AIR FORCE TRACK AND FIELD
AIR FORCE TRACK AND FIELD
36 2010 AIR FORCE TRACK & FIELD MEDIA GUIDE
AIR FORCE GREATS
OTHER LEGENDARY FALCONS...
TAD OELSTROM (1963-65)
One- me record-holder in the 800...
served as the superintendent of the U.S.
Air Force Academy from 1997-2000.
BOB BAXTER (1960-62)
First varsity athlete to earn a Rhodes
Scholarship...previously held Academy
records in the discus and shot.
MIKE RYAN (1967-70)
Three- me All-American...1968 cross
country champion...recieved the pres -
gious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
RITA BURR (1980-83)
Program’s first female All-American... runner-
up in the 1500-meter run at the 1981
NCAA Division II Championships.
SHANNEN KARPEL (1988-91)
Three- me Division II All-American...
member of three na onal runner-up cross
JEFF KUZMA (1991-94)
Two- me WAC champion...All-American...
member of the World Class Athlete
Program...Olympic Trials qualifier.
PAUL GENSIC (2002-05)
Three- me All-American...MWC champion...
WCAP member...placed second at
the CISM World Military Games.
OLIVIA KORTE (2004-07)
All-American...MWC champion...five- me
all-conference selec on...MWC championship-
meet record holder in the discus.
Addi onal standout members of the Air
Force track and field program’s history are
featured on pages 56-57.
ARNE ARNESON (1958-75)
One of the most respected coaches
in USAFA history...posted a 116-65
dual meet record for the men.
JIM MURPHY (1963-66)
Only men’s NCAA champion...Falcons’
first All-American in track...s ll
ranked in the 5000-meter top 10.
CALLIE CALHOUN (1988-91)
Six- me NCAA Division II na onal
champion (two indoor, three outdoor,
one cross country).
ERIC MACK (1993-96)
Six- me WAC champion...top American
finisher (third-place) at the 1996
NCAA Cross Country Championships.
JILL WOOD (1986-89)
First indoor na onal champion for
the Air Force track and field program...
five- me All-American.
JEN PETYKOWSKI (1995-98)
First female Division I conference
champion (high jump)...two- me
Division II All-American.
MARCUS NICHOLS (1994-97)
Two- me WAC decathlon champion
...two- me All-American...set NCAA
meet record for decathlon pole vault.
TRAVIS PICOU (2005-08)
Five- me MWC champion...10- me
all-conference honoree...won three
straight tles in the 200-meter dash.
ALONOZO BABERS (1980-83)
Two- me Olympic gold medalist
at the 1984 Games in Los
Angeles...won the 400-meter
dash and ran a leg of the winning
American Games champion...
two- me All-American...current
Academy record-holder in
the indoor and outdoor 400-
meter dash events.
DANA POUNDS (2003-06)
Two- me NCAA champion in
the javelin throw...first-ever
Academy athlete to win backto-
back Division I tles...three-
me All-American...three- me
MWC champion...MWC championship-
meet record holder...
won the USTF na onal championship
in 2007...placed second
at the 2008 Olympic Trials.