Broncos Prepare for Sun Angel Classic
April 7, 2016

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The Boise State track and field team will move on to the next leg of the outdoor season this weekend when they compete at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., from April 8-9. The Broncos’ throwers and sprinters will headline this particular meet, featuring some of the premier programs on the West Coast.

MEET SCHEDULE (All times are Mountain): The meet will begin on Friday, April 8 at 1 p.m. with the women’s premiere hammer throw, and it will conclude that day with the women’s open pole vault scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Saturday’s action will kick off at 11 a.m. with the women’s open discus, and the meet will end later that evening at 10:22 p.m. with the men’s premiere 4x400m relay.

THE FIELD: Arizona State, Air Force, Boise State, BYU, College of the Sequioas, CSU-Stanislaus, Illinois State, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, Mt. San Antonio CC, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Washington State, UC-Riverside, UC-San Diego and UTEP.

COMPETING BRONCOS:
Women
Hammer Throw – Karyna Armstrong, Courtney Hutchinson, Mallory Nelson, Britlie Silvester and Morgan Van Kooten
High Jump – Jordan Ward
Long Jump – Taj Dorsett
Shot Put – Courtney Hutchinson and Morgan Van Kooten
Pole Vault – Allison Jeffries
Triple Jump – Taj Dorsett
800m – Sadi Henderson

Men
Hammer Throw – Juston Lindsley and Drew Lindsley
Pole Vault – Camden Stoddard
Discus – Juston Lindsley and Drew Lindsley
High Jump – Camden Stoddard
100m – Dusty Fisher, Bryce Kirby and Alexandru Terpezan
200m – Dusty Fisher, Bryce Kirby and Alexandru Terpezan
110m Hurdles – Danny Verdieck
400m Hurdles – Fernando Martinez and Rex Stanley
4x400m Relay – Dusty Fisher, Fernando Martinez, Rex Stanley and Alexandru Terpezan

MW WEEKLY HONOR: David Elliott was named the Mountain West Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for his performance last weekend at the Stanford Invitational. Elliott ran a 13:42.17 in the 5,000m, good for the fastest time in school history.

The Puyallup, Wash., native now has six school records to his name between indoor and outdoor track and field;

Indoor Track and Field
Mile – 3:57.68
3,000m – 7:53.15
Distance Medley Relay – 9:48.34

Outdoor Track and Field
800m – 1:49.48
1,500m – 3:41.61
5,000m – 13:42.17

TOP-10 NATIONAL TIMES: David Elliott’s 13:42.17 is the No. 2 5,000m time in the country, second to only Penn’s Thomas Awad (13:41.77). Brenna Peloquin is fourth on the 5,000m list after her 15:55.43 at the Stanford Invitational. She is the fastest freshman in the country in the event.

OTHER GOOD PERFORMANCES: Andrew Rafla also turned in a solid 5,000m time last weekend, clocking a 14:01.72 for the No. 34 time in the country at the Stanford Invitational. Louis McAfee also PR’d in the 5,000m at Stanford, turning in a 14:15.56.

A slew of Broncos also ran the 5,000m at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, led by Gracie Tostenson’s career-best 16:27.76 to win the event on the women’s side. Ozo Rojas didn’t have the top time in the entire field, but he did win section three after recording a 14:37.91. Jeff Lautenslager ran the fastest time on the men’s side for any Bronco, clocking a personal-best 14:21.18.

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