Broncos Claim 3 Titles on Final Day
May 12, 2018

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CLOVIS, Calif. – Allie Ostrander accounted for 18 points thanks to a first-place performance in the 5,000m and a runner-up effort in the 1,500m, lifting the women’s team to a fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, Calif.

The women earned fourth thanks to 84 points while the men’s team took sixth with 48.

The redshirt sophomore was able to go with New Mexico’s rabbit in the 5,000m for the first half of the race, making it a two-competitor race with Ostrander and Alice Wright duking it out over the last mile. Ostrander was able to gradually put significant space between herself and the Lobo senior, eventually resulting in a time of 15:44.11, good for a new Mountain West Championship record. The victory also maintains an impressive Bronco tradition in the 5k, as a Boise State woman has won the event in six of seven seasons.

Alexis Fuller captured the 1,500m title in a conference championship record time of 4:20.40 while Ostrander (4:20.82) was hot on her heels in second. The Bronco duo worked together the whole way, leading to times that both broke the previous conference championship record that had held for 17 years (Courtney Meldrum, BYU / 2001).

Boise State’s other champion on the day was none other than Bryce Kirby repeating in the 100 meter dash. The junior ran a 10.64 to secure the win, making him the first back-to-back conference champion in the 100m in program history.

The 800m brought along some big scores for the Blue and Orange, as well, with Sadi Henderson (2:05.56) and Kristie Schoffield (2:06.00) taking second and third. Amy Pfaff (2:08.58) also chipped in four points with a fifth-place day. Schoffield's time makes her the second-fastest performer in Bronco history, as well.

Noah Horsburgh ran a 1:53.16 in the 800m on the men’s side for eighth. Jacob Grinwis (1:53.52) was close behind in ninth.

The men’s 1,500m crew pulled in 11 points with DeHaven running a 3:48.75 as the team’s top finisher in fourth place. Andrew Rafla (3:49.69), Ty Jordan (3:50.22) and Jeff Lautenslager (3:50.47) finished in sixth, seventh and eighth place, respectively.

After Ostrander in the 5,000m, the Broncos still had several competitors in both the women’s and men’s races. Grace McConnochie was fifth after running a 16:26.99 and Minttu Hukka had a nice late charge to claim seventh in 16:37.18 for the women.

Yusuke Uchikoshi ran a 14:09.53 to take sixth in the men’s race while Ahmed Muhumed – 14:19.74 was 10th.

Freshmen hurdlers Jose Rubio (52.81) and Ryan Cavinta (55.51) fared well in the 400m hurdles, taking fourth and sixth place, respectively.

Liz Gaffney excelled in the javelin, taking seventh place thanks to a personal-best mark of 138-11 (42.35m). Cole Collins (168-9 / 51.45m) was 11th in the men’s competition.

Amber Mallet stepped up and cleared a career-best height of 12-2 (3.71m) to take 10th in the women’s pole vault.

Drew Lindsley threw for a season-best mark (157-9 / 48.09m) in the men’s discus to take ninth. Gaffney (123-9 / 37.71m) competed on the women’s side and took 19th.

Taj Dorsett performed well in the triple jump and made the finals, eventually finishing in ninth after bounding her way to a mark of 39-1 (11.91m).

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Cavinta, Greseth, Kirby and Rubio finished the day for the Blue and Orange and ran a 3:21.05 for sixth.

Boise State will now see how many athletes qualify to the NCAA West Region Championships, which are set to take place in Sacramento, Calif., from May 24-26.

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Day 4 Results

Women
800m | 2. Sadi Henderson – 2:05.56, 3. Kristie Schoffield – 2:06.00 and 5. Amy Pfaff – 2:08.58
1,500m |
1. Alexis Fuller – 4:20.40 and 2. Allie Ostrander – 4:20.40
5,000m | 1. Allie Ostrander – 15:44.11, 5. Grace McConnochie – 16:26.99, 7. Minttu Hukka – 16:37.18, 16. Erin Mullins – 16:55.11, 17. Olivia Johnson – 16:58.23, 19. Jordan Jacob – 17:00.48, 23. Malia Pivec – 17:09.33, 28. Claire Graves – 17:36.22 and 30. Kyra Lopez – 17:47.54
Javelin |
7. Liz Gaffney – 138-11 (42.35m)
Triple Jump | 9. Taj Dorsett – 39-1 (11.91m)
Pole Vault | 10. Amber Mallet – 12-2 (3.71m)
Discus | 19. Liz Gaffney – 123-9 (37.71m)

Men
100m | 1. Bryce Kirby – 10.64
200m | 7. Bryce Kirby – 22.49
400m Hurdles | 4. Jose Rubio – 52.81 and 6. Ryan Cavinta – 55.51
800m | 8. Noah Horsburgh – 1:53.16 and 9. Jacob Grinwis – 1:53.52
1,500m |
4. Addison Dehaven – 3:48.75, 6. Andrew Rafla – 3:49.69, 7. Ty Jordan – 3:50.22, 8, Jeff Lautenslager – 3:50.47, 9. Melika Ghali – 3:50.61 and 11. Tom Richardson – 3:53.41
5,000m | 6. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 14:09.53, 10. Ahmed Muhumed – 14:19.74, 12. Addison Dehaven – 14:23.14, 15. Andrew Rafla – 14:33.69, 17. Leif Everson – 14:37.07, 18. Melika Ghali – 14:37.88, 19. Rhys Park – 14:38.55, 24. Ty Jordan – 14:57.38, 25. Jeff Lautenslager – 15:03.69, 26. Tom Richardson – 15:22.85 and 27. Riley Campbell – 15:37.13
4x400m Relay | 6. Cavinta, Greseth, Kirby and Rubio – 3:21.05
Discus |
9. Drew Lindsley – 157-9 (48.09m)
Javelin | 11. Cole Collins – 168-9 (51.45m)


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