Bronco Track and Field Hosts All-Idaho Cup

► What's Happening - The Boise State track and field team will host its first outdoor meet of the 2011 season, the All-Idaho Cup, on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. For the majority of the team, the All-Idaho Cup will be its first meet of the outdoor season, with only nine Broncos opening their season last weekend at the Arizona State Invitational. 

► Meet Specifics - The meet is a two day event held at Boise State's Bronco Stadium and Ed Jacoby Track. Friday's events are scheduled for a 12-noon (Mountain) start for field events and 4 p.m. for track events. Saturday's events are slated to begin at 10 a.m. for field events and 1 p.m. for track events.  

► The Competition - The All-Idaho Cup has been set up as an opportunity for all Idaho schools to compete against one-another. This year's All-Idaho Cup includes Boise State, Idaho State, Northwest Nazarene and College of Idaho.

► Ranked Broncos -
After only a handful of Broncos traveled to Arizona for a season-opening meet at ASU, a pair of Broncos sit in this week's national rankings (top-100). Rolando Trammel sits at No. 52 in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles with his time of 53.16. Emily Funkhouser ranks in the women's 400-meter hurdles, sitting at No. 88 after running a 1:02.54 last weekend. Eetu Viitala also holds a top-100 rank, sitting at No. 42 in the men's long jump after jumping 23-8.75.

► Ranked Competitors -
The All-Idaho Cup will be the fourth outdoor meet for the Bengals this season. Numerous Idaho State Bengals enter the meet this weekend ranked in the nation's top-100. In the 10000-meters Bradi Hutchison (#42), Audrey Urlacher (#64) and Kerynn Davis (#67) are ranked after competing at the Stanford Invitational last weekend. Ryan Davis ranks 10th in the 3000-meter steeplechase after clocking a 9:05.08 at the Stanford Invite, while Bryce Jenkins earned a time of 9:17.29 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival to rank No. 31. Cydney Jacobsen also ranks in the women's steeplechase, sitting at No. 66 while Samantha Berryman ranks No. 73 in the pole vault. Three women and four men earned rankings in the heptathlon and decathlon after competing in the Cal Multi's last week. McKinzie Anderson (#90), Brekka Johnson (#96) and Becca Aplington (#99) rank for th Bengal women, while Harley Goedhart (#59), Garret Wood (#66), William Phillips (#68), Derek Puckett (#70) and Jason Davis (#76) rank for the Bengal men.

The All-Idaho Cup will be the second outdoor meet of the 2011 season for the College of Idaho. The Coyote's Austin Basterrechea is the only team member with an NAIA national ranking, sitting at No. 3 in the decathlon with 5759-points, set at the NNU Combined Events meet on March 11.

The All-Idaho Cup will be the fourth outdoor meet of the season for Northwest Nazarene. No athletes from NNU are ranked in this week's NCAA Division II national rankings.

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