JUNIOR (2010): Competed in four meets...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational, clocking a 6K time of 20:37 to finish 32nd...placed 95th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (8K, 27:45) and 98th at the Tiger Invitational (27:16)...also ran at the Woody Greeno Invitational, placing 149th behind a time of 28:16.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Competed in four meets, including the Mountain West Conference Championships...placed 45th at the conference meet with a time of 27:50...ran a season-best time of 25:54 at the Fort Hays Tiger Invitational to finish 27th...that was the seventh-fastest time on the team...clocked a time of 28:49 at the Roy Griak Invitational...opened the season with a 44th-place finish (20:57) at the 6K Rust Buster Invitational.
FRESHMAN (2008): Saw action in four meets for the Falcons...opened the season with a 38th-place time of 25:27 at the Wyoming Invitational (4.25-mile course)...clocked a season-best 8K time of 27:14 at the Fort Hays Invitational...also ran 8K courses at the Air Force Open (29:12, 14th) and at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (29:28, 82nd).
HIGH SCHOOL: Falcon High School...two-time Metro League cross country champion...Metro League champion in the 1600- and 800-meter events...also earned the regional championship (Colorado Springs area) title in those two events.
PERSONAL: Full name is Melvin Nicholas White...goes by Nick...nickname is "Blaze"...son of Melvin and Dylia White...father is retired from the Air Force...has three younger siblings, Mercedes, Chris and Andrew...majoring in systems engineering management...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Assistant Flight Commander...hobbies include running, snowboarding, basketball and videogames...spent the summer camping, running and going to Water World...attended the Academy's Prep School...earned All-America track honors in 2011 as a member of the distance medley relay team...member of the DMR that set an Academy record of 9:32.06...also ranked eighth on the program's indoor 800-meter list (1:51.84, adjusted for altitude)...member of Cadet Squadron 08.