Preston Roche

Preston  Roche

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Poudre

Height:
5-10

07/18/2017

Falcons place record 41 student-athletes on MW Scholar Athlete team

The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only


Personal-Best Times -- 800m: 1:53.27a

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016 - FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015: Did not compete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Poudre High School...four-year letterwinner...all-conference honoree...finished seventh at the Colorado 5A Championships in the 400-meter dash...holds the school record in that event...also ran on the 4x200-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams that set school records...also earned four letters in soccer...earned all-conference (honorable mention) status...two-year academic all-state selection in both track and soccer...IB Diploma recipient.

PERSONAL: Full name is Preston Alan Roche...nickname is "Jetson"...son of Gregory and Wanda Roche...has two sisters...majoring in chemistry...named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...earned Jump Wings over the summer...also spent two weeks traveling through Scotland and Ireland...hobbies include hanging with friends, heckling model U.N. conventions, debating the origin of the universe, speed reading anime and public transport...is the "runner-up to be the 12th most interesting man in the world"...member of Cadet Squadron 21.

COACH COLE ON PRESTON: "Despite some setbacks out of Preston's control, he's continued to develop and have key benchmarks of significantly improved fitness and running during his first two years at USAFA. Now that we've worked some of the kinks out, Preston can have a great track season and continue to be a positive impact on our group throughout the entire year."

Oct 16 Athlete of the Week_Denise Ssozi
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