Felix, Vaisima to Represent Broncos at NCAA's

BOISE, Idaho - Two Boise State track and field athletes have earned bids to the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday (March 9 and 10). Senior Kurt Felix will compete in two events and senior Mele Vaisima will compete in one event, representing the Broncos as well as the Treasure Valley on their home turf at Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center.

Felix earned an automatic qualifying mark in the heptathlon on February 11, when he earned a school record total of 5,771-points. On Monday (March 5), Felix learned that he also earned a qualifying spot in the open long jump after earning a career-best mark of 25-1.75 in the long jump on Feb. 11.

Vaisima earned an automatic qualifying mark of 69-8.25 in the weight throw on Feb. 23, winning the Mountain West title in the process.

Felix enters the meet as the No. 10-ranked heptathlete as well as the No. 15-ranked long jumper. Vaisima enters ranked No. 7 in the weight throw.

Felix will be a part of the meet's very first event, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (MT) on Friday with the heptathlon 60-meter dash. He will also compete in the heptathlon long jump, shot put and high jump on Friday morning. Saturday he begins day two of the heptathlon, running the 60-meter hurdles at 10:30 a.m. He continues the seven-event competition with the pole vault and 1000-meters on Saturday. His open long jump competition is set for 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

Vaisima will compete in the women's weight throw on Friday, beginning at 2:00 p.m. 

► MEET QUALIFIERS - A full list of meet qualifiers can be found at: http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1indoor12/

► CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS - Tickets for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 9-10, 2012 are also for sale during the regular season meets in the ticket box. Prices for all-session passes are: $50 for Adult Reserved; $45 for Adult General Admission; $37 for Senior/Student Reserved and $30 for Senior/Student General Admission.  

Tickets can be purchased at the Idaho Center Ticket Box Office, at Treasure Valley TCBY's, Jack's Drive-in (Caldwell) and JNJ Corner Store (Ontario). They can also be purchased online at ncaa.com/tickets or ictickets.com and by phone at 208-442-3232.

► CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - The 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will have a centralized location on NCAA.com for all results, ticket information, meet information and more. Visit: http://www.ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-indoor-men/d1 for more information. A USTFCCCA meet central can be found at: http://www.ustfccca.org/weekly-results/national-championships-central-indoor-track-field

► MEET SCHEDULE - The heptathlon kicks off both days, starting at 10 a.m. (MT) on Friday and 10:30 on Saturday. Open field events begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and 3:00 pm on Saturday, while running events begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:15 p.m. on Saturday. Friday's meet is slated through 9:25 p.m., while Saturday is scheduled through 9:05 p.m. A full schedule can be viewed at: http://www.ncaa.com/content/2012-di-indoor-track-and-field-championship-event-list-0

► LIVE RESULTS - Live results can be followed at: http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2012-03-03/winter-championship-multimedia
 
► LIVE STREAMING - Live streaming of the meet will be available on ESPN3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. (MT) on Friday, March 9 and at 6:00 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, March 10. Both days will air through the end of the meet.

► TV COVERAGE - A tape-delayed broadcast of the meet will be shown on ESPNU, Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. (MT), with re-runs schedule for Monday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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