TWO SCHOOL RECORDS FALL AS BOISE STATE WINS FOUR EVENTS ON FIRST DAY OF UNITED HERITAGE INVITE

            BOISE, Idaho The Boise State track and field team captured four individual titles, Friday night, on the first day of action at the United Heritage Invitational at the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa. The Bronco women earned three first-place finishes and set two school records, while the Boise State men finished first in one event.

            Bronco senior Eleni Kafourou had a record setting day for the second week in a row, breaking the Boise State long jump record with a mark of 21-1.25 (6.43m). Kafourou broke the Bronco triple jump record last weekend with a leap of 43-05.00 (13.23m). Her long jump mark Friday night was also an NCAA Automatic qualifying mark.   

For the second consecutive week, Boise State senior Megan Olivetti also posted a record breaking time and a first-place finish in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Olivetti ran an 8.58 on Friday, beating her own school record of 8.60, which earned her a first-place finish last weekend at the Bronco Invitational.

            Paige Olivetti earned the final Boise State women’s individual title, Friday, by winning the 200m with a time of 24.87. The Broncos also finished strong in the 3000m, where they placed second through fourth. Freshman Melody Braden was the top 3000m finisher, placing second with a time of 11:06.29.

            The Bronco men took home two first-place finishes Friday night, with the first coming from Eric Capelle in the 60m. Capelle’s time of 6.89 ties his personal best, which was the top Western Athletic Conference time going into this weekend. Senior Marlon Douglas finished just behind Capelle posting a 6.95, which was good enough for second-place.  

            The United Heritage Invitational will resume Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the final events of the day scheduled to conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m.


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