Former Falcons Conclude Competition at USATF Championships

Feb. 26, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Three former members of the Air Force men's track and field team wrapped up competition this weekend (Feb. 25-26) at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

Former standouts, and current members of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program, Justin Tyner (Class of 2011) and Matt Williams (Class of 2009), competed in the 3000-meter run at the national run, competing against such runners as Galen Rupp, Lopez Lomong and American record holder Bernard Lagat. Tyner finished fourth with a time of 8:11.25, while Williams placed sixth in 8:12.07.

Nick Frawley, a 2010 graduate and four-time All-American in the pole vault, finished ninth in his first USATF indoor championship meet as a member of the Air Force WCAP. Frawley cleared 17'5½", which was tied for the fifth-best clearance of the meet.

In addition, volunteer coach Jenny Simpson, who trains at the Academy with Tyner and Williams under the direction of Air Force distance coach Juli Benson, won two national titles during the USATF meet. Simpson won the 3000-meter run on Saturday (9:19.15) and the 1500-meter run on Sunday (4:15.04).