March 1, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Highlighted by the second-fastest distance medley relay time in Academy history, several members of the Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday, March 1.
The quartet of junior Jake Hawkins, sophomore Jake Spuller, junior Alex Lindsay and sophomore Zach Perkins combined to cross the finish line in a time of 9:34.51 to move into second on the Academy's all-time list. Air Force finished 18th in a stacked DMR field that featured 14 teams that bettered the season's previous NCAA-leading time.
It is the third straight year that an Air Force men's DMR squad has clocked one of the two fastest times in Academy history at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
In the Falcons' only individual race of the night, senior Jen Bremser finished 15th in the 5000-meter run behind a time of 17:04.96 - the second-fastest time of her career.
Freshman Dylan Bell, the only field event athlete that traveled to South Bend this weekend, placed third in the pole vault with a mark of 16'11½". Although that height matched the best clearance of the day at the Loftus Sports Center, Bell earned his final placement based on attempts at the 16'11½" bar.
The Alex Wilson Invitational runs through tomorrow (March 2), while indoor season concludes next weekend (March 8-9) at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.