Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman finalized his coaching staff this week, with the hiring of Keith Vance as the Academy's new coach for the throwing events. Vance, who spent the last four years at Boise State University, brings a strong collegiate resume to the Falcons' program.
Following her record-setting performance in the high jump last weekend, Air Force senior Rachel Herald was named the Mountain West Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Herald is the program's first high jumper to ever earn the conference's weekly award.
Air Force senior Rachel Herald set an Academy record in the high jump, as the track and field team opened the season with the AF Holiday Open on Friday, Dec. 13. Breaking a 17-year old record in that event, Herald was one of 10 Falcons to claim first-place finishes during the season-opening meet.
The Air Force track and field team has released the start lists for the Air Force Holiday Open, which will take place tomorrow (Dec. 13) at the Academy's Cadet Field House. The Falcons' season-opening meet will feature athletes from several schools around the region, as well as numerous unattached competitors.
The 2013-14 track and field season gets underway for Air Force on Friday afternoon (Dec. 13), when it hosts the third-annual Air Force Holiday Open at the Cadet Field House Indoor Track. The non-scoring meet, which is free to the public, is slated to begin at 2 p.m., with the men's weight throw.