Sprinters Thrive at Bronco Invitational
Jan. 23, 2016

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NAMPA, Idaho –
It was another exceptional meet for the Boise State sprinters at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Jacksons Track at the Ford Idaho Center. Chassity Love (200m), Fernando Martinez (400m) and the men’s 4x400m relay team all came away with first-place finishes in the one-day meet.

Love clocked a season-best 24.42 to edge out Portland State’s Genna Settle (24.48), and Martinez ran away with first place after recording a 47.96, finishing ahead of the second-place competitor by over a second. Love competed in the 60m as well, taking second to Settle (7.67) with a time of 7.69.

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Rex Stanley, Alexandru Terpezan, Martinez and Fisher also won handily, finishing with a 3:15.89 for a three second victory. It was a busy day for Fisher, as he took fourth in the 200m (22.00) and also managed to place third in the 60m (6.92). Terpezan ran a quality race in the 200m and took second, just missing out on the title with a time of 21.72.

The middle distances also treated Boise State well, as Jessica Bottelberghe had the best individual finish of her collegiate career today in the 1,000m, crossing the line in 3:06.47. Sadi Henderson was also second, except in the 800m after clocking a 2:13.40. Ali Deitsch (2:19.37) was sixth and Zanae Jones finished 12th (2:22.52).

After running a slew of athletes in last week’s mile at the Ed Jacoby Invitational, it was only Kyra Lopez representing the Broncos today, taking third place with a season-best time of 5:09.12. Running unattached were Jordan Jacob (5:10.41) and Maddie Hall (5:23.72) who took fourth and 15th, respectively.

Courtney Hutchinson continued her superb indoor season on the shot put, recording a 44-8.25 (13.62m) to take second. Morgan Van Kooten was ninth (40-4.75 / 12.31m).

Britlie Silvester did well in the weight throw, taking fourth place with a 54-9.50 (16.70m). Courtney finished in 12th (50-5.25 / 15.37m) and Mallory Nelson was 14th (49-4.50 / 15.05m).

Juston Lindsley took eighth in the weight throw for the men with a mark of 52-0.50 (15.86m), Drew Lindsley finished 22nd (39-0.50 / 11.90m) and fellow freshman Kevin Kettelring finished in 23rd in his Bronco debut with a toss of 35-4.50 (10.78m).

Camden Stoddard matched his height from last weekend, tying a season-high mark on the pole vault after clearing 15-3 (4.65m) to earn third place. On the women’s side Allison Jeffries also took third with a 12-5.50 (3.80m).

It was Jordan Ward and Taj Dorsett representing the Broncos on jumps, with Ward leading the way thanks to a second-place finish after clearing 5-7.25 (1.71m). Dorsett took 12th in the long jump (17-5.25 / 5.31m).

The women’s 3,000m saw Kelsi Lasota take sixth (10:39.97), Anne Brinegar finish in eighth (10:52.58) and Anna Hartwick was 14th (11:12.59) competing unattached.

Freshman Cameron Wrout joined Martinez in the 400m, securing 13th after running a 50.98. Danny Verdieck just missed on qualifying for the finals in the 60m hurdles, settling for 11th (8.69).

Boise State will travel to Seattle, Wash., to compete in the UW Invitational next weekend (Jan. 29-30) on the campus of the University of Washington.

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