Boise State To Compete at Sun Angel Classic

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Danny Verdieck
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Danny Verdieck
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

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WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Broncos will compete in the Sun Angel Classic this Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. Boise State will be joined by Arizona State, Cal State East Bay, DePaul, Northern Arizona, Penn State, Minnesota (Men), Texas A&M, UC Davis, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego in what will be the 35th year of the meet.

LOCATION
The meet will take place at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe, Arizona

LAST TIME OUT
While the majority of the Boise State track and field team took last weekend off, eleven athletes traveled to Stanford to compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Marisa Howard, Zach Wiles, Allan Schroeder, David Elliott, and Jeff Howard each set career-best times in their respective events.

Howard lead the Broncos with a runner-up finish in the 5,000m (16:24.18).

Boise State earned two fourth-place finishes from Wiles in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:45.96) and Elliott in the 5,000m (13:57.21).

Schroeder was close behind Wiles in the 3,000m steeplechase finishing in fifth place (8:47.56).

BRONCOS WITHIN REACH OF RECORDS
The Boise State came close to breaking several records this past weekend at the Stanford Invitational. Zach Wiles recorded the second-best 3,000m steeplechase time in Boise State history, falling just short of Richard Lee's 8:44.10 in 1994.

Allan Schroeder came close to cracking the top three all-time 3,000m steeplechase times when he clocked a 8:47.56, good for fourth place.

David Elliott recorded the third-best 5,000m time in school history when he ran a 13:57.21. Elliott trails Cormac Smith (13:51.60) and Forest Braden (13:45.44).

IN THE RANKINGS
The Bronco men catapulted eight spots in the national ranking to No. 45 after their performance at the Stanford Invitational last weekend. Jordin Andrade leads the Broncos with a No. 4 ranking in the 400m hurdles; Matt Post ranks No. 14 in the hammer throw; Zach Wiles and Allan Schroeder sit at No. 13 and No. 18 in the 3,000m steeplechase, respectively; and David Elliott holds down a No. 47 ranking in the 5,000.

The women hold the No. 59 position in the national rankings. Marisa Howard sits at No. 9 in the 3,000, steeplechase; Emma Bates is ranked No. 26 in the 5,000m and No. 15 in the 10,000m; and Hayli Bozarth ranks No. 48 in the shot put and No. 14 in the hammer throw.