April 28, 2010
After a weekend off from competition due to weather, the Air Force track and field team returns to action on Saturday, May 1. The majority of the squad will head to Fort Collins, Colo., for the third annual Front Range Classic. In addition, three members of the distance team will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
Meet Notes 16: at Front Range Classic; at Payton Jordan Invitational
MEET INFORMATION: FRONT RANGE CLASSIC
The third annual Front Range Classic will be held on Saturday, May 1, at the Jack Christiansen Track. The meet will feature Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Colorado and Wyoming. Action begins at 9 a.m. with the men's hammer throw. The women's shot put and women's 3000-meter steeplechase begin at 10 a.m. The meet will continue until approximately 4:40 p.m.
The men's squad has won each of the first two Front Range Classic titles. Overall, the men have won 13 events during the first two years of competition and hold six meet records. On the women's side, Air Force has improved each year, finishing third in 2008 and second in 2009. The women have won seven event titles and have three meet records.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
The men's team holds six Front Range Classic Meet Records, two of which are held by current Falcons. Nick Frawley holds the pole vault record at 16'0¾", while Conner Van Fossen set the javelin throw distance of 198'7" last year. On the women's side, current Falcons Sara Neubauer and Katie Weber hold meet records in the discus (164'7") and javelin (155'9"), respectively. A complete list of Front Range Classic Meet Records can be found on Page 3 of this release.
MEET INFORMATION: PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL
The Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational will be held on Saturday, May 1, at the Cobb Track and Angell Field. The distance carnival is slated to begin at 4 p.m. (PST). Ally Romanko is scheduled to run in the 800-meter run, while Justin Tyner and James Walmsley will participate in the 3000-meter steeplechase and 1500-meter run, respectively.
NOT A LOT GOING ON
The snow and near-freezing temperatures that hit the Front Range over the April 23-24 weekend caused the cancellation of the Gem City Duals in Laramie, Wyo., so the majority of the Falcons' squad had an unexpected weekend off from competition.
DEALINGS FROM THE DRAKE RELAYS
Conner Van Fossen placed eighth in the javelin throw at the Drake Relays, recording a distance of 191'7", while Robert Drye finished 23rd in the hammer throw with a toss of 173'11".
WHAT'S ON DECK
Air Force will have a week off from competition to prepare for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The four-day meet will take place on May 12-15 in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Great Friends of UNM Track Stadium.