March 29, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's track and field program split to four meets across the country in the second weekend of the outdoor season. The Broncos had many successful performances at the Texas Relays, Bobcat Invitational, San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational. Jordin Andrade was a big highlight of the day with a school record performance in the Texas Relays' 400-meter hurdles, while the Broncos collected five event wins throughout their four meets.
Eight Broncos competed at the Texas Relays Thursday and Friday, while one relay will compete on Saturday. The 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are being held March 27-30 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.
Jordin Andrade was the highlight of the day for Boise State at the Texas Relays, placing third in the 400-meter hurdles in a school record time. Andrade clocked a time of 50.71-seconds to break the former school record by nearly a half-second. The junior transfer also earned the third-fastest qualifying time in the prelims on Thursday of 51.40-seconds. Teammate Bret Scheve placed 34th in the prelims with a time of 54.88 on Thursday.
Daveon Collins raced in the 100-meter dash, placing 26th, in a time of 10.57-seconds, while teammate Destiny Gammage raced in the women's 100-meter dash, placing 61st in a time of 12.12-seconds.
Gammage joined forces with Steffanie Jordan, Taryn Campos and Mackenzie Flannigan to clock a time of 46.59-seconds, placing 22nd in the 4x100-meter relay.
Lauran Johnson was the final Bronco to compete at the Texas Relays on Friday, clearing 5'-5" (1.65m) to place 11th in the women's high jump "B" section.
The Bronco women's team will field the only competitors on Saturday, racing in the 4x200-meter relay in the afternoon.
Full meet results can be found at: http://www.texassports.com/livestats/tex-relays/
Just 30-miles down the road from the Texas Relays, Boise State had 15 student-athletes compete at the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Daveon Collins also raced at the Bobcat Invitational, clocking the third-fastest outdoor 200-meter time in school history. Collins ran a 20.78-seconds race to win the overall 200-meter titles on Friday. Jeff Daw picked up an 18th-place finish (22.26w), while Tyler June placed 21st (22.79) in the event. Daw went on to place fifth in the 400-meters with a 48.89-second race, while June placed 11th with a time of 50.90-seconds. Bret Scheve was the final Bronco male to compete at the Bobcat Invite, placing fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (56.02).
The Boise State women were represented by a handful of sprinters and jumpers at the Bobcat Invite, with excellent early season marks.
In the 100-meters, Heather Pilcher led the Bronco forces winning the event in a wind-aided 11.85-second time. Shannon Jacobs placed sixth (12.11w), while Steffanie Jordan placed seventh (12.12w) and Yvonne Bennett was eighth (12.20w).
Pilcher went on to lead the Broncos in the long jump with a mark of 18'-11.75" (5.78m) to place second. Lauran Johnson picked up a sixth-place finish (18'-5.75" / 5.63m), while Jacobs placed eighth (18'-3.25" / 5.57m).
Johnson maintained a successful pace jumping 38'-7" (11.76m) to place fifth in the triple jump. Alexi Keyes jumped 36'-9.50" (11.21m) to place 10th, while Kasie Trigg placed 11th with a jump of 34'-10.25" (10.62m). Trigg wrapped up her trip with an eighth-place finish in the high jump after clearing 5'-1" (1.55m).
Mackenzie Flannigan led the Bronco charge in the 200-meters, placing sixth in 24.12-seconds. Taryn Campos placed seventh (24.15), while Megan Kelley earned an 11th-place finish (24.59w). Bennett (24.79w) and Chelsey Washington (24.94w) wrapped up the Broncos' performances in the 200-meters, placing 14th and 15th. Kelley went on to place third in the 400-meters with a time of 55.69-seconds.
Full meet results can be found at: http://www.txstatebobcats.com/custompages/Statcrew%20Files/Track/2013/Live%20Results/index.htm
San Francisco State Distance Carnival
Four Broncos traveled to San Francisco to compete at San Francisco State's Distance Carnival at Cox Stadium.
Two Bronco women picked up wins at the distance carnival, beginning with Rici Morrill in the 1500-meters. Morrill ran a time of 4:33.52 to earn the win. Tessa Murray earned the second win of the day, claiming the 5000-meter title in 16:39.76, a new meet record.
In the men's 5000-meters David Elliott picked up a sixth-place finish, running a time of 14:09.89. Aaron Back finished seven spots behind, running 14:20.54 to place 13th.
Full meet results can be found at: http://redcaptiming.com/2013/sfdistance/
Five Broncos raced in the 5000-meters and 3000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday.
Zach Wiles had the top finish of the meet for the Broncos winning the 3000-meter steeplechase section two. Wiles clocked a time of 8:54.13 to win the race.
In the men's 5000-meter section four race, Drew O'donoghue-McDonald picked up the top finish for Boise State, placing 12th in 14:32.95. Jeff Howard ran a time of 14:34.76 to place 13th, while Barak Watson clocked 14:44.16 in a 20th-place finish.
Marisa VanderMalle raced in the final event of the day, placing 21st in the third section of the 5000-meters. VanderMalle finished in a time of 16:40.60.
Full meet results can be found at: http://www.rtspt.com/events/stanford/invite2013/
Boise State is set to host its first meet at the Dona Larsen Park Track Facility, April 6-7. A meet schedule can be found on BroncoSports.com and additional information for the meet will be early next week.