The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
Personal-Best Times -- 1600m: 4:14.86 | 3200m: 9:13.55
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016: Competed in three meets...clocked a season-best 8K time of 27:48 to finish 45th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout...also finished within the top half of the field at the Woody Greeno Invitational, clocking an 8K time of 28:02.9 to finish 72nd...opened the season with a 96th-place finish at the Colorado State Invitational (5K time of 16:28.9)...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lyman High School...three-time all-state honoree in cross country...placed within the top-12 as a sophomore (12th), junior (eighth) and senior (fifth)...three-time all-region selection...named to the all-district and all-conference teams all four years...member of the team that won the 2014 state title...named the Seminole County Brighthouse Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year in 2013...two-time team captain for cross country...posted a personal-best 5K time of 15:32...six-time all-state selection in track and field...finished within the top five of the 1600-meter run as a junior (third) and senior (fifth)...also finished within the top-five of the 3200-meter run those years (fifth in 2015, fourth in 2016)...clocked Florida's fastest 1600-meter time of the year during a victory at the 2016 Florida Pepsi Relays...ran on the 4x800-meter relay that set a new school record...served as team captain during junior and senior years...helped LHS to the 2016 state track and field championship, as well as five conference titles, three district titles and two regional titles...clocked personal-best time of 1:56 at 800 meters, 4:14 at 1600 meters and 9:13 at 3200 meters...also competed in soccer...served as the center back for the varsity team as a freshman...member of the National Honor Society...served as coordinator of the NHS Blood Drive, which posted the highest unit collection counts in all of Seminole County for two years...served as treasurer of the Interact Club...also served as subject leader/coordinator for Mu Alpha Theta, a club he helped start as a freshman...volunteered at Ibrick Academy, assisting the head counselor in running a Lego engineering summer camp for elementary and middle school children...also assisted with the children's ministry at Venue Church...named 2016 Seminole County Brighthouse Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year...took 18 AP classes...graduated from Lyman's Institute of Engineering...two-time national AP Scholar (2015, 2016)...two-year winner of the Jefferson Award...graduate of the AP Capstone program...class valedictorian (585 total students).
PERSONAL: Full name is Jordan Lee Armstrong...nickname is "Crabs"...son of John and Cassandra Armstrong...father was a member of the golf team at Eastern Illinois University...has one younger brother...double majoring in physics and applied mathematics...earning a minor in nuclear weapons and strategy...serving as the Cadet Protestant Advisory Council Director of AV/Media...hobbies include playing the piano, tutoring, "being a big nerd" and loving life...earned Jump Wings over the summer, after "voluntarily jumping out of a perfectly good airplane five distinct times (loved it every time)"...also completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and took leave, spending two weeks at home in Orlando (spending time with family and girlfriend, helping family move and volunteering at Vacation Bible School) and one week in Indianapolis for brother's National Developmental Academy Showcase...is a vegetarian...member of Cadet Squadron 11.
COACH COLE ON JORDAN: "After working through some setbacks during his freshman year, Jordan has been patiently taking steps to build his fitness level. A highly committed team member will ultimately translate into highly competitive results that will help his team succeed. I'm looking forward to not just the fall for Jordan, but seeing him string together the consistency required to have the racing outcomes he is relentlessly pursuing."