Collegiate: 2001: Earned the Bret Hyde Award for Outstanding drive and determination... Indoor - Won the mile (4:16.04) at Air Force Classic... placed fourth in mile (4:15.39) at MWC Championships... member of distance medley relay team which posted second fastest time in school history (9.49.04) at Penn St. Invitational. Outdoor - Set school record in 1,500m (3:44.42) at Stanford Invitational... placed second in 1,500m (3:45.80) and eighth in 5,000m (14:52.02) at MWC Championships. 2000: Placed fourth at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m with a PB of 3:46.19a... time ranks him sixth on the Falcons? all-time list and is a sophomore class record... won the mile at the CSU, Oklahoma and Stanford meet... ran a personal best 4:08.23a, which placed him sixth on the USAFA all-time list... won the 800-meters at the Air Force Twilight Invitational. 1999: Named Co-Newcomer of the Year... Finished the season in the top 20 at the MWC Cross Country Championships... qualifier for Junior Nationals.
High School: Earned four letters in cross country and four letters in track and field... named to the all-state cross country team in ?96 and ?97... named student-athlete of the year as a senior... most outstanding day in high school athletics was his fourth-place finish at the Arizona Class 5A State Cross Country meet in 1996.
Personal: Parents are Mary Ann and Neal Carpenter... father played basketball at Oklahoma State University... majoring in computer science... future plans are to be successful in the Air Force and a civilian career... named to the superintendent?s list... enjoys the piano, break dancing and sleight of hand.