Patrick Corona
    Patrick Corona


    Fairfield, Conn.

    High School:
    Fairfield College Preparatory



    Patrick Corona Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

    Corona was the runner-up at the MW Championships, leading the men to a second-place team finish.


    Air Force Trio Honored with USTFCCCA All-Region Status

    Isaiah Bragg, Patrick Corona and Hannah Everson were the Falcons' three all-region honorees.


    Air Force Places 16 on Academic All-Conference List

    A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.

    2013 All-Mountain West, Cross Country
    2013 All-Region, Cross Country
    2014 All-Mountain West, Track and Field | Mile
    2014 All-Mountain West, Track and Field | 1500-Meter Run
    2014 NCAA Participant | 1500-Meter Run

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Competed in five meets, including the conference, regional and national championships...earned all-conference and all-region honors...recorded second-team all-MW status after finished 13th at the Mountain West Championships (24:39.55)...finished 21st at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (career-best 10K of 30:00.40) to capture all-region honors...that time is the third-fastest 10K mark in Academy history...earned a scoring finish at the regional meet to help Air Force to its first appearance at the national championships since 2004...was the #2 Air Force runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing 89th in 31:14.10...also competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (career-best 8K of 24:09.00, 64th) and the Colorado State Open (5K of 15:08.00, eighth)

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Competed in four meets...opened the season with a 5K time of 16:40.0 at the Colorado State Open (40th)...clocked a season-best 8K time of 26:52.0 to finish sixth at the Metro State Invitational...also competed in 8K races at the Woody Greeno Invitational (27:04.4, 84th) and Rocky Mountain Shootout (27:32.0, 48th)...academic all-conference selection.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Fairfield College Preparatory School...all-conference and all-division in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track...member of the 2011 cross country team that won the Connecticut state championship title...ran the anchor leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that placed second in New England with a school record time of 7:50...also ran a leg of the 4xMile team that set a school record...personal-best times include 1:56.51 (800m), 2:32.23 (1000m), 4:23.1 (1600m) and 9:57 (3200m)...also ran a career-best 5K cross country time of 16:27...member of the National Honor Society...graduated with Cum Laude honors...served as Vice President for the Class of 2012.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Patrick William Corona...nickname is "Patty"...son of Thomas Sr., and Janine Corona...has one older brother, Thomas Jr., and one younger brother, William...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming a C-17 pilot or working in the contracting or acquisition fields...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include snorkeling, golf, listening to Jack Johnson and beating Zach Perkins in Monopoly and a fan of the New York Yankees, New York Jets, FC Bayern Munich and the UCONN women's track team....completed Operation Air Force at USAFA and served as BCT Course Cadre during the summer...also shot an 87 on the Blue Course at Eisenhower Golf Course and almost threw a no-hitter in kickball...would like to add that "Dan Caddigan is my twin"...voted "Best Zach Perkins Record Breaker" by teammates...earned all-conference honors in the mile (indoor) and 1500-meter run (outdoor) during the 2014 MW Championships...clocked three top-10 times as a sophomore, including the 1500-meter run (eighth, 3:44.96), mile run (ninth, 4:06.18 adjusted for altitude) and 3000-meter run (10th, 8:08.66)...also ran on the outdoor distance medley relay that set an Academy record at the 2014 Penn Relays and on the squad that clocked the program's fifth-fastest indoor time...member of Cadet Squadron 02.

    COACH COLE ON PATRICK: "Patrick is quietly emerging into one of the best runners in the history of the Academy and he still has immense room for growth. He also has a lot of fun in the daily process, yet shows each person in the program that you don't have to be a superstar high school runner to become a highly successful collegiate runner."

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