Women Finish in Third at MW Indoors
Feb. 27, 2016

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – David Elliott (Mile) and Alexis Fuller (800m) both picked up titles on the final day of the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center, bringing the Broncos’ title total to four. The women’s team took third in the team standings with 71.5 points, giving them their best finish at the MW Indoor Track and Field Championships in school history.

“We left some points on the board, so that’s exciting,” head coach Corey Ihmels said on the women’s team’s performance. “We could have earned arguably 15 or 20 more points with Allie in there, but some other people stepped up. The future is bright, we’ll get a lot of those same points back next year with so many returners.”

Elliott won the mile in 4:09.94, just edging past Utah State’s Dillon Maggard (4:10.82) in the final 100 meters. Elliott’s time was the fifth-fastest in Mountain West Championship history, and the victory gives him three career individual Mountain West titles between cross country and track and field.

“He took control of the race,” Ihmels said. “I thought he came back in the 3k and fought pretty hard, too. It was a great double for him, good preparation for what he’ll face in a couple weeks. Good way for him to go out in his last indoor conference meet.”

Andrew Rafla finished just outside of the top three in fourth place after running a 4:12.43, and Jeff Lautenslager was able to score a point with his eighth-place finish thanks to a 4:17.27.

Boise State’s other winner on the day came when Fuller ran a 2:09.15 in the 800m to claim the title after setting the school record in the event yesterday in the preliminaries. Sadi Henderson took third to tally six more points for the Broncos after running a 2:09.63 – good for the third-fastest time in school history.

“She ran tough, she went for it,” Ihmels said on Fuller. “I think any time you leave it on the line, good things are going to happen. I’m excited for her as a freshman to be able to go out and win in her first conference meet.”

Elliott threatened to win his second title of the day in the 3,000m, but came up short and finished in third place after clocking an 8:21.34. Easily the most popular event of the day for the Broncos, the men’s 3,000m also saw Elijah Armstrong (14th – 8:35.14), Rhys Park (15th – 8:37.89), Tom Richardson (16th - 8:38.43) and Riley Campbell (20th – 8:41.62) finish in the top 20.

The women’s 3,000m featured Brenna Pelqouin picking up her second runner-up finish of the meet, crossing the line in 9:34.93. Minttu Hukka took third with a time of 9:38.27, giving the Broncos 14 valuable points.

The Bronco sprinters fared well, as Alexandru Terpezan and Dusty Fisher took third place in the 200m and 400m, respectively. Terpezan ran a 21.23 and Fisher recorded a huge career-best time of 47.14.

After doing well in the high jump, Camden Stoddard made another statement in the pole vault today with a career-best mark of 16-1.25 (4.91m) to finish in fourth place.

Courtney Hutchinson led the way in the shot put for the women, recording a mark of 42-8 (13m) for 10th, and freshman Kevin Ketterling (42-1.25 / 12.83m) guided the men with his 42-1.25 (12.83m) to take 13th.

The majority of the Broncos will now begin prepping for the outdoor season with the exception of Allie Ostrander and Elliott, as both athletes have qualified to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Ostrander will have her pick of the 3,000m or the 5,000m, and Elliott will compete in the mile. Nationals are scheduled for March 10-12 in Birmingham, Ala.

RESULTS - Italics denotes a PR

Men
200m:
3. Alexandru Terpezan – 21.23, 6. Dusty Fisher – 21.54
400m:
3. Dusty Fisher – 47.14, 7. Fernando Martinez – 49.30
Mile:
1. David Elliott – 4:09.94, 4. Andrew Rafla – 4:12.43 and 8. Jeff Lautenslager – 4:17.27
3,000m: 3. David Elliott – 8:21.34, 14. Elijah Armstrong – 8:35.14, 15. Rhys Park – 8:37.89, 16. Tom Richardson – 8:38.43, 20. Riley Campbell – 8:41.62, 24. Aaron Back – 8:47.55, 25. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 8:48.05, 26. Andrew Rafla – 8:48.28, 28. Chandler Austin – 8:52.71, 30. Louis McAfee – 8:56.76 and 32. Jeff Lautenslager – 9:07.21
4x400m Relay: 5. Boise State (Fernando Martinez, Rex Stanley, Cameron Wrout and Dusty Fisher) – 3:16.60
Pole Vault: 4. Camden Stoddard – 16-1.25 (4.90m)
Shot Put: 13. Kevin Ketterling – 42-1.25 (12.83m), 14. Drew Lindsley – 40-7.75 (12.39m), 15. Juston Lindsley – 39-8 (12.09m)

Women
800m:
1. Alexis Fuller – 2:09.15, 3. Sadi Henderson – 2:09.63
3,000m: 2. Brenna Peloquin – 9:34.93, 3. Minttu Hukka – 9:38.27, 11. Gracie Tostenson – 10:00.98, 22. Kelsi Lasota – 10:36.50, 23. Kyra Lopez – 10:38.50
Shot Put:
10. Courtney Hutchinson – 42-8 (13.0m), 15. Morgan Van Kooten – 40-6.75 (12.36m)


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