Preston Roche

Preston  Roche

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Poudre

Height:
5-10

Event:
800m

07/18/2017

Falcons place record 41 student-athletes on MW Scholar Athlete team

The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only


Personal-Best Marks – 800m: 1:53.27a | 400m: 51.17

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in the 800-meter run during four meets (three indoor, one outdoor)...clocked a career-best time of 1:53.27 (adjusted for altitude) to finish third at the Air Force Invitational...earned another top-four finish at the Adams State Qualifier (fourth, 1:56.48a)...posted an outdoor-best time of 1:56.18a at the Air Force Twilight Open...competed in the 400-meter dash at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, clocking a time of 51.79...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the 800-meter run six times...clocked a career-best 1:54.92 (adjusted for altitude and track size) to finish second at the Adams State Qualifier...posted an outdoor-best time of 1:55.52 at the Michael Johnson Classic...earned a top-three finish in that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (third, 1:55.74a)...competed in the 400-meter run twice, clocking a personal-best time of 51.17 at the Colorado Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Poudre High School...four-year letterwinner...all-conference honoree...finished seventh at the Colorado 5A Championships in the 400-meter dash...holds the school record in that event...also ran on the 4x200-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams that set school records...also earned four letters in soccer...earned all-conference (honorable mention) status...two-year academic all-state selection in both track and soccer...IB Diploma recipient.

PERSONAL: Full name is Preston Alan Roche...nickname is “Jetson”...son of Gregory and Wanda Roche...has two sisters...majoring in chemistry...named to the Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s List...earned Jump Wings over the summer...also spent two weeks traveling through Scotland and Ireland...hobbies include hanging with friends, heckling model U.N. conventions, debating the origin of the universe, speed reading anime and public transport...is the “runner-up to be the 12th most interesting man in the world”...member of Cadet Squadron 21.

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