Track and Field Hosts BSU Duals Saturday

► What's Happening - Boise State track and field hosts their second meet of the season and their first meet of 2010 on Sat., Jan. 23, 2010 at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The Broncos will host Idaho State University, Utah Valley University and the Nevada women in dual style competitions.

► Meet Specifics - The meet will be a single-day meet, beginning at 9 a.m. with the women's high jump and women's weight throw. The track events begin at 10:30 a.m. with the women's one mile run. The men's 4x400-meter relay is the final scheduled event of the day, slated for a 1:30 p.m. start.

► Meet Information and Directions to Jacksons Track - Full meet information and time schedules can be found at the Meet Information link while directions to the facility are available at the same location.

► Participating Teams - Four collegiate teams will compete in the meet with Boise State as the host. The Bronco women will compete in duals with Idaho State, Nevada and Utah Valley, while the men will face Idaho State and Utah Valley.

► Bronco Schedule - The Broncos are hosting their second competition of the season after hosting the Jacksons Open on Dec. 4-5, 2009. The BSU Duals is their second meet of the season and they will continue on to host three additional home meets as well as the Western Athletic Conference Championships. They also have one scheduled away meet at the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash., for the indoor season.

► Last Time Out - In their first competition of the season, the men's team earned one NCAA provisional qualifier in Kurt Felix. He collected 5,346 points in the men's heptathlon, putting him just past the provisional mark of 5,325 points. His score also placed him one point away from the school record in the heptathlon, a mark that Heigo Nurmsalu set in 2007 (5,347 points).

Also picking up event wins for the Boise State men were Eric Capelle in the 60-meter dash (6.92), the 4x400-meter relay team (Marlon Douglas, Jeff Daw, Paul Robertson and Capelle) that clocked a 3-minute, 22.31-second finish, Zachcharias Arnos who captured the long jump title (7.35 meters) and the triple jump title (15.40 meters), and Trevor Kraychir who won the weight throw (18.50 meters).

On the women's side Taryn Campos won the 200-meter dash (25.52); Emily Funkhouser won the 500-meter dash (1:18.25); Monisha Davis earned the 60-meter hurdle title (8.90); Mele Vaisima won the weight throw (18.15 meters); pole vaulters BreAnna Craig, Heidi Dorling and Annelise Bertleson tied for the event win (3.65 meters) and the women's 4x400-meter "B" team of Joi Glass, Erica Hill, Sam Alderman and Funkhouser (4:00.40) picked up a sixth title for the women.

► About the Opponents - Idaho State: The Bengals enter the weekend with one meet under their belts as well after hosting the Bengal Shoot Out last weekend (Jan. 16, 2010). There the men went 6-0 in duals against BYU, Southern Utah, North Dakota, Utah State, Utah Valley and Weber State. The women went 5-2 on the day defeating Southern Utah, North Dakota, Utah, Utah State and Utah Valley. They lost to BYU and Weber State. Utah Valley: The Wolverines have two meets under their belts competing in the BYU Indoor Invitational and the Bengal Shoot Out. In the later of the two meets, UVU went 3-3 in the men's competition defeating BYU, North Dakota and Utah State and falling to ISU, SUU and Weber State. The women finished the same meet 2-5, defeating North Dakota and Utah. They lost to Weber State, Utah State, SUU, ISU and BYU. Nevada (women): The Nevada women have competed in one meet so far this season, opening at the University of Washington's Indoor Preview in Seattle on Jan. 17, 2010.


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