First-year Falcons Rachel Crytser and Rayna Fruchey made their debut on the program’s steeplechase standings in their first collegiate attempt at that event. Crytser, who finished fifth in the meet with a raw time of 11:41.14, accounted for the seventh-fastest time in program history with an altitude-adjusted mark of 11:22.15a, while Fruchey, who finished sixth with a time of 11:53.32, posted the ninth-fastest time once her raw time was adjusted to the altitude of Boulder (11:34.00a)
Air Force claimed a pair of top-three finishes in the men’s and women’s 1500-meter races, as freshman Rebecca Wusinich deleted nearly four seconds from her previous best time place third in the women’s race (4:42.34), while classmate Nick Scheller raced to the same placement in the men’s race following a career-best performance of 3:56.99. Senior Colin Dwyer added a third-place finish in the 800-meter run, as he and junior Frank Rossi finished third (1:55.04) and fourth (1:55.46), respectively, in their season debuts at that distance during the outdoor season.
Freshmen John Colizzi and Braeden Holcombe added a pair of career-best, top-five marks on Saturday, as Colizzi added four inches to his distance in the triple jump (46’0½”, fourth) and Holcombe knocked a half-second off this time in the 110-meter hurdles (14.93, fifth). Like Holcombe, three other Falcons finished within the top half of their respective fields. Freshman Jett Knight clocked a 3000-meter debut of 8:32.96 to finish sixth in the men’s race, while junior Adrianna Wilder made her outdoor debut in that distance with an eighth-place time of 10:52.54. Sophomore Stephanie Gregersen added a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run, as she improved her overall time to 2:15.33.
Air Force returns to action next Saturday (April 17), when it heads to the West Coast Classic – a one-day meet divided between Tucson, Ariz. (sprints/jumps) and Eugene, Ore. (distance/throws).