Track and Field to Host Bronco Invitational on Saturday

► What's Happening - Boise State track and field will host their third meet of the season on Sat., Jan. 30. The Broncos host the Bronco invitational which will include teams such as Weber State, Northwest Nazarene University, Utah State, BYU, Eastern Oregon, Whitworth College, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Stanislaus as well as numerous individual athletes and portions of other collegiate teams.

► Meet Specifics - The meet has been moved from its traditional two-day format to a single-day meet, beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the women's high jump and women's weight throw. The track events begin at 11 a.m. with the women's 1000-meter run. The men's 4x400-meter relay is the final scheduled event of the day, slated for a 3:05 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.

► Bronco Schedule - The Broncos are hosting their third competition of the season after hosting the Jacksons Open on Dec. 4-5, 2009 and the BSU Duals on Jan. 23, 2010. The Bronco Invite is their third meet of the season and they will continue on to host two 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.

► National Rankings - The USATFCCCA released its first individual national rankings of the season, placing two Broncos in the national rankings for triple jump and the heptathlon. Senior Zacharias Arnos holds the ninth-best mark in the triple jump so far this season while junior Kurt Felix holds the No. 27 spot in the men's heptathlon. As a team, the Boise State men are ranked No. 88 out of the 136 teams included in this week's rankings.

► Last Time Out - In their second meet of the season, the Boise State men earned a 1-0-1 record while the women went 0-3 at the Boise State Duals. The men defeated Idaho State and tied with Utah Valley in team duals while the women fell to both teams as well as Nevada.

The highlight of the meet was senior Zacharias Arnos who won both the long jump and triple jump. He also surpassed the NCAA Provisional qualifying mark of 15.45-meters with his 15.55-meter jump, putting him on the qualifying list for the NCAA National Indoor Championships. Also winning a pair of events for the Broncos was freshman Paul Robertson who captured the 400-meter dash and joined Marlon Douglas, Eric Capelle and Jeff Daw to win the 4x400-meter relay. Rounding out the men's team victories were freshman Chase Sexton who won the shot put and sophomore Trevor Kraychir who won the weight throw.

On the women's side, junior BreAnna Craig captured the women's pole vault title while sophomore Mele Vaisima picked up a win in the women's weight throw.


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