Boise State Finishes Bronco Invitational
Jan. 24, 2015

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BOISE, Idaho--The Boise State track and field team hosted the Bronco Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 16. Marisa Howard was the first event winner of the day for the Broncos. Howard cruised to victory in the eight-lap event, finishing with a time of 4:52.8 in the first heat. That time would hold for the overall top score, which also marks her personal best. Through the weekend, Howard's time ranks 32nd in the nation.

Jordan Ward won the high jump for her second win in the event this season. Ward cleared 5' 8.75" (1.75m) for her season-best height and places her in the top 40 of scores nation wide.

Sophomore Allison Jeffries won the pole vault for her first win in the event this season. Jeffries cleared 12' 11.5" to snag the win.

Fellow pole vaulter Camdon Stoddard set his season and career best on Saturday. Stoddard cleared 14' 9" (4.50m) for sixth place.

In the 400-meter race, Megan Kelley took second in the field of 24 runners in 56.98 seconds. Fernando Martinez finished in second on the men's side, stopping the clock in 47.97 seconds.

Kelley finished third overall in the 200m, finishing with a time of 25.10 seconds.

Freshman Melika Ghali competed in his first 1000m of the season. Ghali placed second in the race, finishing in 2:28.00.

Britlie Silvester and Courtney Hutchinson stood out in the field events. Silvester threw for 58' 2" (17.73m) in the weight throw, hurling to a third-place finish. Hutchinson placed second in the shot put with a distance of 49' 2.5" (15.00m)

Danny Verdieck finished third in the 60 meter hurdles. After finishing seventh in the preliminary round, Verdieck improved his place and time (8.53 seconds) in the final.

Alexandru Terpezan recorded a fourth-place finish in the 60 meter dash. Terpezan ran a time of 6.94 seconds to finish in the top-five overall.

The Broncos will pack up and head on the road for the first time this season. Boise State will travel to Seattle to compete in the UW Invitational, Jan. 30-31.

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