Broncos Successful in Second Day of United Heritage Invitational

NAMPA, Idaho - The Boise State track and field program had a successful second day of the 2010 United Heritage Invitational on Saturday, winning six first-place finishes to add to their three from Friday's evening session. The meet, held at the Jacksons Indoor track at the Idaho Center, was the fourth of five regular season meets for the Broncos this season.

The Broncos recorded a handful of sweeps, including an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the men's 800-meter run. Sophomore Dusty Klein led the sweep with his first-place finish and time of 1:54.82 while sophomore Michael Walrath placed second (1:55.59) and sophomore Matthew Moyer finishing in third (1:55.65).

A second sweep for the Broncos was in the 60-meter dashes, with sophomore Eric Capelle capturing the men's 60-meter dash title, clocking a time of 7.04-seconds. Freshman Racquel Jones helped to make it a men's and women's sweep in the race, winning the women's competition in a time of 7.88 seconds.

The Broncos' third sweep of the weekend was in the weight throw, with sophomore Trevor Kraychir earning the men's weight throw title, joining Mele Vaisima who won the women's event on Friday night. Kraychir's mark of 64-11.25 was an improvement on his NCAA Provisional qualifying mark which had him ranked at No. 27 this past week.

The final sweep of the weekend was by senior Zacharias Arnos, the only Bronco to capture titles in two events. Arnos bettered his season-best and NCAA Provisional mark to 52-6.50 in the triple jump, an event he was ranked No. 12 in the nation in last week. He adds the triple jump title to his long jump title from Friday night where he earned an NCAA Provisional mark as well.

Junior Heidi Dorling also earned a win for the Broncos on Saturday, capturing the top-spot in the women's pole vault after clearing a height of 11-11.75.

The Bronco men recorded two additional second-place finishes on Saturday with Zach Wiles running a time of 4:24.60 in the mile and Alex Nelson throwing to a mark of 58-10 in the weight throw. Rounding out the top-3 finishes by the Bronco men was Paul Robertson who clocked a time of 7.27-seconds in the men's 60-meter dash.

On the women's side, no Broncos earned second-place finishes on Saturday, however four women earned third-place finishes. Sophomore Joi Glass ran a season-best time of 58.72-seconds in the 400-meter dash to sneak into the top-3 while freshman Piper Delaney also earned a top-3 finish on the track, clocking a time of 5:17.95 for a career-best in the mile. In field events, junior BreAnna Craig placed third in the pole vault with a height of 11-5.75 while sophomore Ann Noyes placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 37-1.75.

The Broncos conclude their 2010 indoor track and field regular season this coming weekend when they host the Boise Team Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13. The meet is expected to be an exciting two-day competition including many team such as Weber State, Southern Utah and UNLV, along with many others.

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