Broncos Pick Up 16 Event Wins in Day Two of All Idaho Collegiate Meet

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State track and field team concluded their first home competition of the 2010 outdoor season on Saturday (April 3) with the weather cooperating on day two of the All-Idaho Collegiate meet. The Broncos picked up 16 event wins between the men and women on a cool, but fairly sunny day at Ed Jacoby Track in Bronco Stadium.

"I am pleased with the way our student-athletes competed this weekend," explained head coach JW Hardy. "They battled through poor weather conditions and had many solid performances. We still have plenty of work to do, but my staff is doing a great job in preparing our student-athletes each week."

The Bronco women were led by freshman Racquel Jones who won both the women's 100-meter dash and the women's long jump on Saturday. Jones clocked a time of 12.12 seconds to beat out Idaho State's Jessica Williams who placed second with her time of 12.36. Jones also earned a mark of 17 feet, 8.75 inches in the long jump to win by over seven inches.

Joining Jones in the top spots of the 100-meter dash was freshman Taryn Campos who placed third (12.42) and senior Paige Olivetti who placed fourth (12.43) in the race. Campos and Olivetti were joined by Destiny Gammage and Megan Olivetti to place first in the 4x100-meter relay, clocking a time of 47.19 seconds. Both Olivetti's and Campos were joined by Joi Glass in the 4x400-meter relay, winning the event in a time of 3 minutes, 51.26 seconds.

Megan Olivetti captured one of seven wins for the Bronco women on Saturday, winning the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.15 seconds. She led a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep with Marjani Maldonado placing second in a time of 14.20 seconds and Monisha Davis claiming third in a time of 12.45 seconds. Tajanee Simmons also fared well in the race, placing fifth with a time of 15.06 seconds.

In the long distance races on Saturday, Melody Braden represented the Broncos well, capturing a fourth-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:50.8).

Joining Jones with a win in field events, Boise State's Heidi Dorling earned a first-place finish in the women's pole vault, clearing a height of 11 feet, 11.75 inches. Dorling's jump tied her for third on the all-time Boise State top outdoor pole vault marks. Teammate BreAnna Craig earned a third-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, 11.75 inches.

Earning the final win of the day for the Bronco women, Mele Vaisima earned a first-place finish in the discus throw, winning by over 13 feet with her toss of 151 feet, 6 inches. Alyssa Osai, who won the hammer throw on Friday, earned a third-place finish in the discus with a toss of 124 feet.

On the men's side of the competition the Broncos were able to pick up nine event wins on Saturday with the sprint crew earning numerous wins. Starting off Saturday's running events on the right foot, Boise State's Marlon Douglas, Rolando Trammel, Eric Capelle, and Paul Robertson earned a win in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 42.01 seconds.

Robertson went on to win the 400-meter dash shortly after, clocking a time of 49.50 seconds and led a Bronco top-3 sweep. Dusty Klein captured a second-place finish (49.63 seconds) in the 400-meter dash, while Walrath placed third (50.99 seconds). Capelle led another Bronco sweep in the 100-meter dash, winning the event in a time of 10.80 seconds. Douglas came in second-place with a time of 11.08 seconds while Eetu Viitala placed third in a time of 11.12 seconds. Viitala went on to have a solid win in the men's long jump, earning a mark of 24 feet, 1.75 inches to win the event by nearly two feet. Trammel picked up his second win of the day in the men's 110-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 15.15 seconds for the win.

Wrapping up the day on the track, Douglas was joined by Walrath, Robertson and Trammel to win the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes, 18.93 seconds.

In the field events, Boise State earned four wins on Saturday with Chase Sexton leading the way. Sexton earned titles in both the shot put and the discus, winning by a solid margin in both events. He threw a mark of 51 feet, 7 inches in the shot put while also earning a mark of 156 feet, 8 inches in the discus. Fellow Bronco Pontus Thomee also threw well in the discus, placing third with a mark of 148 feet. The Broncos also earned a win in the men's triple jump with Zacharias Arnos jumping 50 feet, 9.25 inches. Trammel finished in fourth-place in the triple jump with a mark of 44 feet, 11 inches.

Also faring well on Saturday, freshman Logan Fredrickson earned a second-place finish in the 800-meter run (1:57.50) while Daniel Thompson tied for third-place in the pole vault (14-1.25).

Boise State continues their 2010 outdoor season on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10 at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Their next home competition in Bronco Stadium will be on May 1 when they host the Idaho-Utah Border Clash.


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