Auriele Fain
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    Auriele Fain

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Billings, Mont.

    High School:
    Billings Senior

    Height:
    5-6

    SENIOR (2011): Team captain.

    JUNIOR (2010): Did not compete due to injury...team co-captain.

    SOPHOMORE (2009): Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (22:43, 18th)...that time was the fastest on the team at the 5.8K distance...placed 24th at the Mountain West Conference Championships, finishing the 6K course in a time of 22:44...placed 80th at the NCAA Regional Championships behind a time of 22:59...clocked a season-best time of 22:27 at the Pre-Nationals Meet...that time was the second-fastest 6K time on the team...opened the season with a 10th-place time of 15:37 (5K) at the Rust Buster Invitational...academic all-conference selection.

    FRESHMAN (2008): Earned the team's Rookie of the Year award...competed in six meets...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Wyoming Invitational and Rocky Mountain Shootout...was the top scoring freshman in three other meets...clocked a 2.5-mile time of 15:27 at Wyoming to finish sixth...the time and the placement were the Falcons' best since 2005...recorded a time of 22:59 (17th) at the Rocky Mountain Shootout to pace the squad...clocked a 5K time of 19:07 at the Aztec Invitational to place 60th...finished the Pre-Nationals Meet in 23 minutes...placed 31st at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 22:58...posted a season-best 6K time of 22:32 at the NCAA Regional Championships...earned the Academy's athlete of the week award following the Wyoming meet.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Billings Senior High School...four-time all-state selection in cross country (2004-07)...also a four-time all-state honoree in track (2005-08)...competed at the 2006 Nike Team Nationals...four-time academic all-state selection in both cross country and track...recipient of the 2008 Big Sky State Games "Character Counts" scholarship...graduated with High Honors.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Auriele Nelle Fain...daughter of Bruce and Patricia Fain...has two older siblings, Aubree and Austin...also has two younger siblings, AuraLea and Auguste...majoring in political science...future plans include becoming a pilot...hobbies include snowboarding and rock climbing...member of Cadet Squadron 31.

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