School Records Fall at Mountain West Championships
Mackenzie Flannigan broke a 19-year old school record in the 100-meter dash Friday

May 10, 2013

Friday Results and Team Scores
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Championship Central (Info, Live Results, etc.)

The Boise State women’s track and field team sits in fourth, while the men are tied for fifth after the third day of the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field at UNLV’s Sheila Tarr-Smith Field. The Bronco women capitalized on a pair of wins early Friday (May 10), as well as two school records en route to 28-points in their first day of competition. The men earned 15-points on Friday to tie for fifth headed into the final day.

Redshirt sophomore Emma Bates got the Bronco women off on the right foot winning the 10000-meters in the first event of the day. Bates laid down the hammer on the final lap to win in a time of 36:09.92, a new stadium record. Teammate Erin McLaughlin raced to a time of 38:22.89, placing eighth and helping the women to an 11-point start to their team total on Friday.

In the very next women’s race, the 3000-meter steeplechase, Marisa VanderMalle followed suit, getting out to a big lead which secured her the event title. The redshirt sophomore clocked a time of 10:25:24 to set a stadium record while also shattering her own school record by two-minutes.

The women’s long jumpers earned the final points of the day for Boise State, capturing seven team points with fifth, seventh and eighth-place finishes. Heather Pilcher jumped 19’-8.75” (6.01m), Kimberly Miller jumped 19’-4.75” (5.91m) and Shannon Jacobs jumped 19’-3.25” (5.87m), all with career-best efforts.

An additional highlight to the women’s performances on Friday was Mackenzie Flannigan’s 100-meter prelim performance. The junior placed fifth, earning a qualifying spot in the finals with her school record time of 11.59-seconds, breaking a 19-year old record set by Misha Looney (11.74) in 1994.

On the men’s side the Broncos notched 10-points in the distance events early in the day. Barak Watson raced to a sixth-place finish in the 10000-meters, clocking a time of 31:12.53. Zach Wiles added a fourth-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase (9:10.12), while Nick Lobb placed seventh (9:25.46) to total seven points.

Austin Hamilton added five points for the Broncos after placing fourth in the javelin with a throw of 207’-0” (63.09m).

Flannigan leads the women’s qualifiers for Saturday’s finals, advancing in the 100-meters with her school record time, as well as the 200-meters after placing eighth in 24.14-seconds. Destiny Gammage joins her in the 200-meters after placing fifth in the prelims in 24.00-seconds.

In the 1500-meters Rici Morrill and Lauren Lucas advance to the finals after running times of 4:30.62 and 4:36.29, respectively. Emily Funkhouser rounds out the women’s qualifiers to Saturday’s finals after placing seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01.35.

Daveon Collins led the men’s qualifiers for Saturday’s finals, advancing in the 100-meters and 200-meters. Collins ran the third-fastest 100-meter time in school history, winning the prelims in 10.43-seconds. He went on to win the 200-meter prelims in a very quick 20.65 wind-aided time. Jeff Daw and Tyler June will join Collins in the 200-meter finals after placing eighth (22.27w) and ninth (22.40w), respectively.

Bryce Bergevin picked up a qualifying spot in the 800-meters after running a near career-best of 1:50.94 to place sixth in the prelims. Justin Malnes ran an excellent 110-meter hurdle prelim, clocking 14.28-seconds to place third and advance to the finals as well.

The Broncos’ three intermediate hurdlers were the final to qualify on Friday with Jordin Andrade winning in 51.21-seconds. Bret Scheve placed fourth (53.65) and Rex Stanley sixth (53.79) in the prelims of the 400-meter hurdles.

San Diego State leads the women’s team race with 73-points thanks to a handful of points earned on days one and two of the championship during the heptathlon. New Mexico sits in second with 57-points, while Colorado State is third with 37-points. Nevada sits just behind the Broncos in fifth with 20-points.

Air Force leads the men with 78-points, while CSU is close behind with 74 and New Mexico in third with 54. Wyoming has 31-points, while the Broncos are tied with Fresno State at 15-points.

The final day of competition begins Saturday (May 11) with the women’s 5000-meters at 8:00 a.m. (PT).

Full meet results and information can be found at the Championships Central page:

2013 Boise State Mountain West Championship Honors

Emma Bates - 10000m
Marisa VanderMalle - 3000m steeplechase

All-Conference Honorees:
Emma Bates - 10000m
Marisa VanderMalle - 3000m steeplechase

Boise State School Records & All-Time Top-Three Performances:
Daveon Collins - 100m - 10.43 (Third-fastest time in school history)
Mackenzie Flannigan - 100m - 11.59 (Broke Misha Looney's 11.74 time from 1994)
Marisa VanderMalle - 3000m steeplechase - 10:25.24 (Broke own school record by 2-minutes)

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