Boise State to Compete at Robison Invitational

► WHAT'S HAPPENING - The Boise State track and field teams will head to Provo, Utah, this weekend to participate in the 2012 Robison Invitational hosted by Brigham Young University. The Broncos will compete in the April 27-28 meet at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.

The meet is the final regular season meet of 2012 for Boise State and will prep the Broncos for the Mountain West Championships May 9-12 at Air Force Academy.

► ROBISON INVITATIONAL MEET SPECIFICS - The 2012 Robison Invitational will host a multi-event competition April 25-26, followed by an open meet April 27-28.

The open meet is scheduled to begin with the women's hammer throw and men's shot put at 11 a.m. (MT) on Friday, along with the start of the running events at 1 p.m. (100-meter hurdles). Friday's schedule is slated to end around 3:50 p.m. with the men's 5000-meters.

Saturday's events begin at 10 a.m. with the men's hammer throw, while running events begin at 1 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay. The 4x400-meter relay will close out the day at 4:25 p.m.

Meet information including heat sheets, schedules and results can be found at: http://byucougars.com/w-track-field/event/2012/byu-robison-invitational  

► USTFCCCA RANKINGS - The Bronco men moved down one spot this week in the USTFCCCA Team rankings, to No. 39. Kurt Felix continues to rank in three events, sitting in fifth for the decathlon, eighth in the long jump and 24th in the javelin. Allan Schroeder holds a No. 21 spot in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Sawyer Bosch sits just behind at No. 26. Chase Sexton ranks No. 36 in the discus, while Rolando Trammel ranks No. 39 in the 400-meter hurdles.

The women jumped 15 spots this week, now sitting at No. 106 as a team. Mele Vaisima ranks 15 th in the country in the hammer throw, while Alyssa Osai sits at No. 35 in the event. The pair are this week's only ranked Bronco women on the USTFCCCA rankings.

► TFRRS RANKINGS - In the TFRRS rankings, based solely on their 2012 performances, Boise State has 14 student-athletes in the top-100 of their respective events. Kurt Felix leads the way, ranking fourth in the decathlon, eighth in the long jump and 24th in the javelin. Three Broncos rank in two events, including Chase Sexton who sits at No. 36 in the discus and 84th in the shot put. Rolando Trammel holds two rankings, 39th in the 400-meter hurdles and 72nd in the 110-meter hurdles, while Will Lohman ranks 76th in the hammer and 81st in the shot put. Allan Schroeder and Sawyer Bosch both rank in the 3000-meter steeplechase, sitting at 21st and 26th, respectively. Eetu Viitala ranks 63rd in the long jump, while Scott Foley ranks 83rd in the 10000-meters to round out the Bronco men.

For the women, Mele Vaisima holds the top ranking, sitting at 15 th in the hammer throw. Alyssa Osai joins her in the event, ranking 35th. Emma Bates sits at 56th in the 10000-meters, while Sasa Kampic sits at 77th in the javelin. Alexi Morton rounds out the women, sitting at 81st in the heptathlon.

► TFRRS CONFERENCE LEADERS - The Broncos have a handful of team members who hold top-three rankings in the Mountain West in their respective events. Kurt Felix leads the conference in the decathlon and javelin while also ranking second in the long jump. Manoah Wesson also holds a conference leading mark in the 400-meters, while Allan Schroeder does the same in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Sawyer Bosch joins Schroeder sitting in second in the steeplechase. Wesson also joins up on the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay, ranking second and third, respectively. Rolando Trammel is also a part of both of those relays, while also ranking second in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. Drew O'donoghue-McDonald rounds out the ranked Broncos on the track, sitting in third for the 1500-meters. Will Lohman leads the throwers ranking second in both the shot put and hammer throw. Chase Sexton ranks third in the shot put, while Trevor Kraychir ranks third in the hammer throw.

On the women's side, Mele Vaisima and Alexi Morton hold the only No. 2 rankings. Vaisima ranks second in the hammer and Morton in the heptathlon. Alyssa Osai joins Vaisima in the hammer sitting in third. Sasa Kampic holds a No. 3 spot in the javelin, while Taryn Campos (200-meters) and the 4x100-meter relay also rank third in the conference.


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