Jim Walmsley Records Third-Fastest 5000-Meter Time at Stanford

April 6, 2012

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior Jim Walmsley clocked the third-fastest 5000-meter time in Academy history, as several members of the middle distance and distance teams wrapped up the first day of action at the prestigious Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, April 6.

Crossing the finish line in a career-best time of 13:52.87, Walmsley won his section of the 5000-meter run by a two-second margin. The senior, who already held the third-best time in program history, improved his own standing on the program's top-10 list by three seconds.

Three Falcons competed in various sections of the men's 1500-meter run this afternoon. Senior Alex Zubey finished fourth in his second with a season-debut time of 3:47.49, while sophomores Matt Caldwell and Lance Wolfsmith placed 12th (career-best 3:57.80) and 13th (3:56.60) in their respective events. In addition, junior Melissa Fuerst competed in the women's 1500-meter race, clocking a season-opening time of 4:39.57 to finish 10th in her section.

Junior Jeremy Drenckhahn will run the 10,000-meter run later tonight (10:48 p.m. PST), while senior Nick White and junior Morgan Mosby will compete in the 800-meter run tomorrow (April 7) at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.