Corey Ihmels
Corey  Ihmels

Head Coach


Ostrander Wins 3,000m Steeplechase Title

Allie Ostrander won the 3,000m steeplechase and took fourth in the 5,000m Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.


Ostrander Advances in the Steeplechase

Allie Ostrander was impressive in clocking a career-best 9:50.55 in the 3,000m steeplechase to secure her spot in Saturday's final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships


T&F Qualifies 14 to West Preliminaries

Boise State will send seven men and seven women to Austin, Texas next week from May 25-27 to compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships


Bronco Men Take Fifth at Conference

Sadi Henderson (women's 800m) and Bryce Kirby (men's 100m) both won conference titles and the men's team led the way with a strong fifth-place team performance on the final day of the league championships


Uchikoshi Wins, Men's Sprinters Excel

Yusuke Uchikoshi won the 3,000m steeplechase title while sprinters Dusty Fisher and Alexandru Terpezan were both able to make some noise in the school record book


Bronco Weekly: Track and Field

Coach Ihmels previews the upcoming NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Championships


Track and Field

Bronco Weekly with Coach Ihmels previewing the MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships


Bronco Weekly: Track & Field

Bronco Weekly: Track & Field - Jan. 30, 2014


Season Opener Highlights

2013 Jacksons Open and Multis recap and highlights


2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships (June 7-10)


Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships (May 10-13)


Border Clash (April 28-29)

Border Clash (April 28-29)

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After two years at the helm of the Boise State track and field and cross country programs, head coach Corey Ihmels and the Broncos have steadily climbed the national ranks along with establishing themselves as a force in the Mountain West. Below is a list of some of the program’s accomplishments in Ihmels’ two seasons at Boise State:

1 Individual National Champion
Emma Bates (2014) – 10,000m

Mountain West Athlete of the Year Awards
Emma Bates (2x, 2013 and 2014)

3 Individual National Runner-ups
Emma Bates (2014) – XC
Marisa Howard (2014) – 3,000m Steeplechase
Jordin Andrade (2015) – 400m Hurdles

15 All-Americans 
3 in cross country, 12 in track and field

8th Place at 2014 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Best finish at an NCAA Championship for any women’s team at Boise State in school history

11th Place at 2014 Women’s Cross Country Championships
First appearance to NCAA Nationals for the women’s team in school history

16 Individual Mountain West Championships
3 in cross country, 13 in track and field

48 All-Mountain West Honorees
10 in cross country, 38 in track and field

Also, Marisa Howard finished her collegiate career as the sixth-fastest 3,000m steeplechaser in NCAA history after running a 9:37.84 at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Emma Bates wrapped up her storied career as the 10th-fastest 10,000m runner in NCAA history after clocking a 32:13.28 at the 2015 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Prior to coming to Boise State, Ihmels spent the previous six seasons (2007-13) as the head coach of the cross country and track and field programs at his alma mater, Iowa State. The two-time Big 12 Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year enjoyed similar success with the Cyclones:

7 Individual National Champions

9 Individual National Runner-ups

67 All-Americans

2 Big 12 Team Conference Championships

6 Top-10 Team Finishes at the NCAA Championships

38 Individual Big 12 Champions

400+ Big 12 All-Conference Honorees

In addition to his accomplishments on the Big 12 and NCAA level, Ihmels helped two athletes at Iowa State compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics:

  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl competed for the United States and took 13th (31:12.80) in the 10,000m.
  • Guor Marial competed as an Independent Olympic Athlete and took 47th (2:19.32) in the marathon.

Three Cyclone athletes exited Iowa State having held positions in the Top-Ten All-Time NCAA Performance List in the 10,000m and 5,000m:


  •  Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 1
  • Betsy Saina No. 3
  • Meaghan Nelson No. 7


  • Betsy Saina – No. 6
  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 8

Prior to becoming head coach at Iowa State, he served as the head men's cross country coach and assistant track and field coach for the Cyclones for five years. He joined the Cyclones from Arizona State, where he worked as a graduate assistant coach from 2000-01. Ihmels, a six-time All-American long-distance runner for Iowa State and the 1997 Big 12 Conference Indoor Athlete of the Year, was a member of the Cyclones' 1994 NCAA championship cross country team.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Iowa State in 1997, and a master's of education in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State in 2001. He and his wife Michelle have two children, son Wil and daughter Ruby.

As a prep running out of Williston HS, Ihmels won the 1991 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - one of the most prestigious national prep cross country events in the country.


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