Ryan Del Grosso
Action photos from the Air Force Invitational on Feb. 11-12 (photos by Johnny Wilson)
SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase during three meets...recorded a career-best time of 9:33.92 to placed sixth at the Military Championships...also claimed a fifth-place finish in that event at the Front Range Classic (10:16.58)...ran the 1500-meter race at the Beach Classic (4:03.43)...participated in the mile and 3000-meter run during the indoor season...ran a career-best 4:28.39 (adjusted for altitude) at the Ari Force Invitational...ranked fifth on the team in the 3000-meter run...clocked a personal-best time of 8:43.94a at the New Mexico Classic...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2009): Participated in the mile and 3000-meter races during the indoor season...clocked a season-best mile time of 4:43.80 at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...also posted a season-best time in the 3000-meter run (9:44.01a) at that race...competed in the 5000-meter run during the outdoor season...recorded a season-best time of 16:18.33a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time team MVP...two-time regional qualifier...graduated with a 4.22 GPA...member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Alexander Del Grosso...nickname is "Gonzo"...son of John and Connie Del Grosso...has one older brother, Nicholas...majoring in environmental engineering...future plans include becoming working in the field of special tactics...hobbies include hiking, swimming, camping and shooting...spent part of the summer at Hurlburt Field, Fla., with the Special Tactics Orientation Group...also taught Evasion during Combat Survival Training...member of the Air Force cross country team...member of Cadet Squadron 24.