Elliott Impresses at UW Invitational
Jan. 30, 2016


It was déjà vu for the Bronco record book thanks to David Elliott’s 7:53.15 in the 3,000m Saturday night at the UW Invitational, giving the redshirt senior the fastest time in school history and the fifth-fastest time in Mountain West history. Elliott won the event and now holds the fourth-fastest collegiate 3k time on the year.

Andrew Rafla also made a splash in the school record book, running an 8:00.69 to move into third place on the all-time performance list in the indoor 3,000m. Rafla now appears to have the eighth-fastest collegiate 3k on the year, putting him and Elliott in great position to qualify for indoor nationals.

Elijah Armstrong (8:09.37) took 14th, Louis McAfee (8:10.62) placed 16th and Addison Dehaven clocked an 8:11.05 for 17th. Rhys Park ran an 8:16.31, Riley Campbell finished with an 8:19.99, Aaron Back posted an 8:20.92 and Yusuke Uchikoshi crossed the line in 8:25.92.

A Bronco won each of the three 3,000m heats, as Elliott won the third, McAfee was victorious in the second and Campbell crossed the line first in the opening heat.

The 3,000m on the women’s side was led by Gracie Tostenson (9:47.97) and Kyra Lopez (10:04.16) who took 27th and 37th place, respectively.

The middle distances saw five Broncos take part in the 800m and one compete in the mile. Jeff Lautenslager recorded a personal-record time of 4:11.74 to take 18th in the mile.

Alexis Fuller (2:11.88) and Sadi Henderson (2:12.12) headlined the 800m for the Boise State women. Fuller took 15th and Henderson was one spot behind her in 16th. Ali Deitsch also competed and ran a 2:17.54.

Fernando Martinez (1:55.84) and Tom Richardson (1:56.36) were also able to gain some valuable experience in the 800m.

The Broncos will return to Jacksons Track at the Idaho Center next weekend to host the Jacksons/NB Indoor Invitational on Feb. 5-6.

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