Josh van Wyngaarden
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    Josh van Wyngaarden

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    La Vista, Neb.

    High School:
    Papillion-La Vista HS

    Event:
    Steeplechase, 5000m

    2007: Posted the team's second-fastest time in the 3000-meter steeplechase...finished the event at the Military Classic in season-best time of 9:20.96...finished fourth in that meet...finished eighth in the 5000-meter run at the Mountain West Conference championships with a time of 14:57.80...competed in the 3000- and 5000-meter races during the indoor season...clocked a 3000-meter time of 8:39.28 (adjusted for altitude) at the conference meet...ran the 5000-meter event in 14:54.59 at the Husky Classic...finished third in section at that meet.

    2006: Posted the Falcons' second-best time of the season in the 3000-meter steeplechase...clocked in at 9:29.75 (adjusted for altitude) at the Don Kirby Invitational...also participated in the 1500-meter run...posted a season-best time of 4:02.48a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...recorded the third-best 5000 meter time on the team (15:00.83a) at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...one of five Falcons to finish within the top-five of the 5000-meter run at the Air Force Invitational...also competed in the 3000-meter run...posted a season-best time of 8:39.30a at the Albuquerque Invitational.

    2005: Recorded a career-best 3000-meter run time of 8:46a at the Air Force Open...competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase and 5000-meter run during the outdoor season...posted a career-best steeplechase time of 9:50.02a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-state cross country...finished eighth as a senior in state cross country meet...ran the mile in 4:24...also has a career-best time of 1:58.5 in the 800-meter run.

    PERSONAL: Son of Fritz and Jill Van Wyngaarden...has one sister, Kristin...majoring in biology...plans on attending medical school in the future...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...served as the Group NCO...hobbies include running, sports and spending time with family, friends and girlfriend...member of the Air Force cross country team...served as captain during senior season...earned all-conference second-team honors at the 2007 MWC cross country championships...named to the academic all-conference team for cross country and track...two-time selection as a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete in both cross country and track.

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