Broncos Excite on Day One of Stanford Invite
Bates reset the school 5K record.
April 4, 2015

Stanford Invite Results | SF State Results

PALO ALTO, Calif.,
The Boise State track & field program split its squad and competed at the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on Friday, April 3. Five Broncos set all-time top three performances on Friday, highlighted by Emma Bates' new school record (15:32.46) in the 5000 meters.

The Boise State distance contingent performed on Friday night. Emma Bates reset the school record in the 5000 meters, running a 15:32.46 in a loaded field of runners. Bates would finish in seventh place overall, also setting a personal record. Marisa Howard ran in the second section of the women's 5000 meters, setting her personal record of 16:17.66. Howard's time catapulted to No. 2 on the list of all-time performers at Boise State. In the third section of the race, Tessa Murray ran a 16:35.

Emma Hyyppä made her 3000 meter steeplechase debut. The freshman ran a 10:37.65 for the third best all-time performance in Bronco history. Along with the women, Boise State's men's distance runners impressed as well. David Elliott ran a blazing 13:50 for the top time in the second section of the men's 5000 meters. Elliott's time clocks in as the second-fastest in Bronco history. Freshman Michael Vennard raced well, running a 13:51.86 in his first outdoor race.

Allan Schroeder became the No. 3 all-time performer in the 3000 meter steeplechase, finishing in a time of 8:46.48.

The Bronco sprint squad came out in full force on Friday. In the men's 400 meter hurdles, Jordin Andrade took second in a field of 26 in 50.56 seconds. Fernando Martinez came in shortly after in 52.30 seconds for fourth place, Bret Scheve took ninth in 53.75 and Rex Stanley finished in 11th place in 53.86 seconds.

Mackenzie Flannigan qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash in 11.86 seconds for the sixth-fastest time in the prelims. Flannigan would run a blazing 11.74 seconds for second place overall in the finals.

Alexandru Terpezan placed 22nd in the 100-meter dash (10.86 seconds), and Danny Verdieck placed 15th overall in the 110-meter hurdles (15.36 seconds). In the 400-meter dash, Kyle Kelley raced to a time of 49.08 seconds.

In the women's shot put invitational field, Courtney Hutchinson tossed a distance of 14.78m (48-6) for sixth place. In the collegiate field, Lacie Rasley took third place with a distance of 13.55m (44-05.5). Allison Jeffries cleared 3.82m (12-06.25) in the pole vault for ninth place, and Austin Hamilton marked a 58.77m (192-10) in the javelin.

At San Francisco State, Dan Oekerman ran a 9:37.48 in the 3000m steeplechase. Three Broncos raced in the 5000 meters. Louis McAfee placed 16th overall in 14:22.43, with Rhys Park (33rd, 14:29.63) and Aaron Back (69th, 14:47.41).

On the women's side, Anna Holdiman placed 20th in the 1500m in 4:37.76, while Gracie Tostenson ran a 17:46.12 in the 5000 meters.

Boise State will gear up for the second and final day of competition, which begins at 10 a.m. PT Saturday with the women's hammer and 1:02 p.m. with the 4x100 women's relay.


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