Broncos Earn Four Titles in Final Day of Jacksons Invite
Mackenzie Flannigan

Jan. 25, 2014


NAMPA, Idaho – The Boise State track and field program earned four titles and 22 top-10 finishes Saturday in the final day of the Jacksons Invitational at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center.

Senior Emma Bates captured the first title of the day, winning the women’s Mile in a time of 4:47.59. Allan Schroeder mirrored her win on the men’s side, taking the men’s Mile title in a new career-best time of 4:06.98.

Roderick Townsend earned the men’s high jump title, clearing 6-10.75 (2.10m), while Mackenzie Flannigan earned her second win of the meet, adding the 400-meter dash title to her resume. Flannigan clocked an indoor personal-best time of 56.54-seconds in the win.

Joining Bates with a top-10 finish in the Mile was senior Erin McLaughlin, placing 10th with a career-best time of 5:11.60. Megan Kelley earned an additional top-10 finish on the track for the women, placing seventh in the 400-meters (57.77), while Breana Avalos added a ninth-place finish in the 800-meters (2:24.01).

Jordin Andrade and Bret Scheve added top-10 finishes in the men’s 400-meters, placing third (47.94) and seventh (49.87), respectively. Drew O’donoghue-McDonald earned a third-place finish (1:54.21), while Kyle Brush placed eighth (1:55.62) in the men’s 800-meters.

Rounding out the top-10 finishes on the track for the Broncos, the Boise State women placed second in the 4x400-meter relay with the men placing fourth in their relay.

In the field events, Hayli Bozarth gave a solid performance in the shot put, placing third with a mark of 47-11.75 (14.62m), only one-inch away from the Boise State top-three list.

Freshman Josephine Lawrence led a slew of Broncos in the women’s triple jump, placing second with a mark of 39-0.25 (11.89m). Jasmyn Jewett finished close behind in third with a mark of 38-8.25 (11.79m), while Kim Miller placed fourth with a jump of 38-1.50 (11.62m). Alexis Keyes added a fourth top-10 finish in the women’s long jump earning a mark of 36-7 (11.15m), good for sixth place. Freshman Jordan Ward added a third-place finish in the jumps clearing 5-7 (1.70m) in the women’s high jump.

In the men’s jumps Ryan Sanders and Dominique Drayden placed third (46-11 / 14.30m) and fourth (46-7.25 / 14.20m), while Leighton Blanchard tied for 10th in the pole vault with a jump of 14-3.25.

In a late result from Friday, Drayden also earned a third-place finish in the men’s long jump with a mark of 22-7.75 (6.90m). Roderick added a 21-6.25 (6.56m) effort to place seventh in the long jump.

The Broncos continue their season in one week hosting the Ed Jacoby Invite, January 31 and February 1, at the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho.


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