May 3, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State collected five first-place finishes and logged several other quality performances in the final day of the Idaho-Utah Border Clash Saturday afternoon at Dona Larsen Park. The Border Clash was the last team meet for the Broncos before they travel to Laramie, Wyo., to compete in the MW Outdoor Championships on May 14-17.
Allison Jeffries had arguably the best day of any Bronco after she won the women's pole vault for the fourth-consecutive weekend. Her mark of 12-7.50 (3.85m) was the first time in three weeks that the freshman from Eagle, Idaho., did not reset the women's outdoor pole vault school record. Jeffries topped off her first-place finish with a career-best time of 14.46 in the 100m hurdles, good for second place.
The 400m hurdles proved to be one of the Broncos' best events of the day. Chelsey Washington placed second (1:03.61) for the women, but it was Fernando Martinez and his second-place finish that got the crowd at Ed Jacoby Track on their feet. Martinez's 50.44 was the second-fastest 400m hurdles time in school history. Fittingly, Martinez was right on the heels of the school record-holder himself, Jordin Andrade (50.03). Andrade competed unattached and fought off a big push from Martinez in the last 100 meters.
Shannon Jacobs, the senior from Gilbert, Ariz., turned in a solid day in the sprints. She began by taking second in the 100m and followed up in the 200m with a fourth-place finish (24.82).
Washington added to her day by running the second leg of the first place women's 4x100m team (46.81). Washington, Jacobs, Brandi Williams and Kimberly Miller posted their fastest time of the season. The men finished in fourth place (41.60).
In the 1,500m, Rhys Park took fourth on the men's side with a 3:58.63 and Danielle Zehrung finished in second-place with a 4:46.13. Zehrung's performance on Saturday gives her two consecutive weekends with a top-two finish.
Jordan Ward and Roderick Townsend lead the Broncos in the high jump with Ward placing second (5-7 / 1.70m) on the women's side and Townsend capturing first place (6-9.75 / 2.08m) for the men. Jasmyn Jewett recorded a season-best jump of 5-5 (1.65m) and snagged third place.
Jewett carried over her momentum from the high jump into the triple jump where she bounded her way to a first-place finish (41-6.50 / 12.66m). Jewett's triple jump mark was a season best and an Ed Jacoby Track record. Josephine Lawrence took third with a 37-7.25 (11.46m).
Emma Bates (10,000m), Marisa Howard (3,000m steeplechase), Allan Schroeder (3,000m steeplechase) and Zach Wiles (3,000m steeplechase) are set to compete tomorrow in Stanford, Calif., at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. The four Broncos will be racing amongst the premier long distance runners in the world.