Broncos Capture Nine Event Titles in Final Regular Season Meet
Kyle Merritt

Feb. 15, 2014

Boise State Team Challenge Results

Husky Classic Results 

NAMPA, Idaho - Boise State's track and field program ended its indoor regular season on a high note Saturday (February 15) claiming nine event titles at the Boise State Team Challenge. The Bronco women captured six event wins, including five in the field events, while the men earned three titles. In addition five Broncos raced at the Husky Classic, running a handful of season-bests. 

The Bronco women swept the jumping event wins at the Boise State Team Challenge led by freshman Jordan Ward who earned the first win of the day. Ward cleared a height of 5-5 in the high jump (1.65m) while fellow freshman Allison Jeffries tied her own school record of 13-1.50 (4.00m) to claim the pole vault title. Their teammate Kimberly Miller earned a win in the long jump with an indoor best of 19-4.25 (5.90m), while Josephine Lawrence captured the triple jump crown with a mark of 39-9.75 (12.13m). 


Senior Hayli Bozarth added the final field event win on the women's side, taking the shot put title with a mark of 61-10.25 (18.85m). On the track the women's 4x400-meter relay of Chelsey Washington, Megan Kelley, Shannon Jacobs and Mackenzie Flannigan earned the sixth win for the Bronco women. 

On the men's side senior Jordin Andrade captured the men's 400-meter title, while sophomore Kyle Merritt added a win in the mile (4:18.71). Ryan Sanders added the final win of the day, taking the men's triple jump title with a jump of 46-6.75 (14.19m). 

Additionally many of those event winners added runner-up titles in other events Saturday. Jeffries clocked a personal-best of 8.94-seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to place second, while Bozarth placed second in the shot put with a mark of 50-6.75 (15.41m). Flannigan tied her school record of 7.52-seconds in the 60-meters and ran 24.39-seconds in the 200-meters to take second in both events. 

Breana Avalos added a runner-up finish on the women's side, clocking 2:17.28 in the 800-meters, while Karyna Armstrong placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 59-11.75 (18.28m). 

On the men's side Matt Post added a second-place finish in the weight throw (58-6 / 17.83m), as did Roderick Townsend in the high jump (6-8.75 / 2.05m) and Leighton Blanchard (14-8 / 4.47m). 

Five Broncos split from their teammates and headed to Seattle to compete in the Husky Classic, Friday and Saturday. On the men's side Allan Schroeder raced late Friday, placing 23rd in the invitational 5000-meter in an indoor best of 14:21.99. Drew O'donoghue-McDonald raced Saturday in the mile, clocking a time of 4:09.53 to place 20th. Zach Wiles was the final men's representative placing 36th in the invitational 3000-meters (8:34.31). 

Emma Bates and Erin McLaughlin raced for the Bronco women at the Husky Invite, Saturday. Bates clocked a time of 9:19.08 to place 10th in the invitational 3000-meters. McLaughlin raced at the same distance in the open event earlier in the day, running to a personal-best time of 9:59.76. 

The Broncos will take one week off from competition in preparation for the 2014 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships, February 27-March 1, at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.   


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