cross country team were recognized with All-Region distinction, the USTFCCCA announced today (Nov. 18). Senior Isaiah Bragg and sophomore Patrick Corona earned all-region status on the men's side, while sophomore Hannah Everson received the honor on the women's side.

Men's Cross Country Ranked 24th in Latest National Poll Nov 18, 2013

Following a strong regional finish, the Air Force men's cross country team moved up five places to 24th in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Coaches' Poll that was released this afternoon (Nov. 18).

Hannah Everson Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Nov 18, 2013

Sophomore Hannah Everson was named the Air Force Athlete of the Week on Monday, Nov. 18, after finishing 20th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships last Friday and pacing the women's cross country team to the best regional team finish in program history.

Coates; Air Force Falcons Earn Trip to NCAA's Nov 16, 2013

The 29th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, the national selection committee announced this afternoon. It will be the Falcons' first team appearance at the national meet since the 2004 season. (via www.goairforcefalcons.com)

Men Earn At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships Nov 16, 2013

The 29th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, the national selection committee announced this afternoon. It will be the Falcons' first team appearance at the national meet since the 2004 season.

Men and Women Take Fifth at NCAA Mountain Regional Nov 15, 2013

The Air Force men's and women's cross country teams earned respective fifth-place finishes at the 2013 NCAA Mountain Region Championships in Riverdale, Utah, on Friday, Nov. 15. The men's finish is tied for the program's best since 2003, while the women's standing is the best-ever for the program at a Division I regional.

Falcons Head to Utah for NCAA Regional Championships Nov 13, 2013

The Air Force cross country team, including the 29th-ranked men's squad, returns to action this Friday (Nov. 15), when it travels to Riverdale, Utah, for the 2013 NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The meet, hosted by Weber State, is slated to begin at noon with the men's 10K race.

Men Remain Ranked in USTFCCCA Coaches' Poll Nov 5, 2013

The Air Force men's cross country team remained listed among the nation's top teams, as it tied for 29th in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Coaches' Poll that was released this morning (Nov. 5).

Isaiah Bragg Named Air Force Athlete of the Week Nov 4, 2013

Air Force senior Isaiah Bragg was named the Air Force Athlete of the Week on Monday, Nov. 4, after becoming the program's first Mountain West cross country champion at the 2013 MW Championships on Friday, Nov. 1.

Isaiah Bragg Becomes Program's First MW Champion Nov 1, 2013

Senior Isaiah Bragg won the Mountain West men's cross country title this morning (Nov. 1) during the championship race at the Academy's Eisenhower Golf Course. Bragg, who was also named the MW Student-Athlete of the Year, clocked a course-record 8K time of 24:08.39 to best the 64-member field by four seconds.

Air Force to Host MW Cross Country Championships Oct 30, 2013

The Air Force cross country team, featuring the 28th-ranked men's squad, opens the championship season this Friday (Nov. 1), when it hosts the 2013 Mountain West Cross Country Championships at the Academy's Eisenhower Golf Club. The meet, which will be held on the club's Blue Course, is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m., with the men's 8K championship race (the women's 6K will follow at 10:45 a.m.).

Men's Team Debuts in USTFCCCA Coaches' Poll Oct 22, 2013

The Air Force men's cross country team debuted in the national rankings this week, following a strong performance at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational last Saturday. The Falcons, who finished ahead of eight teams earning national recognition, entered the USTFCCCA Division I Coaches' Poll with a #28 ranking.

Air Force Men Finish 16th at Wisconsin adidias Invitational Oct 19, 2013

Senior Isaiah Bragg picked up a 33rd-place individual finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, as the varsity members of the Air Force cross country team returned to action on Saturday (Oct. 19) in Madison. Despite being off from competition for over a month, the men bettered eight nationally-ranked programs while finishing 16th in the overall standings.

Falcons Take on Nation's Elite at adidas Invitational Oct 17, 2013

The Air Force cross country team returns to action this Saturday (Oct. 19), when it takes on some of the nation's top collegiate competition at the fifth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational. The Falcons will send 12 men and eight women to the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wis., for their final regular season race.

Falcons Add Ryan Collins to Coaching Staff Oct 16, 2013

Air Force cross country head coach Juli Benson recently announced the addition of Ryan Collins as an assistant coach on her coaching staff. In addition to his duties with the cross country team, Collins will also serve as an assistant coach for the middle distance and distance program of Ralph Lindeman's track and field team.

Air Force Wraps Up Competition at Tiger Open Oct 12, 2013

Members of the Air Force cross country team returned to action today (Saturday, Oct. 12) at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open in Victoria, Kan. Finishing 19th among the 226 runners in the men's 8K race at Sand Plum Nature Trail, sophomore Grant Caswell paced the Falcons to a sixth-place finish in the team standings.

Falcons Conclude Action at Rocky Mountain Shootout Sep 28, 2013

Freshman Ryan Graf paced the Air Force men's cross country team to a second-place finish in the Division I team standings on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Boulder, Colo. Finishing seventh among Division I runners and 49th overall, Graf led a young squad of scoring runners at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course, as just 0.22-seconds separated the Falcons' pack.

Falcons Return to Action at Rocky Mountain Shootout Sep 26, 2013

After two weekends off from competition, the Air Force cross country team returns to action this Saturday (Sept. 28), as eight men and three women head to Boulder, Colo., for the 28th-annual Rocky Mountain Shootout. The women will kick off the morning with a 5.8K race at 9 a.m., while the men will compete in an 8K race at 9:45 a.m.

Jake Hawkins and Hannah Everson Named MW Runners of the Week Sep 10, 2013

Air Force senior Jake Hawkins and sophomore Hannah Everson were named the Mountain West Men's and Women's Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (Sept. 10). It is the first weekly honor for both Hawkins and Everson, who won their respective 5K races at last week's Colorado State Open.

Duo Shares Air Force Athlete of the Week Honor Sep 10, 2013

Air Force senior Jake Hawkins and sophomore Hannah Everson shared the Air Force Athlete of the Week award this morning (Sept. 10) after winning their respective races at the Colorado State Open last Friday and leading the Falcons to team titles.

Air Force Sweeps Team Titles at Colorado State Open Sep 6, 2013

Backed by individual event titles from senior Jake Hawkins and sophomore Hannah Everson, the Air Force cross country team opened the 2013 season with a sweep of the team titles at the Colorado State Open on Friday, Sept. 6, in Fort Collins.

Falcons Open Season at Colorado State Open Sep 5, 2013

The Air Force cross country team opens the 2013 season on Friday, Sept. 6, when it travels to Fort Collins, Colo., for the annual Colorado State Open at Hughes Stadium. Competing a 5K course in the fields around the Rams' football stadium, the Falcons begin action with the women's race at 6:00 p.m. (men run at 6:30 p.m.).

Air Force Men Picked Second in MW Preseason Poll Aug 22, 2013

The Air Force men's cross country team was picked to finish second in the Mountain West, the league office announced this afternoon (Aug. 22) with the release of the annual preseason coaches' poll. While the men were slated to finish second out of eight teams, the women were picked fourth out of 11 teams.

Cross Country Announces 2013 Schedule Aug 9, 2013

Featuring the first-ever Mountain West Cross Country Championship meet held at the Academy, the Air Force cross country team announced its schedule for the upcoming 2013 season this afternoon. The Falcons will compete in four regular season competitions, as they prepare for the conference, regional and national championship meets.

Cross Country Adds 11 to Program Roster Aug 8, 2013

The first day of classes at the Academy brought the introduction of 11 runners to the Air Force cross country team. The newest class of Falcons features runners from across the country, including three state track champions.

Three Falcons Earn Academic All-America Honors Jun 27, 2013

Three Air Force runners were named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team for Track and Field and Cross Country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today (June 27). Senior Jeremy Drenckhahn received first-team distinction, while classmate Matt Bell and sophomore Rebecca Esselstein earned third-team status.

Falcons Place 11 on MW Scholar-Athlete List Jun 26, 2013

Eleven members of the Air Force cross country team were honored with Mountain West Scholar-Athlete distinction, the league office recently announced. The eight men and three women were recognized for holding a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Jeremy Drenckhahn Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Mar 18, 2013

Air Force senior runner Jeremy Drenckhahn was named a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2012-2013 fall sports, the NCAA announced today (March 18). Drenckhahn, a member of the Falcons' cross country and track teams for the past four years, is the eighth Academy cross country/track athlete to earn the prestigious honor.

Air Force Places 16 on Academic All-Conference List Jan 31, 2013

Sixteen members of the Air Force cross country team earned Academic All-Mountain West honors this afternoon (Jan. 31), the league office announced. Highlighting the Falcons' cross country representatives were five runners who earned their fourth consecutive all-academic team selection.

Falcons Conclude Competition NCAA Regional Championships Nov 9, 2012

The Air Force men's cross country team finished sixth at the 2012 NCAA Mountain Region Championships, while the women posted their best regional finish since 2005 (11th) during the annual meet on Friday, Nov. 9, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Air Force Travels to NCAA Regional Championships Nov 6, 2012

The Air Force cross country team returns to action on Friday, Nov. 9, when it travels to Fort Collins, Colo., for the 2012 NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The meet, which will be held at Colorado State's Collindale Golf Course, is slated to begin at noon with the women's 6K race. The men's 10K will follow at 1 p.m.

Program-Record Eight Falcons Earn All-MW Honors Oct 26, 2012

The Air Force cross country team claimed a program-best eight all-conference selections at the conclusion of the 2012 Mountain West Championships on Friday, Oct. 26, in Las Vegas. Six members of the men's squad claimed all-MW honors, based on their finishes within the top 14 of the field, while the women claimed a program-record two all-MW awards.

Men Second, Women Fourth at MW Championships Oct 26, 2012

The Air Force men's and women's cross country team finished second and fourth, respectively, at the 2012 Mountain West Cross Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 26, in Las Vegas, Nev. The men placed three individuals within the top 10, while the women tallied their best point total in program history.

Air Force Heads to MW Championships Oct 23, 2012

The Air Force cross country team opens its championship season this week with the 2012 Mountain West Cross Country Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. The Falcons' top runners will travel to Silver Bowl Sports Complex and Park to face their league opponents on Friday, Oct. 26. The first race is scheduled for 10 a.m. (PST).

Falcons Earn Top-20 Finishes at Pre-Nationals Oct 13, 2012

The Air Force men's and women's cross country team claimed top-20 finishes at the prestigious Pre-Nationals meet on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Louisville, Ky. Running at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, the site of this year's national championship meet, the men finished 17th and the women placed 18th in their respective 40-team Red Races.

Air Force Travels to Pre-Nationals Meet Oct 10, 2012

The Air Force cross country team will take on some of the nation's elite this Saturday (Oct. 13), when it travels to Louisville, Ky., for the prestigious Pre-Nationals Meet at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. The event, which will be broken into four races (two seeded, two unseeded), is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST).

Men's Cross Country Wins Metro State Invitational Oct 6, 2012

Backed by four of the top eight collegiate finishes, the Air Force men's cross country team won the team title at the Metro State Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Denver. The Falcons, who placed all five scoring runners within the top 13, defeated the seven-team field by 16 points.

Falcons Head to Metro State Invitational Oct 4, 2012

Members of the Air Force cross country team will travel to Denver, Colo., for the third annual Metro State Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6. The scoring meet, which will be held at Washington Park, begins at 10 a.m., with the men's 8K race.

Isaiah Bragg Named MW Runner of the Week Oct 2, 2012

After clocking the fastest time in the conference this season at the Rim Rock Classic, Air Force junior Isaiah Bragg was named the Mountain West Runner of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 2. It the first career MW award for the native of West Liberty, Ohio.

Bremser, Bragg Pace Falcons at Rim Rock Classic Sep 29, 2012

Highlighted by top-10 placements from senior Jen Bremser and junior Isaiah Bragg, the Air Force cross country team capped off a strong day of competition at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday, Sept. 29. The men earned a third-place finish in the team standings, while the women placed fourth.

Men Place Third at Rocky Mountain Shootout Sep 29, 2012

The Air Force men's cross country team placed third among Division I teams at the 27th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Boulder, Colo. Junior Carl Eifert led the men's team, while classmate Annette Eichenberger paced four members of the women's team in a non-team scoring performance.

Falcons Split for Two Weekend Meets Sep 27, 2012

The Air Force cross country team returns to action this weekend for a pair of competitions. On Saturday, Sept. 29, select Falcons will travel to Lawrence, Kan., for the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic, while the rest of the squad will head to Boulder, Colo., for the 27th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout.

Former MVP Brian Dumm Wins Air Force Marathon Sep 17, 2012

Former Academy distance runner Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) was the overall winner of the Air Force Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Clocking a 26.2-mile time of 2:28.58, Dumm claimed his second title in three years.

Air Force Sweeps Team Titles at Nebraska Sep 15, 2012

The Air Force cross country team swept the men's and women's University team titles at the 23rd annual Woody Greeno Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Lincoln, Neb. It is the first-ever team title for the women's team, while the men captured their second straight victory.

Falcons Head to Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 14, 2012

The Air Force cross country team returns to action on Saturday (Sept. 15), when it heads to Lincoln, Neb., for the 23rd-annual Woody Greeno Invitational at Pioneers Park. The women will open the day with a 6K race at 10 a.m. (CST), while the men will start their 8K race at 10:45 a.m.

Women Have Strong Start to 2012 Season Sep 1, 2012

Highlighted by five of the top seven finishes, the Air Force women's cross country team opened the season with a strong showing at the Colorado State Open on Friday, Aug. 31, in Fort Collins, Colo. Seniors Jen Bremser and Melissa Fuerst paced the women to five of the top seven spots in the women's 5K race.

Cross Country Opens Season at Colorado State Aug 30, 2012

The Air Force cross country team opens the 2012 season tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 31), when it travels to Fort Collin, Colo., for the annual Colorado State Open at Hughes Stadium. Competing in a 5K course around the Rams' football stadium, the Falcons begin action with the women's race at 6 p.m. (men run at 6:30 p.m.).

Men Picked Second in MW Preseason Coaches' Poll Aug 27, 2012

The Air Force men's cross country team was picked to finish second in the Mountain West, the league office announced this afternoon (Aug. 27) with the annual preseason coaches' poll. Receiving one first-place vote, the men finished just three points out of first.

Cross Country Announces 2012 Schedule Aug 14, 2012

With nine meets on the calendar, the Air Force cross country team announced its schedule for the upcoming 2012 season this afternoon. The Falcons, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Juli Benson, will compete in six regular season competitions, as they prepare for the conference, regional and national championships.

Cross Country Places Nine on MW Scholar-Athlete List Jun 20, 2012

Nine members of the Air Force cross country team named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, the conference office announced today (June 20). Five men and four women, all of whom doubled as track and field scholar-athletes, represented the Falcons' cross country program.

Air Force Places 15 on Academic All-Conference List Jan 26, 2012

The Air Force cross country team placed 15 of its members on the Mountain West Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announce this afternoon (Jan. 26). The squad, represented by seven men and eight women, collected the most honors of any fall sports at the Academy during the recent 2011 season.

Jim Walmsley Earns USTFCCCA All-Region Honors Nov 14, 2011

Air Force senior Jim Walmsley was awarded All-Region recognition, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today (Nov. 14). Walmsley claimed his first all-region selection after placing 21st at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships last Saturday.

Falcons Conclude Action at NCAA Regional Championships Nov 12, 2011

The Air Force cross country team concluded action at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships this afternoon (Saturday, Nov. 12) in Provo, Utah. The men, paced by senior Jim Walmsley, finished eighth in the 17-team race, while junior Melissa Fuerst led the women to a 13th-place finish in the 19-team event.

Q&A with Jeremy Drenckhahn Nov 8, 2011

Air Force junior distance runner Jeremy Drenckhahn spoke with C2C Jase Reyneveld from the Air Force media relations office about the upcoming NCAA Mountain Region Championships, which take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, in Provo, Utah.

Air Force Travels to NCAA Mountain Region Championships Nov 8, 2011

The Air Force cross country team returns to action this weekend, traveling to Provo, Utah, for the 2011 NCAA Mountain Region Championships on Saturday, Nov. 12. The meet, which will be held at BYU's East Bay Golf Course, is slated to begin at 11 a.m., with the men's 10K race. The women's 6K event will follow at noon.

Five Falcons Earn All-Conference Cross Country Honors Oct 30, 2011

Five members of the Air Force cross country team earned all-conference honors based on their finishes at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships, the league announced following the Oct. 29 conference meet in Fort Collins, Colo. The five selections are the most since 2006 and the second-most in Academy history.

Men Second, Women Fourth at Mountain West Championships Oct 29, 2011

Highlighted by junior Jeremy Drenckhahn's runner-up finish, the Air Force men's cross country team picked up a second-place team finish at the 2011 Mountain West Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Fort Collins, Colo. The women's team finished fourth in the team standings, behind junior Melissa Fuerst's ninth-place finish.

Q&A With Melissa Fuerst Oct 27, 2011

Air Force junior distance runner Melissa Fuerst spoke with the Air Force media relations office about the upcoming Mountain West Conference Championships, which take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Collindale Golf Course in Fort Collins, Colo.

Falcons Travel to Mountain West Championships Oct 25, 2011

The Air Force cross country team opens the championship season this Saturday (Oct. 29), as its top runners travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for the 2011 Mountain West Cross Country Championships. The meet will feature six men's teams and eight women's teams. The two championship races, which begin at 10:00 a.m., will be held at Colorado State's Collindale Golf Course.

Jeremy Drenckhahn Named Mountain West Athlete of the Week Oct 18, 2011

Air Force junior Jeremy Drenckhahn was named the Mountain West Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced today (Oct. 18). It is the second career honor for Drenckhahn, who used a career-best performance to pace the Falcons at last weekend's Wisconsin/adidas Invitational.

Jeremy Drenckhahn and Melissa Fuerst Pace Falcons at adidas Invitational Oct 14, 2011

Backed by career-best times in their respective races, juniors Jeremy Drenckhahn and Melissa Fuerst paced the Air Force cross country team at the third-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Friday, Oct. 14, in Madison, Wis. Drenckhahn finished 36th in the men's 8K race, while Fuerst placed 86th in the women's 6K event.

Falcons Take on Nation's Elite at adidas Invitational Oct 12, 2011

The Air Force cross country team concludes the regular season against some of the nation's elite collegiate competition on Friday, Oct. 14, at the third-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational. The races, at an 8K distance for the men and a 6K distance for the women, will take place at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wis. Action begins at 1:00 p.m. (CST).

Gavin Owens Named Mountain West Athlete of the Week Oct 11, 2011

Air Force sophomore Gavin Owens was named the Mountain West Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league office announced today (Oct. 11). It is the first such honor for Owens, who used a career-best 8K time to pace the Falcons at last weekend's Tiger Invitational.

Amanda Blain and Gavin Owens Lead Falcons at Tiger Invitational Oct 8, 2011

Sophomores Amanda Blain and Gavin Owens led the Air Force cross country team at the Tiger Invitational, hosted by Fort Hays State, on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Hays, Kan. Blain finished seventh to pace the women to a second-place finish, while Owens finished 11th to lead the men to a third-place finish.

Air Force Cross Country Team Joins with Mission Partners Oct 7, 2011

The Air Force cross country team participated in a Mission Partner Initiative event this past Monday (Oct. 3), as the three elements of Academy life - academics, military and athletics - came together for a dinner hosted by Brig Gen Richard Clark, the Academy's Commandant of Cadets.

Ted Artz, Christine Hagan Pace Falcons at Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct 1, 2011

Junior Ted Artz and freshman Christine Hagan paced their respective squads, as the Air Force cross country team picked up matching third-place finishes among Division I programs at the 26th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Boulder, Colo. Artz finished 27th in the men's 8K race, while Hagan placed 35th in the women's 5.8K event.

Jim Walmsley, Air Force Men Finish 10th at Notre Dame Invitational Sep 30, 2011

Highlighted by a 10th-place finish from senior Jim Walmsley, the Air Force men's cross country team placed 10th among 26 teams at the 56th annual Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Sept. 30, in South Bend, Ind. Junior Melissa Fuerst's 49th-place finish led the Falcons to a 21st-place finish in the team standings of the women's event.

Falcons Travel to Notre Dame, Colorado for Weekend Meets Sep 28, 2011

The Air Force cross country team splits for a pair of weekend races. Select Falcons will travel to South Bend, Ind., for the adidas/Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Sept. 30, while the rest of the squad will head to Boulder, Colo., for the 26th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout. The men are currently receiving votes in the weekly USTFCCCA Coaches' Poll.

Air Force Women Debut in Regional Cross Country Rankings Sep 26, 2011

Despite a week off from competition, the Air Force women's cross country team made its season debut in the Mountain Region cross country rankings, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday, Sept. 26. The women entered the Mountain Region's top-15 ranked 12th.

Jim Walmsley and Melissa Fuerst Named Mountain West Athletes of the Week Sep 20, 2011

Air Force distance runners senior Jim Walmsley and junior Melissa Fuerst were named the Mountain West Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league office announced today (Sept. 20). It is the second such honor for Walmsley and the first for Fuerst, who shared the women's weekly honor with San Diego State's Marianne Hogan.

Air Force Men Receiving Votes in USTFCCCA Coaches Poll Sep 20, 2011

Following two strong weeks of competition, the Air Force men's cross country team is receiving votes in the Division I national coaches' poll, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today (Sept. 20). The Falcons are currently ranked 32nd and just three points out of entering the top-30 rankings.

Jim Walmsley, Air Force Men Win Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 17, 2011

Backed by a first-place finish from senior Jim Walmsley, the Air Force men's cross country team won the 22nd annual Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 17. The women's squad finished second in their race at Pioneer's Park, behind a second-place individual finish from junior Melissa Fuerst.

Former Falcons Finish Strong at Air Force Half Marathon Sep 17, 2011

Several former members of the Air Force cross country team wrapped up competition at the Air Force Half Marathon this morning (Sept. 17), which was contested at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. The former Falcons accounted for three of the top five finishes in the men's race, as well as a pair of top-seven finishes in the women's event.

Falcons Travel to Nebraska for Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 15, 2011

The Air Force cross country team heads to Lincoln, Neb., for the 22nd annual Woody Greeno Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 17. The meet is slated to begin at 10 a.m., with the women's 6K race, while the men's 8K race will follow at 10:45 a.m. It is the first scored meet of the season for the Falcons.

Jim Walmsley Named Mountain West Athlete of the Week Sep 13, 2011

Air Force senior Jim Walmsley was named the Mountain West Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced this afternoon (Sept. 13). It is the first such honor for Walmsley, who shared the weekly honor with Colorado State's Hannah Pensack-Rinehart, who earned the women's weekly honor.

Jim Walmsley Wins Rust Buster Invitational with Meet Record Sep 11, 2011

Behind a meet-record time of 18:30.72, Air Force senior Jim Walmsley won the men's 6K race at the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational at Monument Valley Park on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Colorado Springs. Walmsley broke the previous meet mark by 33 seconds, while bettering today's 135-runner field by 15 seconds.

Air Force Opens Season at Rust Buster Invitational Sep 8, 2011

The Air Force cross country team opens the 2011 season this Saturday (Sept. 10), at the Rust Buster Invitational. The annual season-opening meet, hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will take place at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. The men kick off the morning's races at 8:45 a.m.

Volunteer Coach Jenny Simpson is 1500-Meter World Champion Sep 1, 2011

With a strong kick in the final 120 meters, Air Force volunteer distance coach Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meter gold medal during the sixth day of competition at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Daegu, Korea. Simpson, who trains at the Academy with head cross country coach Juli Benson, is the first U.S. woman to win the 1500-meter title since 1983.

Men Picked Second, Women Third, in Mountain West Cross Country Poll Aug 31, 2011

The Air Force men's and women's cross country teams were projected to finished second and third, respectively, in the Mountain West, the league office announced this afternoon (Aug. 31) with the release of the annual preseason coaches' poll. The men finished just one point out of first, while claiming one of the five first-place votes.

Volunteer Coach Jenny Simpson Set for World Track and Field Championships Aug 23, 2011

Air Force volunteer distance coach Jenny Simpson will compete at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Aug. 27-Sept. 4 in Daegu, Korea. Simpson, who trains at the Academy with the Falcons' head cross country coach Juli Benson, will participate in the 1500-meter run during the world championship meet at Daegu Stadium.

Cross Country Announces 2011 Schedule Aug 11, 2011

With nine meets on the horizon, Air Force cross country head coach Juli Benson announced the program's schedule for the upcoming 2011 season this morning (Aug. 11). The Falcons will travel to six meets during the regular season, en route to the annual conference, regional and national championship competitions.

Former Falcons Wrap Up Competition at World Military Games Aug 5, 2011

Three recent graduates of the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the fifth CISM World Military Games. Nick Frawley, Sean Houseworth and Matt Williams represented the United States as members of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program.

Track and Field Places 14 on Mountain West Scholar-Athlete List Jun 28, 2011

Fourteen members of the Air Force track and field team were selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, the league office announced this afternoon (June 28). The Falcons were represented by 10 men and four women, with half of the selections also earning distinction as cross country scholar-athletes.

Cross Country Places Seven on Mountain West Scholar-Athlete List Jun 28, 2011

Seven members of the Air Force cross country team were selected as Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, the conference office announced this afternoon (June 28). Five men and two women, all of whom doubled as track and field scholar athletes, represented the Falcons' cross country program.

Track and Field Places 27 on Academic All-Conference List Jun 27, 2011

The Air Force track and field program placed 27 on the Mountain West academic all-conference team, the league office announced today (June 27). With 18 selections, the men's team produced the most honorees of any of the Academy's 10 spring sports, while the women's nine honorees were tied for second.

Justin Tyner Wraps Up Collegiate Career at USATF Championships Jun 25, 2011

Four-time Air Force All-American Justin Tyner concluded his successful collegiate career this afternoon (June 25), as he placed 14th in the finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2011 USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore. Tyner was one of three members of the Falcon program to compete during the third day of competition.

Bryce Bergman Concludes Competition at USATF Championships Jun 24, 2011

Air Force rising senior Bryce Bergman placed 21st during the first round of 400-meter hurdles competition at the 2011 USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships on Friday, June 24, in Eugene, Ore. Bergman, one of two members of the 2011 squad at the national meet, was the only Falcon competing today at Historic Hayward Field.

Justin Tyner Qualifies to Finals of 3000-Meter Steeplechase Jun 23, 2011

Air Force All-American Justin Tyner qualified for the finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase during the first day of competition at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday, June 23. Tyner was one of three athletes with connections to the Air Force program to compete in today's action.

Current and Former Falcons Head to USA Track and Field Championships Jun 21, 2011

Current and former members of the Air Force track and field program will travel to Eugene, Ore., for the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 23-26. Two members of the 2011 squad, one 2006 graduate and one volunteer coach will compete at Historic Hayward Field over the four-day meet.

Air Force Trio Awarded All-America Status Jun 13, 2011

Highlighted by a first-team honor for senior Justin Tyner, three members of the Air Force track and field team were awarded All-America distinction by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA announced this afternoon (June 13).

Justin Tyner Garners First-Team All-America Honors in Steeplechase Jun 10, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner clocked a time of 8:40.83 to place eighth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 10, in Des Moines, Iowa. With his top-eight finish, Tyner becomes the program's first runner to garner All-America honors in a decade.

Injury Forces Noah Palicia Out of NCAA Decathlon Jun 9, 2011

The painful hamstring injury that hampered Noah Palicia throughout the first day of the decathlon finals has sidelined the Air Force senior for the second day of competition at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Justin Tyner Advances to Steeplechase Final at NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2011

With a ninth-place time of 8:48.54, Air Force senior Justin Tyner advanced to the national finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase during the first night of competition at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Tyner was one of three Falcons to participate during the opening day of competition (June 8).

Broadcast Information for NCAA Track and Field Championships Jun 7, 2011

The NCAA announced the broadcast schedule for the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The four-day meet, which features three members of the Air Force track and field program, will be available via webcast and national television.

Air Force Trio Heads to NCAA National Championships Jun 6, 2011

Three members of the Air Force track and field team travel to Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 8-11. Junior James Cole (discus throw) and senior Justin Tyner (3000-meter steeplechase) advanced to the national meet based on their finishes at the West Preliminary Meet, while senior Noah Palicia will compete in the finals-only decathlon. Action begins for the three Falcons on Wednesday, June 8.

Noah Palicia Added to Decathlon Field at NCAA Championships Jun 5, 2011

Air Force senior Noah Palicia was added to the decathlon competition of the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the selection committee announced tonight. Palicia, ranked 25th in the nation, will join teammates James Cole (discus throw) and Justin Tyner (3000-meter steeplechase) at the national meet, which begins June 8 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Paige Blackburn and Kate Kanetzky Named to Academic All-District Team Jun 2, 2011

Air Force junior Paige Blackburn (Soldotna, Alaska) and sophomore Kate Kanetzky (Buda,Texas) were named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District VII Team for track and field and cross country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday, June 2.

Kate Kanetzky and Paige Blackburn Named to Academic All-District Team Jun 2, 2011

Air Force junior Paige Blackburn (Soldotna, Alaska) and sophomore Kate Kanetzky (Buda,Texas) were named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District VII Team for track and field and cross country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday, June 2.

James Cole Earns Bid to NCAA Championships in the Discus Throw May 28, 2011

Backed by the second-best discus throw in Academy history, Air Force junior James Cole qualified to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships during the final day of competition at the West Preliminary Meet in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, May 28. With a career-best distance of 179'0", Cole finished 11th in the national semifinals to advance to his first national championship meet.

Justin Tyner Wins Steeplechase; Advances in NCAA Championships May 27, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this evening, winning the 3000-meter steeplechase during the second day of competition at the West Preliminary Meet in Eugene, Ore. Tyner, one of three Falcons to compete today, won the West title in just his second steeplechase of the season.

Falcons Conclude First Day of Action at NCAA West Preliminary May 26, 2011

The Air Force track and field team wrapped up the first day of competition at the West Preliminary of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on a rainy Thursday (May 26) in Eugene, Ore. Nine members of the Falcons' program competed in four field events and two running events.

Falcons Head to NCAA Outdoor Championships May 24, 2011

The 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships get underway this week for 15 members of the Air Force program. The select Falcons, competing in 16 events, will travel to Eugene, Ore., for the West Preliminary Meet, which begins on Thursday, May 26, and continues through Saturday, May 28. The top 12 finishers from each event at the preliminary site will move onto the NCAA National Championships in June.

Justin Tyner Named Men's MVP at Senior Class Award Ceremony May 23, 2011

Senior Justin Tyner was named the Most Valuable Athlete of the men's program on Monday, May 23, as the Air Force track and field team honored the senior class with its annual banquet at the Academy. The coaching staff, which recognized the underclassmen last week, handed out six awards to the senior members of the Falcons' program.

Paige Blackburn Named Women's MVP at Underclassmen Award Ceremony May 19, 2011

Junior Paige Blackburn was named the Most Valuable Player of the women's program on Thursday, May 19, as the Air Force track and field team handed out 12 awards to members of the team's freshman, sophomore and junior classes at the program's second annual Underclassmen Award Ceremony.

Falcons Qualify 15 to NCAA Outdoor Championships May 19, 2011

The Air Force track and field team qualified 15 athletes to compete in 16 events at the West Preliminary of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the NCAA selection committee announced this afternoon (May 19). The Falcons qualified multiple athletes in the men's 5000-meter run, pole vault and javelin throw.

Women's Track and Field, Cross Country Receive NCAA Recognition May 17, 2011

Four Air Force Academy collegiate athletic programs have been recognized with the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Public Recognition Award, announced today by the NCAA. The women's cross country, women's outdoor track, football and wrestling programs were all recognized for achievement in the classroom.

Women's Cross Country, Track and Field Receive NCAA Recognition May 17, 2011

Four Air Force Academy collegiate athletic programs have been recognized with the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Public Recognition Award, announced today by the NCAA. The women's cross country, women's outdoor track, football and wrestling programs were all recognized for achievement in the classroom.

Air Force Claims 10 All-Conference Selections May 16, 2011

The Air Force track and field team received nine all-conference selections following this past weekend's Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fort Collins, Colo., the league office announced today (May 16). By finishing within the top three of their respective events, nine individuals and one relay earned all-MWC distinction.

Bryce Bergman and Justin Tyner Win Mountain West Conference Titles May 14, 2011

Highlighted by conference titles from junior Bryce Bergman and senior Justin Tyner, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2011 Mountain West Outdoor Championship on Saturday, May 14, in Fort Collins, Colo. Bergman became the program's first MWC champion in the 400-meter hurdles, while Justin Tyner claimed the league's 5000-meter title with a stadium record time.

Robert Drye Wins Program's First-Ever Hammer Throw Title May 13, 2011

With an Academy-record throw of 209'11", Air Force junior Robert Drye claimed the program's first-ever conference title in the hammer throw during the third day of competition at the 2011 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fort Collins, Colo.

Michael Tibbs Places Second in MWC Decathlon May 12, 2011

Behind a career-best 7,017 points, Air Force sophomore Michael Tibbs placed second in the decathlon at the 2011 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 12, in Fort Collins, Colo. Highlighting Tibbs' day were a pair of first-place marks and an Academy decathlon record in the discus throw.

Michael Tibbs in Third After First Day of MWC Decathlon May 11, 2011

Air Force sophomore Michael Tibbs is in third place after the first five events of the decathlon at the 2011 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fort Collins, Colo. Highlighted by two career-best marks and a pair of top-three finishes, Tibbs accumulated 3,506 points to sit in third after the first day of competition.

Falcons Head to 2011 MWC Championships May 10, 2011

The championship season begins this week for the Air Force track and field team, as the squad heads to Fort Collins, Colo., for the 2011 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The four-day meet begins on Wednesday, May 11, and continues through Saturday, May 14, at Jack Christiansen Track Stadium on the campus of Colorado State.

Former Standout Dana (Pounds) Lyon Wins Javelin at Oregon Twilight May 9, 2011

Former Air Force standout and two-time NCAA javelin champion Dana (Pounds) Lyon opened her 2011 season with a first-place finish at the Oregon Twilight on Saturday, May 7, at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. With a winning throw of 174'6", Pounds easily won her event and automatically qualified for the USATF National Championships in late June.

Justin Tyner Claims Season's Second MWC Athlete of the Week Award May 3, 2011

Two days after clocking the second-fastest steeplechase time in the nation this season, Air Force senior Justin Tyner was selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced today (May 3). It is Tyner's second such award of the season and the third of his career.

Air Force Men Win Front Range Classic Title May 1, 2011

Highlighted by six first-place finishes, the Air Force men's track and field team won its third Front Range Classic title on Sunday, May 1, in Fort Collins, Colo. The women, who finished third in the fourth-annual event, accounted for two first-place finishes and an Academy record in the 400-meter hurdles from junior Emily Cotharn.

Justin Tyner Has Standout Night at Payton Jordan Invitational May 1, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner clocked a career-best 8:37.54 to place 10th among 46 runners in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, May 1. Tyner's time, a personal improvement by nearly four seconds, is the second-fastest time in program history.

Distance Medley Relay Team Breaks Academy Record at Drake Relays Apr 30, 2011

With a time of 9:44.64, the Air Force distance medley relay team clocked a new Academy record at the 102nd Drake Relays on Saturday, April 30, in Des Moines, Iowa. The quartet of junior Alex Zubey, senior Chris Severino, classmate Tyler Stanley and junior Jim Walmsley combined to break a program standard that had stood since 1994.

Falcons' 4x1600-Meter Relay Places Eighth at Drake Apr 29, 2011

The Air Force 4x1600-meter relay team finished eighth in that event at the 102nd Drake Relays on Friday, Apr. 30, in Des Moines, Iowa. The quartet of junior Jim Walmsley, classmate Alex Zubey, sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn and senior Tyler Stanley clocked a combined time of 16:59.86 to place eighth in the 19-team race.

New Schedule Announced for Front Range Track and Field Classic Apr 28, 2011

A finalized schedule for the fourth-annual Front Range Classic was released today (Apr. 28) after a predicted weather forecast forced several major changes to the meet. The current competition, featuring Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Colorado and Wyoming, will now be held on Sunday, May 1, in Fort Collins, Colo., beginning at 10 a.m.

Falcons Travel to Three Weekend Competitions Apr 27, 2011

Members of the Air Force track and field team will compete in three meets this weekend. The Falcons will send two relay squads to the 102nd Drake Relays on April 29-30, while Justin Tyner will compete at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on May 1. The rest of the squad will compete at the Front Range Classic on Sunday, May 1, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Vertical Jumpers Shine at Jack Christiansen Invitational Apr 23, 2011

Highlighted by strong performances from the vertical jumpers, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up a strong day of competition at the Jack Christiansen Invitational on Saturday, Apr. 23, in Fort Collins, Colo. The Falcons accounted for six all-incursions into the all-time standings of the high jump and pole vault, while collecting seven first-place finishes.

Falcons Conclude Action at Glenn Morris Multi-Meet Apr 22, 2011

Four athletes from the Air Force track and field team concluded competition this afternoon (Friday, Apr. 22) at the Glenn Morris Multi-Meet in Fort Collins, Colo. Freshman Brad Hackert led the quartet with a fourth-place finish in the decathlon, while classmate Jamie Hart debuted in ninth on the program's all-time heptathlon list with 3,983 points.

Four Falcons Open Action at Glenn Morris Multi-Event Meet Apr 21, 2011

Four members of the Air Force track and field team got an early start on this weekend's competition, as they wrapped up the opening day of action at the Glenn Morris Multi-Event Meet on Thursday, Apr. 21. Freshmen Brad Hackert and Jamie Hart lead the Falcons in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, at the annual meet in Fort Collins.

Falcons Head to Jack Christiansen Invitational Apr 21, 2011

The Air Force track and field team will travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for the annual Jack Christiansen Invitational on Apr. 22-23. The Falcons' hammer throwers will open the weekend on Friday, while the rest of the squad will head to Jack Christiansen Track - site of next month's MWC Championships - on Saturday for the remainder of the events. Action begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the majority of the field events, as well as the start of the running events.

Former Falcons Shine at Boston Marathon Apr 18, 2011

Former Air Force distance runners Ben Payne and Elissa Ballas had strong showings during the 2011 Boston Marathon this morning (Apr. 18). With a time of 2:21:01 to finish 24th overall, Payne paced the USAF team to a third-place finish in the team standings. Ballas ran 2:58:00 to finish 83rd among female runners.

Robert Drye Wraps Up Action at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 17, 2011

As one of only three collegiate athletes in the 14-member "elite" hammer throw field at the 53rd Mt. SAC Relays, Air Force junior Robert Drye recorded the second-farthest throw of his career (201'0") at the annual event on Saturday, April 16. Drye was the only Falcon to compete on the final day of Mt. SAC action in Walnut, Calif.

Kassie Gurnell Breaks Academy 26-Year-Old Triple Jump Record at CSU Pueblo Apr 16, 2011

Air Force freshman Kassie Gurnell broke Air Force's 26-year old triple jump record on Saturday, Apr.16, as members of the track and field team wrapped up competition at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational. Gurnell was one of seven first-place finishes for the Falcons, who easily won the men's competition and placed fourth in the women's meet.

Katherine Ward and Jeremy Drenckhahn Shine in Late Night Mt. SAC Races Apr 16, 2011

Air Force senior Katherine Ward and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn shined during the late events of the 53rd Mt. SAC Relays on Friday, April 15, in Walnut, Calif. Competing in their respective 5000-meter races at Hilmer Lodge Stadium, Ward clocked the second-fastest women's time in Academy history, while Drenckhahn moved into fourth on the men's all-time list.

Falcons Have Strong Showing at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 15, 2011

Highlighted by a third-place finish from the 4x400-meter relay team, the Air Force track and field team recorded multiple top-25 finishes during the first full day of collegiate competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday, April 15, in Walnut, Calif. Several career-best marks were recorded at Hilmer Lodge Stadium, including the third-best women's discus throw and 10th-fastest women's 800-meter time in Academy history.

Kate Kanetzky Clocks Academy's Fourth-Best 10K Time at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 15, 2011

Crossing the finish line of the 10,000-meter run in a career-best time of 36:44.94, Air Force sophomore Kate Kanetzky recorded the fourth-best time in Academy history at the 53rd annual Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday night (April 14). Kanetzky was one of two Falcons to compete during the day of competition at the annual event in Walnut, Calif.

Noah Palicia Wins Decathlon at California Invitational Multi-Meet Apr 14, 2011

Senior Noah Palicia posted the second-highest decathlon total in Academy history (7,385 points) to win the 10-event competition at the California Combined Meet in Azusa, Calif., on Thursday, April 14. Competing in a California Invitational field of 30, Palicia improved his overall score by nearly 750 points to vault from eighth to second in the program standings, while posting a Senior Class Record.

Noah Palicia Sets Air Force Decathlon 400-Meter Mark at Cal Combined Meet Apr 14, 2011

Highlighted by a decathlon event record from Noah Palicia, three members of the Air Force track and field team completed the first day of action at the Mt. SAC/California Multi-Meet late Wednesday. With 3,621 points, Palicia is in fifth after the first five events. He is one of two Falcons to sit within the top 10 of the 30-member California Decathlon section, as Michael Tibbs is currently in seventh with 3,537 points.

Falcons Head to California for Three Meets Apr 13, 2011

Members of the Air Force track and field team will head to California for three competitions, while the rest of the squad remains in-state for another. The Falcons' multi-athletes will compete at the California Multi-Meet on April 13-14, while the rest will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 14-16, as well as the Beach Invitational on April 16. The remainder of the team will head to the CSU-Pueblo Invitational on April 16.

Justin Tyner Named MWC Athlete of the Week Apr 12, 2011

After clocking the second-fastest 1500-meter time in the country, Air Force senior Justin Tyner was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (April 12). It is the second conference award of Tyner's career.

Air Force Concludes Competition at Colorado Invitational Apr 10, 2011

Highlighted by 33 top-10 finishes, the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the Colorado Invitational on Saturday, April 9, in Boulder, Colo. Freshman Kassie Gurnell and senior Christina Burke paced the women's team with the top collegiate finishes in the triple jump and discus throw, respectively, while freshman Elliott Beski was the top collegiate finisher in the pole vault to pace the men's team.

Justin Tyner Sets Academy Record in 1500-Meter Run Apr 10, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner broke his own Academy record at the 1500-meter distance late Saturday night (April 9) at the 32nd Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. In his first race of the 2011 outdoor season, Tyner was one of 15 top-10 finishes for the Falcons, as he won the premier section of the 1500-meter run in a career-best, Academy record time of 3:42.51.

Tawny Lambuth Wins Pole Vault at Sun Angel Classic Apr 9, 2011

Air Force junior Tawny Lambuth won the pole vault with a career-best height of 12'6", as the track and field team opened competition at the 32nd Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, April 8. With seven members of the hammer throw and pole vault squads to compete at Sun Angel Stadium, Lambuth was one of four top-six finishes by the Falcons.

Falcons Conclude First Day of Action at Colorado Invitational Apr 8, 2011

Members of the Air Force track and field team opened competition this afternoon (April 8) at the Colorado Invitational. The hammer and javelin throw opened the two-day meet at Potts Field in Boulder, Colo. Air Force recorded three top-10 finishes in the hammer throw and four additional top-10 spots in the javelin throw. Senior Jon Santiago posted the best finish of the day, placing fourth in the javelin.

Joey Uhle: Ready for Take Off Todd Grasley Apr 7, 2011

(Cover photo by Mike Nie) When Olentangy Liberty’s Joey Uhle leaves for college in June it will be the first time in 18 years he won’t be with his brother Chris. The identical twins have been by each other’s side from the start.

Falcons Split for Weekend Meets Apr 7, 2011

The Air Force track and field team will split up this weekend for a pair of competitions. Over the April 9-10 weekend, select Falcons will travel to Tempe, Ariz., for the 32nd Sun Angel Classic, while the rest of the squad will head to Boulder, Colo., for the Colorado Invitational. The majority of both meets are scheduled to begin on Saturday, although a pair of field events will take place on Friday afternoon at both sites.

Rachel Thomas Breaks 400-Meter Hurdles Record at Tailwind Invitational Apr 3, 2011

Air Force junior Rachel Thomas broke the program record in the 400-meter hurdles and four other adjustments were made to the women's top-10 lists, as the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the Tailwind Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, April 2. Thomas was one of five women to impact the top three rankings in their respective events.

Falcons Head to Tailwind Invitational Mar 30, 2011

The Air Force track and field team heads to Albuquerque, N.M., for the Tailwind Invitational at the University of New Mexico on Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2. The three-day meet begins on Thursday, with the decathlon and heptathlon. The rest of the Falcons' squad descends on the Great Friends of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium for the majority of the meet on Saturday. The final day's action begins at 9:30 a.m., with the women's javelin throw.

Paige Blackburn Wins Discus Throw at Stanford Invitational Mar 27, 2011

Air Force junior Paige Blackburn accounted for the third-farthest discus throw in Academy history on Saturday, March 26, to win the collegiate event title at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. With a toss of 160'4", Blackburn was one of three Falcons to impact the women's top-10 list during the second day of competition at Stanford.

Katherine Ward and Jeremy Drenckhahn Have Career Day at Stanford Invitational Mar 26, 2011

Highlighted by two of the four fastest 10,000-meter times in Academy history, the Air Force track and field team concluded the first day of action at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, March 25. In addition to the second-fastest women's time and the fourth-best men's time at the 10,000-meter distance, the Falcons accounted for a pair of first-place finishes.

Distance Runners Wrap up Competition at Distance Carnival Mar 26, 2011

Several members of the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on Friday, March 25, in San Francisco, Calif. Sophomore Jen Bremser recorded the fourth-fastest 3000-meter steeplechase time in Academy history, while classmate Kate Kanetzky moved into eighth on the program's 5000-meter list.

Falcons Wrap Up Training Trip at Stanford Invitational Mar 24, 2011

The Air Force track and field team wraps up its week-long spring break training trip this weekend with the two-day Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. The meet, which will be held on Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, at Cobb Track and Angell Field, is one of the largest meets in country, featuring both collegiate and high school events. Action begins Friday at 9 a.m., with the men's javelin throw and runs through Saturday, March 26.

Rob Drye Named MWC Athlete of the Week Mar 22, 2011

Air Force junior Robert Drye was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (March 22). It is the first time that Drye has earned the MWC weekly award and just the second time that a men's thrower has claimed the honor in program history.

Field Event Athletes Pace Falcons at UC Irvine Invitational Mar 19, 2011

Highlighted by five first-place finishes and multiple incursions to the program's all-time top-10 list, the Air Force track and field team opened the 2011 outdoor season on Saturday, March 19, with an impressive showing at the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Invitational in Irvine, Calif. Juniors Rob Drye and Paige Blackburn paced the Falcons with two improvements to the Academy's top-10.

Falcons Open Outdoor Season at UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational Mar 18, 2011

The Air Force track and field team begins outdoor competition this weekend, as it travels to Irvine, Calif., for the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational on Saturday, March 19. The meet, which will be held at UC Irvine's Anteater Stadium, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with the women's hammer and javelin throws.

Female Throwers Honored by Sportswomen of Colorado Mar 14, 2011

The Air Force women's throwing team was honored for its remarkable 2010 season by the Sportswomen of Colorado at the foundation's annual awards banquet on Sunday, March 13, in Denver. Former conference champions Sara Neubauer and Katie Weber, as well as current Falcons Christina Burke (senior) and Paige Blackburn (junior) were recognized.

Justin Tyner and DMR Team Recognized with All-America Status Mar 14, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner and the distance medley relay team of Tyner, classmate Tyler Stanley, sophomore Anthony Delgado and junior Nick White were some of the 537 student-athletes to earn All-America honors, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today (March 14).

Justin Tyner Garners First-Team All-America Honors in 3000-Meter Run Mar 12, 2011

Air Force senior Justin Tyner clocked a time of 8:05.57 to place fifth in the 3000-meter race at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, March 12, at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas. With the finish, Tyner claims his second All-America honor, in as many indoor championship meets.

Falcons Finish Ninth in NCAA Distance Medley Relay Mar 11, 2011

The Air Force distance medley relay quartet of senior Tyler Stanley, sophomore Anthony Delgado, junior Nick White and senior Justin Tyner clocked a time of 9:42.59 to place ninth at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas, on Friday, March 11.

Broadcast Information for NCAA Track and Field Championships Mar 10, 2011

Fans will be able to watch all events of the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships live online (March 11-12), the NCAA announced. Four members of the Air Force track team will represent the Academy at the national meet and ESPN3.com will stream live portions of the meet both evenings, with NCAA.com streaming the remainder.

Air Force Quartet Heads to NCAA Championships Mar 9, 2011

The indoor season comes to a close this weekend, as four members of the Air Force track and field team will travel to College Station, Texas, for the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships (March 11-12). Senior Justin Tyner, classmate Tyler Stanley, junior Nick White and sophomore Anthony Delgado will compete in the national finals of the distance medley relay on Friday, while Tyner returns to the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium for the 3000-meter championships on Saturday.

Justin Tyner, DMR Team Qualify to NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 7, 2011

The Air Force track and field team will be represented by one individual and one relay team at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, the NCAA selection committee announced this evening (March 7). With the selection of the Falcons' relay team, Air Force became the first service academy to ever send a DMR team to the national championships.

Falcons Shatter Academy Record in Distance Medley Relay Mar 4, 2011

With a combined time of 9:32.06, the Air Force distance medley relay team shattered the Academy record in that event, as select members of the track and field team wrapped up competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday, March 4. The Falcons' quartet shaved nearly nine seconds off of the previous record, which had stood since 2004.

Select Falcons Travel to Alex Wilson Invitational Mar 4, 2011

Six members of the Air Force track and field team will travel to South Bend, Ind., for the Alex Wilson Invitational on Friday, March 4. The meet will give sophomore Cale Simmons (pole vault) and junior Jim Walmsley (5000-meter run), as well as the distance medley relay team of senior Anthony Delgado, sophomore Anthony Delgado, junior Nick White and senior Justin Tyner, the chance to improve their marks before selections are made for the NCAA Championships.

Air Force Claims Nine All-Conference Selections Feb 28, 2011

The Air Force track and field team received nine all-conference selections following this past weekend's Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., the league office announced today (Feb. 28). By finishing within the top three of their respective events, seven individuals and one relay team earned all-MWC distinction.

Ralph Lindeman and Justin Tyner Earn Conference Awards Feb 27, 2011

Two members of the Air Force track and field team were honored by the Mountain West Conference at the conclusion of the league championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Ralph Lindeman was selected by his peers as the men's Coach of the Year, while senior Justin Tyner was awarded the men's High Point honor.

Air Force Men Claim Two Conference Titles and Second-Place Team Finish Feb 26, 2011

Backed by a 3000-meter run title from senior Justin Tyner and a dominating victory from the 4x400-meter relay team, the Air Force men's track and field team placed second in the team standings at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Feb. 26. The Falcons accounted for 14 scoring finishes, en route to their best-ever MWC indoor finish.

Justin Tyner Wins MWC Title in 5000-Meter Run, as Falcons Take Three of Top Four Feb 25, 2011

Highlighted by three of the top four spots in the men's 5000-meter run and two of the top three places in the heptathlon, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up an impressive day of action at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, Feb. 25, in Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Justin Tyner earned the first conference title of 2011, winning the 5000-meter run.

Lesly Torres Nets Career-Best Total at MWC Pentathlon Feb 24, 2011

With a career-best 3190 points, Air Force sophomore Lesly Torres finished eighth in the pentathlon at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition to recording a scoring finish for the Falcons, Torres moved into fifth on the program's all-time list. Junior Phaelen French placed 12th in the five-event meet with a season-best 2911 points.

Falcons Head to MWC Indoor Championships Feb 22, 2011

The indoor championship season begins this week for the Air Force track and field team, as the Falcons travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2011 Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Action for the three-day meet gets underway at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 24, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 26, at the ABQ Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque.

Cale Simmons Earns Second MWC Athlete of the Week Award Feb 22, 2011

Air Force sophomore Cale Simmons was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (Feb. 22). This is the second such honor of the season for Simmons, who also claimed the award following the Falcons' season-opening meet.

Falcons Collect Six First-Place Finishes at Wyoming Feb 18, 2011

Highlighted by six first-place finishes, members of the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the Robert Shine Invitational in Laramie, Wyo., on Friday, Feb. 18. The meet, which served as a final tune-up before next week's conference championships, saw a combined 26 top-three finishes against athletes from Colorado State and Wyoming.

Falcons Head to Wyoming for Robert Shine Invitational Feb 16, 2011

With just one week remaining until the conference championships, the Air Force track and field team closes out the regular indoor season with a trip to Laramie, Wyo., for the annual Robert Shine Invitational, on Friday, Feb. 18. The meet, held at Wyoming's War Memorial Field House, is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m., with the field events. The track events are scheduled to get underway at 7:15 p.m.

Jeremy Drenckhahn Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Feb 14, 2011

Air Force cross country sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn was named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team, the USTFCCCA office announced today (Feb. 14). Drenckhahn was one of 56 student-athletes, representing 42 institutions, were named to the 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team.

Justin Tyner Earns Berth to NCAA Championships in 3000-Meter Run Feb 12, 2011

With the second-fastest 3000-meter time in Academy history, Air Force senior Justin Tyner earned a berth to next month's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, as five members of the Falcons' middle distance and distance team wrapped up action at the Flotrack Husky Classic on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Seattle, Wash. Tyner was one of three Falcons to impact the Academy's record book.

Men Finish Second, Women Third, at Air Force Invitational Feb 12, 2011

The Air Force track and field team concluded an impressive weekend of competition at the AF Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Cadet Field House. Highlighted by a one-two Air Force sweep in the men's 800-meter run and two of the best shot put distances in Academy history, the Falcons accounted for 24 scoring finishes and four additions to the program's all-time record book.

Falcons Sweep DMR Titles During First Day of Air Force Invitational Feb 11, 2011

Backed by first-place finishes from the men's and women's distance medley relays, the Air Force track and field team had a strong day of competition at the 21st annual Air Force Invitational on Friday, Feb. 11. In addition to the victories in the relays, the Falcons accounted for three additional scoring finishes, several top-five performances in un-scored events and qualified several athletes into tomorrow's finals.

Cross Country Places 10 on Academic All-Conference Team Feb 10, 2011

The Air Force cross country team placed 10 of its members of the Mountain West Conference Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced this morning (Feb. 10). The squad, represented by seven men and three women, collected the second-most honors of any fall sports at the Academy during the recent 2010 season.

Falcons Set to Host 21st Air Force Invitational Feb 9, 2011

The Air Force track and field team closes out the home portion of the season this weekend, as it hosts the 21st annual Air Force Invitational on Friday-Saturday (Feb. 11-12), at the Academy's Cadet Indoor Track. The competition will feature 23 teams, including three Mountain West Conference opponents. In addition, select members of the Falcons' middle distance and distance teams will travel to Seattle, Wash., for the Flotrack Husky Classic this weekend.

Former Falcons Shine at USA Cross Country Championships Feb 5, 2011

Four former letterwinners of the Air Force cross country team concluded competition this afternoon (Saturday, Feb. 5) at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships, which were held at Mission Bay Park in San Diego, Calif. The contingent of Academy graduates featured a pair of MVP award recipients and two members of the World Class Athlete Program.

Falcons Wrap Up Action at New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Feb 5, 2011

Highlighted by senior Noah Palicia accumulating the second-highest heptathlon score in Academy history, members of the Air Force track and field team concluded action at the New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Meet this afternoon (Feb. 5) in Albuquerque, N.M. Palicia was one of three Falcons to impact the program's top-10 lists during the annual meet at the ABQ Convention Center.

Robert Drye and Tyler Stanley Set Academy Records at New Mexico Classic Feb 5, 2011

Junior Robert Drye and senior Tyler Stanley accounted for a pair of Academy records, as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up the first day of competition at the New Mexico Classic and Combined Events in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Feb. 4. In addition to the two Academy standards, several other additions to the program's top-10 record book were made.

Air Force Heads to New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Feb 3, 2011

The Air Force track and field team heads back out on the road this weekend (Feb. 4-5), traveling to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Meet at the ABQ Convention Center. The two-date meet, the first official meet of the season for the Falcons' multi-event athletes, will give Air Force a chance to compete at the site of the upcoming conference championships. Action begins at 9 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 4, with the women's pentathlon.

Six Falcons Win Event Titles at Don Barrett Duals Jan 29, 2011

Highlighted by six event titles and 28 top-three finishes, the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the third annual Don Barrett Duals on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Both squads posted their best-ever finish at the Duals, as the men combined for a 4-1 overall record and the women posted a 3-2 mark.

Startlists Released for Don Barrett Duals Jan 27, 2011

The Air Force track and field team has released the startlists for the third annual Don Barrett Duals, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Field events begin at 9 a.m., with the men's weight throw, while the running events are scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., with the women's mile run. Click here for a complete list of participants.

Air Force Set to Host Don Barrett Duals Jan 27, 2011

The Air Force track and field team returns to the Academy on Saturday, Jan. 29, to host the third annual Don Barrett Duals. The dual meet competition, which features Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Long Beach State, Northern Colorado and Wyoming, will begin with the field events at 9 a.m. (running events at 1 p.m.), at the Cadet Field House Indoor Track.

Morgan Mosby Breaks Air Force's 30-Year Old Record in the 1000-Meter Run Jan 22, 2011

Sophomore Morgan Mosby set an Academy record in the 1000-meter run and five others moved up the program's top-10 list, as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2011 adidas Classic in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 22. In the first scored meet of the season, the men placed third, while the women finished sixth.

Falcons Claim a Pair of First-Place Finishes at NWU Invitational Jan 21, 2011

Senior Tyler Stanley and freshman Annette Eichenberger won their respective 1000-meter races, as members of the Air Force track and field team opened a weekend of competition at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational on Friday, Jan. 21, in Lincoln, Neb. The Falcons accounted for two first-place finishes, as well as two additions to the program's top-10 list.

Falcons Travel to Nebraska for a Pair of Meets Jan 20, 2011

The Air Force track and field team heads out on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Lincoln, Neb., for a pair of competitions. Some members of the Falcons' program will open the weekend on Friday (Jan. 22) night at the Nebraska Wesleyan Open, while the rest of the team will participate at the adidas Classic on Saturday (Jan. 23). Both meets will be held at the Bob Devaney Center on Nebraska's campus.

Cale Simmons Named MWC Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week Jan 18, 2011

Air Force sophomore Cale Simmons was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (Jan. 17). This is the first career award for Simmons, who finished first in the pole vault at the Falcons' season-opening meet.

Action Concludes at the 2011 Air Force High School Invitational Jan 16, 2011

Action concluded this afternoon (Sunday, Jan. 16) at the third annual Air Force High School Track and Field Invitational at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Click here for a complete list of results from the meet, which featured prep athletes from around the region, as well as the announcement of the Athletes of the Meet.

Falcons Have Strong Showing at All-Comers Meet Jan 14, 2011

The Air Force track and field team kicked off the 2011 season with a strong showing at the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Several additions to the women's record book were made, while the combined squad accounted for 11 top finishes among collegiate competitors.

Startlists Released for Sunday's Air Force High School Invitational Jan 14, 2011

The Air Force track and field team has released the startlists for its third annual Air Force High School Invitational, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Field events begin at 10 a.m., while the running events are scheduled to get underway at 10:30 a.m. Click here for a complete list of participants for the high school invitational.

World-Class Athletes to Compete at Air Force All-Comers Meet Jan 14, 2011

Several world-class athletes will be competing this afternoon (Jan. 14) at the Air Force All-Comers meet, including three Olympians, four of the top seven U.S. women's pole vaulters and the second-ranked Canadian pole vaulter. Action for the Falcons' season-opening meet begins with the field events at 2 p.m., while the running events are slated to start at 4 p.m.

Startlists Released for the Air Force All-Comers Meet Jan 13, 2011

The Air Force track and field team announced the startlists for the season-opening Air Force All-Comers Meet, which will be held Friday, Jan. 14, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Field events begin at 2 p.m., while the running events will get underway at 4 p.m. The meet will be held on a rolling schedule. Click here for a complete list of participants.

Air Force Opens 2011 Season Hosting All-Comers Meet Jan 13, 2011

The Air Force track and field team officially kicks off the 2011 indoor season this Friday (Jan. 15), as it hosts the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet at the Academy's Cadet Field House. This will be the first of three home competitions for the Falcons, who return three program record holders, one conference champion, four all-conference selections and one All-American to their indoor roster.

Falcons Announce Changes to 2011 Outdoor Track and Field Schedule Dec 2, 2010

The Air Force track and field program have made several changes to its 2011 outdoor schedule, the athletic department announced today (Dec. 2). Due to a delay in the construction of the new outdoor track and field complex, all outdoor home meets have been cancelled for the 2011 season, as well as next summer's track and field and cross country sports camps.

Justin Tyner and Jeremy Drenckhahn Conclude Action at NCAA Championships Nov 22, 2010

Air Force senior Justin Tyner and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn concluded the 2010 season this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 22) at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Competing on the blustery 10K route at the La Vern Gibson Championship Course on the campus of Indiana State University, Tyner placed 89th and Drenckhahn finished 134th.

Air Force Duo Heads to NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov 20, 2010

Air Force senior Justin Tyner and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn conclude the cross country season on Monday, Nov. 22, when they travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the 2010 NCAA Championships. The pair, who each earned an automatic selection to the national meet behind all-region finishes at the NCAA Mountain Regional, will compete at Indiana State's 10K La Vern Gibson Championship Course at 12:48 p.m. (EST).

Justin Tyner and Jeremy Drenckhahn Selected to NCAA Championships Nov 14, 2010

Two members of the Air Force cross country team were selected to compete at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the NCAA Division I selection committee announced this afternoon (Nov. 14). Senior Justin Tyner and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn earned berths into the national championships after claiming all-region honors at yesterday's regional championship meet.

Air Force Trio Earn All-Region Accolades Nov 13, 2010

The Air Force cross country team had three of its runners named to the all-region team at the conclusion of the NCAA Mountain Region Championships on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Based on finishes within the top 25, senior Justin Tyner and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn were named to the men's team and senior Katherine Ward was named to the women's team.

Faclons Head to NCAA Mountain Region Championships Nov 11, 2010

The varsity members of the Air Force cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 13, when they travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2010 NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The meet, one of nine regional competitions taking place around the country, will be held at the Rose Park Golf Course. Action begins at 10:30 a.m., with the women's 6000-meter race. The men's 10,000-meter event will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Former Falcon Brian Dumm Places Fifth at Marine Corps Marathon Nov 1, 2010

Former Air Force distance runner and current Academy instructor Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) placed fifth at the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 31, in Washington D.C. Clocking a time of 2:29:54 in the 26-mile race, Dumm placed fifth among over 13,200 male runners and fourth among nearly 5,900 military competitors.

Former Falcon Brian Dumm Places Fifth at Marine Corps Marathon Nov 1, 2010

Former Air Force distance runner and current Academy instructor Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) placed fifth at the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 31, in Washington D.C. Clocking a time of 2:29:54 in the 26-mile race, Dumm placed fifth among over 13,200 male runners and fourth among nearly 5,900 military competitors.

Juli Benson Named MWC Men's Head Coach of the Year Oct 29, 2010

Air Force cross country head coach Juli Benson was selected as the Men's Coach of the Year today (Friday, Oct. 29) at the conclusion of the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships in Laramie, Wyo. In her second year at the helm of the Falcons' cross country program, Benson earned the honor by a vote of her peers.

Air Force Trio Claims All-Conference Honors Oct 29, 2010

Highlighted by senior Justin Tyner's runner-up finish in the men's 8000-meter race, three members of the Air Force cross country team earned all-conference honors at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships on Friday, Oct. 29, in Laramie, Wyo. Tyner and junior Jon Rock earned first-team honors in the men's race, while senior Katherine Ward became the first female to earn all-MWC honors since 2005.

Air Force Heads to MWC Championships Oct 27, 2010

The Air Force cross country team kicks off the championship season this Friday (Oct. 29), as its top runners travel to Laramie, Wyo., for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Wyoming, will feature six men's teams and nine women's teams. The two championship races, which begin at 10 a.m. (MST), will take place at Jacoby Golf Course.

Air Force Wraps Up Competition at Pre-Nationals Meet Oct 16, 2010

Paced by seniors Justin Tyner and Katherine Ward, the Air Force cross country team concluded competition at the prestigious Pre-Nationals Meet on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Terre Haute, Ind. The men finished 18th in the 36-team White Race at La Vern Gibson Championship Course, while the women's team finished 37th among 40 teams.

Falcons Conclude Action at Tiger Invitational Oct 16, 2010

Sophomore Seth Pelletier paced members of the Air Force men's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the 2010 Tiger Invitational, hosted by Fort Hays State, on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Hays, Kan. Pelletier was one of two Falcons to finish within the top 30 of the 156-runner field, as all five scoring runners placed within the top 50 of the 8000-meter race.

Falcons Head to Pre-Nationals Meet, Tiger Invitational Oct 14, 2010

After a weekend off from competition, the Air Force cross country returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 16, with a pair of road meets. Select members will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., to compete against some of the nation's top teams at the Pre-Nationals Meet, hosted by Indiana State University. The rest of the squad will travel to Hays, Kan., for the annual Tiger Invitational at Fort Hays State.

Former Falcon Brian Dumm Wins Air Force Marathon Oct 7, 2010

Former Air Force distance runner Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) was the winner of the annual Air Force Marathon, held last month at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Clocking a time of 2:27:49, Dumm won the 26.2-mile race that featured over 1700 men's competitors and 2400 total runners.

Former Falcon Brian Dumm Wins Air Force Marathon Oct 7, 2010

Former Air Force distance runner Capt Brian Dumm (Class of 2005) was the winner of the annual Air Force Marathon, held last month at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Clocking a time of 2:27:49, Dumm won the 26.2-mile race that featured over 1700 men's competitors and 2400 total runners.

Justin Tyner Leads Falcons at Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct 3, 2010

Highlighted by a 16th-place finish from senior Justin Tyner, the Air Force men's cross country team placed 12th at the second-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 2. Four of the five scoring runners for the Air Force men finished within the top 100 of the 212-runner field at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course.

Falcons Conclude Competition at Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct 2, 2010

With all five scoring runners placing within the top 20 of the University Division field, the Air Force men's cross country "B" team placed third at the 25th Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 2. Freshman Lance Wolfsmith paced the Falcons, placing 14th among University runners and 67th overall in a field that included 280 runners.

Air Force Splits For a Pair of Competitions Sep 30, 2010

After a weekend off from competition, the Air Force cross country team will return to action for a pair of competitions this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 2, select members of the team will travel to Madison, Wis., to compete against some of the nation's top teams at the second-annual adidas Invitational, while the rest of the squad heads to Boulder, Colo., for the 25th running of the Rocky Mountain Shootout.

Construction Continues at Cadet Outdoor Track Stadium Sep 28, 2010

The renovation of the Air Force Academy Cadet Outdoor Track Stadium reached another milestone during the Sept. 24-27 weekend, as construction crews poured the base layer of asphalt on the track and field event runways. The outdoor home of the Falcons' track and field team is in the midst of a $3.8-million renovation.

Jim Walmsley Takes First at Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 18, 2010

With a time of 24:43.6, Air Force junior cross country runner Jim Walmsley won the men's 8000-meter race at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 18. In addition to clocking the best time in a field of 295 runners, Walmsley also recorded the 17th fastest time ever on the Pioneer Park course.

Falcons Travel to Nebraska for Woody Greeno Invitational Sep 15, 2010

The Air Force cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 18, as it travels to Lincoln, Neb., for the annual Woody Greeno Invitational. The meet begins with the women's 6K race at 10 a.m., and will be followed by the men's 8K race at 10:45 a.m. Both races, co-hosted by the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan University, will take place at Pioneers Park.

Women Claim Three of Top Four Spots at Rust Buster Invitational Sep 11, 2010

Backed by three of the top four spots, the Air Force women's cross country team opened the season with a first-place finish at the Rust Buster Invitational, hosted by Colorado-Colorado Springs, on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Colorado Springs. Senior Katherine Ward paced the women's squad with a second-place finish, while junior Jim Walmsley finished third to lead the men.

Air Force Opens Season at UCCS Rust Buster Invitational Sep 9, 2010

The Air Force cross country team opens the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Rust Buster Invitational. The annual meet, hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will take place at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs. The men's race will start at 9:15 a.m., while the women's race will begin at 10 a.m.

Demolition Phase Complete at Track Stadium Renovation Sep 8, 2010

The landscape of the Air Force Academy's athletic department has changed dramatically since demolition began at the Cadet Outdoor Track Stadium on Aug. 18. In just three weeks, the Falcons' outdoor track has become a dirt field, with the bleachers being relegated to the south end of the existing structure. The only remaining landmark of the original venue is the two-story multi-purpose building.

Falcons Announce 2011 Track and Field Schedule Sep 1, 2010

Highlighted by the 2010 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in mid-May, the Air Force track and field team announced its 2011 schedule today (Wednesday, Sept. 1). Air Force will host three indoor meets at the Cadet Field House and four outdoor meets at the new Cadet Outdoor Track Stadium.

Falcons Add Devin West to Track and Field Staff Aug 30, 2010

Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman announced the addition of Devin West to the Falcons' coaching staff on Monday, Aug. 30. West, who joins the program following a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the men's and women's track programs at Kennesaw State University, will oversee the Air Force sprint and hurdle athletes.

Air Force Men Picked Third in MWC Preseason Coaches' Poll Aug 23, 2010

The Air Force men's and women's cross country teams were projected to finish third and fifth, respectively, in the Mountain West Conference, the league office announced this afternoon (Aug. 23) with the release of the annual preseason coaches' poll. The men finished just one point shy of second, and just five points out of first.

Cross Country Announces 2010 Schedule Aug 19, 2010

With nine planned meets on the horizon, the Air Force cross country team announced the program's schedule for the upcoming 2010 season this afternoon. The Falcons will travel to six meets during the regular season, en route to the annual conference, regional and national championship competitions.

Construction Begins on Track Stadium Renovation Aug 18, 2010

Construction crews began work this week on the $3.8-million renovation to the Cadet Track Stadium, the outdoor home of the Air Force track and field team. Once completed, the Cadet Track Stadium, located at 6,980 feet above sea level, will be one of the premier track and field facilities in the nation.

Lindeman, Calhoun and Reynolds Named Standouts in Coaches APR Aug 5, 2010

Air Force track and field coach Ralph Lindeman, football coach Troy Calhoun and men's basketball coach Jeff Reynolds were mentioned in the today's rollout of the Academic Progress Rates for Division I head coaches in six sports, released by the NCAA. All three coaches have rankings in the high 900s out of a possible 1000.

Joel Nolan Named to USTFCCCA Men's All-Academic Team Jul 29, 2010

Pole vaulter Joel Nolan, a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Academy, was named to the Men's Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday, July 29. It is the first such honor for Nolan, who graduated with a 3.49 grade-point-average in behavioral science.

Air Force Pair Earns USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic Team Honors Jul 28, 2010

Rising juniors Paige Blackburn and Kimber Shealy were named to the Women's Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday, July 28. Shealy earned the honor for the second straight year, while Blackburn claimed her first such award.

Meet the Track and Field Newcomers: Air Force Men Jul 20, 2010

With the 2010-2011 academic year beginning in less than a month, Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman announced the members of the incoming freshman class. Last week, GoAirForceFalcons.com introduced the 15 additions to the women's team. This week, we introduce the 25 members of the men's newest class. The roster features 10 state champions and three that qualified for national competitions.

Meet the Track and Field Newcomers: Air Force Women Jul 13, 2010

With the Class of 2014 in the middle of Basic Cadet Training, Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman announced the program's incoming members. This week, GoAirForceFalcons.com will spotlight the 15 members of the women's team that will join the squad for the 2011 season. The freshmen roster features five state champions, as well as two national competitors.

Air Force Earns 10 MWC Scholar Athlete Selections Jun 30, 2010

Ten members of the Air Force track and field team were selected as Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athletes, the league office announced this afternoon (June 30) from their office in Colorado Springs. The Falcons were represented by six men and four women, seven of whom also earned the honor as a member of the cross country team.

Eight Falcons Named MWC Scholar Athletes Jun 30, 2010

Eight members of the Air Force cross country team were selected as Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athletes, the league office announced this afternoon (June 30) from their office in Colorado Springs. The Falcons were represented by six men and two women, seven of whom also earned the honor as a member of the track and field team.

Falcons Place 27 on Academic All-Conference List Jun 29, 2010

The Air Force track and field program placed 27 cadet-athletes on the Mountain West Conference academic all-conference team, the league office announced this morning (June 28). With 18 selections, the men's team produced the most honorees of any of the Academy's 10 winter/spring sports, while the women's nine honorees were ranked third.

Volunteer Coach Jenny Barringer Places Third in USATF 5000-Meter Run Jun 25, 2010

Air Force volunteer coach Jenny Barringer placed third in the 5000-meter run during competition at the 2010 USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships on Friday, June 25. Barringer was one of three members of the Falcons' program to compete today in Des Moines, Iowa.

Falcons Conclude Second Day of USATF Championship Action Jun 24, 2010

Rising sophomore Michael Tibbs and 2009 graduate Sean Houseworth represented the Air Force track and field team during the second day of action at the USA Track and Field National Championships this evening (June 24) in Des Moines, Iowa.

Brittany Morreale Named to Academic All-America Team Jun 24, 2010

Brittany Morreale (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), a Rhodes Scholar and 2010 graduate of the Air Force Academy, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women's Track and Field/Cross Country second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday, June 24.

Michael Tibbs Sits in Eighth after First Day of USA Junior Decathlon Jun 23, 2010

With 3,359 points, Air Force rising sophomore Michael Tibbs currently sits in eighth after the first day of decathlon competition at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships this evening (June 23) in Des Moines, Iowa. After five events, Tibbs is eighth among the 17 total participants of the junior national competition.

Current and Former Falcons Head to USA Track and Field Championships Jun 21, 2010

Current and former members of the Air Force track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 23-27. Six current and former Falcons, as well as a pair of volunteer coaches, will compete at Drake Stadium. The five-day senior-level meet will run in conjunction with the junior national championship meet.

Nick Frawley Becomes Most Decorated Division I All-American in Program History Jun 14, 2010

Air Force senior Nick Frawley became the Academy's most decorated Division I All-American, as the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2010 award recipients on Monday, June 14. With his fourth All-America trophy, Frawley has earned more awards than any other athlete in Air Force history.

Sara Neubauer Wraps Up Competition at NCAA Championships Jun 11, 2010

Air Force senior Sara Neubauer concluded competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a 15th-place finish in the shot put. Competing in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 12,000 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Neubauer recorded a distance of 52'3¼" to conclude her career at the collegiate level.

Nick Frawley Ties for Third in Pole Vault at NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2010

After a long night of pole vault competition, Air Force senior Nick Frawley claimed the fourth All-America honor of his career on Thursday, June 10, at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. In a meet hampered by delays that brought the length of competition to nearly five hours, Frawley tied for third with a season-best clearance of 17'4½".

Sara Neubauer Collects All-America Status in the Discus Throw Jun 9, 2010

For the second straight year, Air Force thrower Sara Neubauer picked up a top-eight finish in the discus throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. During the first day of competition (Wednesday, June 9) at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Neubauer used a toss of 172'9" to place seventh in the 24-member competition.

Live Streaming Available for NCAA Track and Field Championships Jun 9, 2010

Live video streaming will be available for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the NCAA announced today (Wednesday, June 9). The championships, which began this afternoon at Historic Hayward Field, will feature cameras at several different events.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field Ranked Third Nationally in APR Jun 9, 2010

With a score of 997, the Air Force women's outdoor track and field team tied for the sports' third-highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the nation, the NCAA National Office announced on Wednesday, June 9, with the release of its national rankings. The men's and women's teams boasted the highest APR scores in the Mountain West Conference during both the 2008-09 indoor and outdoor seasons.

Three Falcons Head to Oregon for NCAA Outdoor Championships Jun 7, 2010

Three members of the Air Force track and field team will travel to Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 9-12. Seniors Nick Frawley (pole vault) and Sara Neubauer (shot put, discus throw) will participate in the finals of their respective events, while classmate Ally Romanko will open competition in the semifinal round of the 800-meter run.

Sara Neubauer and Scott Irving Earn USTFCCCA Regional Awards Jun 4, 2010

Air Force senior thrower Sara Neubauer was named the Division I Mountain Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year and her coach, Scott Irving, was named the mountain region's Women's Assistant Coach of the Year, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this morning (June 4).

Air Force Pair Named to Academic All-District Team Jun 3, 2010

Air Force senior Brittany Morreale and sophomore Kimber Shealy were named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Team for track/field and cross country, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). With today's release, Morreale was named to the first-team, while Shealy was selected as a second-team member.

Falcons Wrap Up Action at NCAA West Preliminary Meet May 29, 2010

The Air Force track and field team concluded action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships West Preliminary Meet this evening (May 29) in Austin, Texas. During the final day of action at Mike A. Myers Stadium, sophomore James Walmsley and senior Sara Neubauer competed in the national semifinals of the men's 5000-meter run and women's hammer throw, respectively.

Three Falcons Advance to Next Round of NCAA Championships May 28, 2010

The Air Force track and field team advanced three athletes to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships this afternoon (May 28) during the West Preliminary Meet in Austin, Texas. Seniors Nick Frawley and Sara Neubauer advanced to the finals of the pole vault and discus throw, respectively, while classmate Ally Romanko qualified for the semifinals of the 800-meter run.

Sara Neubauer Qualifies to NCAA Finals in Shot Put May 27, 2010

Senior Sara Neubauer punched her ticket to the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as she finished within the top-12 of the shot put during the first day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 27. Neubauer was one of 10 members of the Air Force program to take part in today's competition.

Air Force Seniors Graduate from Academy May 26, 2010

Sixteen members of the Air Force track and field team took part in the Academy's graduation ceremony this morning (May 26) and were commissioned as second lieutenants. Several Falcons sat down with GoAirForceFalcons.com to let fans know what their future holds within the U.S. Air Force.

Track and Field Claim Half of Academy's Top-Six Awards May 25, 2010

Members of the Air Force track and field team comprised half of the Academy's Top-Six award recipients, which were handed out during the Individual Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 24, at Clune Arena. Sara Neubauer was named the Most Valuable Female Athlete, while Nick Frawley was honored with the Athletic Excellence Award and Brittany Morreale was named the recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award.

Falcons Head to NCAA Outdoor Championship Preliminary Round May 25, 2010

The 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships get underway this week for 13 members of the Air Force program. The select Falcons will travel to Austin, Texas, for the NCAA West Preliminary Meet, which begins on Thursday, May 27, and continues through Saturday, May 29. The top 12 finishers from each event at the preliminary site will move on to the NCAA National Championships in June.

Sara Neubauer and Nick Frawley Named Track and Field MVPs May 23, 2010

Sara Neubauer and Nick Frawley were named the Most Valuable Athletes for their respective squads, as the Air Force track and field team honored its outstanding senior class with its annual banquet on Sunday, May 23, at the Academy. The coaching staff, which recognized the underclassmen earlier this week, handed out seven awards to the senior members of the Falcons' program.

Falcons Qualify 13 to the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 21, 2010

The Air Force track and field team qualified 13 athletes to compete in 16 events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (West Preliminary), the NCAA selection committee announced this afternoon (May 21). Senior Sara Neubauer and sophomore Bryce Bergman paced the squad with multiple incursions into the opening round of competition for the national meet.

Falcons Hand Out Underclassmen Awards May 19, 2010

The Air Force track and field team honored 11 underclassmen on Tuesday, May 18, during the first of its two end-of-season awards ceremonies. The Falcons handed out 13 awards to members of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. Justin Tyner claimed the largest haul, as he took home three awards, highlighted by the Men's Most Valuable Competitor Award.

Sara Neubauer Paces Air Force to 11 All-Conference Selections May 18, 2010

Highlighted by four awards from senior Sara Neubauer, the Air Force track and field team received 11 all-conference selections at this past weekend's Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., the league office announced today (May 18). By finishing within the top three of their respective events, seven individuals and one relay team earned all-MWC distinction.

Sara Neubauer and Katie Weber Claim MWC Titles May 15, 2010

Seniors Sara Neubauer (shot put) and Katie Weber (javelin throw) claimed conference titles as the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships on Saturday, May 15, in Albuquerque, N.M. Junior Justin Tyner paced the men's team with a runner-up finish in the 5000-meter run.

Sara Neubauer Wins MWC Discus Title, Sets Academy Hammer Throw Record May 14, 2010

Highlighted by senior Sara Neubauer's first-ever title in the discus throw, the Air Force track and field team concluded the third day of action at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on May 14. Despite competing against strong and gusting winds, the Falcons accounted for one conference title and three all-conference honors during the first full day of team competition.

Michael Tibbs Sets Freshman Class Decathlon Record to Place Fifth at MWC Meet May 13, 2010

It was a career day for the four members of the Air Force track and field team that concluded multi-event action this afternoon (May 13) at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Michael Tibbs used a Freshman Class Record to place fifth in the decathlon, while senior Danielle McCarty paced the women's team with a seventh-place score in the heptathlon. All four Falcons tallied career-best scores in their respective events.

Air Force Opens Competition at MWC Championships May 12, 2010

Four members of the Air Force track and field team opened competition this afternoon (May 12) at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Freshman Michael Tibbs and senior Danielle McCarty are the Falcons' current leaders in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively.

Air Force Heads to Albuquerque for MWC Championships May 10, 2010

The championship season begins this weekend for the Air Force track and field team, as it heads to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The four-day meet begins on Wednesday, May 12, and continue through Saturday, May 15. Action will take place at the Great Friends of New Mexico Track Stadium.

Falcons Finish Second at Front Range Classic May 1, 2010

Backed by 12 first-place finishes, the Air Force track and field team finished second at the third annual Front Range Classic on Saturday, May 1, in Fort Collins, Colo. In all, the Falcons combined for 46 top-five scores, six meet records and six incursions into the Academy's all-time record book.

Air Force Runners Shine at Payton Jordan Invitational May 1, 2010

Highlighted by career-best performances from all three of its distance runners, Air Force wrapped up a stellar day of competition at the Payton Jordan/Cardinal Invitational on Saturday, May 1, in Palo Alto, Calif. Senior Ally Romanko (800-meter run) and junior Justin Tyner (3000-meter steeplechase) recorded the second-best times in Academy history for their respective events.

Falcons Head to Third Annual Front Range Classic Apr 28, 2010

After a weekend off from competition due to weather, the Air Force track and field team returns to action on Saturday, May 1. The majority of the squad will head to Fort Collins, Colo., for the third annual Front Range Classic. In addition, three members of the distance team will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Robert Drye Wraps Up Action at Drake Relays Apr 24, 2010

Air Force sophomore thrower Robert Drye wrapped up competition for the Air Force track and field team this afternoon (April 24) at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. The only Falcon to compete on Saturday afternoon, Drye placed 23rd in the hammer throw with a distance of 173'11".

Conner Van Fossen Places Eighth in Javelin at Drake Relays Apr 23, 2010

Air Force junior Conner Van Fossen recorded a toss of 191'7" to place eighth in the javelin throw at the 101st annual Drake Relays on Friday, April 23, in Des Moines, Iowa. Van Fossen recorded a distance of 191'7" to finish eighth in the 27-member collegiate field.

Six Falcons Head to Drake Relays Apr 22, 2010

It will be a light weekend for the Air Force track and field team, as one relay team and two throwers will compete at the 101st annual Drake Relays on Friday (April 23) and Saturday (April 24) in Des Moines, Iowa. The rest of the squad was scheduled to compete at the Gem City Duals in Wyoming, but the meet was cancelled due to weather.

Air Force Pole Vaulters Lead Strong Showing at Beach Invitational Apr 18, 2010

The Air Force pole vault team had a strong showing at the Beach Invitational on Saturday, April 17, in Cerritos, Calif. Three personal-best records were accounted for, as well as a first-place finish. In all, the Falcons' track and field team collected 20 top-10 finishes and made five impacts on the program's all-time record book.

Air Force Pair Concludes Action at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 17, 2010

Air Force seniors Sara Neubauer and Nick Frawley wrapped up the track and field team's action at the 52nd annual Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday, April 17, with competition during the "invitational" rounds of the shot put, discus throw and pole vault.

Falcons Conclude Action at CSU-Pueblo Invitational Apr 17, 2010

With a first-place finish in the 1500-meter run, Air Force senior Katie Anderson paced the members of the track and field team that competed at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational on Saturday, April 17, in Pueblo, Colo. Anderson was one of four Falcons to finish within the top seven on that race.

Justin Tyner Shatters Academy's 5000-Meter Record Apr 17, 2010

Air Force junior Justin Tyner shattered the Academy's 14-year-old record in the 5000-meter run, as members of the Air Force track and field team wrapped up the second day of action at the 52nd annual Mt. SAC Relays late Friday (April 16). Crossing the finish line in a time of 13:37.66 to finish 20th in the "Invitational" race, Tyner shaved nearly 32 seconds off of his previous time.

Falcons Have Solid Showing at Mt SAC Relays Apr 16, 2010

Several season- and career-best marks were set, as the Air Force track and field team continued action at the 52nd annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., on Friday, April 16. The Falcons' 1500-meter runners all improved their seasonal times, while several sprinters, hurdlers and field event athletes bettered their marks as well.

Jonathan Rock Clocks Career-Best Time in 10K at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 16, 2010

Air Force sophomore Jonathan Rock paced a quartet of Air Force track and field athletes that opened competition this evening (Thursday, April 15) at the 52nd annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Finishing second in a field of 47, Rock recorded a career-best time of 29:53.74 and moved into sixth on the Academy's all-time list.

Falcons Conclude Strong Showing at California Multi-Meet Apr 15, 2010

Backed by three first-place event finishes, seven members of the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the California Decathlon and Heptathlon Event on Thursday, April 15, in Azusa, Calif. Freshman Michael Tibbs and senior Danielle McCarty paced their respective squads in the first multi-event meet of the season.

Air Force Multi-Event Athletes Open Competition in California Apr 14, 2010

The multi-event athletes of the Air Force track and field team opened competition on Wednesday, April 14, at the California Decathlon and Heptathlon Event in Azusa, Calif. Four athletes from the Falcons' men's team took part in the first five events of the decathlon, while three members of the women's team participated in the first four events of the heptathlon

Falcons Split for Weekend Competitions Apr 13, 2010

The Air Force track and field team opens a busy stretch of competition on Wednesday, April 14, as the multi-event athletes travel to Azusa, Calif., for the annual two-day California Heptathlon and Decathlon. Action continues on Thursday-Saturday, as select Falcons compete at the Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.) and Beach Invitational (Cerritos, Calif.). In addition, some members of the team will head to Pueblo, Colo., for the CSU-Pueblo Invitational.

Sara Neubauer Earns Third MWC Athlete of the Week Award of the Year Apr 13, 2010

After a strong weekend at the Sun Angel Classic, Air Force senior thrower Sara Neubauer was named the Mountain West Conference Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (April 13). This is the third time during the 2010 season that she has earned the weekly honor.

Justin Tyner Posts Academy Record in 1500-Meter Race Apr 11, 2010

Clocking a time of 3:44.05, Air Force junior Justin Tyner set the Academy record in the 1500-meter run, as the track and field team wrapped up an impressive day at the 31st Sun Angel Classic late Saturday (April 10) night in Tempe, Ariz. Shaving three seconds off of his personal-best time, Tyner finished as the runner-up in the "premiere" section of the race.

Falcons Conclude Action at Colorado Invitational Apr 10, 2010

The Air Force track and field team concluded competition this evening (Saturday, April 10) at the Colorado Invitational in Boulder, Colo. Junior Conner Van Fossen won the men's javelin throw, while freshman Bizzy Mellado placed second in the pole vault to lead their respective teams at the non-scoring meet that featured over 1100 athletes from around the region.

Hammer Throwers Open Action at Colorado Invitational Apr 10, 2010

Seven members of the Air Force track and field team opened action at the Colorado Invitational on Friday, April 9. With only the hammer throw taking place today at Potts Field, two members of the women's team and five members of the men's team headed up to Boulder, Colo., to kick off the annual meet.

Sara Neubauer Sets Academy Hammer Throw Record Apr 9, 2010

One week after rewriting the Academy record in the shot put, Air Force senior Sara Neubauer improved her program standard in the hammer throw. Tossing a 186'5", Neubauer upped her record by nearly four feet to place third at the 31st annual Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, April 9. Neubauer was one of three hammer throwers to participate during the first night of action.

Air Force Heads to Sun Angel Classic and Colorado Invitational Apr 8, 2010

The Air Force track and field team divides up once again for a pair of meets this weekend (Friday-Saturday, April 9-10). Several coaches and 27 members of the squad will head to Tempe, Ariz., for the 31st annual Sun Angel Classic. The remainder of the team will stay close to home, heading to Boulder for the yearly Colorado Invitational.

Falcons Conclude Action at a Windy Tom Benich Classic Apr 3, 2010

The Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the annual Tom Benich Classic on Saturday, April 3, under extremely windy conditions in Greeley, Colo. In a meet that featured over 1200 competitors from around the state, the Falcons accounted for multiple top-10 finishes. The Tom Benich Classic also served as the outdoor debut for some of the younger Air Force athletes.

Sara Neubauer Throws Academy Record at Texas Relays Apr 3, 2010

Senior Sara Neubauer improved her Academy record distance in the shot put, as she concluded competition at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Saturday, April 3, in Austin, Texas. As the Falcons' lone competitor today, Neubauer recorded a throw of 54'5½" to finish third in the 15-member "A" section of the shot put.

Connor Van Fossen Posts Career-Best Javelin Throw at Texas Relays Apr 2, 2010

Junior Connor Van Fossen threw a career-best 214'9" to place third in the javelin throw, as members of the Air Force track and field team continued action at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Friday, April 2. Van Fossen was one of three Falcons to finish within the top-10 of their respective events today in Austin, Texas.

Falcons Open Competition at Texas Relays Apr 1, 2010

Three members of the Air Force track and field team opened competition at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday, April 1. Facing gusty winds at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, the select Falcons competed in the women's hammer throw and the "B" section of the men's pole vault.

Falcons Split for a Pair of Weekend Meets Mar 31, 2010

The Air Force track and field team splits up this weekend for a pair of competitions. Nine Falcons will travel to Austin, Texas, for the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday-Saturday (April 1-3), while the remainder of the team will remain in-state, traveling to Greeley for the annual Tom Benich Track and Field Classic on Friday-Saturday (April 2-3).

Justin Tyner Selected as MWC Athlete of the Week Mar 30, 2010

Air Force junior distance runner Justin Tyner (Baxter, Minn.) was named the Mountain West Conference Male Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (March 30). It is the first weekly track and field honor for Tyner, although he did claim a cross country weekly award earlier this year.

Air Force Women Win Military Track and Field Championship; Men Place Second Mar 27, 2010

Backed by 10 first-place finishes during the final day of competition, the Air Force women dominated the field to win the 2010 Military Track and Field Championships on Saturday, March 27, in Lexington, Va. Senior Sara Neubauer completed a sweep of event titles to pace the Falcons to their first team title. With seven first-place finishes, the men finished second in the seven-team meet.

Air Force Opens Action at Military Track and Field Championships Mar 26, 2010

Backed by a one-two finish in the women's shot put, the Air Force track and field team opened competition at the second-ever Military Track and Field Championships this afternoon (March 26) in Lexington, Va. Competing against their six service academy counterparts under rainy conditions, the Falcons picked up valuable points in three events at the Reed Memorial Track at VMI.

Falcons Head to Military Track and Field Championships Mar 25, 2010

The Air Force track and field team concludes its week-long spring break training trip with one of its biggest meets of the 2010 season. The Falcons travel to Lexington, Va., to take on their service academy counterparts at the second-ever Military Track and Field Championships on Friday-Saturday (March 26-27) at Reed Memorial Track. The men will look to defend their team championship title, while the women hope to improve on their second-place team finish from the 2007 meet.

Air Force Men Win George Mason Invitational Mar 20, 2010

Highlighted by eight first-place finishes, the Air Force men's track and field team won its outdoor season opener, the George Mason Invitational, on Saturday, March 20, in Fairfax, Va. The men accounted for 23 top-three finishes, as the bettered the field by over 40 points. The women's team claimed four first-place marks and 11 top-three finishes en route to a third-place team finish.

Air Force Opens Outdoor Season at the Mason Invitational Mar 18, 2010

The Air Force track and field team begins outdoor competition this weekend, when it travels to Fairfax, Va., for the Mason Invitational on Saturday, March 20. The meet, held at George Mason Stadium, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with the men's hammer throw and men's javelin throw.

Justin Tyner Earns All-America Status Mar 15, 2010

Air Force junior Justin Tyner was one of 366 student-athletes to earn All-America honors, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this afternoon (March 15). Collecting his first All-America certificate, Tyner became the 11th member of the men's program to earn a qualifying spot at the national indoor meet.

Falcons Conclude Competition at NCAA Track and Field Championships Mar 13, 2010

With a 15th-place finish in the shot put, Air Force senior Sara Neubauer concluded competition for the Falcons this afternoon (March 13) at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Neubauer recorded her best throw of the day on her first attempt, at 51'10½".

Justin Tyner is Top American Finisher at NCAA Championships Mar 12, 2010

Crossing the finish line in an Academy-record time of 13:41.26, Air Force junior Justin Tyner finished third in the finals of the 5000-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 12. Competing at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., Tyner was the top finishing American runner.

Air Force Trio Heads to NCAA Track and Field Championships Mar 10, 2010

The indoor season comes to a close this weekend (March 12-13) as three members of the Air Force track and field team travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Senior Nick Frawley (pole vault), classmate Sara Neubauer (shot put) and junior Justin Tyner (5000-meter run) will represent the Academy at the national meet.

Program-Best Three Falcons Invited to NCAA Track and Field Championships Mar 8, 2010

The Air Force track and field team set a program record this evening (March 8) when the NCAA Division I selection committee announced that three Falcons were selected to compete at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The three Air Force invitees to the national indoor meet are the most ever for the program.

Falcons Conclude Competition at Washington Final Qualifier Mar 6, 2010

Four members of the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the Washington Final Qualifier on Saturday, March 6, at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle, Wash. Sophomore James Walmsley, who has hovered near the provisional mark for the 3000-meter run all season, finally broke the barrier, clocking a career-best 8:03.58.

Select Falcons Head to Seattle for Final Qualifier Mar 5, 2010

Five members of the Air Force track and field team will travel to Seattle, Wash., for the UW Final Qualifier on Saturday, March 6. Seniors Nick Frawley, Sara Neubauer and Ally Romanko will join sophomore James Walmsley and freshman Chase Cooper will compete at the meet in hopes of improving their marks before selections are made to the NCAA Indoor Championships next week.

Air Force Claims 10 All-Conference Honors Mar 1, 2010

The Air Force track and field team received 10 all-conference selections following this past weekend's Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., the league office announced today (March 1). By finishing within the top three of their respective events, six individuals and two relay teams earned all-MWC distinction.

Current and Former Falcons Wrap Up Competition at USATF Indoor Nationals Feb 28, 2010

Air Force senior Sara Neubauer and former standout Paul Gensic wrapped up competition at the 2010 USA Track and Field Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend (Feb. 27-28). The two-day meet, which determined the national team that will compete at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Air Force Claims Three Titles During Final Day of MWC Championships Feb 27, 2010

Senior Nick Frawley (pole vault), classmate Sara Neubauer (shot put) and junior Justin Tyner (3000-meter run) claimed conference titles, as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday, Feb. 27. In addition to the conference champions, the Falcons accounted for three additional all-conference certificates.

Sara Neubauer Wins MWC Weight Throw Title Feb 26, 2010

Senior Sara Neubauer earned her first Mountain West Conference title this afternoon, as the Air Force track and field team concluded the second day of action at the conference championships in Albuquerque, N.M. The Falcons earned three additional all-conference citations, while two Academy records were set or matched.

Indoor Conference Championship Blog Feb 26, 2010

The Air Force track and field team is in the midst of competing at the Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships. Click here for updates from the track.

Danielle McCarty Places Sixth at MWC Pentathlon Feb 25, 2010

Senior Danielle McCarty used a career-high 3448 points to place sixth in the pentathlon during the first day of action at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Sophomore Phaelen French also posted a career-best tally (2973) in the only final contested on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Falcons Travel to Albuquerque for MWC Championships Feb 24, 2010

The indoor championship season begins this week for the Air Force track and field team, as the Falcons travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships. Action for the three-day meet gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 28.

Kimber Shealy Selected as MWC Athlete of the Week Feb 23, 2010

Air Force sophomore pole vaulter Kimber Shealy was named the Mountain West Conference Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (Feb. 22). It is the second career honor for Shealy, who became just the second Air Force female to clear the 13-foot mark in Academy history.

Kimber Shealy Clears 13-Foot Pole Vault Bar at Wyoming Feb 20, 2010

Sophomore Kimber Shealy became just the second Air Force female to clear the 13-foot bar in the pole vault, as members of the track and field team traveled to Laramie, Wyo., for the final tune-up before the upcoming conference championships. Shealy cleared a personal-best bar of 13'3½" to move into second on the Academy's all-time list.

Air Force Heads to Wyoming for Robert Shine Invitational Feb 17, 2010

With one week until the conference championships, the Air Force track and field team travels to Laramie, Wyo., for the annual Robert Shine Invitational on Friday, Feb. 19. The meet, held at War Memorial Fieldhouse, is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m., with the field events. The track events are scheduled to get underway at 7:15 p.m.

Ally Romanko Named MWC Athlete of the Week Feb 16, 2010

Following a stellar record-setting performance in the 800-meter run, Air Force senior Ally Romanko was named the Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon (Feb. 16). It is the first weekly award for Romanko and the program's fifth such award this season.

Former Falcons Shine at USA Cross Country Championships Feb 13, 2010

Six former letterwinners of the Air Force cross country team concluded competition this afternoon (Feb. 13) at the 2010 USA Cross Country Championships, which were held at the Plantes Ferry Recreation Park in a windy Spokane, Wash. The contingent of Academy graduates, competing at the meet as representatives of the U.S. Air Force, featured four former MVP award recipients.

Falcons Conclude Action at Air Force Invitational Feb 13, 2010

Six incursions were made to the Falcons' all-time record book, as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the 20th annual Air Force Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. In addition to the personal-best marks that appear on the program's all-time list, several other career-best performances were achieved this afternoon.

Ally Romanko Blasts Own 800-Meter Record at Husky Classic Feb 13, 2010

Shaving three seconds off of her previous best time, senior Ally Romanko obliterated her own Academy record in the 800-meter run, as a pair of Air Force track athletes wrapped up competition this afternoon (Feb. 13) at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. In addition, sophomore James Walmsley won the 3000-meter race with a career-best performance.

Justin Tyner Earns NCAA Provisional 5000-Meter Time at Husky Classic Feb 12, 2010

Clocking a time less than one second off of the Academy record, junior Justin Tyner recorded a NCAA Provisional Time in the 5000-meter run at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 12. Tyner crossed the finish line in 14:00.20 to win the third section of the longest distance of the indoor season.

Robert Drye Wins Weight Throw During Opening Day of AF Invitational Feb 12, 2010

Highlighted by three first-place finishers, the Air Force track and field team kicked off competition at the 20th Air Force Invitational on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Sophomore Robert Drye was the top collegiate finisher in the weight throw, while senior Katie Anderson (800-meter run) and freshman Rob Simmons (pole vault) won their respective events in the non-seeded sections.

Startlists for Friday's Air Force Invitational Feb 11, 2010

The Air Force track and field team has announced the startlists for Friday's action at the 20th Air Force Invitational, which will be held at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Action begins at 1 p.m., with the men's weight throw and non-seeded pole vault. Qualifying heats the 400-meter dash kick off the running events at 2:30 p.m.

Falcons Place 17 on Academic All-Conference Team Feb 11, 2010

The Air Force cross country team placed 17 of its members on the Mountain West Conference All-Academic Team, the commissioner's office announced this afternoon (Feb. 11). The squad, represented by eight men and nine women, boasted more honorees than any other fall sport at the Academy during the recent 2009 season.

Falcons Set to Host 20th Annual Air Force Invitational Feb 11, 2010

The Air Force track and field team returns to the Academy this weekend to host its largest meet of the season. The Falcons will host the annual Air Force Invitational on Feb. 12-13 at the Academy's Cadet Field House. The two-day meet, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 12, with the men's weight throw and non-seeded pole vault.

Entry Lists for Air Force Invitational Feb 10, 2010

The Air Force track and field team has announced the entry lists for the 20th Air Force Invitational, which will be held by Friday-Saturday (Feb. 12-13) at the Academy's Cadet Field House. The meet, which features over 750 athletes from 19 schools, is slated to begin on Friday at 1 p.m., with the men's weight throw and non-seeded pole vault.

Nick Frawley Earns Second MWC Honor of the Season Feb 9, 2010

Air Force senior Nick Frawley claimed his second Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week award of the season, the league office announced this afternoon (Feb. 9). Frawley, who also won the award following the season-opener on Jan. 15, has now claimed the conference's weekly award four times during his career.

Falcons Impact Record Book at New Mexico Classic Feb 6, 2010

Highlighted by 19 finishes within the top 10 and eight additions to the program's all-time record book, the Air Force track and field team concluded action at the New Mexico Classic on Saturday, Feb. 6. Competing against athletes from nearly 30 collegiate programs, the Falcons claimed a pair of event titles and two additional top three placements.

Air Force Duo Concludes Action at New Mexico Pentathlon Feb 6, 2010

Several members of the Air Force track and field team completed action late this evening (Feb. 5) at the New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Meet in Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Danielle McCarty placed 16th in the pentathlon, while sophomore Phaelen French posted a career-best total in the five-event competition.

Air Force Travels to New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Meet Feb 4, 2010

The Air Force track and field team heads back out on the road this weekend (Feb. 5-6), traveling to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic and Combined Events Meet at the ABQ Convention Center. The two-day meet, the first official meet for the Falcons' multi-event athletes, will give Air Force a chance to compete at the site of the upcoming conference championships.

Falcons Have Strong Showing at Pole Vault Summit Jan 31, 2010

Highlighted by a trio of top-two performances, select freshmen members of the Air Force pole vault team wrapped up an impressive day of competition at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Jan. 30. Cale Simmons won his section, while two others earned a runner-up finish in their respective groups.

Drye and Neubauer Tally Academy Records at Don Barrett Duals Jan 30, 2010

Both Academy weight throw records were rewritten this afternoon (Jan. 30), as Air Force hosted the second annual Don Barrett Duals at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Competing against teams along the Front Range, sophomore Robert Drye broke the men's weight throw record, while senior Sara Neubauer rewrote her own record in the women's field.

Falcons Set to Host Second Annual Don Barrett Duals Jan 28, 2010

The Ari Force track and field team returns to the Academy this weekend, hosting for the second annual Don Barrett Duals on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Falcons will welcome their local opponents from Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Colorado and Wyoming to the Cadet Field House. In addition to the home meet, five freshmen pole vaulters will participate in the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev.

Startlists for Saturday's Don Barrett Duals Jan 28, 2010

The Air Force track and field team has announced the startlists for the second annual Don Barrett Duals, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Action begins at 9 a.m., with the men's weight throw. The track events are slated to begin at 1 p.m., with the women's mile run.

Entrance Notice for Saturday's Track and Field Meet Jan 28, 2010

Admission to Air Force track and field's Don Barrett Duals Meet on Saturday Jan. 31, is free for fans that enter the Cadet Field House prior to 12:30 p.m. However, due to multiple events taking place in the facility, fans entering the Cadet Field House between 12:30 p.m. and the end of the basketball game are required to purchase a ticket.

Sara Neubauer Repeats as MWC Athlete of the Week Jan 26, 2010

For the second consecutive week, Air Force senior Sara Neubauer was selected as the Mountain West Conference Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Neubauer, who shared the award with TCU junior Festus Kegan and BYU senior Mindy McClurkin, reset her Academy records in the shot put and weight throw twice over the weekend.

Falcons Continue to Break Records at Nebraska adidas Classic Jan 23, 2010

Three more Academy records were broken as the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at Nebraska's adidas Classic on Saturday, Jan. 23. Senior Ally Romanko crushed her own record in the 800-meter run, while classmate Sara Neubauer reset the program standards in the shot put and weight throw for the third time in as many meets.

Air Force Quintet Concludes Competition at Potts Invitational Jan 23, 2010

Five members of the Air Force track and field team concluded competition at the Potts Invitational this afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 23). Sprinter Chad Liscar joined multi-event athletes James Dills, Blair O'Bryant, Jacob Ringrose and Michael Tibbs at the annual meet in Boulder, Colo. Competing against local collegiate teams, Air Force earned two event titles.

Sara Neubauer Resets Two Academy Records Jan 22, 2010

For the second straight week, Air Force senior Sara Neubauer upped her own program standards in the shot put and weight throw, as the track and field team wrapped up a successful day of competition at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational on Friday, Jan. 22. Neubauer was one of two Falcons to set Academy standards and one of five to claim event titles.

Air Force Travels to Nebraska for adidas Classic Jan 21, 2010

The Air Force track and field team heads out on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Lincoln, Neb., for a pair of meets. Some members of the Falcons' program will open the weekend on Friday (Jan. 22) night at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational, while the rest of the team will participate at the adidas Classic on Saturday (Jan. 23).

Air Force Sweeps Weekly MWC Track and Field Awards Jan 19, 2010

Air Force seniors Nick Frawley and Sara Neubauer were selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced today (Jan. 19). The pair earned the awards based on their stellar performances at the season-opening Air Force All-Comers Meet on Jan. 15.

Sara Neubauer Sets Two Academy Records in Season Opening Meet Jan 15, 2010

Air Force senior Sara Neubauer set a pair of Academy records as the track and field team opened the 2010 season this evening (Jan. 15), hosting the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet at the Cadet Field House. Easily winning both of her events, Neubauer paced the Falcons to a strong overall showing in the season opener.

Startlists for Sunday's Air Force High School Invitational Jan 14, 2010

The Air Force track and field team has announced the startlists for the second annual Air Force High School Invitational, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Action begins at 9 a.m. (Please note, the startlists for Friday's Air Force All-Comers Meet were released on Jan. 13)

Air Force to Open 2010 Season Hosting All-Comers Meet Jan 13, 2010

The Air Force track and field team officially kicks off the 2010 indoor season this Friday (Jan. 15), as it hosts the annual Air Force All-Comers Meet at the Academy's Cadet Field House. This will be the first of three home competitions for the Falcons, who boast three record-holders, two all-conference selections and one All-American to their indoor roster.

Startlists for Friday's Air Force All-Comers Meet Jan 13, 2010

The Air Force track and field team has announced the startlists for the Air Force All-Comers Meet, which will be held Friday, Jan. 15, at the Academy's Cadet Field House. Action begins at 3 p.m., and will be held on a rolling schedule. (Please note, the startlists for Saturday's Air Force High School Invitational will be released tomorrow.)

Scott Irving to Speak at USTFCCCA Convention Dec 11, 2009

The Air Force track and field program will be represented at the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's annual convention next week in Orlando, Fla., as associate head coach Scott Irving has been chosen as a featured speaker on the javelin throw.

Falcons Hand Out End-Of-Season Awards Dec 2, 2009

The Air Force cross country team wrapped up a successful 2009 campaign this evening (Dec. 2) with its annual end-of-the-season banquet at the Academy Press Box. Junior Justin Tyner and senior Ally Romanko were the recipients of the program's MVP awards, while several other Falcons received special recognition for their contributions this season.

Justin Tyner Places 71st at NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov 23, 2009

Air Force junior Justin Tyner finished within the top third of the field at the 2009 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which were held this morning (Nov. 23) at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Competing in a field of 250 of the nation's top distance runners, Tyner placed 71st with a 10,000-meter time of 30:37.6.

Brittany Morreale Named Rhodes Scholar Nov 23, 2009

Senior Air Force distance runner Brittany Morreale (Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.) was awarded one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships for 2010. Morreale is the Academy's 36th recipient of this prestigious award and the 11th cadet-athlete to earn the honor.

Justin Tyner Heads to NCAA Championships Nov 19, 2009

Air Force junior Justin Tyner will represent the Academy at the 2009 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday, Nov. 21. The national meet, featuring 31 teams and 38 individual competitors, will take place on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The men's race will start at 12:08 p.m. (EST).

Meet the Newcomers: Men's Track Athletes Nov 18, 2009

This week, GoAirForceFalcons.com wraps up its preview of the freshman members of the Air Force track and field team by highlighting the 20 newcomers that will compete on the track during the 2010. The group features six state champions, including a three-time Colorado 2A champion in the hurdles.

VERSUS to Televise NCAA Cross Country Championships Live Nov 18, 2009

The 2009 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships will be broadcast live on VERSUS, marking the third consecutive year the championships will be seen on live television, and the first with VERSUS. A live web stream of the championships will also be available on NCAA.com.

Justin Tyner Selected to NCAA Championships Nov 15, 2009

Air Force junior Justin Tyner (Baxter, Minn.) was officially selected to the 2009 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships this evening (Nov. 15), as the NCAA selection committee announced the field for the upcoming national meet. With the berth, Tyner is the first Air Force runner to compete at the NCAA Championships since Matt Williams in 2007.

Justin Tyner Earns All-Region Cross Country Accolades Nov 14, 2009

Junior Justin Tyner continued his stellar cross country season this morning (Nov. 14), as he picked up all-region honors with a fifth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Mountain Region Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Tyner, who paced the Falcons to a sixth-place team finish, earned a spot in the upcoming NCAA National Championship meet.

Falcons Travel to NCAA Regional Championships Nov 11, 2009

The varsity members of the Air Force cross country team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Nov. 14, for the 2009 NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The meet, one of nine regional competitions taking place around the country, will be held at the New Mexico North Golf Course. Action begins at 10:45 a.m., with the men's 10,000-meter race. The women's 6K race will follow at noon.

Meet the Newcomers: Men's Field Athletes Nov 10, 2009

As the track and field season draws closer, GoAirForceFalcons.com will preview the newest members of the Ari Force program. This week, the men's field athletes will be showcased. The 17-member freshman field roster features five state champions, including a two-time Colorado 5A champion in the pole vault.

Meet the Newcomers: Women's Track and Field Athletes Nov 3, 2009

With just two months until the start of the 2010 track and field season, GoAirForceFalcons.com will take a look at the newest members of the Air Force program. This week, the women will be spotlighted. The freshmen roster features five Colorado natives and a two-time New Mexico state champion.

Justin Tyner Places Third at MWC Championships Oct 31, 2009

Junior Justin Tyner clocked a career-best time of 23:45 to place third at the 2009 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Orem, Utah. With all five scoring runners placing within the top-25, the Falcons finished third in the team standings. The women picked up an impressive fourth-place finish in the team standings, as four of the five scoring runners placed within the top 30.

Falcons Travel to MWC Championships Oct 28, 2009

The Air Force cross country team begins the 2009 championship season this weekend, as its top nine runners travel to Orem, Utah, for the Mountain West Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31. The meet, which is hosted by BYU, will feature six men's teams and nine women's teams. The two championship races will take place at the Cascade Golf Course.

Air Force Concludes "B" Season at RMAC Open Oct 27, 2009

While the Air Force cross country varsity team members prepare for the upcoming conference championship meet, the rest of the Falcons' runners concluded the season at the RMAC Open in Denver, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 24. Air Force sent 19 members to Washington Park in downtown Denver to compete in an "open" event hosted by Metro State.

Tyner and Walmsley Pace Men at Pre-Nationals Oct 17, 2009

For the second time this season, Justin Tyner paced the Air Force cross country team at a national meet. The junior recorded a career-best 8K time of 24:17 to place 21st amongst 238 Division I runners at the 2009 Pre-Nationals Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 17. Tyner guided the men to a 12th-place finish in the 34-team "Blue" race.

Colorado Collegiate Weekend Preview Alan Versaw Oct 13, 2009

Durango graduate Laura Thweatt, this week's Big XII female runner of the week, will be helping the University of Colorado to climb a bit in the polls at this weekend's Pre-Nats meet in Terre Haute. File photo by Alan Versaw.

2009 Division I Collegiate Preview Alan Versaw Aug 22, 2009

Richard Medina and Ellie Rastall are both Colorado high school graduates and both figure prominently in their respective team's hopes for successful seasons this fall. Photos by Alan Versaw.