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Buckley's Sports and Field Day

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Civil Engineer Squadrons pulls Detachment 6 across the line during a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Civil Engineer Squadrons pulls Detachment 6 across the line during a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Civil Engineer Squadrons pulls Detachment 6 across the line during a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Civil Engineer Squadrons pulls Detachment 6 across the line during a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Nate Smith, 460th Comptroller Squadron hauls in the rope in a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Nate Smith, 460th Comptroller Squadron hauls in the rope in a tug of war game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Around 18 Team Buckley members take off at the start of the 10k bike race during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Around 18 Team Buckley members take off at the start of the 10k bike race during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Team Buckley members play ultimate frisbee on the all purpose field during Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Team Buckley members play ultimate frisbee on the all purpose field during Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Team Buckley members play ultimate frisbee on the all purpose field during Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Team Buckley members play ultimate frisbee on the all purpose field during Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Anthony Simmons, 566 Intelligence Squadron, wins the 100-yard dash during Buckley's Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. Simmons won with a time of 11.79 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erika Brooke)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Anthony Simmons, 566 Intelligence Squadron, wins the 100-yard dash during Buckley's Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. Simmons won with a time of 11.79 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erika Brooke)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Brian Powell, 460th Contracting Squadron, crosses the finish line in 1st place in the 5K run during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Brian Powell, 460th Contracting Squadron, crosses the finish line in 1st place in the 5K run during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Buckley Panthers team bats against the Top 3/Commanders team in a softball game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. The Panthers beat the Top 3/Commanders team 13-8. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Buckley Panthers team bats against the Top 3/Commanders team in a softball game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. The Panthers beat the Top 3/Commanders team 13-8. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Buckley Panthers and the Top 3/Commanders shake hands after a softball game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. The Panthers beat the Top 3/Commanders team 13-8. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – The 460th Buckley Panthers and the Top 3/Commanders shake hands after a softball game during Buckley’s Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. The Panthers beat the Top 3/Commanders team 13-8. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief, present Janay Lake Buckley’s 2009 Athlete of the Year trophy during the awards ceremony for Buckley’s Sports and Field Day. Lake will now compete for Air Force Space Command Athlete of the Year. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief, present Janay Lake Buckley’s 2009 Athlete of the Year trophy during the awards ceremony for Buckley’s Sports and Field Day. Lake will now compete for Air Force Space Command Athlete of the Year. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief, present Travis Meidinger Buckley’s 2009 Athlete of the Year trophy during the awards ceremony for Buckley’s Sports and Field Day. Meidinger will now compete for Air Force Space Command Athlete of the Year. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)
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Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. – Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief, present Travis Meidinger Buckley’s 2009 Athlete of the Year trophy during the awards ceremony for Buckley’s Sports and Field Day. Meidinger will now compete for Air Force Space Command Athlete of the Year. (U. S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Easterling)

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. -- The 460th Force Support Squadron hosted Buckley's Sports and Field Day Oct. 2. The chilly start didn't stop over 325 people from Buckley's squadrons and tenant units from participating in this year's event. 

"The morning started out cold and windy with the 10K bike race, but warmed up nicely as the day's events continued" said 2nd Lt. Jessica Gruver, Officer in Charge, Fitness Center. "By the afternoon awards ceremony, most participants were in shorts and t-shirts relaxing on the field." 

Team Buckley members had the opportunity to play softball, mush ball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, 100m and 400m sprints, a 5K run and a 10K bike race. The most popular event was the 5K run, which had over 70 runners. 

The 460th Space Communications Squadron was the big winner, taking 1st place in 2 events and being named the overall champion with 94 participation points. The 460th Comptroller Squadron and 460th Force Support Squadron tied for 2nd place with 65 points each. 

Certificates, medals and trophies were awarded by Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Arleen Heath, 460th Space Wing command chief, at the all purpose field after the day's events. 

"I was extremely pleased with this year's Sports and Field Day. There were a good variety of events all day and participants from across the installation." said Col. Jefferson. "Team Buckley really showed up fit and ready." 

Lt. Gruver added, "I want to give a shout out to our volunteers, this even would not have been possible without you and the fitness center staff - thank you for your dedication and vigilance in planning this huge event. Everyone involved had a blast!" 

Here's a list of all winners: 

10K Bike Race Women
1st Shawn Curro - 460 MSG 

10K Bike Race Men
1st Leslie Handy - 460 MDG
2nd Scott Spann - 460 MDG
3rd Barry Crocker - SBIRS 

5K Run/Walk Women
1st Michelle O'brien-Gietka - 566 IS
2nd Lana Scinner - 460 CONS
3rd Elizabeth Foley - 460 CES 

5K Run/Walk Men
1st Brian Powell - 460 CONS
2nd Rhett Sigmon - 566 IS
3rd Scott Spann - 460 MDG 

400m Sprint Men
1st Timothy Goodwill - 460 SFS
2nd Ricardo Rivera - 460 SFS
3rd William Jones - 460 SFS 

100m Sprint Men
1st Anthony Simmons - 460 IS
2nd Isaac Turner - 460 SCS
3rd Donald King - 460 LRS 

Tug-O-War 
1st Det 6
2nd 460 SCS
3rd 460 FSS 

3 vs 3 Basketball
1st 460 SCS
2nd 460 CPTS
3rd 460 MDG 

Mush Ball
1st 460 CPTS
2nd 460 LRS
3rd 566 IS 

Ultimate Frisbee
1st 460 SCS
2nd 460 MDG
3rd SBIRS 

Volleyball
1st 460 CONS
2nd 460 FSS
3rd Det 6 and 566 IS 

Overall Champions
460th Space Communications Squadron - 94 points

Runners up
460th Comptroller Squadron - 65 points
460th Force Support Squadron - 65 points
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