James Cole

James  Cole


Bozeman, Mont.

High School:


Discus, Hammer, Shot Put


Falcons Qualify 19 to NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bryce Bergman, Paige Blackburn and Jim Walmsley qualified in multiple events.


Air Force Claims Program-Best 23 All-Conference Selections

The men claimed an Academy-record 17 all-MW honors, while the women added a record six.


Air Force Claims First MW Outdoor Team Championship Title

The men won four conference titles today, while the women claimed two.


James Cole, Paige Blackburn Highlight Beach Invitational

Cole (discus) and Blackburn (shot put) posted the Academy's second-best times in their respective events.


MW Outdoor Championships

Photos from the MW Outdoor Championships on May 12.


MW Outdoor Championships

Photos from the MW Outdoor Championships on May 11.


AF Team Challenge

Photos from the Air Force Team Challenge on Jan. 28.


Air Force All-Comers Meet

Photos from the All-Comers Meet on Jan. 13, 2012.


MWC Championships

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

JUNIOR (2011): All-American (honorable mention) in the discus throw...finished 24th in the NCAA Championships (164'6")...placed 11th in the national semifinals (NCAA West Preliminary Meet with a career-best 179'0"...moved into second on the Academy's all-time list with that throw...all-conference honoree...placed third at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships with a throw of 174'7"...became the program's first-ever all-MWC selection in the discus throw...won the discus at the Stanford Invitational (170'10")...received the team's Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...claimed the weekly honor again after the Front Range Classic...first debuted on the all-time top-10 list (176'2") at that meet...also competed in the shot put and hammer throw during the outdoor season...tossed a personal-best 53'6¼" in the shot put to score for the Falcons at the MWC Championships (seventh)...tallied a career-best 155'6" in the hammer throw at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational...recorded an indoor-best distance of 52'5¼" in the shot put at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...matched that mark one week later at the Nebraska adidas Invitational...improved career-best distance in the weight throw to 54'0" at the Don Barrett Duals.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Won the discus throw at the George Mason Invitational and Military Championships...set a new meet record at the Military Championships with a distance of 160'8"...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award following the Military Championships...also finished within the top-five in the shot put during both meets...scored for the Falcons with a seventh-place finish in the discus at the MWC Championships with a throw of 158'3"...recorded a career-best 163'11" in the discus throw at the Sun Angel Classic...improved career shot put distance to 52'6½"...tallied that distance to finish sixth at the Front Range Classic...also posted a personal-best 130'11" in the hammer throw at that meet...competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...threw a career-best 50'2" in the shot put at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...recorded a career-best weight throw distance of 47'8" at the Air Force Invitational.

FRESHMAN (2009): Threw discus throw and shot put during the outdoor season...ranked third on the team in the discus throw with a mark of 142'2"...recorded that distance at the Tom Botts Invitational...recorded a throw of 45'2½" in the shot put at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...competed in the shot put during the indoor season...recorded a season-best throw of 46'6" at the Don Barrett Duals...ranked fourth on the team during the indoor season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Bozeman High School...2008 Montana state track and field meet champion in the shot put...was the state leader in the discus throw...runner-up in that event at the state championship meet.

PERSONAL: Majoring in electrical engineering...future plans include working in the cyber field...nickname is "Tiberius"...served as ADO/Group Executive Officer and Element Leader...hobbies include waterskiing, church and reading...spent the summer completing Powered Flight, working Basic Cadet Training and waterskiing...favorite quote is "What I am is all that need matter to you. I will do what I will do and it will all come to light at last. But how I do it is My secret. Trust ME and be not afraid. With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it what do we lack?" by Tozer...member of Cadet Squadron 13.

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