BOULDER, Colo. -- The Air Force track and field team made two additions to the record book and collected three first-place finishes this afternoon (Jan. 13), as they wrapped up action at the Potts Indoor Invitational in Boulder. The Falcons, who earned three first-place finishes yesterday in the field events, finished with six total titles against their Front Range foes.
Senior Tyler Koss registered the fifth-fastest 400-meter time in Academy history, as he clocked a time of 47.57 to win that event by nearly one second, while the women's 4x400-meter relay of freshman Devyn Jones, classmate Aubrey Ridgeway, sophomore Kelsey Owens and classmate Megan Irvine posted a winning time of 3:51.81 to debut in sixth on the program's all-time list.
Senior Zac Petrie also earned an event title for the Falcons this afternoon, as he clocked a time of 1:53.83 to win the 800-meter run.
The Falcons combined for 10 additional top-five finishes during the second day of action at the Indoor Practice Facility on the University of Colorado campus.
Sophomore Michael Rhoads clocked a time of 48.57 in his first indoor 400-meter dash to finish third and join Koss in the top-five of that event. Senior Trent Holmes and junior Keith Batista finished second (season-best 7.02) and fifth (7.17), respectively, in the 60-meter dash, while Batista (third, career-best 8.17) and classmate Micah Fontaine (fifth, 8.19) finished in the top-five of the 60-meter hurdles. The Falcons also earned multiple top-five placements in the mile run, as juniors Nathan Thomas and Noah Riley finished third (4:18.08) and fourth (4:18.17), respectively, in that event. Fellow junior Garrett Coalson registered a throw of 53'9½" to finish fourth in the shot put, while senior Robbie Anderson clocked a time of 22.09 to finish fifth in the 200-meter dash.
Junior Shanna Burns collected a top-five finish for the women, as she clocked a 3000-meter time of 10:29.12 to take fifth in her first race at that distance.
The Falcons return to the Academy next week when they host a pair of meets. Air Force will host its annual Combined Events Meet beginning on Thursday, Jan. 18, and cap the weekend with the Team Challenge on Friday, Jan. 19.