Air Force Earns 10 All-Conference Selections
May 18, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force track and field team received 10 all-conference accolades at the Mountain West Conference Championships, which took place this weekend (May 14-17) in Fort Worth, Texas. Backed by two conference titles, senior Ian McFarland paced the Falcons with a pair of all-conference selections.
To earn all-conference honors, athletes must finish within the top-three of their respective events. The top three relay teams also receive an all-MWC citation.
McFarland and classmate Kevin Hawkins claimed all-conference due to first-place finishes in their respective events. McFarland won the 10,000- and 5,000-meter run, while Hawkins took first in the 800-meter run.
Junior Sean Houseworth also received all-conference honors in the 10,000-meter, as he placed third. It is the second time in as many years that Houseworth has garnered all-MWC honors in the 10K. Classmate Kellen Curry collected his second straight all-conference honor in the 110-meter hurdles after finishing as the runner-up.
Air Force earned two honors from the field. Senior David Lissy placed third in the shot put to claim his first outdoor all-conference selection, while sophomore Nick Frawley earned the same placement in the pole vault for his second all-MWC honor.
On the women's side, the Falcons claimed a pair of all-conference honors. Sophomore Sara Neubauer was the runner-up in the discus throw to claim her second straight all-MWC award. With a third-place finish in the 800-meter run, classmate Ally Romanko became the first all-conference selection from the track for the women's team since 2003.
McFarland, who led the Falcons with 20 points in his two victories, finished third in overall conference standings. He was just eight points shy of the meet's "High Point" winner.