Women Three-Peat in the DMR
Feb. 22, 2018

Thursday Results
Three years. Three championships.

For the third-consecutive season, the Boise State women’s track team was able to defend their Mountain West title in the women’s distance medley relay. The team of Sadi Henderson, Chelsea Walker, Alexis Fuller and Allie Ostrander held off New Mexico on the final lap to win in 11:05.39 – a time that finds itself on numerous record books.

The time sets a new school record, Mountain West championship record, Albuquerque Convention Center facility record, and is the third-fastest time in Mountain West history. The time also converts to 10:55.32 based on altitude, giving the Broncos the fastest time in the nation this season, placing them in good position to earn a bid to the national championships in March.

Henderson gave the Broncos a narrow lead after her 1200-meter leg. Walker and Fuller were able to extend on both of their legs, giving Ostrander a roughly 40m lead for her final 1600-meter leg. New Mexico was able to cut Boise State’s gap and take the lead 600-meters in, but Ostrander was able to rally on the last lap, using a move on the backstretch to give Boise State the victory.

The men’s team took fourth in 9:50.42, good for the third-fastest time in school history. The team of Noah Horsburgh, Ryan Cavinta, Ty Jordan and Addison Dehaven found themselves in the middle of the pack for much of the race. DeHaven took the baton for the final 1600-meter leg at the back of a pack with Colorado State and Air Force, battling for third. He was able to move past Air Force with 400-meters remaining to hold onto fourth.

The Broncos are in fourth-place in both the men’s and women’s competitions with five and 10 points, respectively. New Mexico sits atop the men’s leaderboard with 10 points, while Nevada holding a six-point lead over the women.

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