Track and Field Hosts Ed Jacoby Invite
Jan. 12, 2017
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ABOUT ED JACOBY: Recognized as one of the top track and field coaches in the world, Ed Jacoby's coaching career at Boise State spanned three decades (1973-96). During his 23 years guiding the track and field program at Boise State, Jacoby coached teams won nine Big Sky Conference Championships - 1973 men's cross country, 1975 men's cross country, 1983 men's outdoor, 1989 men's outdoor, 1994 women's indoor and outdoor, 1994 men's indoor, and 1995 women's indoor and outdoor.
Ten times Jacoby received the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year award, and three times he was named the NCAA District VII Coach of the Year. Along with his duties at Boise State, Jacoby spent countless hours as an active member of Track and Field USA and the United States Olympic Committee. In 1992, he was an assistant coach for the U.S. men's team at the Barcelona Olympic Games. One year after, he served as the men's head coach at the 1993 World Track and Field Championships.
WHEN: The first event on Friday will go off at 2:30 p.m. (60m hurdles - pentathlon), and the day will conclude with the men's distance medley relay at 6:45 p.m. Saturday will start at 9 a.m. with the men's high jump and the 60m hurdles (heptathlon), and the final event is set for 4:15 p.m. (men's 4x400m relay).
Friday will include the bulk of the heptathlon and pentathlon, women's weight throw, men's pole vault and both distance medleys. Saturday will feature the majority of the events along with the final three legs of the heptathlon.
WHO: Boise State, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, George Fox, Northwest Nazarene, Portland State, Southern Utah, Utah State and Washington State.
TICKETS AND PARKING: Tickets for the day are $5 for adults. They are $3 for students with their ID cards, kids 6-12 years old and seniors who are 60 or older. Kids 5 and under get in free, and parking is also free.
WOMEN'S TEAM RANKED NO. 20: The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Preseason National Team Rankings for the indoor season earlier this week, and the Boise State women cracked the top 25 at No. 20. The Broncos are the highest ranked women's team in the Mountain West Conference.
The rankings were determined through a formula that considered preseason data and specific standards for marks and times. Athletes who possess the qualifying marks and times from previous indoor seasons who still have eligibility for this upcoming indoor season were considered in the calculation of the rankings.
Five Boise State athletes and one relay team recorded the necessary times and marks in previous years to attain preseason ranking consideration; Allie Ostrander (3,000m and 5,000m), Brenna Peloquin (3,000m and 5,000m), Minttu Hukka (5,000m), Jordan Ward (high jump), Courtney Hutchinson (shot put) and the DMR team all made the list.
TOP TIMES: Sadi Henderson enters the weekend with the third-fastest 800m time in the country for this season (2:09.31), which is also the second-fastest time in school history. Anna McDonald's 9:58.38 in the 3K is currently the 27th-fastest in the nation.
Dusty Fisher leads the way for the Broncos on the men's side, holding the 17th-fastest 400m time thanks to a 48.17 last month. Fellow sprinter Alexandru Terpezan possesses the 22nd-best 200m time (21.73).
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