Ryan Cole was named the head coach of the Air Force cross country program, the Academy's athletic department announced today. In addition to his head coaching duties with the cross country team, Cole will also serve as the distance coach during the track and field season.
Air Force cross country head coach Juli Benson has announced her retirement from collegiate coaching, due to family reasons. Benson, who also oversaw the middle distance and distance runners as an assistant coach with the Falcons' track and field team, has been instrumental in the squad's success over the last six seasons.
The Air Force women's cross country team was honored with Division I All-Academic Team status for the 2013 season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today (Feb. 14).
Fifteen members of the Air Force cross country team earned Academic All-Mountain West honors, the league office announced this afternoon (Jan. 30). Represented by nine men and six women, the cross country squad collected the most honors of any sport at the Academy during the 2013 fall season.
With the Academy's best individual finish in the last decade, senior Isaiah Bragg paced the 24th-ranked Air Force men's cross country team to a 20th-place team finish at the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 23.