Second All-America Nod for Peloquin
June 11, 2016

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EUGENE, Ore. – Brenna Peloquin ran her way to another first team All-America nod thanks to an eighth-place performance in the 5,000m Saturday evening at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Her time of 16:07.32 gives her the top finish for any freshman in the field, and makes her the first freshman in Boise State track and field history to earn three All-America honors in a season.

Her two All-America nods from this week along with her ninth-place finish in cross country makes her the fourth Bronco in school history to earn at least three All-America honors in the same season. She joins Emma Bates (2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15), Ryan Grinnell (2007-08) and Jarred Rome (1999-2000) as the fourth Boise State track and field athlete to accomplish the feat.

The Gig Harbor, Wash., native jumped out to an early lead after the first lap of the race, but quickly settled into the middle of the pack. She was content in the middle for the majority of the race, but responded to every move and quickly found herself in the lead pack coming into the final few laps.

The pack gradually strung out as the pace quickened, and Peloquin used a strong final lap to close the race and secure her second-consecutive eighth-place finish.

Peloquin’s impressive first-year resume from cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field is also bolstered by an individual Mountain West title and four All-Mountain West honors.

Thanks to Peloquin’s pair of eighth-place finishes, the Broncos came away with two points in the team score to finish tied for 54th place. Arkansas won the championship with 72 points.

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