Jason Engel
Jason  Engel


Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic


1500m | 5000m


Over 40 Falcons Earn MW Academic Honors

The track and field team accounted for 41 of Air Force's 69 academic all-conference selections.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in the 5000-meter run during three outdoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 14:27.72 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...won that event at the Aztec Invitational (14:41.87)...also raced at 1500 meters twice, posting a personal-best 3:54.11 at the Rock Chalk Classic...ran the mile during two indoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 4:17.46 (adjusted for altitude) to win the Air Force Invitational...participated in the 3000-meter run at the Tyson Invitational, clocking a personal-best time of 8:33.51 to finish seventh...academic all-conference selection.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Participated in the 1500-meter run during three meets...posted a career-best time of 3:56.98 at the Aztec Invitational, finishing 14th in the Invitational section...competed in the 800-meter run once, clocking a time of 1:58.09 (adjusted for altitude) at the Air Force Twilight Open...ran on the 4x800-meter relay that clocked a time of 7:49.44 at the Drake Relays...competed in the mile during two indoor meets...posted a career-best time of 4:26.43a at the Air Force Collegiate Open...academic all-conference selection.

HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Margarita Catholic High School...earned all-county track and field honors as a junior...five-time all-Trinity League first-team selection...holds school record in the 1600-meter run...five-time CIF qualifier...three-year captain for both the cross country and track and field teams...two-time MVP for cross country...named Santa Margarita Male Athlete of the Year...recorded personal-best times of 1:56.02 (800-meter run), 4:14.93 (1600-meter run) and 15:07 (three-mile run)...AP Scholar...member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jason Peter Engel...nickname is “Gramps”...son of Matthew and Rebecca Engel...has one older brother, Evan...majoring in geospatial science...future plans include working in the intelligence field...currently serving as First Sergeant (2015 Fall)...named to the Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s List...hobbies include people watching, standards, giving life advice, shuffleboard, golf, bingo, water aerobics, driving slowly, paddleboarding, going to the beach, Ornithology, amateur handwriting analysis, being smarter and better looking than Chandler Myers, knitting, yelling at the neighborhood kids to “get off my lawn” and being a good listener...favorite holiday is Shark Week...plans to knit the entire team Christmas-themed sweaters...believes that the breakfast burrito is the most profound culinary creation ever discovered...did an independent study over summer leave in culinary science, with concentrations in both breakfast and brunch...also served as a Range Safety Officer during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET), traveled home to Southern California and completed Operation Air Force at Offutt AFB in Nebraska...member of Cadet Squadron 05.

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