Air Force Pair Ranked Among Dual Sport Athletes

By: AFA Media Relations Email
By: AFA Media Relations Email
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

NEW ORLEANS – Two members of the Air Force track and field team debuted on the nation’s “Indoor Bests by Collegiate Football Players”, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today with the first rankings of the 2013 season. Senior James Chambers paces the pair with a fifth-place ranking in the shot put.

Chambers, the starting linebacker for the Falcons’ football team, is currently ranked fifth in the shot put following a career-best distance of 52’8¼” at last Saturday’s adidas Classic in Lincoln, Neb. Chambers, who has improved his distance in the indoor shot put by one foot during the first two weeks of the season, is fourth among NCAA Division I athletes.

Freshman sprinter Gavin McHenry, a defensive back for Air Force during the fall, is ranked 24th nationally in the 60-meter dash. McHenry, who recorded matching career-best times of 6.96 at the Air Force All-Comers Meet and again in the preliminary heat of the Nebraska adidas Classic, is ranked eighth among collegiate freshmen in that event.

The weekly “Indoor Bests by Collegiate Football Players” is compiled by the USTFCCCA and features athletes from all three divisions of NCAA football.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188000931 -
Gray Television, Inc.