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Track and Field Welcomes Class of 2020

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force track and field team added 26 freshmen to its roster for the upcoming 2016-17 season, head coach Ralph Lindeman announced today (Aug. 9), as the Academy’s Class of 2020 were accepted into the Cadet Wing at the conclusion of Basic Cadet Training. The 16 men and 10 women that make up the Falcons’ youngest class of athletes boast a resume that features 10 state titles and numerous finishes within the top 10 of their respective state meets.

Connor Stevens | Chandler, Ariz. | Hamilton HS
Three-time Arizona High School Division I champion in the pole vault…recorded a career-best clearance of 17’0¾”…tied the State Meet Record, which is the third-highest vault in Arizona high school history…named the Gatorade Boys’ Track Athlete of the Year for the state of Arizona in 2016.

Michael Rhoads | Kenmore, Wash. | Inglemoor HS
Clocked a career-best time of 48.21 to finish second at the 2016 Washington 2A-3A-4A High School State Championships…won the state title in that event as a junior…clocked a career-best 800-meter time of 1:54.38…also ran cross country.

Patrick Sullivan | New City, N.Y. | Don Bosco Prep HS
Won the 3200-meter run at the New Jersey Non-Public Class A State Championships…clocked 9:11.22 in that distance at the New Jersey Meet of Champions…led Don Brosco Prep’s 4×1600-meter relay to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals…placed 20th at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional in 2015…posted best times of 4:17.54 in the mile and 9:08.33 in the two-mile.

Adam Hayes | South Jordan, Utah | Bingham HS
Clocked a career-best 1600-meter time of 4:17.95…added a career-best 3200-meter time of 9:43.91…finished fourth at the Utah High School State Cross Country Championships as a senior.

Jordan Armstrong | Longwood, Fla. | Lyman HS
Clocked a career-best 1600-meter time of 4:14.86 to win the Florida Relays as a senior…finished second in the 3200-meter run at the FSU Relays (9:13.55)…finished fourth in both the 1600-meter 3200-meter events at the 2016 Florida High School State Championships…helped Lyman HS to state track and field title…led cross country team to the state title in 2015, after placing fifth at the state championships.

Chris Doerr | Mission Viejo, Calif. | Tabuco Hills HS
Finished second in the pole vault at the CIF Southern Section as a senior…placed third in that meet as a junior…registered a career-best clearance of 15’6” during junior season.

Trevor Whiteside | Stephens City, Va. | Sherando HS
Won the Virginia 4A indoor title in the 1000-meter run…clocked 4:18.45 to finish second in the 1600-meter run at the state championship meet…posted a career-best 800-meter time of 1:51.98.

Jack Bluth | Milton, Ga. | Milton HS
Finished seventh in the 2015 Georgia High School Cross Country Championships…posted a career-best 1600-meter time of 4:16.41 to finish fifth at the 2016 Florida Relays…also posted personal-best times of 9:27.00 at 3200 meters and 1:57.25 at 800 meters.

Riley Finnegan | Alamogordo, N.M. | Alamogordo HS
Two-time New Mexico 6A state champion in the discus throw…recorded a career-best throw of 177’0” during state victory as a senior…that distance is a school and state meet record…finished fifth in that event at the Great Southwest Classic…also threw the shot put, registering a personal-best toss of 52’5¾”…older brother plays football at Air Force.

Logan Grizzle | Queen Creek, Ariz. | Queen Creek HS
Won the pole vault at the Arizona Division II High School State Championships…posted a career-best clearance of 16’0”.

Andrew Boebinger | Riverside, Calif. | Martin Luther King HS
Clocked a career-best 4:16.47 to finish fourth in the 1600-meter run at Azusa’s Meet of Champions as a senior…finished second in the 800-meter run (1:55.14) at the Inland Empire Championships.

Austin Kintz | Maplewood, Ill. | Kaneland HS
Clocked a career-best time of 4:19.21 to finish fifth in the 1600-meter run at the Illinois 2A High School State Championships as a junior.

Victor Osinloye | Romeoville, Ill. | Romeoville HS
Finished 10th in the discus throw at the Illinois 3A High School State Championships…posted a career-best throw of 175’2” in that event…older brother plays football at Air Force.

Trey Bell | Burleson, Texas | Centennial HS
Decathlon prospect for the Falcons…posted a career-best time of 11.14 in the 100-meter dash…cleared a personal-best height of 13’0”…younger brother of Air Force’s All-American pole vaulter, Dylan Bell.

Cole Tippit | Phoenix, Ariz. | Desert Vista HS
Posted a 2015-best time of 14.53 in the 110-meter hurdles…ran a wind-aided 14.25 as a senior.

Mati Szelazek | Franklin Park, Ill. | Leyden HS
Placed 11th in the 800-meter run at the Illinois 3A State Track and Field Championships…holds a career-best time of 1:54.66 in that event.


Lindsey Blanks | Yorktown, Pa. | Tabb HS
Virginia 3A state champion in the indoor 1600-meter run…clocked a career-best time of 4:58.89 in that event as a senior…finished second at three Virginia state championship meets (indoor 1600-meter run, outdoor 1600-meter run, cross country)…also clocked personal-best times of 10:49.77 in the 3200-meter run and 10:13.97 in the 3000-meter run.

Teri Brady | Honolulu, Hawaii | Punahou School
Finished second in the 1500-meter and 3000-meter events at the Hawaii High School Championships…placed third at the state’s cross country meet…recorded personal-best times of 4:51.43 in the 1500-meter run and 10:37.18 in the 3000-meter run.

Sierra Rodriguez | Tucson, Ariz. | Flowing Wells HS
Placed second in the discus throw at the Arizona Division II State High School Championships…registered a personal-best distance of 140’1” in that event…also threw the javelin, recording a career-best mark of 107’3”…named the Southern Arizona Girls’ Track Athlete of the Year.

Swathi Samuel | Newbury Park, Calif. | Newbury Park HS
Clocked a career-best 800-meter time of 2:15.23 at the 2016 Azusa Meet of Champions.

Heidi Borgerding | Boerne, Texas | Champion HS
Won the high jump at the Texas 5A High School State Championships as a junior (5’8”)…recorded a season-best height of 5’7” in that event as a senior.

Payton Myers | Plainfield, Ill. | Plainfield South HS
Registered a career-best throw of 125’8” in the discus as a senior.

Megan Irvine | Loveland, Colo. | Thompson Valley HS
Finished second in the 400-meter dash at the 2015 Colorado 5A High School State Championships (56.14)…clocked a career-best time of 55.74 in that event as a freshman…attended the Academy’s Prep School during the 2015-16 academic year.

Ashleigh Lehotsky | Great Falls, Mont. | Charles M. Russell HS
Two-time Montana Class AA state champion in the shot put…recorded a career-best distance of 43’1” in that event…also threw the discus (118’9”) and javelin (121’4”)…attended the Academy’s Prep School during the 2015-16 academic year.

Kelsey Owens | Albuquerque, N.M. | St. Pius X HS
Clocked a career-best 400-meter time of 58.46 to finish second at the 2014 New Mexico 4A State Championships…attended the Academy’s Prep School during the 2015-16 academic year.

Regan Hefner | Bellevue, Neb. | Bellevue West HS
Posted personal-best times of 5:21.04 in the 1600-meter run and 11:34.92 in the 3200-meter run during the 2015 season.

 

 

 

From: http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/080916aac.html

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