April 19, 2013
**Note: Not all results from Friday’s meets were available at the release of this story. Please check back to www.broncosports.com for additional Friday results, as well as Saturday’s results from the Mt. SAC Relays and NNU Invite.
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State track and field program was split three ways Friday (April 19) competing at the 55th Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., and the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore.
The Broncos had a successful day of competition setting a school record, two all-time top-three Boise State marks and earning 10 outdoor career-best marks. The highlight of the day was Boise State’s women’s 4x100-meter relay, made up of Heather Pilcher, Taryn Campos, Mackenzie Flannigan and Steffanie Jordan, clocking a new school record of 45.67-seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays.
MT. SAC RELAYS - Meet Results
The Bronco women’s sprint relay placed fourth in the first section of the Mt. SAC Relays 4x100-meter relay, while also placing fifth out of the 20 total teams throughout all heats. The quartet clocked the fastest time in school history surpassing the 1994 relay of Ruth Brown, Andy Holmes, Jovita Davis and Misha Looney, who had a time of 45.68-seconds.
Individually Flannigan went on to run the school’s third-fastest 200-meter time in history, racing to a 23.82-second time and a ninth-place finish. She also won the third heat of the women’s 400-meter dash, clocking a career-best time of 55.23-seconds to finish 18th overall in the event.
Campos ran the same pair of individual races clocking a time of 24.39-seconds to place 25th in the 200-meters, while also running a time of 55.83-seconds to placed 27th in the 400-meters. Yvonne Bennett earned a 25.47-second time in the 200-meters (56th) and 56.94-second finish in the 400-meters (46th).
Destiny Gammage raced to a time of 12.18-seconds (38th) in the 100-meters and 24.36-seconds (28th) in the 200-meters, while Pilcher led the Broncos in the 100-meters with a 12.17-second (36th) finish. Pilcher also competed in the long jump, placing 14th (17-3.50).
Competing in single individual events for Boise State, Megan Kelley and Chelsey Washington both ran the 400-meters, earning finishes of 43rd (56.71) and 53rd (57.44), respectively. Jordan added the Bronco women’s final sprint efforts of the day, clocking a 25.66-second finish (58th) in the 200-meters.
Lauran Johnson wrapped up the women’s efforts during the afternoon hours, clearing an outdoor best of 5’-7” (1.70m) to tie for sixth in the high jump.
On the men’s side Daveon Collins won his heat of the 100-meter dash, running a time of 10.50-seconds to place fifth overall. Bret Scheve won his heat of the 400-meter hurdles, placing ninth overall with a time of 52.81-seconds. Jeff Daw clocked a time of 48.92-seconds to place 43rd in the 400-meter dash.
In the men’s 110-meter hurdles, Justin Malnes captured a 20th-place finish with his time of 14.60-seconds, while Andy Robertson and Matthew Moyer ran times of 1:53.73 (56th) and 1:56.19 (67th) in the 800-meters.
Boise State’s men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay times were not available at the release of this story. Emma Bates and Tessa Murray are slated to race in divisions of the 5000-meters late Friday. Results of all four events will be available on www.broncosports.com Saturday.
BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL – Meet Results
A handful of Broncos competed nearby at the Bryan Clay Invitational on the campus of Azusa Pacific University Friday, earning a pair of career-best marks.
Distance runners Lauren Lucas and Drew O’donoghue-McDonald ran their second 1500-meter races in as many days. Lucas placed eighth in 4:34.81 while O’donoghue-McDonald ran to a 19th-place finish in 3:49.75. Teammate Wyatt Diderickson ran a time of 3:56.35 to place 45th in the race.
Also on the track Steffanie Jordan ran a non-wind-aided career-best of 12.22-seconds to tie for 15th-place in the 100-meters, while Shannon Jacobs tied for 16th in the 200-meters in 25.08-seconds (wind-aided). Jacobs went on to jump 18’-3” (5.56m) to place 10th in the long jump.
Switching between meets was successful for Lauran Johnson who set a career-best in the triple jump with a mark of 39’-3.75” (11.78m), placing fifth. Kimberly Miller led the Broncos in the long jump, earning an outdoor-best of 18’-10.75” (5.76m) to place fifth, while also placing ninth in the triple jump (38-3.50/11.67m). Alexis Keyes placed 28th in the long jump with a mark of 17’-0” (5.18m) while also jumping 37’-1.25” (11.31m) to place 19th in the triple jump. Kasie Trigg rounded out the Broncos in the triple jump with a mark of 36’-4.75” (11.09m), good for 21st-place. Trigg also cleared a height of 5’-2.25” (1.58m) to tie for a 15th-place finish in the high jump.
OREGON RELAYS – Meet Results
In the final meet of the day for Boise State, numerous Broncos began competition at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field Friday afternoon.
Bryce Bergevin had one of the team’s biggest successes of the day, placing third in the 800-meters in a time of 1:50.45. Not only was the time a career-best for the junior, but it was also the third-fastest time in school history knocking out Dusty Klein’s time of 1:50.54 set in 2011. Nick Tatro also raced in the 800-meters, placing 17th in a time of 1:54.41.
Jessica Bottleberghe raced in the women’s 800-meter run, clocking a season-best 2:14.91 to place second.
The women’s hammer throw kicked-off the day’s competition, with Boise State’s Alyssa Osai placing fourth with a throw of 174’-3” (53.11m). Kady Stafford finished just behind in fifth with a mark of 162’-0” (49.39m), while Victoria Rodriguez placed 10th (136-11/41.73m) and Whitney Amoth placed 11th (125-5/38.23m). Rodriguez continued to a fifth-place finish in the shot put (42-6.75/12.97m), while Amoth placed eighth (40-8.75/12.41m).
Matt Post and Lacie Rasley also threw for the Broncos, throwing 203’-5” (62.00m) in the hammer throw and eighth in the discus with a 123’-9” (37.72m), respectively. Andrea Morones closed out the women thrower’s day with an eighth-place finish in the javelin (102-5/31.22m).
Back on the track, Nick Lobb snagged a career-best time in the 3000-meter steeplechase, running 9:29.86 to place sixth. Kyle Merritt picked up a third-place finish for the men, clocking 3:58.56 in the 1500-meter “B” section. Rex Stanley clocked a time of 55.56-seconds to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.
Emily Funkhouser picked up a runner-up title in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the finish in 1:01.40, while Tajanee Simmons placed fifth in 1:03.64. Simmons also garnered a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.68), followed by Kate Holman’s sixth-place finish (15.02).
Results from the men’s javelin were not available at the release of this story. Please check www.broncosports.com Saturday for results.
The Broncos will compete in the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays Saturday, April 20, while also participating in the Northwest Nazarene Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, Saturday. Boise State will host its final meet of the season, the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, April 26-27 at Dona Larsen Park.