BRONCO TRACK TEAMS SPLIT UP TO COMPETE AT BYU AND NNU INVITATIONALS

PROVO, Utah and NAMPA, Idaho The Boise State University track and field teams split up on Saturday (April 25) with the two teams competing at the BYU Robison Invitational in Provo, Utah and the NNU Invitational in Nampa, Idaho.

While weather conditions hampered the BYU meet with over 10 events cancelled, the Broncos were still able to record seven top five finishes.

The top finish came from the men’s 4x100-meter relay team which posted a time of 42.02.

Third place finishes were turned in by Mele Vaisima in the women’s hammer with a mark of 167-5.00 (51.03m) and Kyle Grigsby in the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.70.

Dusty Klein and Matt Meyer followed Grigsby in the 800-meter run with fourth (1:58.83) and fifth (1:59-30) finishes, respectively.

Kendra Hernandez placed fifth in the women’s 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:57.82, while Quinten Hennekam finished fifth in the men’s mile run with a time of 4:35.05.

Competing unattached as she red-shirts the 2009 outdoor season, Eleni Kafourou won the women’s triple jump with a mark of 42-6.25 (12.96m). Kafourou won the 2009 NCAA indoor national championship in the triple jump.

At the NNU Invitational Simon Wardhaugh led a one-two-three finish in the men’s hammer throw with a winning mark of 204-11 (62.45m). Alex Nelson followed Wardhaugh with a second place throw of 185-07 (56.57m) while Trevor Kraychir was third at 182-1 (55.59m).

Boise State came away with two other first place finishes in Nampa when Cameron Lockard won the men’s 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:57.00 and Alexandria Bell won the women’s 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:11.12. Breanne Whitlock was second to Bell in the 1,500-meter run with a second place time of 5:12.29.

The Broncos had two other runner-up finishes with Lacy Hopkins finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.60, and Pam Ward placing second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:16.88. Melody Braden was third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:31.00.

The track teams will come together this coming Friday (May 1) when Boise State hosts the Bronco Twilight at Bronco Stadium.


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