JUNIOR YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in four outdoor meets and two indoor meets...clocked a season-best 800-meter time of 2:01.57 (adjusted for altitude) at the Air Force Triangular...also ran once in the 400-meter dash, recording a personal-best time of 53.27 at the Jerry Quiller Classic...ran on the distance medley relay that finished second at the Air Force Relays...competed in the indoor 800-meter run at the Air Force All-Comers Meet, finishing fourth with a season-best time of 1:56.61a...finished fifth in the 1000-meter run at the Air Force Holiday Open (season-best 2:34.41).
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2011-12: Ran a leg of the distance medley relay team that won the conference title in the distance medley relay at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...team combined for a time of 9:46.37 (adjusted for altitude)...also ran a leg of the two-mile relay that won the Air Force Blue-Silver Open (8:09.65)...competed in the mile during three competitions, including the conference meet...clocked a career-best time of 4:09.79a during runner-up performance at the Air Force Team Challenge...that time was ranked third on the team in 2012...also competed in the 800-meter run once...clocked 1:58.58a at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...ran the 1000-meter run at the Air Force Blue-Silver Open, placing fourth in 2:32.30...competed in the 800-meter run at four meets during the outdoor season...clocked a career-best time of 1:52.56a at the Colorado Invitational...placed second at the Front Range Classic (1:53.38a)...participated in the 1500-meter run twice...posted a personal-best 3:52.89 at the Beach Invitational...member of the 4x800-meter relay team that competed at the Drake Relays (7:37.53).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2010-11: Ranked third on the team in the indoor mile...clocked a career-best time of 4:14.99 (adjusted for altitude) at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...finished third in the mile at that meet...placed third in the 1000-meter run (2:30.62) at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational...also competed in the 800-meter run during the indoor season, clocking an indoor-best time of 1:55.74 at the Husky Classic...ran a leg of the distance medley relay team that won that meet in 8:11.57...clocked a career-best 1:53.62a in the 800-meter run at the Colorado Invitational during the outdoor season...won that event at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational...posted a career-best 1500-meter time of 4:00.05a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...ran the 3000-meter event at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational, placing seventh in 8:48.80.
HIGH SCHOOL: Smoky Hill High School...finished second in the 800-meter run at the Colorado Class 5A state championships with a personal-best time of 1:52.82...also placed second in the 1600-meter run at that meet...recorded a season-best time of 4:20.67 at the Cherry Creek Invitational...ran a 9:39.45 in the 3200-meter run at the Nike/Valor Invitational...two-time all-state (first team) selection in track and field...regional champion in cross country in 2008...two-time all-state (second-team) selection in cross country...served as team captain for three years...selected as Smoky Hill Athlete of the Year in 2010...also named high school's Outstanding Senior that year...received the 2010 IB Doze English Award for outstanding English student...selected as the John Lynch Star of the Year award in 2006.
PERSONAL: Son of David and Christine Caldwell...nickname is "Buttons"...has one younger sister...majoring in philosophy...future plans include becoming a fighter pilot, public affairs officer or a spy...also hopes to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...served as Commander for mission support training squadron, Honor Representative, FCA Leader and Ops AF Cadet-in-Charge...has been known to be "one of the last people to leave Mitches on a few occasions" ...hobbies include reading, watching movies, biking, solving world hunger, hiking, Nordic skiing and contemplating the nature of mankind...traveled to the south of France as a part of the Academy's immersion program over the summer...also completed Operation Air Force at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., and "discovered the meaning of life"...member of Cadet Squadron 05.