Broncos Close Out Successful Weekend at Mt. SAC Relays, NNU Invite
Jordin Andrade

April 20, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State’s track and field program closed out a busy weekend Saturday (April 20) at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the Northwest Nazarene Invitational in Nampa, Idaho.

Results from late Friday and a full day of competition Saturday totaled to three Boise State all-time top-three marks as well as four event titles over both meets.

MT. SAC RELAYS – (Late Friday and Saturday Results) – Meet Results
Boise State had two track and field team members compete Saturday in the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Daveon Collins notched a career-best time of 20.70-seconds in the men’s Olympic Development Elite race, placing second. Collins time was .08-seconds faster than his former best and moves him from third to second on the Boise State all-time top three chart.

Jordin Andrade also raced Saturday crossing the finish of the men’s Invitational Elite race of the 400-meter hurdles. Andrade placed fifth with a time of 51.00-seconds.

The pair was members of the 4x400-meter relay that competed Friday evening, joining Jeff Daw and Bret Scheve. The quartet won the University/Open division with a time of 3:09.83, good for the second fastest time in school history, surpassing a 3:10.74 time set in 2004.

Also running late into Friday evening, Emma Bates placed 22nd in the women’s Olympic Development Elite 5000-meter race. Bates’ time of 16:16.83, just .09-seconds slower than her own school record in the event.

Tessa Murray ran a bit later Friday evening in the women’s 5000-meter University/Open division. Murray earned a fourth-place finish with a time of 16:20.04. Her time takes over the second-best spot on Boise State’s all-time top-three list, sitting just behind Bates. She knocks Melinda Campbell’s time of 16:20.92 (1999) to the third spot.

OREGON RELAYS - (Late Friday Results) – Meet Results
Closing out the night Friday was Austin Hamilton and Kyler Osborne in the javelin throw. Hamilton threw near his personal-best, earning third with a mark of 200’-1” (60.99m). Osborne placed seventh with a throw of 173’-3” (52.80m).

Over 20 Broncos competed a bit closer to home Saturday in the NNU Invitational with three walking away with wins.

Nathan Serrano earned the only win on the men’s side, clearing 14’-3.25” (4.35m) in the pole vault. Breana Avalos clocked a time of 2:16.42 to win the 800-meters, while Anna Preciado won the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:23.72.
Marissa Opatz finished close behind Avalos in the 800-meters, running a 2:16.91 to place second. Cara Strodel earned a runner-up title in the 1500-meters clocking 4:54.55, while Hayley Gregoire finished one spot behind in 4:58.78.

For the men Ryan Byrd and Kyle Brush rounded out top-three Bronco finishes, both placing second in the steeplechase (9:51.38) and 1500-meters (4:04.72), respectively.

The Broncos prepare to host the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, April 26-27, in their final home meet of the 2013 season.

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