SANDE WINS 3000M STEEPLECHASE ON SHORTENED FIRST DAY OF ALL-IDAHO CUP

BOISE, Idaho Day-one of the Boise State University All-Idaho Collegiate Championships track and field meet was cut short by a snow storm Friday afternoon, with only five events being completed at the two day meet in Bronco Stadium. Because of the poor weather seven field events were moved to Saturday morning, while ten preliminary heats were cut from the meet altogether.

Saturday’s action is set to kick-off at 10 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and women’s shot put. Track events will start at 2:30 p.m. with the men and women’s 4x100-meter relays. The meet is scheduled to conclude at approximately 5:50 p.m. with the men and women’s 4x400m relays. All sprint events that were originally scheduled with preliminary heats will now only be timed finals.

On Friday, senior Breanna Sande captured Boise State’s lone first-place finish by winning the women’s 3000m steeplechase. Her time of 11:20.5 was good enough to edge out Idaho State’s Erica Wendt (11:32.2) by nearly 12 seconds. Shea Hanson crossed the finish line third for Boise State with a time of 11:53.6.

For the Bronco men, Scott Foley had Boise State’s top showing of the day with a second-place finish in the 1500m run. Foley’s time of 4:15.97 fell just short of victory in a close sprint to the finish. Eric Strand of Idaho State won the event with a time of 4:15.30.

The All-Idaho Cup is one of just two outdoor home meets for the Broncos this spring. Boise State will also host the Bronco Twilight on May 1 (Friday) in Bronco Stadium.


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