Arnos Hits NCAA Long Jump Provisional Mark on United Heritage Day One

NAMPA, Idaho - For the third-straight meet Boise State track and field senior Zacharias Arnos has reached an NCAA Provisional mark, winning the men's long jump on Friday, on day one of the United Heritage Invitational at Jacksons Track in Nampa, Idaho. Although he's hit provisional marks the last two meets in the triple jump, Arnos hit his first provisional mark of the season in the men's long jump, leaping 24 feet, 9.25 inches.

With only 11 collegiate events between the men and women on both the track and in the field, the Broncos were able to capture three wins on the night. Arnos' win in the long jump was the only individual win for the men, while Kevin Higgs, Paul Robertson, Matthew Moyer and Sawyer Bosch joined for the victory in the men's distance medley relay clocking a time of 10 minutes, 11.86 seconds.

On the women's side, sophomore Mele Vaisima captured her fourth win in as many meets in the weight throw, tossing a mark of 57-feet and out-throwing teammate Nadine Russell by nearly eight-feet. Russell earned a mark of 49 feet, 1 inch to secure her spot by two feet over third place. Also placing well for the Bronco women was freshman Racquel Jones who earned a second-place finish in the women's 200-meter dash and in the women's long jump. Jones clocked a time of 25.39 seconds, missing out on first-place by just .08 seconds on the track, while reaching a mark of 18 feet, 7 inches in the long jump.

The Bronco men were the only competitors in the distance medley relay, with the Boise State "B" team winning the event, Boise State "C" team placing second and Boise State "A" team placing third. Also making top-3 finishes for the Bronco men were sophomore Eetu Viitala who placed second in the long jump (23 feet, 9 inches) and junior Kurt Felix who placed third in the shot put (4 feet, 4 inches).

Day two of the United Heritage Invitational will begin Sat., Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. with a handful of field events. The final event of the day, the men's 4x400-meter relay, is slated for a 3:15 p.m. finish. Day two will consist of additional collegiate competitions as well as masters and high school track and field events.

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