Outdoor Season Begins at NNU
March 22, 2018

NNU Open (March 23-24)

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The Boise State track and field team will kick off the outdoor season with a meet close to home this weekend, as 13 Broncos will compete in the NNU Open. The meet will take place at the Brian and Nichole Bohner Track on the campus of Northwest Nazarene.

WHEN: The first event with participating Broncos will be the women's javelin (followed by the men's javelin) starting at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. Saturday's competition will start at 10 a.m. with the men's hammer throw.

- Liz Gaffney and Emily Stiles
Hammer - Kendra Noneman
Pole Vault - Ashley Caffrey and Amber Mallet
Triple Jump - Skylar Benson
Discus - Liz Gaffney
800m - Emma Culig

- Jared Budzinski and Cole Collins
Hammer - Drew Lindsley
Pole Vault - Max Richmond and Justin Stattner
Discus - Drew Lindsley
400m - Cameron Wrout
800m - Israel Anaya Carmona and Cameron Wrout

LAST TIME OUT: The Blue and Orange ended the indoor season with a bang in taking 17th place at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships earlier this month - the team's best indoor finish in program history. It eclipsed the previous best of 19th in 2009 and 2014.

Allie Ostrander placed second in the 3,000m thanks to a time of 8:54.35, which was just eight-hundredths of a second off her school and Mountain West record she set as a freshman.

Her runner-up finish was the best by a Mountain West athlete in the women's 3,000m at the indoor national championship, while also being the highest-finish by a Boise State athlete at the indoor national championship since Eleni Kafourou won the 2009 national title in the triple jump.

The women's distance medley relay team of Ostrander, Chelsea Walker, Amy Pfaff and Allie Ostrander contributed four points with a fifth-place performance. The four clocked a school record time of 10:58.93.

Sadi Henderson and Clare O'Brien both earned second-team All-America honors in the 800m and 5,000m, respectively.

RANKING AMONG THE BEST: The Boise State women's cross country and track and field program recently checked in at No. 6 in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings through the cross country and indoor track and field seasons.

The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field seasons) based on the institution's finish at the NCAA Championships.

With 24 points, Boise State trails only Oregon (10), New Mexico (11.5), Stanford (12), Arkansas (15) and Georgia (18).

Along with the performance at indoors, the Broncos also took sixth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships thanks to 264 points from the lineup of Ostrander, Fuller, O'Brien, Henderson, Emily Venters, Minttu Hukka and Anna McDonald. The finish at nationals was the highest in program history.

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