Falcons Conclude Action at Stanford Invitational
March 30, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Highlighted by two of the four-fastest 800-meter times in Academy history, members of Air Force track and field team wrapped up competition at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, March 30.
Junior Annette Eichenberger clocked the third-fastest time in Academy history (2:06.63) to win her heat of the 800-meter run (A-section) and finish fifth overall in the 26-runner event. Eichenberger shaved over six seconds off of her previous best time, while moving from eighth to third on the program's all-time list. Senior Morgan Mosby, competing in the same heat as Eichenberger, clocked in with a career-best 2:08.58 to finish 15th overall. Mosby, the program's record holder in the 1500-meter run, shaved three seconds off of her past best time to move into fourth on the all-time list.
Eichenberger's time is also a new Junior Class Record for the women's program.
Fellow junior Alex Lindsay competed in the top section of the men's 800-meter run. Recording a time of 1:50.91 (a mark just a half second off of his career best), Lindsay finished sixth in his heat and 10th overall.
Four Falcons competed under the lights at Cobb Track late Friday night (March 29) during the meet's long distance competition. Senior Matt Bell became the 10th Air Force runner to better the 30-minute mark in the 10,000-meter run, as he clocked a career-best time of 29:51.16 to finish 21st. Bell's time, a personal improvement of over three minutes, is the eighth-fastest time in Academy history.
Junior Isaiah Bragg and senior Andrew Quallio also competed in that section of the 10,000-meter run during their first races of the outdoor season. Bragg clocked a time of 30:18.94 to finish 33rd, while Quallio crossed the finish line in a 40th-place time of 30:55.70. Senior Jeremy Drenckhahn joined his teammates in the late night races at Stanford, clocking a time of 14:26.10 to finish 24th in the first section of the 5000-meter run.
The Falcons return to the Academy next weekend (April 4-6) for the second-annual Air Force Relays. The three-day meet begins with the Combined Events Meet on Thursday and Friday, before the full squad takes to the Outdoor Track and Field Complex on Saturday.