Broncos Set to Compete at 2014 Mountain West Indoor Championships
Karyna Armstrong

Feb. 26, 2014

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► WHAT'S HAPPENING - The Boise State track and field team will head to Colorado Springs, Colo., this week to compete in the 2014 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships, Feb. 28-March 1. The meet, hosted by Air Force Academy, will be held at the Cadet Field House on the AFA campus.

► MEET SPECIFICS - The 2014 Mountain West Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held, Thursday, February 27-Saturday, March 1.

The Mountain West men's team title will be battled for by: 2013 outdoor champion Air Force, as well as Boise State, Colorado State, 2013 indoor champion New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming. Those same schools will have women's teams vying for the team title, while adding Fresno State, Nevada, 2013 indoor and outdoor champion San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV into the mix. 

► MEET SCHEDULE (Daily Start Times) - 

Thursday, February 27 
Pentathlon: 11:00 a.m. (60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, 800-meters)
Heptathlon: 11:15 a.m. (60-meters, long jump, shot put, high jump)

Friday, February 28 

Heptathlon: 11:00 a.m. (60-meter hurdles, pole vault, 1000-meters)
Field Events: 12:30 p.m. (women’s weight throw)
Track Events: 1:30 p.m. (women’s mile trials)

Saturday, March 1 
Field Events: 10:00 a.m. (men’s shot put)
Running Events: 12:00 p.m. (women’s mile final)

All times local to Colorado Springs, Colo. (Mountain Time) 

► TICKETS – Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 for adults, $4 for students (with ID) and children under 12. Prices are a per day fee. Admission is free for Thursday’s events.

► LIVE MEET RESULTS - Live meet results can be found on and at:  

► MOUNTAINT WEST CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - To follow results, photos, video and more from the Mountain West Championships, go to:!/page/championship_c-itrack

► USTFCCCA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - To follow all the conference championships results from across the nation, go to:

► TEAM COMPARISONS - Boise State enters its third season in the Mountain West. The Bronco men come off of a third-place finish at the 2013 indoor championships, while the women look to improve on their fourth-place finish last season. 

San Diego State's women look to be the top contenders this season after claiming the 2013 indoor and outdoor titles, while New Mexico looks to repeat its 2013 indoor championship.

Heading into this week's meet these teams hold USTFCCCA national rankings: 

New Mexico (#40), Wyoming (#54), Air Force (#91) and Colorado State (#108).

San Diego State (#35), Boise State (#59), New Mexico (#82), Air Force (#95), Wyoming (#102), Fresno State (#109) and Colorado State (#120).

► BEST IN THE NATION – Two Broncos hold top-50 national ranking in this week's descending order list. Emma Bates sits in eighth in the women’s 5000-meters, while also ranking 19th in the women’s 3000-meters. Hayli Bozarth also holds two top-50 rankings, sitting at 38th in the weight throw and 50th in the shot put.

► COMPETING BRONCOS – Sixteen men and 16 women will represent the Blue and Orange at the 2014 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Competing for the men are: Jordin Andrade (400m, 4x400); Bryce Bergevin (800m, DMR, 4x400); Leighton Blanchard (pole vault); Kyle Brush (mile, DMR); Dominique Drayden (long jump, triple jump, 4x400); Adam Garske (pole vault); Justin Malnes (60m hurdles); Kyle Merritt (mile, 3000m, DMR); Drew O’donoghue-McDonald (mile, 3000m); Matt Post (weight throw); Ryan Sanders (long jump, triple jump); Allan Schroeder (3000m, 5000m); Rex Stanley (400m, 4x400, DMR); Roderick Townsend (long jump, high jump); Danny Verdieck (heptathlon); and Zach Wiles (3000m).

Competing for the women are: Karyna Armstrong (weight throw); Breana Avalos (800m); Emma Bates (3000m); Hayli Bozarth (shot put, weight throw); Mackenzie Flannigan (60m, 200m, 4x400); Courtney Hutchinson (shot put, weight throw); Shannon Jacobs (60m, 200m, long jump, 4x400); Allison Jeffries (60m hurdles, pole vault); Jasmyn Jewett (high jump, long jump, triple jump); Megan Kelley (400m, 4x400); Josephine Lawrence (long jump, triple jump); Erin McLaughlin (3000m, 5000m); Kimberly Miller (long jump, triple jump); Lacie Rasley (shot put, weight throw); Jordan Ward (high jump); and Chelsey Washington (400m, 4x400).

► LEADERS OF THE (MW) PACK - According to the MW Championship Descending Order Lists available at the conference central championship site, four Bronco women and four men hold top-three spots heading into the championship meet. 

Emma Bates holds the only No. 1 ranking heading into the meet, leading the entries in the women’s 3000-meters. Mackenzie Flannigan sits at second in the 200-meters and third in the 60-meters, while Allison Jeffries (pole vault) and Hayli Bozarth (shot put) each rank No. 3 in meet entries.

For the men Jordin Andrade sits in second in the 400-meters, while Allan Schroeder holds the No. 2 spot in the 3000-meters. Roderick Townsend (high jump) and Ryan Sanders (triple jump) each hold No. 3 spots in their respective events.

► CONFERENCE HONOREES – Seniors Mackenzie Flannigan and Emma Bates collected Mountain West Athlete of the Week honors during the indoor season. Flannigan earned the honor February 11 after setting a school record of 7.52-seconds in the 60-meters, while Bates picked up the nod Feb. 25 after setting a school record of 9:11.98 in the 3000-meters.


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