A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.
Air Force set career-best all-MW totals for both the men (six) and women (two).
Katie Carroll became just the sixth Falcon to earn academic All-MW honors four straight years.
Melissa Fuerst became the second member of the women's team to place within the top 10.
Photos from the Rust Buster Invitational.
Photos from the men's Rust Buster Invitational.
Rust Buster Invitational
JUNIOR (2011): Earned all-conference honors after placing 12th at the Mountain West Championships...recorded a time of 25:38 to help the Falcons to a second-place finish in the team standings...earned a ninth-place finish at the Woody Greeno Invitational (25:05) as Air Force won the team title...posted a season-best 8K time of 25:03 to place 142nd at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...placed 50th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a 10K time of 32:02...ran a five-mile time of 25:21 to finish 92nd at the Notre Dame Invitational...opened the season with a 17th-place time of 19:26 at the Rust Buster Invitational (6K course)...academic all-conference selection.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...finished 44 at the Mountain West Conference Championships with an 8K time of 27:48...posted a 10K time of 32:48 to finish 87th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...posted a season-best 8000-meter time of 25:19 at the Tiger Invitational, finishing 27th...placed 28th at the Woody Greeno Invitational with a time of 26:11...posted a time of 25:40 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational to finish 148th...clocked a 6K time of 20:16 to finish 18th at the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in five races...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational...placed 47th with a time of 21:05 (6K course)...recorded a four-mile time of 22:01 to take 38th at the Colorado State Classic...ran three 8K courses...finished 77th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout with a time of 28:33...recorded a season-best time of 26:24 at the Fort Hays Tiger Invitational to finish 44th...that time was the Falcons' ninth-fastest of the season...was the Falcons' top finisher at the RMAC Open, placing 44th with a time of 28:28...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Zama American High School (Camp Zama, Japan)...two-time Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DODDS) Far-East cross country champion...two-time Kanto Plains Association of Secondary School Principals (KPASSP) cross country champion...2009 USATF All-American for cross country...two-time KPASSP champion in the 3200/3000...2008 KPASSP champion in the 1500-meter ran...was an all-state (Florida) cross country selection in 2006...member of the National Honor Society...served as vice president of the ZHS Keystone Club.
PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Jonathan Quallio...nickname is "Q"...son of Richard and Sharon Quallio...both parents are in the military...has two younger sisters, Selina and Miranda...majoring in mechanical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...served as 2011 BCT Cadre and Squadron Safety NCO...will also serve as team captain during the track and field season...hobbies include exercising, paintball and snowboarding...spent the summer skydiving and working Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Basic Cadet Training (BCT)...also visited the Bahamas...NCAA Qualifier in the 10,000-meter run...recorded the eighth-fastest time in Academy history at that distance...member of Cadet Squadron 03.