BRONCOS MAKE CLEAN SWEEP OF WAC TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARDS

            BOISE, Idaho Boise State University made it a clean sweep of this week’s Western Athletic Conference track and field athlete of the week awards with Eleni Kafourou and Simon Wardhaugh each earning the women’s and men’s honor, respectively.

            Kafourou, a sophomore from Athens, Greece, set a Boise State record, won two events and posted two NCAA provisional qualifying marks at last Saturday’s (Feb. 3) United Heritage Invitational hosted by Boise State at the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa. 

Kafourou broke a 10-year old school record in winning the triple jump with a leap of 42-8.75 (13.02m), which is also a NCAA provisional qualifying mark and the eighth-best collegiate mark this indoor season. She broke the record of 42-2.25 set by Abigail Ferguson in 1996.  She also posted a provisional qualifying mark in winning the long jump with a mark of 20-1.00 (6.12m). The mark is first in the WAC, the third-best indoor mark in school history, and the 14th best collegiate mark so far this season.

            A sophomore from Bracken Ridge, Australia, Wardhaugh recorded a NCAA provisional mark and a personal best mark of 64-8.00 (19.71m) in the 35-pound weight throw.  His throw is the second best in school history and ranks Wardhaugh third in the WAC.  Wardhaugh’s throw also came at last Saturday’s United Heritage Invitational.

            Kafourou, Wardhaugh and the rest of the Bronco men and women’s teams will be back in action at the Jacksons Indoor Track again this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 9 and 10) with the Boise State Team Invitational.


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