Broncos Travel to BYU Triangular, WAR5 Meets

► WHAT'S HAPPENING - The Boise State track and field program enters their second week of the 2012 outdoor season. This week the Broncos have a big triangular meet with Brigham Young University and University of Southern California in Provo, Utah, April 7. They will also send a handful of student-athletes to run in the middle and long distances at the WAR5 Northwest Scoring Clash in Spokane, Wash. 

► BYU, USC TRIANGULAR MEET SPECIFICS - The majority of the Broncos travel to Provo, Utah, to take on host BYU and USC this Saturday, April 7 at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex. The No. 66-ranked Bronco men will face No. 8 USC and No. 26 BYU, while the unranked women take on No. 4 USC and No. 24 BYU.

The women's pole vault will kick off the meet at 11:00 a.m. (MT) while the women's 3000-meter steeplechase kicks off the running events at 1:00 p.m. (MT). The men's 4x400-meter relay is the final scheduled event slated for 3:30 p.m. (MT).

The meet will be scored according to NCAA tri-meet scoring regulations. Scoring is 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for open events and relays are 7, 5, 4. Only two people from each team are allowed to score per event.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free to those under the age of five.

A full meet schedule is available above and full meet results will be available at: http://byucougars.com/m-track-field/event/2012/byu-usc-boise-state-tri-meet

► WAR5 NW SCORING CLASH MEET SPECIFICS - A handful of Broncos will head north to Spokane, Wash., to participate in the WAR5 NW Scoring Clash on April 7. The WAR5 NW Scoring Clash involves duals between schools from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and is hosted by the Community Colleges of Spokane at Spokane Falls Community College Track and Field Facility.

Teams will be formed as such: Washington (WSU, EWU, CWU, Whitworth, Gonzaga, Seattle U, SPU and Spokane) vs. the "WORLD" Oregon (EOU and TVCC), Idaho (University of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene, BSU, and LCSC) and Montana (University of Montana and Great Falls University) dual and will combine the scores of the "two" teams separately by gender.

The meet is slated to begin at 9:00 a.m. (PT) with the men's hammer and the women's 5000-meters. The final scheduled event is the men's 4x400-meter relay at 5:00 p.m. (PT). Admission to the event is free to the public.

Competing for the Bronco women at WAR5 includes: Rici Morrill (800m, 4x400), Emma Bates (1500m, 4x400), Marissa Opatz (1500m, 4x400), Jamie Knapp (1500m, 4x400), Erin McLaughlin (5000m), Taryn Treadway (5000m), Sarah Bisterfeldt (5000m), Carly Gerard (5000m), Hayley Gregoire (5000m, 3000m Steeplechase), Marissa VanderMalle (3K SC), Kate Jette (3K SC), Shea Hanson (3K SC) and Anna Preciado (3K SC). The Bronco men include: Dusty Klein (800m), Drew O'donoghue-McDonald (800m, 1500m), Allan Schroeder (800m, 3K SC), Vince Hamilton (1500m), Sawyer Bosch (3K SC) and Zach Wiles (3K SC).

Heat sheets, schedules and possible live results will be available at: http://athletics.spokane.edu/TRACK___FIELD/Meet-Info.aspx  


► RANKINGS WATCH -
The 2012 USTFCCCA Division I National Team Computer Rankings for the outdoor week #1 were released April 3.  The Boise State men jumped 29 spots this week, now sitting at No. 37, while the women remain out of the national team rankings this week.

Kurt Felix now ranks No. 4 in the USTFCCCA decathlon rankings, No. 13 in the long jump and No. 33 in the javelin, while Chase Sexton sits at No. 38, based on current season stats. Alex Nelson ranks No. 13 in the hammer, while Trevor Kraychir ranks No. 30 in the same event based on pre-season data. Sawyer Bosch ranks 19th in the steeplechase and Eetu Viitala ranks 23rd in the long jump based on pre-season data as well.  

In this week's TFRRS rankings eight men and four women hold top-100 national rankings in their respective events.

Kurt Felix holds the most top-100 spots for the Broncos sitting at No. 3 in the decathlon, No. 6 in the long jump and No. 16 in the javelin. Chase Sexton ranks No. 22 in the discus and No. 51 in the shot put, while Will Lohman joins at No. 93 in the shot put. Trevor Kraychir sits at No. 60 in the men's hammer throw while Mele Vaisima is No. 61 in the women's hammer, rounding out the ranked Bronco throwers.

Alexi Morton ranks No. 42 in the heptathlon, Manoah Wesson is No. 62 in the 400-meters, Emma Bates ranks 82 nd in the 1500-meters and Shea Hanson ranks 97th in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

The TFRRS rankings are based only on 2012 results, whereas the USTFCCCA rankings take into account the final 2011 rankings of some athletes. 


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