The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
2017 NCAA Participant, Outdoor Track and Field | 3000-Meter Steeplechase
2017 All-Mountain West, Outdoor Track and Field | 3000-Meter Steeplechase
Personal-Best Times -- 3000m Steeplechase: 8:58.90
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016: Competed in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...paced the Falcons to the Division I team title at the Woody Greeno Invitational...recorded an 8K time of 26:12.7 to finish 11th out of 219 runners at that meet...clocked a season-best 8K of 25:02.3 to finish 29th at the Mountain West Championships...added a time of 25:11.3 at the Pre-National Invitational (87th)...posted a career-best 10K time of 32:59.6 at the NCAA Mountain Regional (73rd)...clocked a 5K time of 15:55.9 at the season-opening Colorado State Invitational (60th)...finished 76th at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, following a five-mile time of 24:43.4.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015: Raced in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...named the Mountain West Runner of the Week on Sept. 22...finished 10th out of 233 runners at the Woody Greeno Invitational (25:52.5), leading the Falcons to a runner-up team finish...clocked a career-best 8K time of 24:20.1 at the Washington Invitational (63rd)...clocked a time of 25:03.9 at the Pre-National Invitational (226th)...registered a time of 28:11.5 to finish 33rd at the MW Championships...made 10K debut at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships, finishing 82nd in a time of 33:05.1...opened the season with a 5K time of 15:34.1 at the Colorado State Invitational (30th).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Raced at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, clocking an 8K time of 27:42.50 (61st).
MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Qualified to the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase...finished 22nd at the West Preliminary...earned all-conference honors in that event after placing third at the 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Championships...posted a career-best 8:58.90 to debut in seventh on the program's all-time list.
HIGH SCHOOL: Jefferson High School...competed on the track team that won four straight state titles...also ran on the cross country team that captured a state championship...two-time state champion...claimed 12 all-state selections...member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society...named to the Honor Roll...played drums in the marching band...Eagle Scout.
PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Morgan Milliron...nickname is "Tweedle"...son of Todd and Jacquelyn Milliron...is an only child...majoring in geospatial science...future plans include becoming a pilot or working in space command...has served as IT NCO, Element Leader, Character Officer, Evasion Cadre and M9 instructor...named to the Commandant's List, Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include FaceTiming Lil Megs, spending hours searching for parts for his Jeep and catching up on Netflix TV shows...would like to state that "if someone asks me, when it comes to food, is it quantity or quality, the answer will be quantity 10 times out of 10"...born in Mansfield, Ohio...grandfather served in the Air Force, while a couple great-grandfathers served in the Navy and Marines...had one uncle that ran for Ohio State...worked as cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also took leave and completed the Powered Flight course...would like to "thank my family and friends for helping me get to where I am now"...member of Cadet Squadron 37.
COACH COLE ON ANDREW: "Another senior that has developed during his time at USAFA, Andrew was an NCAA Preliminary qualifier last track season and will take that momentum into his senior year. As his experience and accumulated fitness continues to build, so has his racing level and we're looking forward to seeing Andrew continue to progress during the upcoming year."