BRONCO TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS HOST FINAL REGULAR SEASON MEET OF THE INDOOR SEASON

            BOISE, Idaho The Bronco track and field team hosts if final regular season meet of the 2007 indoor season today (Feb. 9) and tomorrow (Feb. 10) with the Boise State Team Invitational.  The meet starts on Friday at 7:00 p.m and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Jacksons Indoor Track next to the Idaho Center in Nampa.

            With just two weeks left before the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 23 and 24 (Friday and Saturday), Bronco student-athletes have posted the top league marks in eight different events and recorded six NCAA provisional qualifying marks.

            The women’s team has been the surprise of the 2007 indoor season with four of the provisional marks coming from the Bronco ladies. 

            Eleni Kafourou, this past week’s WAC Female Athlete of the Week, has two of the national qualifying marks in the triple and lone jumps.  The sophomore broke the school record last week in the triple jump at 42-8.75 (13.02m), which is also the 10th best collegiate distance this season.  Her top long jump is 20-1.00 (6.12m) to lead the WAC and rank 18th nationally.  Kafourou will compete in the long jump on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and the triple jump on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

            Teammates Eleni Ypsilanti and Theodora Xylaki also lead the WAC in their respective events.  Ypsilanti has the conference’s top 20-pound weight throw at 63-11.75 (19.50m) and ranks 15th nationally.  A senior from Thessaloniki, Greece, her mark is also a Greek National Record.  Xylaki has the 20th best collegiate high jump this year at 5-10.00 (1.78m) to lead the WAC.  Ypsilanti competes at 10:30 a.m. and Xylaki at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

            Becky Guyette also has a conference leading mark for the Broncos this year in the 3,000-meter run at 9:49.66.

            Conference leaders on the Bronco men’s side include Zacharias Arnos in the triple jump, Kyle Christoffersen in the 400-meter dash, Caleb Cazier in the 800-meter run and Cody Eaton in the mile run. 

            Arnos’ top triple jump this year is 50-7.75 (15.44m) and is the 23rd best collegiate mark, which is alos a provisional qualifying mark.  Christoffersen’s league leading time at 400-meters is 48.54, while Cazier’s time is 1:54.25 in the 800-meter run and Eaton’s WAC leading time in the mile run is 4:19.60.

            Simon Wardhaugh also has a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 35-pound weight throw this year at 64-8.00 (19.71m).  His mark ranks him 22nd nationally, and third in the WAC.  Wardhaugh was named last week’s WAC Male Athlete of the Week.

            Boise State will once again host the WAC Indoor Championships at the Jacksons Indoor Track.

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