Team co-captain for 2010 season...
JUNIOR (2009): Debuted in the Academy's all-time record book in the 3000-meter steeplechase...clocked an altitude-adjusted time of 9:05.61 at the Front Range Invitational...that is the seventh-fastest time in Academy history...that time was ranked third on the team...placed 10th in that event at the NCAA Regional Championships (9:08.05)...scored for the Falcons in the 5000-meter race at the MWC Outdoor Championships, placing eighth with a season-best time of 15:25.81...also competed in the 1500-meter run, clocking a season-best time of 4:00.88a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...competed in the mile and 3000-meter races during the indoor season...clocked a season-best time of 8:35.10 in the 3000-meter run at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...that time was the fifth-fastest on the team...tallied a season-best mile time of 4:20.19 at the Big 12/MWC Challenge...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Competed in the mile and 3000-meter events during the indoor season...clocked a season-best mile time of 4:29.80 (adjusted for altitude) at the Ari Force Invitational...ran the 3000-meter in 8:36.57 at the Husky Classic...competed in the 1500-meter run and 3000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season...ran 1500 meters in a season-best time of 4:02.32 at the Willie Williams Invitational...clocked a time of 9:40.97a in the steeplechase at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN (2007): Competed in the 1500- and 5000-meter events, as well as the 3000-meter steeplechase, during the outdoor season...clocked a time of 4:16.84 (adjusted for altitude) in the 1500-meter run at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...accounted for a 5000-meter time of 15:50.71a at the Colorado College Invitational...completed the steeplechase in 10:02.57a at Wyoming...ran the mile during the indoor season...clocked a season-best time of 4:49.26a at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rapelje High School...state "C" champion in cross country, 1600-meters and 3200-meters as a senior...four-year letterwinner in track and two-year letterwinner in cross country (program started prior to junior year)...all-state selection in both sports...lettered in six-man football and basketball...all-conference selection in both sports...earned academic all-state honors...class valedictorian...state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman...senior class president...treasurer of student council...president of the National Honor Society...chapter president of the Business Professionals of American (BPA)...participated in 4H for eight years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Allen Nordahl...goes by Zach...son of Allen and Amber Nordahl...has one younger brother, Eben, who is a sophomore cross country and track athlete at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology...majoring in civil engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as the Interceptors Squadron Commander during the first session of Basic Cadet Training...served as squadron C-Flight Commander...was named squadron's 2008-09 Second-Class Cadet of the Year ...was named Outstanding Performer for CS-35 during the 2007 Commandant's Challenge...three-time selection to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include hunting, backpacking, skiing, sports and being outdoors...uncle, Joe Wintersteen, is a retired lieutenant colonel and B-1B pilot...spent the summer as an Element Leader for Summer Seminar and Squadron Commander for 1st BCT...member of the Air Force cross country team...served as captain in 2009...two-time all-conference selection for cross country...member of Cadet Squadron 35.