JUNIOR YEAR | 2013: Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...posted a personal-best 6K time of 21:40.70 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (44th)...finished within the top half of the field (42nd) at the Mountain West Championships (23:05.89)...clocked a time of 21:55.00 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (214th)...recorded a 5K time of 18:51.50 to finish 15th at the season-opening Colorado State Open.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012: Ran in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...finished 36th at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 22:17.2...clocked 22:21.2 to finish 70th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...finished eighth at the Woody Greeno Invitational (season-best 22:00.6) to help Air Force to its first team title at that meet...also clocked a 22:00 time at Pre-Nationals (22:00.9, 157th)...finished 35th at the Rim Rock Classic with a time of 22:03.6...opened the season with an 18th-place finish at the 5K Colorado State Open (19:19.1).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011: Participated in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...placed 40th at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 23:11...clocked 23:39 to finish 93rd at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...opened the season with a 15th-place finish at the Rust Buster Invitational (15:18, 4K)...placed 21st at the Woody Greeno Invitational (22:35), helping Air Force to a second-place finish in the team standings...also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational (18:44, 158th) and at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (22:11, 232rd).
HIGH SCHOOL: Pembroke High School...Patriot League All-Scholastic selection...Scholar-Athlete award winner...member of the swim team...Falmouth and Duxberry triathlon age group winner...member of the Honor Roll...member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Dan and Camille Connick...has two older brothers, David and Bobby...majoring in biology...future career plans include becoming a researcher or neuroscientist...did not start running cross country until the freshman year of high school...hobbies include drawing, swimming and hiking...member of Cadet Squadron 07.
COACH COLE ON HEATHER: "As a senior who has taken her training to higher levels, Heather sets a great example of what it means to invest in your running. Her commitment to training will not only yield improved individual results, but will set the standard for training investment in our women's distance program."