The Falcons will host the Air Force Collegiate Open
Live results will be available via GoAirForceFalcons.com/TrackFieldResults and game updates and highlights will be posted on the Team Officer’s Twitter account.
HAPPY TO SEE YOU AGAIN
Fans urged to return to Air Force track meets, but Current Department of Defense and Air Force Academy rules require all individuals to wear a mask while inside Academy facilities. All people who have not been fully vaccinated must also wear masks outside on military installations.
2 p.m.: Women’s Shot Put, followed by Men’s Shot Put, Women’s Shot Put, Men’s Shot Put; 3:00 p.m.: Men’s Pole Vault, followed by Women’s Pole Vault; 4:00 p.m.: women’s high jump, followed by the men’s high jump; 4:00 p.m.: women’s long jump, followed by the women’s triple jump; 4 p.m.: men’s long jump, followed by the men’s triple jump; 5:00 p.m.: Mile Run, 60-meter Hurdles, 400-meter Dash, 60-meter Dash, 800-meter Run, 200-meter Dash, 5,000-meter Run (women compete first in all running events)
AIR FORCE AT THE NATIONAL RANKING
A pair of Falcons are ranked in the nation’s top 30 in this week’s TFRRS rankings, with Sam Gilman holding a pair of top-25 placements. Gilman is ranked ninth in the 5,000 meters standings (13:25.17) and 22nd in the 3,000 meters (7:47.93), while Wyatt Murphy is ranked 28th in the heptathlon with a total of 5442 points.
With a combined clearance of 27’0″, the high jump quartet of Collin Schulz, Jacques Hall, Philip Hundl and Jalan Rivers is ranked eighth in the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings – which is determined by the season’s best cumulative scores of a team’s top four athletes on the national roster in descending order. The Air Force has three other squads listed in the Top 20, including the 5,000 meter race (No. 11 – Sam Gilman, Will Kitzhaber, ryan johnson, Ethan Marshall: 55:28.61), 3000 meter race (n°12 – Gilman, Luc Combes, Ryan Ioanidis, Eli Bennett: 31:44.51) and pole vault (n°18 – Caiden Macktinger, Ethan Gardner, Robert Postelle, Ryan Brown – 65’2¾”).
The indoor championship season begins next week, when the Falcons travel to Albuquerque, NM, for the 2022 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships. The three-day competition, which begins Thursday, February 23 and ends Saturday February 25, will be held at the ABQ Convention Center.