BOISE, Idaho The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its’ Division I Preseason Indoor Rankings Wednesday (Jan. 7) and the Boise State men’s track and field team was voted in at No. 22. The University of Oregon earned the top spot in the men’s poll.

            “I think it’s a good measure of the program’s success,” Boise State Head Coach Mike Maynard said. “If you can start off in the right spot, I think it says something about the way you’re perceived from year-to-year. You can’t be a flash in the pan to start out there.”

Boise State is led by 2007-08 All Americans Simon Wardaugh and Ryan Grinnell. Wardaugh broke the school record in the 35-pound weight throw earlier this season at the Jackson’s Open on Dec. 6 with a throw of 73.00.0 (22.25m). Grinnell, who earned four All American honors last season in the triple and long jumps, won the men’s triple jump at the Jackson’s Open with a jump of 52-6.00 (16.00m).

            The Broncos return to the track Jan. 24 when they will host the Blue and Orange Invitational in Nampa. Boise state has four indoor meets remaining before hosting the WAC Indoor Championships, Feb. 26-28.

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