Ally Romanko
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    Ally Romanko

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Coos Bay, Ore.

    High School:
    North Bend

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    800m, 1500m

    SENIOR (2010): NCAA semifinalist in the 800-meter run...finished 12th in the West quarterfinal with a career-best time of 2:06.13...placed 16th during the national first-round race...ranked 30th in that event on the final national rankings...set two Air Force indoor records...received the team's Most Outstanding Female Competitor award for the second straight year...scored for the Falcons in the 800 at the indoor (fifth) and outdoor (eighth) MWC Championship meets...also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay that recorded the third-best time in Academy history at the outdoor meet...clocked a career-best time of 4:30.60 in the 1500-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays to move into fifth on the program's all-time list...claimed two event titles (800m, 1500m) at the Military Track and Field Championships...set meet records in both races...also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first in a meet record time...helped Air Force to its first-ever Military Championships team title...also picked up a first-place finish in the 1500-meter run at the Mason Spring Open...broke the Academy record in the 800-meter run during the indoor season...clocked a time of 2:06.91 at the Husky Classic...also smashed the Falcons' 28-year-old record in the 600-meter run...recorded a time of 1:32.64 at that distance to win the adidas Classic...ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that accounted for the fifth-fastest time in Academy history...also led the team in the 400-meter dash...clocked a time of 58.56 at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...named the MWC Athlete of the Week during the indoor season...received the team's Track Athlete of the Week award six times (three indoors; three outdoors).

    JUNIOR (2009): Received the team's Most Outstanding Female Competitor award...NCAA Regional Qualifier in the outdoor 800-meter run...all-conference honoree...set Academy record in the indoor 800-meter run...recorded a time of 2:11.03 (adjusted for altitude) at the MWC Indoor Championships...also ran a leg of the indoor 4x400-meter relay team that clocked the fourth-fastest time in Academy history (3:54.59) at the conference meet...earned all-conference at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a third-place finish in the 800-meter run...placed eighth at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 2:12.36...set a Junior Class Record in the outdoor 800-meter run with a winning time of 2:07.92 at the Arizona State Invitational...that time is the second-fastest time in program history...was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that recorded the third-best time (3:49.73) at the MWC Championships...also moved into the top-10 record books in the 400-meter dash (eighth, 57.51) and 1500-meter run (10th, 4:32.56)...led the team in the 1500-meter run...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week award on four occasions, including three times during the outdoor season.

    SOPHOMORE (2008): Received the team's Callie Calhoun Award for Drive and Determination for the second straight year...NCAA Regional Qualifier in the 800-meter run...clocked the second-fastest outdoor 800-meter time in Academy history...crossed the finish line of the MWC Championships in 2:08.00...that time is a new Sophomore Class record...earned all-conference honors after finishing third in the 800-meter run at the conference's outdoor meet...became just the second female all-conference track honoree since 2000...also moved into the program's top-10 in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:35.03...recorded that team-leading time at the Louisville Classic...ran the leadoff leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that posted the second-fastest time in Academy history (9:16.92)...ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that posted the season's fastest time (3:56.78)...first set Sophomore Class record in the 800-meter run at the Sun Angel Classic...recorded the fastest time of the indoor season in the 800-meter run...clocked a time of 2:11.68 (adjusted for altitude) at the Mountain West Conference Championships...finished sixth at that meet...also led the team with a season-best 59.03 in the 400-meter dash...clocked that time at the Don Barrett Air Force Open...ran the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that recorded the fastest time of the season (4:00.69)...academic all-conference selection...earned the Track Athlete of the Week award twice during the indoor season and three times during the outdoor season.

    FRESHMAN (2007): Earned the team's Callie Calhoun Award for Drive and Determination...Academy record-holder in the indoor 800-meter run...clocked that Academy-record time of 2:11.12 (adjusted for altitude) at the MWC Championships...finished fourth in that event with a Freshman Class Record...ran a career-best 58.30 in the indoor 400 at the Air Force Invitational...that was the fastest time on the team and the sixth-fastest time in Academy history...ran the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that posted a season-best time of 4:00.81a at the Air Force Invitational...that time is 10th in Academy history...led the Falcons in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run during the outdoor season...set a Freshman Class record in the 800-meter run during the outdoor season...ran the Oregon Invitational in 2:10.49...that is the third-best time in Academy history...clocked a career-best time of 57.99 in the 400-meter dash at the Wyoming Invitational...that is the seventh-fastest time in program history...ran the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay during the outdoor season that posted the ninth-best time in Academy history (3:55.78) at the MWC Championships...won the 800-meter run at the Military Classic...also won the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Colorado College Invitational...academic all-conference selection...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week four times during the indoor season and once during the outdoor season.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Most Valuable Athlete honors for the track and field team as a junior and senior...won the Oregon 3A state high school championships in the pole vault at 11'6"... also placed second in the 800-meter run and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles...recorded a career-best time of 2:13.13 in the 800-meter run that ranked as the best time in Oregon among all classifications...also holds the school records in the pole vault and 300-meter hurdles...named MVP of the cross country team as a freshman and sophomore...editor-in-chief of the school newspaper...class valedictorian.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Bob and Pam Romanko...has one younger sister, Katie...majored in astronautical engineering...future plans include becoming a fighter pilot...hobbies include snowboarding and spending time outdoors...member of the Air Force cross country team...served as team captain in 2008...received the MVP award following the 2009 season...member of Cadet Squadron 26...will either enter the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) or attend pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas.

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