Justin Tyner

Justin  Tyner


Baxter, Minn.

High School:



MWC Championships

MWC Championships

SENIOR (2010): Team captain.

JUNIOR (2009): Earned the team's Most Valuable Runner award...placed 71st at the NCAA National Championships with a 10K time of 30:38...automatic qualifier to the national meet...became the first Air Force runner to qualify for the NCAA meet since 2007...all-region and all-conference honoree...was the team's top finisher in four of five meets...placed fifth at the NCAA Regional Championships with a career-best 10K time of 30:29.5...that finish was the best for a Falcon at the regional meet since 2005...paced the squad to a sixth-place team finish...placed third at the Mountain West Conference Championships...clocked a career-best 8K time of 23:44.70...that placement is the best for Air Force since 2003...one of two Falcons to earn all-conference accolades...guided the Falcons to a third-place finish in the team standings...led the Falcons with a 21st-place finish at the Pre-Nationals Meet (24:17)...also paced the squad at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing fifth out of 167 runners in a time of 24:58...named MWC Runner of the Week following that meet...opened the season with a seventh-place finish (19:25, 6K) at the UCCS Rust Buster Invitational...chosen as the Academy's Athlete of the Week on three occasions.

SOPHOMORE (2008): Named the team's most improved runner...competed in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...finished 16th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 25:09...opened the season with a ninth-place finish at the 4.25-mile Wyoming Invitational (22:47)...placed 15th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout with a time of 26:25...clocked a time of 26:30 to finish 66th at the Aztec Invitational...finished 87th at the Pre-Nationals Meet behind a time of 24:50...recorded a 10K time of 30:50 at the NCAA Regional Championships.

FRESHMAN (2007): Participated in four meets for the Falcons...placed 12th at the Air Force Open with a time of 27:25...clocked a 17th-place time of 28:44 at the Rocky Mountain Shootout...finished 42nd at the Fort Hays Invitational, after clocking a time of 27:56...ran the 4.25-mile Wyoming Invitational in 24:52 to finish 45th.

HIGH SCHOOL: Brainerd High School...all-state selection...finished 10th at the Minnesota AA cross country championships...clocked a personal-best time of 4:24.96 in the 1600-meter run at the Minnesota AA track and field championships...member of the U.S. Junior World Cup Biathlon Team in 2007.

PERSONAL: Full name is Justin Wilson Tyner...nickname is Snuggles...son of Richard and Linda Tyner...has three older siblings, Lyric, Harmony and Nathanial...majoring in systems engineering management...future plans include becoming an Air Force officer...has served as Wing Operations NCO, Group Standardization and Evaluation NCO, Element Leader and Squadron Chief of Standardization and Evaluation...member of the "500 Club"...hobbies include playing guitar, hiking and eating...spent the summer serving as a sports camp counselor, completing the Powered Flight Program and taking English 411...named Outstanding Men's Competitor of the 2010 track and field team...was the top American finisher in the 500-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Mountain West Conference champion in the 3000-meter run at the indoor meet...claimed three all-conference selections during the 2010 track season...member of Cadet Squadron 32.

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