Ed Jacoby Invitational Up Next
Jan. 14, 2016

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The Boise State track and field team will enter the bulk of the indoor season with another home meet at the Ford Idaho Center this weekend (Jan. 15-16) when they compete in the Ed Jacoby Invitational. The Broncos will be competing in their first meet since opening the season a month ago at the Jacksons Open on Dec. 12.

WHEN: The two-day meet will begin on Friday, Jan. 15 at 2:30 p.m. with the pentathlon, and then at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 with the men’s high jump. The men’s distance medley at 6:45 p.m. will be the last event of the evening on Friday, and then the meet will conclude on Saturday afternoon at 3:55 p.m. with the men’s 4x400m relay.

WHO: Academy of Art (San Francisco), Alaska Anchorage, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Los Angeles, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Linfield, Nevada, Northwest Nazarene, Portland State, San Jose State, UC Santa Barbara, 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.

DIRECTIONS TO THE IDAHO CENTER: The Idaho Center sits on the north side of East Franklin Road, between Idaho Center Blvd. and Star Road, approximately one-half mile north of Interstate 84. If coming from I-84, take Exit 38 and go north approximately one-half mile to the light (E. Franklin Rd.). Go right at the light and continue approximately another one-half mile and turn left onto Equine Drive. Continue another one-quarter mile and the building will be on the right.

COMPETING BRONCOS:

Weight Throw (W): Morgan Van Kooten, Mallory Nelson, Courtney Hutchinson and Britlie Silvester
Weight Throw (M): Drew Lindsley, Juston Lindsley

Shot Put (W): Morgan Van Kooten and Courtney Hutchinson

Pole Vault (W): Allison Jeffries
Pole Vault (M): Adam Garske and Camden Stoddard

High Jump (W): Jordan Ward
High Jump (M): Camden Stoddard

Long Jump (W): Taj Dorsett

Triple Jump (W): Taj Dorsett

60m Dash (W): Chassity Love
60m Dash (M): Bryce Kirby and Kofi Ansah

60m Hurdles (M): Danny Verdieck

Mile (W): Gracie Tostenson, Brenna Peloquin, Alexis Fuller, Zanae Jones, Katy Wood, Kyra Lopez, Kelsi Lasota and Anne Brinegar
Mile (M): Aaron Back, Tom Richardson, David Elliott, Andrew Rafla, Elijah Armstrong, Louis McAfee, Addison Dehaven, Chandler Austin, Rhys Park, Keegan McCormick, Jeff Lautenslager, Ozo Rojas and Yusuke Uchikoski.

400m (M): Fernando Martinez, Rex Stanley, Dusty Fisher, Alexandru Terpezan and Cameron Wrout.

200m (W): Chassity Love
200m (M): Bryce Kirby

800m (W): Jessica Bottelberghe and Ali Deitsch

4x400m Relay (M): Alexandru Terpezan, Dusty Fisher, Fernando Martinez, Rex Stanley, Bryce Kirby and Cameron Wrout.

Distance Medley Relay (W):
A – Alexis Fuller, Jessica Bottelberghe, Kyra Lopez and Brenna Peloquin
B – Ali Deitsch, Zanae Jones, Kelsi Lasota and Gracie Tostenson
C – Anne Brinegar and Katy Wood
Distance Medley Relay (M):
A – Elijah Armstrong, Jeff Lautenslager, Yusuke Uchikoski and Rhys Park
B – Addison Dehaven, Bryce Kirby, David Elliott and Keegan McCormick
C – Louis McAfee, Ozo Rojas, Tom Richardson and Aaron Back
D – Andrew Rafla, Riley Campbell and Chandler Austin

LAST TIME OUT: The Broncos opened the season at the Jacksons Open on Dec. 12 at the Ford Idaho Center. The sprinters excelled in the opener, with freshman Chassity Love winning the 300m (39.49) and redshirt sophomore Dusty Fisher claiming the title on the men’s side (33.89).

Two of the top returners on the women’s team, Jordan Ward and Allison Jeffries, both captured titles in their respective events. Ward won the high jump after clearing 5-8.75 (1.75m), and Jeffries won the pole vault once she recorded a 12-7.50 (3.85m). Boise State’s fifth and final title of the day came from Courtney Hutchison in the shot put when she threw a 47-0.75 (14.34m).

Two of the Broncos’ distance runners, Tansey Lystad and David Elliott, opened the year at the Hoosier Open in Bloomington, Ind., and both competed in the 5,000m. Lystad clocked a 16:31.61 for third place, making her the third-fastest Bronco in school history. Elliott ran a phenomenal time himself, crossing the finish line in 13:49.82 and further improving his ownership of the second-fastest indoor 5,000m time in school history.

ELLIOTT, MW ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: David Elliott was named the Mountain West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after his performance at the Hoosier Open, giving him his first indoor track weekly honor. Elliott is chasing Forest Braden’s school record of 13:47.83 that was clocked in 2006.

XC RUNNERS ARE BACK: After a long, successful cross country season that saw both the men’s and women’s teams qualify for nationals in the same year for the first time in school history, the cross country runners took a substantial break to recover from a grueling season. This weekend most of the distance squad will shake off some off some of the winter rust by running the mile and a leg in the distance medley relay.


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