Honors & Awards
Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2010)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2011)
After missing nearly all of the 2009 and 2010 cross country seasons with injuries, Peter Falcon returned to the course for a successful season as a senior in 2011.
Falcon opened the year with an 11th-place finish at the UNO/Creighton Invitational with a time of 28:47.81. He added a 158th-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, while posting a 56th-place effort at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D.
Falcon closed his senior campaign by competing at the Big Ten Championships, as well as the NCAA Midwest Regional. He ran a time of 27:08 at the Big Ten meet in Champaign, Ill., to place 76th overall. He added a 35:35.19 clocking at the NCAA Midwest Regional in DeKalb, Ill. A psychology major, Falcon earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2012.
Falcon’s fourth cross country season was hindered by injuries and he did not complete a race for the Huskers. He was also slowed by injuries during both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
Falcon took a redshirt season in cross country while battling injuries. He returned to compete during the 2010 indoor track season, running in six meets. Falcon set his indoor 3,000-meter personal best at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with a time of 8:44.38. He went on to set a PR in the mile later in the year at the Nebraska Tune-Up with a time of 4:23.71. He added a 15:07.41 in the 5,000 meters on the oversized oval at the ISU Classic.
Falcon started 2008 on a high note, finishing fifth at the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 19:18, helping bring home the men’s team title. He followed with a 25th-place finish at the BYU Invitational, running a time of 22:13.6 on the four-mile course.
Falcon improved 15 spots from 2007 at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 15th-place time of 26:05.2. He added a huge gain at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, jumping 54 spots from 2007 with a 164th-place showing (25:26.6). Falcon ended the year running on both the Big 12 (75th) and NCAA Midwest Regional Championship (73rd) teams.
Falcon made steady progress during his freshman year, capping it with a 67th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. At his first collegiate meet, he placed 11th at the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 29:10. At the NCAA Pre-National meet he placed 218th in the blue division with a time of 25:53.3. Falcon was the fifth Husker to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championships, running a time of 26:49.3.
Falcon ran in five meets during the indoor track season and missed the outdoor season with a knee injury. During the summer, Falcon finished second in the young men’s 5,000 meters at the USATF National Junior Olympics with a personal-best time of 15:17.49.
High School (Bellevue West)
Falcon was a rare four-time qualifier to the Nebraska Class A State Cross Country Championships under Coach Craig Christians at Bellevue West High School. Falcon’s best finish came in 2007 (sixth), helping lead his team to a third-place finish.
In the 2007 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships, Falcon produced personal-best performances to finish fourth in both the 1,600 (4:26.07) and 3,200 (9:42.86). He also ran the anchor leg on the fifth-place 4x800-meter relay team. At the 2006 state meet, Falcon placed fifth in the 3,200. During the summer, he ran a 5,000-meter time of 16:00.55 to finish 10th in the young men’s division at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships in Walnut, Calif.
The son of Manuel and Maggie Falcon, Peter was born on Sept. 13, 1989, in Wichita, Kan. A psychology major, Falcon claimed his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2012. He earned second-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2008.