Matt Bell

Matt  Bell


Denver, Colo.

High School:
George Washington


5000m, 10000m


Six Falcons Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kobi Rex each claimed their second such honor from the coaches' association.


Three Falcons Earn Academic All-America Honors

Jeremy Drenckhahn was honored with first-team status; Matt Bell and Rebecca Esselstein named to third team.


Falcons Place 21 on MW Scholar-Athlete List

The track and field team had 16 men and five women earn GPAs of 3.50 or higher.


Program-Record 43 Named to Academic All-MW List

A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.


Three Falcons Earn Academic All-District Status

Rebecca Esselstein was the only sophomore on the District VII list.


MW Outdoor Championships


Air Force Triangular


MW Indoor Championships


MWC Championships

Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 11-14 (photos by Steve Nowland)


MWC Championships - Day 3

Action photos from the MWC Championships on May 13 (photos by Valerie Perkin)

JUNIOR (2012): Competed in one meet...clocked a career-best 1500-meter time of 3:57.12 (adjusted for altitude) to finish seventh at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational...MW Scholar-Athlete.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Competed at four distances during the outdoor season...scored for the Falcons in the 10,000-meter run at the Mountain West Conference Championships...clocked a personal-best time of 32:04.99a to finish sixth...won the 5000-meter run at the Jack Christiansen Invitational with a career-best time of 14:35.82a...that time was ranked fourth on the team...finished sixth in the 1500-meter run during the CSU-Pueblo Invitational (4:01.36a)...competed in the 3000-meter race during two meets...posted a personal-best 8:53.61a to finish third at the Front Range Classic...that time was ranked third on the team...did not compete during the indoor season...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN (2010): Did not compete.

HIGH SCHOOL: George Washington High letterwinner in track and cross country...earned cross country MVP honors as a sophomore...served as cross country team captain during junior and senior seasons...clocked a personal-best 5K time of 15:27 and a personal-best two-mile time of 9:17...earned an IB diploma.

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Jacob Bell...goes by Matt...nickname is "Baboon"...son of Mark and Judy Bell...has one younger sister, Sally...majoring in environmental engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...has served as Element Leader, Morale, Welfare and Recreation NCO, Athletic NCO and Athletic Officer...member of the "500 Club"...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include biking, camping, fishing, skiing and hiking...traveled to Nepal over the summer for a two-week Olmsted trip through the Civil Engineering department to help construct bathrooms at a youth hostel in the Himalayas...earned all-conference honors at the 2012 Mountain West Cross Country Championships...was the Falcons' top finisher at the 2012 NCAA Mountain Region Championships...member of Cadet Squadron 09.

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