March 25, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force sophomore distance runner Patrick Corona was named the Mountain West Men's Outdoor Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced this afternoon (March 25). It is the first such award for the native of Fairfield, Conn., and the first outdoor honor for an Air Force runner since 2011.
With a career-best 1500-meter time of 3:46.04, Corona finished third among 38 runners at the outdoor-opening Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 21. With a personal improvement of nearly one second, Corona is currently ranked first in the Mountain West and ninth in the NCAA.
Joining Corona on the Mountain West's March 25 list of award winners was San Diego State's Kristen Brown, who earned the MW Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award.
Air Force returns to action this weekend, when select athletes travel to Austin, Texas, for the 87th-annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on March 27-29.