Air Force Heads to Rocky Mountain Shootout

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    Oct. 1, 2008

    After a two-week hiatus, the Air Force cross country team returns to competition this weekend, as it heads to Boulder, Colo., for the annual Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday, Oct. 4. The meet, which takes place at the Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course, will begin for the Falcons at 10:00 a.m., with the men's collegiate meet. The women's race will begin at 10:45 a.m.

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    ABOUT THE MEET
    The Rocky Mountain Shootout will feature four different events, including a pair of `open' division races and the two collegiate events. The men's `open' race will take place at 8:15 a.m., while the women's `open' event will start at 9:15 p.m. The men's collegiate meet will start at 10 a.m., and conclude with the women's collegiate race at 10:45 a.m. The men will run an 8-kilometer course, while the women will compete in a 5800-meter race.

    HISTORY 101
    The men's team has finished as the runner-up on three occasions in the last six years. Air Force tied for second in 2002 and claimed second-place outright in 2003 and 2005.

    NEW DATE AND LOCATION FOR AIR FORCE OPEN
    The Falcons have moved their annual Air Force Open cross country meet to Friday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. The location of the meet has also changed, as the Falcons will now competed at the Academy's Eisenhower Golf Course.

    MORREALE NAMED MWC RUNNER OF THE WEEK
    Junior Brittany Morreale was named the MWC Runner of the Week on Sept. 16. It is the first such honor for the women's program since the 2005 season. Morreale finished 14th out of 161 runners at the Aztec Invitational on Sept. 13. The Falcons' top finisher clocked a career-best 5000-meter time of 18:23 and paced all Mountain West Conference runners at that meet.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Highlighted by four top-20 finishes, the Falcons had a strong showing at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego. Seniors Matt Williams and Sean Houseworth paced the men to a fourth-place finish, while juniors Brittany Morreale and Katie Lynch guided the women to a seventh-place finish.

    IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
    In his season debut, Matt Williams crossed the finish line in 25:03 to place seventh in the field of 162. His team captain counterpart, Sean Houseworth, picked up a 10th-place finish with a time of 25:13 in his first meet of the young season. In her season debut, Brittany Morreale clocked a time of 18:23 to finish 14th in the field of 161, while Katie Lynch posted a time of 18:28 - the fourth-best time in the MWC - to finish 16th.

     

     

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