Broncos Host Idaho-Utah Border Clash

► What's Happening - The Boise State track and field team will host its final home meet of the season this Friday and Saturday (April 29-30) at the Ed Jacoby Track inside of Boise State's Bronco Stadium. The Broncos will host the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, a meet designed for schools in Idaho and Utah to compete against each other.

► Meet Specifics -
New to the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, the meet will include heptathlon and decathlon competitions this year. The multi-events are scheduled to kick-off the meet at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (April 29) with the women's heptathlon 100-meter hurdles. Individual field events will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the women's javelin, while the individual running events begin at 4:30 p.m. with the women's 5000-meter run on Friday. On Saturday, the men's decathlon 110-meter hurdles kick-off the day at 9:30 a.m., while the individual field events begin at 10:30 a.m. with the women's high jump. Saturday's running events start at 11:00 a.m. with the mixed 5000-meter masters run.

Friday's events are scheduled to finish with the men's hammer throw at 6:00 p.m. Saturday's final event is the women's 4x400-meter relay, slated for a 3:00 p.m. start.

► Meet Events and Promotions -
Friday:
-Free admission with donation of an old pair of running shoes
-Steeple chase cheer (kids come down to the Hall of Fame Plaza to cheer on athletes)
-T-shirt toss for first place finishes

Saturday:

-First 100 students in the door receive free license plate covers

-Free admission with donation of an old pair of running shoes

-T-shirt toss for first place finishes

-Race against Buster Bronco after Women's 4x400 relay (kids may come down to mid-field gate at 3:00 p.m. and race Buster, winner receives t-shirt)

-Autograph session for kids and family at end of event (around 3:30 p.m.)

-Senior Day ceremony honoring six graduating seniors on the track and field/cross country teams

► The Competition -
The Idaho-Utah Border Clash includes four schools from Idaho and two from Utah. The Idaho schools include: Boise State, Idaho State, Northwest Nazarene and College of Idaho. The Utah schools include: Weber State and Utah State. The Bronco Track Club, Greater Boise Running Club and a handful of unattached athletes will also be competing in the meet.

► Nationally Ranked Broncos -
In the April 25 NCAA Division I Outdoor National Rankings, Boise State has nine men and two women in the top-100 rankings.

Rolando Trammel holds two rankings this week, sitting at No. 90 in the 110-meter hurdles, as well as No. 79 in the 400-meter hurdles. Sawyer Bosch holds the highest ranking, sitting at No.13 in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Kevin Higgs also ranks in the steeplechase, sitting at No. 91. Eetu Viitala sits at No. 20 in the long jump, while Chase Sexton is ranked No. 62 in the discus. Alex Nelson sits at No. 17 in the hammer with Trevor Kraychir ranks No. 32 in the event. In the javelin, Pontus Thomee sits at No. 36, while Alex Cartwright ranks No. 92.

For the women, Alexi Morton ranks No. 68 in the country in the heptathlon, while Kate Jette sits at No. 90 in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

► Broncos in the WAC Top-Three - A handful of Broncos sit amongst the top-three spots in this week's WAC rankings. Leading the Broncos with No. 1 rankings include: Rolando Trammel (400m hurdles), Sawyer Bosch (3000m steeplechase), Eetu Viitala (long jump), Alex Nelson (hammer) and Pontus Thomee (javelin). Also ranking in the top-three for the men are: Brad Bogdan (10000m, 3rd), Trammel (110m hurdles, 2nd), Anthony Belcher (400m hurdles, 3rd), Joshua Butler (triple jump, 2nd), Chase Sexton (shot put, 2nd), Trevor Kraychir (hammer, 2nd), Alex Cartwright (javelin, 2nd), Brian Pierre (5000m, 3rd) and the men's 4x400-meter relay team (2nd).

For the women, Kate Jette is ranked No. 2 in the conference in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Alexi Morton sits at No. 3 in the heptathlon. Heidi Dorling and Danielle Valentine sit at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the pole vault, while the women's 4x100-meter relay team is ranked No. 3 in the WAC.


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