Podium Finishes Galore in Final Day of MWITF
Jordin Andrade
Feb. 28, 2015

Complete Results 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M–The Boise State track and field program wrapped up the final day of competition in the 2015 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Broncos put together a strong final day of competition, highlighted by six medals through the sprints, distance and throws.

The men’s 400-meter dash finals saw three Broncos earn podium finishes and collectively collect 18 points for Boise State. Jordin Andrade set the school record in the event, running a personal best of 47.03a for second place. Teammate Fernando Martinez finished closely behind, also recording a personal record 47.33 for third place. Kyle Kelley would take a fifth-place finish in a time of 48.35.

Megan Kelley took a third-place finish for Boise State in the women’s 400-meter dash in a personal-best time of 55.06.

David Elliott clinched a third-place finish in the men’s 3000m race. Elliott finished in a time of 8:17.26 to earn a medal and a spot on the podium. Freshman Michael Vennard claimed fifth place in a time of 8:18.70. Also racing well were Rhys Park (15th, 8:39.68), Aaron Back (25th, 8:53.82) and Louis McAfee (28th, 9:03.74).

The 200-meter dash saw two podium finishes as well. Megan Kelley took fifth place in 24.37 in the women’s event, while Alexandru Terpezan took fourth in a personal-best time of 21.20 on the men’s side.

The men’s 4x400 relay closed out competition for the championships, but not without excitement. The relay squad of Kyle Kelley, Fernando Martinez, Alexandru Terpezan and Jordin Andrade found its way from the back of the pack to a third-place finish in 3:13.39. The time marked a season-best for Boise State.

Courtney Hutchinson and Lacie Rasley made their way to the podium in the shot put. Hutchinson earned a third-place finish, a medal and a personal best with her toss of 15.69m (51-05.75). The mark was also good for the second-best distance in school history. Rasley took seventh place with a distance of 14.41m (47-03.50).

Danny Verdieck competed in the pole vault on Saturday where he found a spot on the podium. Verdieck cleared 4.35m (14-03.25) for seventh place.

Rookies Emma Hyyppä and Gracie Tostenson raced well in the women’s 3000m competition. Hyyppä placed ninth in 10:03.46, while Tostenson finished 23rd in 10:32.24.

In the men’s shot put, Juston Lindsley found an 11th-place finish after tossing a mark of 13.54m (44-05.25)

Boise State featured three runners in the men’s mile, and Rici Morrill represented the Blue and Orange on the women’s side. Louis McAfee finished ninth in a PR of 4:17.24, and Jack Curran (4:21.00) and Jeff Lautenslager (4:25.87) followed closely behind. Morrill would finish ninth in the women’s race with a time of 5:04.16.

The Bronco women’s team finished in seventh place with 40.5 points, while the men’s squad placed 6th with 57 points.

Men’s Final Team Scores
1. New Mexico 160
2. Colorado State 140
3. Air Force 118
4. Utah State 111
5. Wyoming 70
6. Boise State 57

Women’s Final Team Scores
1. New Mexico 149
2. Colorado State 96
3. San Diego State 81.50
4. UNLV 78
5. Wyoming 52
6. Utah State 45
7. Boise State 40.50
8. Fresno State 35.50
9. Nevada 34.50
10. Air Force 33
11. San José State 17

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