Broncos Finish Strong at MW Championships
May 17, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Boise State pulled down three more titles on the final day of the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, giving them a total of six. In addition to the three title-winners, the Broncos had six athletes to earn all-conference honors. In the overall team scores, the Boise State women placed fifth with a 90.5 and the men took sixth with a 67.
Emma Bates led the way yet again for the Broncos and claimed two titles in the 1,500m and the 5,000. Bates ran a 4:40.06 in the 1,500m and a 17:37.68 in the 5,000m. Combining indoor and outdoor MW championships, Bates now has seven MW titles in the five MW Championships that she has competed in.
Fernando Martinez won the other title of the day for the Broncos in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.83. Martinez broke onto the MW scene two weeks ago at the Idaho-Utah Border Clash and carried his momentum into the third-best time in school history today at the Louis Madrid Sports Complex.
Marisa Howard joined Bates on the podium in the 5,000m and earned her second all- conference honor of the weekend. She placed second with a time of 17:41.85 and provided the only Bronco one-two finish of the weekend.
Shannon Jacobs had a career-day in the 100m when she ran an 11.76 and placed third. The senior from Gilbert, Ariz. went out with a bang and notched her first-ever all-conference honor with a career-best time.
Jordan Ward finished second in the high jump with a career-best jump of 5-9.25 (1.76m) and Jasmyn Jewett took third in the triple jump (41-1 / 12.52m). Both finishes garnered all-conference nods for the two women.
Hayli Bozarth added to her already successful meet by placing second in the shot put with a school record 52-6 (16m). Bozarth, a two event all-conference performer, now holds the school records in both the hammer and the shot put in just one season of competing at Boise State.
Austin Hamilton rounded out the slew of Bronco all-conference field competitors with a second-place finish in the javelin (205-9 / 62.71m).
The sprinters and hurdlers on the men's side earned points for the Broncos on several occasions. Alexandru Terpezan ran a career-best 21.43 in the 200m finals on his way to a sixth-place finish.
Senior Justin Malnes just missed out on an all-conference performance in the 110m hurdles when he clocked a 14.42 for fourth place. Rex Stanley blew away his previous career-best time by almost two seconds in the 400m hurdles and crossed the line in 52.06.
The men's and women's 4x100m relay teams both set career-best times Saturday afternoon.
The women ran a 46.69 (seventh place) and the men ran a 40.94 (fourth place).
A select number of Broncos who qualified will compete in the NCAA Preliminary Rounds on May 29-31, in Fayetteville, Ark. With a number of other conference championships still in progress, a list of Boise State competitors will not be definite until early next week.
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