Broncos Prep for BYU Clarence Robison Invitational
Emma Bates, Reigning MW Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

April 23, 2014

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WHAT’S HAPPENING
The Bronco men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Provo, Utah this weekend to compete in the BYU Clarence Robison Invitational, April 23-26. The meet will take place at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.

MEET INFORMATION
Competition
BYU, Idaho State, Utah Valley, Utah and Weber State

Track
The BYU track stadium is a world-class facility, constructed with the state-of-the-art Mondo Super X surface. The track radius is 52 meters, providing for short straights and wide turns. Quality marks have been set at the BYU Track and Field Facility.

Admission
$5 per person, children under five get in for free

Parking
There is no parking available inside the track stadium. Parking is available in lots to the west and south of the football stadium.

Weather
As of April 23rd
Wednesday (April 23) – Partly cloudy, high of 52 degrees 
Thursday (April 24) – Mostly cloudy, high of 66 degrees 
Friday (April 25) – Mostly sunny, high of 71 degrees 
Saturday (April 26) – Possible showers, high of 53 degrees 

BRONCOS COMPETING 
Women
Karyna Armstrong (hammer), Breana Avalos (800m), Hayli Bozarth (hammer, shot put), Jessica Bottelberghe (800m), Jenna Carlson (1,500m), Hayley Gregoire (1,500m), Kate Holman (100m hurdles), Allison Jeffries (pole vault, 100m hurdles), Jasmyn Jewett (long jump, triple jump), Megan Kelley (400m hurdles), Alexis Keyes (triple jump), Josephine Lawrence (long jump, triple jump), Shelby McIntyre (1,500m), Kimberly Miller (long jump, triple jump, 4x100m), Breanna Perrone (5,000m), Lacie Rasley (shot put), Cassidy Richmond (400m hurdles), Kady Stafford (hammer), Cara Strodel (1,500m), Shannon Susbauer (long jump, 100m, 200m, 4x100m, 1,500m), Jordan Ward (high jump), Chelsey Washington (400m hurdles, 4x100m), Brandi Williams (long jump, 4x100m) and Danielle Zehrung (1,500m)

Men
Bryce Bergevin (800m), Leighton Blanchard (pole vault), Kyle Brush (800m), Dominique Drayden (long jump, triple jump, 4x100m), Adam Garske (pole vault), Austin Hamilton (javelin), Ian Keys (100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m), Jeremy Malnes (110m hurdles), Justin Malnes (110m hurdles), Fernando Martinez (400m hurdles, 4x100m, 4x400m), Kyle Merritt (mile), Drew O’donoghue-McDonald (mile), Matt Post (hammer), Rex Stanley (400m, 4x400m) hurdles), Alexandru Terpezan (100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m), Roderick Townsend (high jump, 110m hurdles, 100m), Danny Verdieck (pole vault, 110m hurdles) and Dylan Warrington (long jump).

LAST TIME OUT
Boise State split to California and Oregon this past weekend to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays, the California Invitational and the Oregon Relays. The highlight of the weekend came in Walnut, Calif., at the Mt. SAC Relays when Emma Bates set the MW all-time 5,000m record with a time of 15:33.42. Bates’ time set a new-school record, giving her five school records between the indoor and outdoor seasons. Marisa Howard recorded a fifth-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:07.17) and Erin McLaughlin set a career-best mark in the 10,000m with her time of 35:05.94. Jeff Howard and David Elliott lead the men’s team at Mt. SAC with an eighth and 11th-place finish, respectively. Howard finished in 29:28.78 and Elliott crossed the line at 29:33.51, both were career-best times for the two distance runners.

In Eugene, Ore., the Broncos traveled a large portion of their roster, and they received contributions from a variety of athletes. Freshman Allison Jeffries took first place in the pole vault after she cleared 12-9.50 (3.9m). With that school record-breaking jump, Jeffries now holds the school record in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. Matt Post and Hayli Bozarth continued to lead Boise State in the hammer throw. Post took third place with a 195-2 (59.49m) and Bozarth took second when she tossed a 193-5 (58.90m). In the long jump, Kimberly Miller and Dominique Drayden both recorded third-place finishes with jumps of 18-6 (5.64) and 22-9.25. On the last day of competition, Jasmyn Jewett earned first place in the triple jump (40-6.75/12.36m) and also helped the 4x100m relay team to a first-place finish (48.21).

IN THE RANKINGS
The Boise State women’s track and field team leapt 23 spots into the No. 38 spot in the national rankings this week. Emma Bates’ performance in the 5,000m spearheaded the sudden ascension up the rankings and ranks her No. 5 nationally in the 5,000m. Other Broncos that occupy national rankings are: Hayli Bozarth at No. 15 in the hammer throw, Marisa Howard at No. 9 in the 3,000m steeplechase and Bates again at No. 15 in the 10,000m.

The men’s team is ranked No. 51 and has four different competitors with national rankings. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Zach Wiles occupies the No. 14 position and Allan Schroeder holds down the No. 22 slot. Matt Post is ranked No. 19 in the hammer throw and Jordin Andrade is No. 4 in the 400m hurdles.


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