Grinnell Earns NCAA Automatic Qualifying Standard; Four Others Earn Provisional Standards

NAMPA, Idaho Boise State University jumper Ryan Grinnell earned a trip to the NCAA National Indoor Championships by achieving the longest triple jump of the 2008 indoor track season with an NCAA automatic qualifying standard of 53-4.5 (16.27m), Saturday, Jan 26, at the Blue and Orange Classic held at the Idaho Sports Center.

This was the first NCAA automatic qualifying standard achieved by the Broncos this season in any event. Grinnell’s jump also placed him third on the Broncos all-time records list displacing Kenny Johnson’s mark of 52-0.50. Grinnell’s mark of 53-4.5 (16.27m) is the Olympic qualifying standard in the triple jump. Grinnell also earned an NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the long jump by recording a 25-1.25 (7.65m). This is just the second meet for Grinnell as a member of the Broncos after transferring from Montana following the 2007 outdoor season.

Savvas Diakonikolas finished second in the long jump by posting a NCAA provisional qualifying standard of 25-5.25 (7.75m). The mark was the second best in Boise State indoor history, trailing only Eugene Greene’s mark of 25-10.75 from 1990. Diakonikolas also finished second and earned an NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the triple jump with a distance of 50-11 (15.52m).  This was the first competition for Diakonikolas as a member of Boise State after transferring Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Zacharias Arnos became the third Bronco to earn an NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the men’s triple jump when he posted a mark of 50-7.50 (15.43m) to earn Boise State the top three places in the event.

Eleni Kafourou posted a season-best 42-3.5 (12.89m) in the triple jump to improve her NCAA provisional qualifying mark which she earned at the Jacksons Open, Dec. 1 (41-11.25/12.78m). Kafourou’s mark of 42-3.5 won the triple jump at the Blue and Orange Classic and was 4-4 feet better than her nearest competitor.

Senior Nick Cunningham finished third in the men’s 200m with a time of 21.88 to lead the men’s track team.

Brian Pierre won the first collegiate race he ever competed in, the men’s 3000m, when he posted an 8:39.93 to edge out his nearest competitor by over two second.

Simon Wardhaugh and Jarrod Stevens finished first and second in the 35-pound weight throw posting throws of 20.85m and 18.68m, respectively. Wardhaugh’s mark was an NCAA provisional standard.

Paige Olivetti and Nataucha Lowry finished one-two in the 400m dash. Olivetti posted a 57.03 to capture the first and was followed by Lowry with a 57.56.

In the men’s mile, Boise State freshman Kevin Higgs and senior Cody Eaton tied for second place with a 4:16.5.  

The NCAA National Indoor Championships will be held Mar. 14-15, at Fayetteville, Ark.

The Boise State University track and field team will continue its indoor season with the United Heritage Classic Feb. 1-2, at the Idaho Sports Center in Nampa, Idaho.

 

RESULTS

BLUE and ORANGE CLASSIC

JAN. 26, 2008

IDAHO SPORTS CENTER

NAMPA, IDAHO

 

Women 60 Meter Dash

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       Venue: $  7.28  2/12/2005   Ashley Owens, Louisiana St                 

    NCAAauto: A  7.27                                                         

  NCAAprovis: P  7.44                                                          

    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#

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Finals

  1 Cherrelle Garrett            California                7.52   5

  2 Shataya Hendricks            Stanford                  7.62   5

  3 Mariama Salifu               Utah Valley Stat          7.67   5

  4 LaTisha Holden               Arizona                   7.84   5

  4 Natasha Martin               Utah Valley Stat          7.84   4

  6 Nerisha Phillip              Boise State               7.88   5

  7 Jasmine Easley               Arizona                   7.98   4

  8 Artensia Young               California                7.99   5

  9 Kimyon Broom                 California                8.01   5

 10 Nesha Simeon                 Boise State               8.05   4

 11 Shaina Wright                Nevada                    8.09   4

 12 Gina Deckard                 Nevada                    8.14   3

 13 Olivia Morgan                Nevada                    8.16   4

 14 Nicki Schutte                Northwest Nazare          8.20   2

 14 Latoya Tidwell               Northwest Nazare          8.20   3

 16 Chelsea Baker                Utah Valley Stat          8.21   3

 17 Shantay Hall                 Utah Valley Stat          8.23   3

 18 Lindsay Brady                Northwest Nazare          8.27   3

 19 Melisa Abesa                 Eastern Oregon            8.30   2

 20 Jami Daniels                 Utah Valley Stat          8.31   3

 21 Kereiona Johnson             Nevada                    8.32   4

 22 Tiera Zaugg                  Utah Valley Stat          8.34   3

 23 Kristen Dormaier             Whitworth                 8.36   3

 24 Danielle Murphy              Eastern Oregon            8.46   2

 25 Christa Brediger             Northwest Nazare          8.51   2

 26 Courtney Hutchins            Whitworth                 8.52   2

 27 Chelsee Harmon               Eastern Oregon            8.59   2

 28 Bri Mclain                   Cal St. Stanisla          8.82   4

 29 Sharelle Seward              Northwest Nazare          8.86   2

 30 Janelle Rainier              Whitworth                 8.97   1

 31 Danielle Bickford            Northwest Nazare          9.08   1

 32 Kathryn Pridgen              Whitworth                 9.16   2

 33 Chelsey Jones                Northwest Nazare          9.18   1

 34 Mandi Dick                   Northwest Nazare          9.51   1

 

Women 200 Meter Dash

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       Venue: $ 23.37  2/12/2005   Hazel Ann Regis, Louisiana St              

    NCAAauto: A 23.30                                                         

  NCAAprovis: P 23.90                                                          

    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#

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  1 Shataya Hendricks            Stanford                 24.67   8

  2 Ashley Gadson                Arizona                  24.72   8

  3 Kandi Bonty                  California               24.89   8

  4 Megan Olivetti               Boise State              25.12   8

  5 Nataucha Lowry               Boise State              25.30   7

  6 Idara Otu                    Stanford                 25.43   5

  7 Shevell Quinley              Arizona                  25.55   8

  8 Mariama Salifu               Utah Valley Stat         25.64   7

  9 Paige Olivetti               Boise State              25.78   7

 10 Natasha Martin               Utah Valley Stat         25.95   6

 11 Jasmine Easley               Arizona                  26.26   6

 12 Latoya Tidwell               Northwest Nazare         26.46   3

 13 Shaina Wright                Nevada                   26.55   6

 14 Jami Daniels                 Utah Valley Stat         26.93   4

 15 Shantay Hall                 Utah Valley Stat         27.07   5

 16 Elizabeth Mattila            Whitworth                27.27   2

 17 Amy Poll                     Utah Valley Stat         27.81   3

 18 Rosemary Feikert             Cal St. Stanisla         27.85   5

 19 Erica Shields                Utah Valley Stat         27.87   4

 20 Christa Brediger             Northwest Nazare         27.89   4

 21 Kaylee Hornbeck              Utah Valley Stat         28.37   3

 22 Courtney Hutchins            Whitworth                28.40   2

 23 Bri Mclain                   Cal St. Stanisla         28.73   4

 24 Annie Larlee                 Northwest Nazare         29.20   2

 25 Janelle Rainier              Whitworth                29.67   1

 26 Kathryn Pridgen              Whitworth                30.16   2

 27 Cora Beach                   Eastern Oregon           30.25   1

 28 Courtney Schmidig            Eastern Oregon           30.69   1

 -- Nesha Simeon                 Boise State                 DQ   5

 -- Brittni Dixon-Smith          Stanford                    DQ   7

 -- Olivia Morgan                Nevada                      DQ   2

 

Women 400 Meter Dash

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       Venue: $ 52.88  2/7/2004    Hazel Regis, L S U                         

    NCAAauto: A 52.40                                                          

  NCAAprovis: P 54.40                                                         

    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#

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  1 Paige Olivetti               Boise State              57.03   4

  2 Nataucha Lowry               Boise State              57.56   5

  3 Claire Thielke               Stanford                 57.83   5

  4 Evelyn Smith                 California               58.09   4

  5 Tifney Reeve                 Arizona                  58.14   5

  6 Deanna Sullivan              Arizona                  58.44   5

  7 Hayley Huxtable              California               58.88   4

  8 Chelsea Baker                Utah Valley Stat         58.99   4

  9 Echos Blevins                Arizona                  59.36   3

 10 Tiera Zaugg                  Utah Valley Stat         59.73   4

 11 Jenna Glidden                Nevada                 1:00.77   2

 12 Ari Kann                     Cal St. Stanisla       1:00.90   2

 13 Elizabeth Mattila            Whitworth              1:02.07   1

 14 Jenny Boswell                Nevada                 1:02.19   3

 15 Melynne King                 Utah Valley Stat       1:03.07   3

 16 Jessica Wortley              Utah Valley Stat       1:03.30   3

 17 Alycia Link                  Northwest Nazare       1:03.31   2

 18 Chelsea Cazier               Boise State            1:04.01   2

 19 Regal Minyard                Nevada                 1:04.28   1

 20 Jesica Harris                Boise State            1:04.90   2

 21 Erin Harris                  Boise State            1:04.97   3

 22 Danielle Stallworth          Nevada                 1:06.35   1

 23 Whitney Adams                Boise State            1:06.78   1

 

Women 1 Mile Run

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       Venue: $ 4:44.05  2/25/2006   Kali Baker, Nevada                       

    NCAAauto: A 4:40.00                                                        

  NCAAprovis: P 4:48.00                                                       

    Name                    Year School                  Finals

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  1 Irine Lagat                  Arizona                5:00.63 

  2 Ashley Puga                  Northwest Nazare       5:03.56 

  3 Christa Avena                Nevada                 5:06.18 

  4 Karinne Bentley              Utah Valley Stat       5:06.44 

  5 Shelly Splittberger          Arizona                5:06.51 

  6 Chelsea Loss                 Utah Valley Stat       5:07.61 

  7 Mary Nothum                  Utah Valley Stat       5:10.65 

  8 Aleina Eisenhauer            Utah Valley Stat       5:22.21 

  9 Mandy Russ                   Nevada                 5:23.96 

 10 Karleigh Gempler             Boise State            5:25.50 

 11 Carly Gerard                 Boise State            5:30.45 

 12 Sara Bates                   Eastern Oregon         5:32.72 

 13 Clarissa Rivera              Cal St. Stanisla       5:33.44 

 14 Kristin Palmer               Nevada                 5:34.43 

 15 Miriam Reardon               Northwest Nazare       5:34.45 

 16 Christy Pletan               Eastern Oregon         5:43.52 

 17 Laura Johnson                Boise State            5:48.97 

 18 Ashley Rendahl               Northwest Nazare       6:02.15 

 19 Maggie Driscoll              Eastern Oregon         6:04.34 

 20 Catherine Jareguy            Cal St. Stanisla       6:14.76 

 -- Mackenizie Pierce            California                  NT 

 -- Chaly Jones                  Boise State                 NT 

 -- Samantha Davis               Nevada                      NT 

 

Women 800 Meter Run

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       Venue: $ 2:05.15  2/22/2003   Lena Nilsson, UCLA                       

    NCAAauto: A 2:05.20                                                       

  NCAAprovis: P 2:09.00                                                        

    Name                    Year School                  Finals

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  1 Christina Rodgers            Arizona                2:15.84 

  2 Kayleen McDowell             Boise State            2:16.58 

  3 Jaclyn Puga                  Northwest Nazare       2:17.55 

  4 Polly Smith                  Nevada                 2:19.13 

  5 April Montgomery             Cal St. Stanisla       2:19.17 

  6 Elisa Decker                 Northwest Nazare       2:20.00 

  7 Kristin Palmer               Nevada                 2:20.99 

  8 Kim Scott-Burr               Utah Valley Stat       2:23.65 

  9 Christa Avena                Nevada                 2:23.75 

 10 Alexandria Bell              Boise State            2:24.52 

 11 Katherine Gallagher          Boise State            2:26.28 

 12 Francesca Weems              California             2:28.41 

 13 Monique Ellett               Utah Valley Stat       2:28.71 

 14 Aleina Eisenhauer            Utah Valley Stat       2:29.98 

 15 Jamie Beaty                  Northwest Nazare       2:31.00 

 16 Carly Gerard                 Boise State            2:33.09 

 17 Christy Pletan               Eastern Oregon         2:34.38 

 18 Karleigh Gempler             Boise State            2:37.75 

 19 Breanne Whitlock             Boise State            2:50.86 

 

Women 3000 Meter Run

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       Venue: $ 9:32.01  2/1/2003    Katie Martin, BYU                        

    NCAAauto: A 9:15.00                                                       

  NCAAprovis: P 9:34.00                                                       

    Name                    Year School                  Finals

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  1 Marissa Urban                Arizona                9:49.21 

  2 Amanda Moreno                Nevada                10:17.65 

  3 Amanda Gramly                Nevada                10:26.46 

  4 Alma Janet Martinez          Nevada                10:33.98 

  5 Erin Frier                   Cal St. Stanisla      10:41.12 

  6 Trisha Wright                Utah Valley Stat      10:49.59 

  7 Chelsea Chauvet-Moore        Nevada                10:58.23 

  8 Ashley Evans                 Utah Valley Stat      11:04.44 

  9 Tiffany Tandy                Nevada                11:06.13 

 10 Marcella Bosch               Eastern Oregon        11:09.88 

 11 Natalia Jarawka              Nevada                11:11.25 

 12 Chaly Jones                  Boise State           11:12.53 

 13 Pamela Ward                  Boise State           11:19.28 

 14 Meadow Braden                Boise State           11:40.81 

 -- Carly Gerard                 Boise State                 NT 

 -- Maritza Garcia               Nevada                      NT 

 -- Miriam Reardon               Northwest Nazare            NT 

 

Women 60 Meter Hurdles

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       Venue: $  7.78  1/18/2003   Tiffany Hogan, Unattached                  

    NCAAauto: A  8.15                                                         

  NCAAprovis: P  8.43                                                         

    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#

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  1 Kimyon Broom                 California                8.68   4

  2 LaTisha Holden               Arizona                   8.70   4

  3 Megan Olivetti               Boise State               8.79   4

  3 Shevell Quinley              Arizona                   8.79   3

  5 Whitney Liehr                Stanford                  8.84   4

  6 Nora Miller                  Stanford                  8.89   4

  6 Kereiona Johnson             Nevada                    8.89   3

  8 Gina Deckard                 Nevada                    8.96   3

  9 Lauren Stewart               Stanford                  8.99   4

 10 Ashley Land                  Nevada                    9.25   3

 11 Jeanine Dancy                Arizona                   9.32   3

 12 Idara Otu                    Stanford                  9.48   3

 13 Ari Kann                     Cal St. Stanisla          9.56   3

 14 Erica Shields                Utah Valley Stat          9.65   2

 15 Courtney Hutchins            Whitworth                 9.86   2

 16 Kaylee Hornbeck              Utah Valley Stat          9.88   2

 17 Kathryn Pridgen              Whitworth                10.04   2

 18 Kasie Gillespie              Eastern Oregon           10.10   2

 19 Kristen Dormaier             Whitworth                10.12   2

 20 Ashley Van Hoey              Arizona                  11.32   2

 -- Felicia Ladson               Nevada                      NT   1

 -- MJ Usabel                    Northwest Nazare            NT   1

 -- Annie Larlee                 Northwest Nazare            NT   1

 -- Cayla Weissert               Eastern Oregon              NT   1

 -- Cora Beach                   Eastern Oregon              NT   1

 

Women 4x400 Meter Relay

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       Venue: $ 3:39.07  2/26/2005   Louisiana Tech U, Louisiana Tech         

                         D Appleberry, N Gilbert, K Cole, L Wilson        

    NCAAauto: A 3:33.00                                                       

  NCAAprovis: P 3:40.00                                                       

    School                                               Finals  H#

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  1 Stanford  'A'                                       3:50.72   1

  2 Arizona  'A'                                        3:51.02   1

  3 Stanford  'B'              &nb


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