Broncos Collect PRs at Team Challenge, Husky Classic
Boise State Team Challenge Results | Husky Classic Results

Feb. 14, 2015

BOISE, Idaho--The Boise State track & field program hosted its final indoor meet of the season, the Boise State Team Challenge, on Friday, Feb. 14. 12 distance runners also competed Feb. 13-14 at the Husky Classic. Between the two meets, the Broncos set 16 personal records on the weekend.

Senior distance runner David Elliott collected the first personal record on the weekend. The Bellingham, Wash., native placed 12th overall in the men’s 5,000m race at the Husky Classic. His time of 13:57.27 not only was his personal best, but is the second-fastest time in school history.

Freshman Michael Vennard cruised to a finish in his heat of the men’s 3000m race. He also set a personal record, finishing in 8:09.50 for the fourth-fastest time in Bronco history.

Jack Curran and Louis McAfee competed in the second heat of the men’s 3000m. Curran finished in 8:14.14 to clock his PR, while McAfee finished in 8:20.71.

Rhys Park and Aaron Back raced in the first heat of the men’s 3000m. Park finished in 8:28.21, while Back recorded a time of 8:40.29.

The Bronco women picked up a pair of personal records in the women’s 3000m. Freshmen Emma Hyyppä ran a 9:27.69 in the fourth heat, while Gracie Tostenson ran a 9:55.75 in the first heat. Anna Holdiman ran in the second heat of the 3000m, finishing in 9:51.79.

In the women’s 800-meter race, Sadi Henderson and Ali Deitsch also set their personal bests. Henderson was fourth in the second heat with a time of 2:14.20. Deitsch came in seventh in the third heat, finishing in 2:15.95.

Rici Morrill also marked her personal best at the Husky Classic. Morrill finished the mile in 4:53.65.

At the Boise State Team Challenge, seven Broncos set personal bests and five recorded first-place finishes. Senior Megan Kelley claimed a first-place finish in the women’s 400-meter dash, setting her PR in a time of 55.27. She would go on to set another personal record in the 200-meter dash in 24.22. Kelley was the second overall finisher and top collegian in the race.

Angelica Johnson also collected a personal best in the 200-meter dash. Johnson finished in 25.69 seconds to set her personal best.

Sophomore Jordan Ward took first place in the high jump. Ward cleared 1.74m (5’ 8.5”) for first place.

In the women’s shot put, Courtney Hutchinson placed second overall and was the top collegian in the competition. Hutchinson threw 15.10m (49’ 6.5”). Lacie Rasley placed fifth, hurling a distance of 13.77m (45’ 2.25”).

On the men’s side, Alexandru Terpezan clinched first-place honors. Terpezan finished the 200-meter dash in 21.75 seconds. Terpezan finished in second place in the 60-meter dash in 6.96 seconds.

Danny Verdieck tied his personal best, recording a time of 8.41 seconds in the 60 meter hurdle preliminaries. Verdieck would go on to place fourth overall in the finals in 8.48.

Verdieck recorded his personal best in the pole vault. He cleared 4.45 meters (14’ 7.25”) for sixth place.

Fernando Martinez also recorded a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 47.98 seconds. Teammate Kyle Kelley finished a step behind for second place in 48.16.

Juston Lindsley placed third overall in the men’s weight throw. Lindsley threw a distance of 15.76m (51- 11.75).

The Boise State men’s 4x400 squad of Kyle Kelley, Fernando Martinez, Bret Scheve and Jordin Andrade closed out the meet. The men finished in 3:18.87 seconds in the win.

The Broncos will head down to Albuquerque, N.M., for the Mountain West Conference Championships, Feb. 26-28. Multis will begin on Thursday, Feb. 26 while running and field events will begin on Friday, Feb. 27.

Personal Bests

Student-Athlete Event PR
David Elliott 5000m 13:57.27
Michael Vennard 3000m 8:09.50
Jack Curran 3000m 8:14.14
Emma Hyyppä 3000m 9:27.69
Gracie Tostenson 3000m 9:55.75
Sadi Henderson 800m 2:14.20
Ali Deitsch 800m 2:15.95
Rici Morrill Mile 4:53.65
Megan Kelley 400m 55.27
Megan Kelley 200m 22.42
Angelica Johnson 200m 25.69
Danny Verdieck 60mH  8.41 (tied)
Danny Verdieck Pole Vault 4.45m
Kyle Kelley 400m 48.16
Rex Stanley 400m 50.33
Britlie Silvester WT 19.28m

Event Winners

Student-Athlete Event Time/Mark
Megan Kelley 400m 55.27s
Fernando Martinez 400m 47.98s
Jordan Ward High Jump 1.74m
K. Kelley, Martinez Men's 4x400 3:18.87
Scheve, Andrade            

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