Patrick Corona
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    Patrick Corona

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Fairfield, Conn.

    High School:
    Fairfield College Prep

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    800m | 1500m | 5000m

    05/19/2014

    Ten Falcons Earn All-Conference Honors

    Eight men and two women earned all-MW honors, following top-three finishes at the conference meet.

    03/25/2014

    Patrick Corona Selected as Mountain West Athlete of the Week

    Corona is currently ranked ninth, nationally, in the 1500-meter run.

    02/26/2013

    Air Force Claims Program-Record 17 All-Conference Selections

    Five Falcons earned multiple all-MW honors.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Impacted the Academy record book in five events...qualified to the NCAA Outdoor Championships (West Preliminary) in the 1500-meter run...two-time all-conference selection...clocked the eighth-fastest 1500-meter time in Academy history (3:44.96) during the preliminary meet...anchored the distance medley relay team that set an outdoor record (9:40.12) at the Penn Relays...named the Mountain West Athlete of the Week after setting a (then) career-best time of 3:46.04 to take third at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...also finished third in that event at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...added a first-place finish at the Air Force Twilight Open...competed in the 5000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational, clocking a career-best time of 14:13.42 at the Stanford Invitational...recorded the ninth-fastest mile time in Academy history (4:06.18, adjusted for altitude) at the New Mexico Invitational...finished second in that distance at the MW Indoor Championships...clocked the program's 10th-best 3000-meter time (8:08.66) to take fourth at the Iowa State...also led off the DMR that clocked the Academy's fifth-fastest time (9:43.39) at that meet...finished first in the 3000-meter distance at the Holiday Inn Invitational...competed in the 800-meter run at the Air Force Invitational, clocking a personal-best time of 1:51.50a...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award on four occasions.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Set Freshman Class Records in the mile and 1500-meter run...earned all-conference honors as the anchor of the distance medley relay team that finished second (9:59.30) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...clocked a career-best time of 4:10.74 (adjusted for altitude) in the mile at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic to break the program's Freshman Class Record that had stood since 2003...scored for the Falcons in that event at the conference championships, after placing eighth (4:13.09)...won the 800-meter run at the Air Force Team Challenge after clocking a career-best time of 1:57.47a...clocked a Freshman Class Record time of 3:46.79 in the 1500-meter run to finish fifth at the MW Outdoor Championships...claimed top-four finishes in that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (first) and Stanford Invitational (fourth)...ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that recorded the second-fastest time in Academy history (7:35.07) at the Drake Relays...received "Standout" distinction from the team on three occasions.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Fairfield College Preparatory School...all-conference and all-division in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track...member of the 2011 cross country team that won the Connecticut state championship title...ran the anchor leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that placed second in New England with a school record time of 7:50...also ran a leg of the 4xMile team that set a school record...personal-best times include 1:56.51 (800m), 2:32.23 (1000m), 4:23.1 (1600m) and 9:57 (3200m)...also ran a career-best 5K cross country time of 16:27...member of the National Honor Society...graduated with Cum Laude honors...served as Vice President for the Class of 2012.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Patrick William Corona...nickname is "Patty"...son of Thomas Sr., and Janine Corona...has one older brother, Thomas Jr., and one younger brother, William...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming a C-17 pilot or working in the contracting or acquisition fields...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include snorkeling, golf, listening to Jack Johnson and beating Zach Perkins in Monopoly and Risk...is a fan of the New York Yankees, New York Jets, FC Bayern Munich and the UCONN women's track team...completed Operation Air Force at USAFA and served as BCT Course Cadre during the summer...also shot an 87 on the Blue Course at Eisenhower Golf Course and almost threw a no-hitter in kickball...would like to add that "Dan Caddigan is my twin"...voted "Best Zach Perkins Record Breaker" by teammates...finished second at the 2014 MW Cross Country Championships...earned all-conference cross country honors twice (2013 second-team, 2014 first-team)...claimed all-region distinction in 2013...member of Cadet Squadron 02.

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