Broncos Impress on Day Two of MW Indoor Championships
Jordan Ward
Feb. 27, 2015

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Women's Friday Results 

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–On the first full day of competition, the Boise State Track & Field program impressed at the 2015 Mountain West Indoor Championships. The Broncos saw seven podium finishes, with four top-three finishes.

Sophomore Jordan Ward was the Bronco highlight of the day. The Rathdrum, Idaho native marked a second-place finish in the high jump. En route to her second-place finish, Ward also set her personal best by clearing 1.78m (5’ 10”). Ward now is tied for third-best in Boise State indoor school history.

Britlie Silvester collected the first medal of the Mountain West Championships for Boise State. The graduate student tossed a mark of 19.50m (63-11.75) in the weight throw, collecting six points for the Blue and Orange. Redshirt sophomore Karyna Armstrong threw a distance of 18.08 meters for ninth place.

Sophomore Allison Jeffries earned a third-place finish in the pole vault. Jeffries cleared 3.88m (12’ 8.75m).

The Boise State men and women would collect points in the only two running final events of the day. Senior David Elliott ran a 14:31.45 in the men’s 5000m for second place. Elliott earned eight points for the men’s squad. Michael Vennard raced to a sixth-place finish in a time of 14:41.20.

On the women’s side, freshman Emma Hyyppä earned a podium finish with her 17:27.65 in the 5000m, good for seventh place. She would collect two points for the Broncos.

Both distance medley relay Bronco squads placed on Friday night. The men’s quartet of Louis McAfee, Bret Scheve, Jeff Lautenslager and Jack Curran marked a fifth-place finish in a time of 10:08.93.

The women’s squad of Rici Morrill, Angelica Johnson, Sadi Henderson and Gracie Tostenson recorded a time of 12:09.80 for eighth place.

The Bronco heptathletes wrapped up their competition with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meters on Friday. Both Bronco heptathletes recorded personal bests, with Danny Verdieck hitting 4617 points for 11th place and Camdon Stoddard recording 4337 points for 13th place.

Boise State qualified multiple runners in Friday’s preliminary races. Senior Megan Kelley qualified for the 400-meter dash in 55.60, and the 200-meter dash in 24.43. Angelica Johnson marked her personal best in the 200, running a time of 25.51 seconds.

On the men’s side, three Broncos qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 400-meter dash. Senior Jordin Andrade had the second-fastest time of the day with a 47.77. Kyle Kelley found his personal record and qualified with a time of 47.95. Fernando Martinez also qualified for the finals in a time of 47.77. Rex Stanley also recorded his personal best in the sprint in a time of 50.00.

Alexandru Terpezan qualified for the 200-meter dash finals. His time of 21.25s helped him to a third-place finish overall in prelims. Terpezan went on to take his personal best in the 60-meter dash, finishing in 6.92 seconds.

Senior Rici Morrill qualified for the mile finals. Morrill’s 5:03.94 was good for sixth place and a spot in tomorrow’s finals. Also representing Boise State today were Gracie Tostenson (5:12.92), Anna Holdiman (5:15.62) and Anne Brinegar (5:12.74).

Sadi Henderson marked her personal best in the 800 meters in a time of 2:13.57. Juston Lindsley also recorded a personal record on Friday. He threw a distance of 16.09m in the weight throw for his personal best.

The third and final day of conference competition will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow with the women’s shot put. Track events will begin at noon with the women’s mile.

Team Scores
Men:
1. Colorado State 65
2. New Mexico 45
3. Wyoming 29
3. Air Force 29
5. Boise State 16
6. Utah State 8

Women
1. New Mexico 45
2. Colorado State 44
3. San Diego State 31.5
4. Utah State 30
5. Wyoming 28
6. Fresno State 25.5
7. Boise State 22.5
8. Nevada 15.5
9. Air Force 11
10. UNLV 10
10. San José State 10


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