Joel Nolan
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    Joel Nolan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ypsilanti, Mich.

    High School:
    Lincoln

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Pole Vault, 110m Hurdles

    JUNIOR (2009): Recorded the third-highest heptathlon total in Academy history...collected 5,111 points to win the Air Force Combined Events Meet...became just the fourth Falcon to surpass the 5,000-point mark in the heptathlon...recorded the team's second-best marks of the indoor season in the 60-meter hurdles (8.36), high jump (6'0") and pole vault (16'4¾")...was the top collegiate finisher in the pole vault (16'0¾") at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...did not compete during the outdoor season...academic all-conference selection...received the team's Field Athlete of the Week award twice during the first three weeks of the season.

    SOPHOMORE (2006): Moved into the Academy record books in several events...posted the fifth-best heptathlon score in Academy history (4,851)...also accounted for the eighth-best decathlon total (6,486) and the ninth-best pole vault clearance (16'2¾") in Air Force history...that was the best pole vault clearance of the outdoor season by Air Force...also led the team in the 110-meter hurdles (15.32 converted)...ranked third on the team in the 100-meter dash (11.31)...recorded the second highest heptathlon total of the season (4,851) at the Mountain West Conference Championships...posed the second-best pole vault height of the season (16'3½") at that meet...also recorded the team' third-best 60-meter hurdles time (8.71)...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete...earned the team's "Field Athlete of the Week" once during the outdoor season.

    FRESHMAN (2005): Earned the team's "Field Athlete of the Week" after clearing a career-best pole vault height of 15'6¾" to finish second at the Wyoming Triangular... went on to set a new personal-best mark (16'1¾") at the Air Force Open three weeks later...was the runner-up at the Colorado School of Mines Open (15'1")...finished third at the Air Force Classic with a height of 15'1½"...recorded a career-best outdoor mark of 15'7" at the Falcon Open...won the pole vault at the Colorado College Invitational with a vault of 15'6¼"...finished third at the Jack Christiansen Invitational (14'7½")...also competed in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking a career-best time of 15.67 at the Don Kirby Invitational...that time was the team's second-best mark of the season...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Michigan state indoor pole vault runner-up as a junior and senior...recorded a career-best height of 15'4".

    PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Karen Nolan...has six brothers and three sisters...majoring in behavioral science...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as squadron's executive officer...spent the 2007-08 seasons on a church mission in Korea...got engaged over the summer...hobbies include sports, disc golf, reading, ukulele... member of Cadet Squadron 30.

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