BRONCOS WIN FOUR EVENTS AND POST TWO NEW REGIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS AT TRACK AND FIELD MEET IN CALIFORNIA

            BERKELEY, Calif. – Boise State University track and field athletes won four events, and posted two new NCAA regional qualifying marks on Saturday (April 14) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. 

Theodora Xylaki and Sterling Small recorded their first qualifying marks of the season in winning the women’s high jump and men’s 400-meter hurdles, respectively.  Xylaki’s winning jump was 5-8.75 (1.75m), while Small’s winning time was 52.47.

            The Broncos other first place finishes came when Nick Cunningham won the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 21.99, and Eleni Kafourou did the same in the triple jump with a leap of 41-3 (12.57m). 

Kafourou also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 19-3.25 (5.87m).  The sophomore from Athens, Greece, has already qualified for regionals in both the long and triple jump this year with previous marks of 19-9.50 (6.03m) and 42-4.75 (12.92m).

In other action for Boise State this weekend, three Broncos came away with top three finishes at the Sun Angel Invitational in Tempe, Arizona.

Competing on Friday (April 13), Jarrod Stevens and Simon Wardhaugh finished second and third in the men’s hammer, while Annika Hjelm was third in the women’s hammer.

Stevens’ throw was 212-6 (64.75m), while Wardhaugh’s mark was 210-1 (64.03m).  Former Boise State All-American Mattias Jons, competing for the Hasselby Track Club, won the event with a throw of 231-11 (70.69m).

Hjelm’s third placed throw was 197-11 (60.34m).  Hjelm is the Bronco record holder in the event at 206-1 (62.82m) set on April 7 at a meet in Boise.


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