Air Force Claims First MW Outdoor Team Championship Title

May 12, 2012

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Highlighted by four event titles, the Air Force men's track and field team captured its first-ever outdoor team title at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 12, easily beating the field by 30.5 points.

The men picked up four conference titles during the final day of action at the Academy's Cadet Outdoor Track and Field Complex, including senior Jim Walmsley's second title of the weekend as he won the 5000-meter run in a time of 14:42.15. Junior Cale Simmons won the pole vault with a new MW Championship meet record of 18'1¾", sophomore Alex Lindsay placed first in the 800-meter run (1:52.12) and the team of senior Bryce Bergman, classmate Manny Smith, junior Anthony Delgado and freshman Jake Spuller capped off the day with a victory in the 4x400-meter relay (3:09.96 - the fourth-fastest time in Academy history).

The women claimed a pair of conference titles, including the program's first-ever title from the track, en route to matching its best team placement in Mountain West history (sixth). Junior Morgan Mosby became the program's first conference champion from the track after winning the 1500-meter run with an Academy-record time of 4:23.58, while Paige Blackburn won the javelin throw with a career-best throw of 170'5".

Full recap to follow.