Feb. 9, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - Backed by the second-fastest 3000-meter time in Academy history, the all-time standings for Air Force women's middle distance and distance events received several additions this afternoon (Feb. 9), as nine Falcons wrapped up competition at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
With a career-best time of 9:45.97, senior Melissa Fuerst became the second Air Force runner in as many days to take over a No. 2 spot on the program's all-time list in Seattle, joining classmate Jen Bremser, who clocked the program's second-fastest 5000-meter time last night. Fuerst finished fourth in the 33-runner event after earning that placement in the top section of runners. Her time, a personal improvement by over nine seconds, moved Fuerst from fourth to second on the program's all-time standings.
Junior Annette Eichenberger moved into third on the program's all-time list in the 800-meter run, as she cut nearly two seconds off of her time to finish in a career-best time of 2:11.91. Eichenberger, who finished third in her section of runners, placed 12th overall in the 52-runner event. She was one of two Falcons to compete in the 800-meter race, as sophomore Rebecca Esselstein clocked in at 2:15.03 to finish third in her section and 25th overall.
Senior Morgan Mosby also impacted the program's record book, as she debuted in the top-10 list for the mile. Mosby, competing in her first mile race since her sophomore year, crossed the finish line in a time of career-best 4:54.25 - the eighth-fastest time in program history. With that time, Mosby finished fourth in her section and clocked the 13th-best time of the 64-runner field.
Five members of the men's team also competed at the Husky Classic, including four that ran in the mile. Sophomore Zach Perkins clocked the quartet's fastest time, winning his section in a time of 4:06.07. Senior Ted Artz and junior Lance Wolfsmith finished fourth (4:10.37) and ninth (career-best 4:12.95), respectively, in their heat, while junior Jake Hawkins made his season debut in the mile with a 10th-place sectional finish of 4:14.49.
Junior Alex Lindsay rounded out the contingent of Air Force runners today, as he clocked a season-best 800-meter time of 1:51.97 to finish third in his section and 14th in the full 43-runner event.
In their final meet before the Mountain West Championships, several Falcons will make their first trip to Golden, Colo., for the Joe Davies Collegiate Open at Colorado School of Mines on Saturday, Feb. 16.