Broncos Close Indoor Regular-Season with Boise State Team Invite

► What's Happening - Boise State track and field will host their fifth and final regular-season meets of the indoor season this Fri.-Sat., Feb. 12-13 at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The Boise State Team Invitational will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon and 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and will include teams such as UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Utah State, Utah Valley, Eastern Oregon, College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene and the UNLV women's team.  

Meet Specifics - Mirroring last week's two-day competition, the Boise State Team Invitational will be spread over Friday and Saturday at the Jacksons Indoor Track. The difference between the meets is the Boise State Team Invitational will include a heptathlon/pentathlon competition spanning over the two days.

Friday's start time is at 3:30 p.m. with the women's pentathlon 60-meter hurdle competition. The remainder of the women's pentathlon as well as four men's heptathlon events will round out the first day of competition. The final event, the women's pentathlon 800-meter run, is scheduled for an 8:10 p.m. start.

On Saturday, the competition begins at 9 a.m. with the women's weight throw as well as the men's heptathlon 60-meter hurdles on the track. The day will conclude with the men's 4x400-meter relay, slated for a 2:25 p.m. start.

► Meet Information and Directions to Jacksons Track - Full meet information and time schedules can be found at the Meet Information link while directions to the facility are available at the same location.

Bronco Schedule - The Broncos are hosting their fifth competition of the season after hosting the Jacksons Open on Dec. 4-5, 2009, BSU Duals on Jan. 23, 2010, Bronco Invitational on Jan. 30, 2010 and the United Heritage Invitational on Feb. 5-6. The Boise State Team Invitational is the fifth meet of the indoor season and final regular-season indoor meet before hosting the Western Athletic Conference Championships Feb. 26-27.

Broncos In the Rankings - The USATFCCCA released its weekly individual national rankings on Tuesday, Feb. 9, placing three Broncos in the national rankings in the men's triple jump, weight throw and the heptathlon. Senior Zacharias Arnos holds the nation's 13th-best mark in the triple jump this week after jumping 52-6.5 this past week. Sophomore Trevor Kraychir holds strong in the rankings, moving up three spots this week to No. 24 in the weight throw, while junior Kurt Felix holds the No. 31 spot in the men's heptathlon this week. As a team, the Boise State men dropped six spots from last week's team rankings to No. 86 out of the 134 teams included in this week's rankings. The Bronco women hold no national rankings at this time.

In the USTFCCCA's weekly regional rankings, the Boise State men hold the No. 7 spot in the Mountain Region while the women hold the No. 17 spot in this week's regional rankings.  

Last Time Out - The Broncos most recently hosted the United Heritage Invitational where they were led again by Zacharias Arnos. Arnos improved his NCAA Provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump while also winning the event as well as earning an NCAA Provisional mark for the first time this season in the long jump, winning the event. Trevor Kraychir won the men's weight throw, improving on his NCAA Provisional mark in the event while Eric Capelle captured a win in the men's 60-meter dash. Dusty Klein raced to a top finish in the men's 800-meter run while the men's distance medley relay "B" team also earned a first place finish.

On the women's side, freshman Raquel Jones stepped it up to earn her first collegiate victory, winning the 60-meter dash while also placing second in the long jump and 200-meter dash. Heidi Dorling won the women's pole vault while Mele Vaisima captured a win in the weight throw.


» «