McDonald Impresses in Steeplechase
April 20, 2018

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Meet Results

AZUSA, Calif. Anna McDonald ran a career-best 10:08.69 in the 3,000m steeplechase Thursday at the Bryan Clay Invitational on the campus of Azusa Pacific, making her the third-fastest Bronco in school history in the event.

McDonald took fourth in the race and fellow steepler Minttu Hukka was right behind in fifth thanks to a 10:18.00. The time from McDonald will likely improve the Broncos’ No. 1 squad ranking in the 3,000m steeplechase, according to the USTFCCCA.

Gracie Tostenson ran the first sub-16-minute 5,000m time of her career with a 15:58.88 to record a sixth-place finish in the fastest heat of the day. Jordan Jacob (16:39.81) recorded a PR and took second in heat No. 3, while Malia Pivec also PR’d and recorded a top-10 finish in the same race by taking 10th with a 16:54.84. Olivia Johnson (17:04.68) and Erin Mullins (17:19.79) rounded out the Bronco quartet in the third heat with both improving upon their outdoor season-opening times at the Stanford Invitational (March 31).

Karlie Swanson (17:32.38), Claire Graves (17:47.15) and Emily DeMarco (17:53.76) all logged valuable experience in other 5K heats throughout the evening.

Ahmed Muhumed built on his already solid outdoor debut from Stanford and threw down a new career-best 14:06.49 in heat two of the 5,000m on the men’s side. Riley Campbell (14:19.58) was hot on his heels in taking 19th place and also notching a PR.

Albert Beckham ran a 14:45.44 in the fourth heat.

The Bryan Clay Invitational will pick back up tomorrow morning. The first events involving a Bronco will be when Amber Mallet (pole vault), Liz Gaffney (javelin and discus), Emily Stiles (javelin) all begin competition at 9 a.m. PT.

Meet Results

TORRANCE, Calif. – Boise State only had two competitors at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday, but both made the most of their opportunities.

Kendra Noneman was just shy of her PR in the hammer throw with a mark of 175-3 (53.42m), good for seventh place.

Rhys Park ran a career-best time in the elite 10,000m race, clocking a 30:23.34 for 40th place.

Boise State will only compete at the Bryan Clay Invitational for the remainder of the weekend.


Bryan Clay Invitational – Results
3,000m Steeplechase |
4. Anna McDonald – 10:08.69, 5. Minttu Hukka – 10:18.00 and 72. Kyra Lopez – 11:18.53
5,000m | (Heat #6) 9. Claire Graves – 17:47.15
(Heat #5) 26. Emily DeMarco – 17:53.76
(Heat #1) 6. Gracie Tostenson – 15:58.88
(Heat #2) 32. Karlie Swanson – 17:32.38
(Heat #3) 2. Jordan Jacob – 16:39.81, 10. Malia Pivec – 16:54.84, 15. Olivia Johnson – 17:04.68 and 23. Erin Mullins – 17:19.79

5,000m |
(Heat #2) 14. Ahmed Muhumed – 14:06.49 and 19. Riley Campbell – 14:19.58
(Heat #4) 15. Albert Beckham – 14:45.44

Mt. SAC Relays – Results
Hammer Throw
| 7. Kendra Noneman – 175-3 (53.42m)

| 40. Rhys Park – 30:23.34

**Italics denotes a PR**

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