Andrade Finishes as NCAA 400mH Runner-Up
Jordin Andrade
June 12, 2015

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--Jordin Andrade and David Elliott represented Boise State in the men's finals at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. Andrade claimed the NCAA Runner-Up honor in the 400m hurdles in a school-record time of 49.24. David Elliott raced to an eighth-place finish in the 1,500m finals in 3:55.86. Both Bronco men earned First Team All-America honors in their respective events and together totaled nine points for 28th in the men's team standings.

Jordin Andrade, the redshirt senior from Bonney Lake, Wash., raced to the NCAA Runner-Up finish in 49.24 for eight team points. Andrade raced in lane six, running about fourth through the 200m mark. Coming through the curve, he turned on another gear and accelerated past two competitors to grab second place. Andrade was the first Bronco to break 50 seconds in the event six weeks prior to tonight at the Border Clash (49.64), and lowered his record on the national stage. Andrade claimed the Boise State school record and the second-fastest 400m hurdles time in Mountain West history. Through his record-setting performance, Andrade earned his first All-America honors of his career. Andrade's runner-up finish in the 400 hurdles is the best NCAA finish, indoors or outdoors, for a male Bronco in a track event.

David Elliott capped his junior season by earning First Team All-America honors in the 1,500m run. Elliott held the top time in the 1,500m from the semifinals and raced in the 13-men finals field. The pack was tight throughout the race and started to break at the bell lap. Elliott leaned to cross the line in eighth place in 3:55.86 and collected one team point. With his eighth-place finish, Elliott earned the first All-America honors of his career.

The fourth and final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships is back in action tomorrow, featuring the women's finals. Marisa Howard will be the first Bronco up in the 3,000m steeplechase at 2:27 p.m. Emma Bates and Tessa Murray will contend in the 5,000m at 4 p.m. PT.

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