The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Marks – Mile: 4:18.06aT | 3000m: 8:40.47a | 5000m: 14:48.81
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in five different distances...won the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, clocking a time of 9:33.33 (adjusted for altitude) in event debut...participated in the 1500-meter run twice, posting a personal-best time of 4:04.12a at the Air Force Twilight Open...competed at 5000 meters once during the outdoor season, clocking 14:48.81 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...also ran that distance once during the indoor season (14:53.91a at the Air Force Collegiate Open)...ran the mile during two indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 4:18.06 (adjusted for altitude and track size) at the Adams State Qualifier...ran 3000 meters once (8:40.47a at Air Force Team Challenge)...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Victory Charter High School...state cross country champion in 2015...won the 1600- and 3200-meter titles at the state track and field championships in 2016...named Most Valuable and Most Dedicated Team Member of the track and cross country teams as a junior and senior...member of the varsity ski team...graduated with a 4.21 GPA...scored a 34 on the ACT...member of the National Honor Society...participated in the Associated Student Government...class valedictorian
PERSONAL: Full name is Marshall Ryan Wheeler...nickname is “Brakes”...son of Mark and Susan Wheeler...father played soccer for Northwest Nazarene University...has one older sister...majoring in systems engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot and business owner...named to the Dean’s List...hobbies include spending time with friends, playing music during steeple practice and “yelling the word Tweedle as loud as I can”...family lived on a sailboat in the Caribbean for 18 months when he was younger...spent time with family and friends over the summer...would like to add “I am proud to be given the opportunity to run for the Falcons”...member of Cadet Squadron 31.