Falcons Split for Three Weekend Meets

The Air Force track and field team is set to ‘divide and conquer’ this weekend, as it splits for three competitions in three states. The majority of the team will head to Waco, Texas, for the Baylor Invitational on April 3, while members of the middle distance and distance squads will travel to California for the Stanford Invitational on April 2-3, and another small contingent will remain in-state to compete at the Doug Max Invitational in Fort Collins (April 3).
The Stanford Invitational, which began in 1975, will be held at Cobb Track and Angell Field on April 2-3. Spectators are limited to California residents who are guests of Stanford athletes, but the meet will be broadcast live on FloTrack, through their subscription service. Links to the video and live results can be found on the Falcons’ schedule page. Air Force will compete in three races on Friday (men’s 3000-meter steeplechase at 8:15 pm, men’s 5000-meter run at 8:55 pm, men’s 10,000-meter run at 9:20 pm) and two on Saturday (women’s 1500-meter run at 3:50 pm, men’s 1500-meter run at 4:05 pm). All times Pacific.
As opposed to previous years, only 13 schools are scheduled to compete at this year’s Stanford Invitational, including Air Force, California, Hofstra, Iona, Long Beach State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, fifth-ranked USC, Utah State and seventh-ranked Washington.
The Baylor Invitational will be held at the Clyde Hart Stadium in Waco on April 3. Additional info will be added once it’s received and any links to video or live results will be posted to the Falcons’ schedule page.
The Baylor Invitational will feature nine teams, including Abilene Christian, Air Force, No. 11 Baylor, Louisiana-Monroe, Oklahoma State, Stephen F Austin, TCU, Texas Southern and No. 24 Texas Tech.
10:00 a.m.: Men’s Hammer Throw, followed by Women’s Hammer Throw; 10:00 a.m.: Women’s Javelin Throw, followed by Men’s Javelin Throw; 10:00 a.m.: Men’s High Jump, followed by Women’s High Jump; 11:00 a.m.: Men’s Long Jump; 11:00 a.m.: Women’s Long Jump; 12:00 p.m.: Women’s Pole Vault, followed by Men’s Pole Vault, 1:30 p.m.: Women’s Triple Jump, followed by Men’s Triple Jump; 2:00 p.m.: 3000-Meter Steeplechase (men only), followed by 4×100-Meter Relay, 1500-Meter Run, 2:30 p.m.: Men’s Discus Throw, followed by Women’s Discus Throw; 2:30 p.m.: Women’s Shot Put, followed by Men’s Shot Put; 2:55 p.m.: 100-/110-Meter Hurdles, followed by 400-Meter Dash, 100-Meter Dash, 800-Meter Run, 400-Meter Hurdles, 200-Meter Dash, 5000-Meter Run, 4×400-Meter Relay (women compete first in all running events)
A small contingent will also compete at Colorado State’s Doug Max Invitational on April 3.
Two members of the men’s team hold top-25 rankings in the NCAA standings, as Braeden Holcombe is ranked 12th in the decathlon (6593) and Jake Hall is listed 25th in the high jump (6’10¾”). Four other Falcons are listed with the top 40, as Ethan Gardner and Greg Skage are tied for 32nd in the pole vault (16’10¾”), Brian Hubbard is ranked 33rd in the decathlon (5671) and Katie Thompson is listed 36th in the heptathlon (4411).
Air Force splits for another pair of meets next week. The multi athletes travel to Arizona for the Jim Click Decathlon on April 8-9, while the rest of the squad will return to Boulder, Colo., for the Colorado Invitational on April 9-10.


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