Naomi Alston
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    Naomi Alston

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Fayetteville, N.C.

    High School:
    Douglas Byrd

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    400m | 200m

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Set the Academy record in the 300-meter dash (41.14) at the Air Force Holiday Open...also impacted the program's record book in seven additional events (three sprints, four relays)...clocked the Academy's seventh-fastest indoor time (57.85 at the New Mexico Invitational) and the 10th-fastest outdoor time (57.22 at the Beach Invitational) in the 400-meter dash...recorded the ninth-fastest outdoor 200-meter time (25.63) at the Jim Click Shootout...earned all-conference honors as a member of the distance medley relay team that finished third at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, clocking the fourth-fastest time in Academy history (11:53.09, adjusted for altitude)...also anchored the 4x400-meter relay that recorded the program's fourth-fastest time (3:51.30, converted) to finish seventh at that meet...ran the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that clocked the second-fastest time in Academy history (47.36) at the Ward Haylett Invitational...also ran that leg on the 4x400-meter relay that recorded the program's fourth-fastest outdoor time (3:50.12) at the Mt. SAC Relays...competed in the 200-meter dash during the indoor season, posting a career-best time of 26.02 at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 100-meter dash at the Jim Click Shootout, earning a wind-aided time of 12.52...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award twice (once indoors, once outdoors).

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Ran on the 4x100-meter relay team that clocked an Academy-record time of 47.29 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...ran on the 4x100 that won the Air Force Twilight Open and the Jerry Quiller Classic...ran the leadoff leg of the team's fastest 4x400-meter relay (3:51.82, Arizona State Invitational)...also competed in the 100-meter dash (12.89, Arizona State Invitational), 200-meter dash (26.28, Jerry Quiller Classic) and 400-meter dash (58.74, Air Force Twilight Open) during the outdoor season...competed in the 200-meter dash (26.32, MW Indoor Championships), 400-meter dash (59.33, Nebraska adidas Classic) and 500-meter dash (1:18.83, Air Force Holiday Open) during the indoor season...ran the anchor leg of the mile relay that clocked the team's fastest time (4:04.65, Air Force Team Challenge)...also ran on a pair of 4x400-meter relays, including one that finished third (3:51.06) at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic...earned "Standout" distinction from the team on two occasions.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Douglas Byrd High School...two-time state champion in the 400-meter dash...also claimed two regional titles in that event...three-time MVP of the outdoor track team...served as the indoor/outdoor team captain all four years...also spent three seasons as captain of the cross country team...served as student body president...member of the National Honor Society...homecoming queen...member of the Academy of Scholars honors program...also a member of the Academy of Finance...graduated fifth in class.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Naomi Arlene Alston...daughter of Roy Alston and Andrea Valdez...father competed in the triple jump at West Point...step-father, Anthony Valdez, is an E-6 in the Army...has two younger siblings, David and Lilliana...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a logistics, acquisitions or finance officer...served as Element Leader for squadron...also held that position for the Hellcats during Basic Cadet Training...completed Operations Air Force at Tinker AFB, Okla., over the summer...hobbies including reading, journaling, dancing and trying new restaurants...aunt, Wanda Wright, is a retired colonel and 1985 graduate of the Air Force Academy...grandfather, Willie Wright, also retired with the rank of colonel...member of Cadet Squadron 16.

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