Elliott, Lystad Post Top Finishes
April 22, 2016

STANFORD, Calif. - David Elliott’s fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run and six personal bests in the men’s 5,000-meter led the way for Boise State Friday, at the Stanford Twilight. Eliott ran a 3:42.76 in his first attempt at the 1,500 this outdoor season. Tansey Lystad placed fifth in the women’s 5,000.

The senior clocked the 12th-fastest time in the west region and already owns the region’s No. 4 time in the 5,000. The top 48 times at season’s end will receive qualifying spots in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships.

Andrew Rafla (3:46.78), Jeff Lautenslager (3:47.47), Yusuke Uchikoshi (3:49.87) and Tom Richardson (3:53.30) all recorded personal bests. Rafla (19th) and Lautenslager (22nd) recorded top-25 finishes.

Freshman Miler Haller led the Bronco contingent in the 5,000 Friday, finishing 12th in 14:12.13. It is the fifth-fastest time in the Mountain West this season. Rhys Park (14:14.77), Elijah Armstrong (14:16.39), Chandler Austin (14:30.32), John Rodeheffer (14:30.64) and Riley Campbell (14:34.93) all added personal bests in the event.

Lystad turned in the best performance of the night on the women’s side with a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters in her first outdoor meet as a Bronco. Lystad’s 16:17.85 ranks 31st in the west region this season.

This was the distance group’s first competition in three weeks.

Boise State will host Border Clash next weekend, April 29-30, in the only home meet of the season at Ed Jacoby Track.

Individual Results
(Italics indicate PR)
Women
800m | 17. Ali Deitsch – 2:20.22
1,500m | 17. Alexis Fuller – 4:26.32, 24. Minttu Hukka – 4:28.76, 28. Anna Holdiman 4:36.00, 30. Zanae Jones 4:47.37
5,000m | 5. Tansey Lystad – 16:17.85, 16. Gracie Tostenson – 16:44.83, 19. Sarah Hastings – 17:10.75, 20. Kelsi Lasota – 17:15.93, 21. Anne Brinegar – 17:21.56

Men
1,500m | 4. David Elliott – 3:42.76, 19. Andrew Rafla – 3:46.78, 22. Jeff Lautenslager – 3:47.47, 32. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 3:49.87, 38. Tom Richardson – 3:53.30, 44. Ozo Rojas – 3:56. 42
5,000m | 12. Miler Haller – 14:12.13, 14. Rhys Park – 14:14.77, 15. Elijah Armstrong – 14:16.39, 17. Chandler Austin – 14:30.32, 18. John Rodeheffer – 14:30.64, 19. Riley Campbell – 14:34.93, Aaron Back DNF, Louis McAfee DNF


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