Broncos Close-Out Regular Season with Idaho-Utah Border Clash, Oregon Relays

► What's Happening - The Boise State track and field team is heading into their final regular season weekend of competition for 2010. The Broncos will host the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, while four athletes will head to the Oregon Relays presented by Oregon Community Credit Union. The meets will both be held April 30-May 1. 

► Idaho-Utah Border Clash - The second and final home meet for the Broncos will be held April 30-May 1 at the Ed Jacoby Track in Boise State's Bronco Stadium. The Bronco men and women will join Northwest Nazarene University as the "Idaho" team while Weber State and Utah State will become the "Utah" team. A handful of unattached athletes will alos compete as well as the Boise State Track Club. The two-day meet consists of a Friday evening field event session as well as a Saturday track session and a Saturday field session. 

Friday's field events consist of the men's javelin at 2:30 p.m., the women's hammer at 4 p.m. followed by the men's hammer at 5:30 p.m. Saturday's field events begin at 10 a.m. with the women's javelin and men's pole vault. The running events begin at 12 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relays and will conclude at 3:50 p.m. with the 4x400-meter relays.

Meet information and results can be found at: www.broncosports.com under the track and field section in the meet information section.

► Oregon Relays - The Oregon Relays presented by Oregon Community Credit Union will be held April 30-May 1. All distance races will be held Friday evening in a 'distance carnival' style meet from 6:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meet information and results can be found at: www.oregonrelays.com

► Who's Competing - Only four Broncos will head to the Oregon Relays to participate in the distance events. Jeff Howard will race in the 5000-meter run which is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. (PT) while Sawyer Bosch, Zach Wiles and Kevin Higgs are slated to race in the 3000-meter steeplechase scheduled at 6:20 and 6:40 p.m.

The majority of the Bronco squad will stay home and compete in the Idaho-Utah Border Clash on Friday and Saturday. The Bronco men's entries include: Eric Capelle (100m, 200m, 4x100), Marlon Douglas (100m, 200m, 4x100, 4x400), Per Strandquist (100m, 200m, 4x100), Paul Robertson (200m, 400m, 4x400), Eetu Viitala (100m, long jump), Rolando Trammel (110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100, 4x400, long jump), Dusty Klein (400m, 4x400), Michael Walrath (200m, 400m, 4x400), Nick Tatro (400m, 4x400), Quinten Hennekam (800m), Logan Fredrickson (800m), Austin Edwards (800m), Geoff Moore (800m), Kevin Rosaaen (1500m, 3000m), Scott Foley (3000m), Daniel Thompson (pole vault), Nathan Balcirak (pole vault), Zacharias Arnos (long jump, triple jump) and Kurt Felix (long jump, discus, javelin).

On the women's side of the entries, the Broncos who are competing include: Racquel Jones (100m, long jump, 4x100), Destiny Gammage (100m, 4x100, 200m), Eleni Kafourou (100m, 200m, 4x100, long jump, triple jump), Ann Noyes (long jump, triple jump), Taryn Campos (100m, 200m, 4x100, 4x400), Andrea Wilson (100m, 200m), Sam Alderman (100m, 200m), Megan Olivetti (200m, 100m hurdles, 4x100, 4x400), Paige Olivetti (200m, 400m, 4x100, 4x400), Marjani Maldonado (200m, 100m hurdles, 4x400), Tajanee Simmons (200m, 400m, 4x400), Monisha Davis (200m, 4x400, 100m hurdles), Ericka Hill (200m, 400m), Joi Glass (400m, 4x400), Alexandria Bell (400m, 800m), Paige Orcutt (800m), Emily Funkhouser (800m, 4x400), Brittnee Sanchez (800m, 1500m), Breanne Whitlock (800m, 1500m), Audie Balue (800m), Chrystal Moore (800m), Kacie Bitzenburg (800m), Piper Delaney (1500m, 3000m), Carly Gerard (1500m, 3000m), Chelsea Herren (1500m), Shea Hanson (3000m, 3000m steeplechase), Melody Braden (3000m steeplechase), Lacy Hopkins (400m hurdles, 4x400), Brooke Demers (high jump), BreAnna Craig (pole vault), Annelise Bertleson (pole vault), Heidi Dorling (pole vault) and Whitney Adams (pole vault).

► Broncos in the Rankings - The Boise State men's team jumped 11 spots in this week's national team rankings to the No. 46 spot out of 192 teams.

Zacharias Arnos holds the highest rank out of any Bronco, sitting at No. 3 in the nation in the triple jump. He also ranks No. 13 in the nation in the long jump. Pontus Thomee holds a No. 17 spot in the javelin while Kurt Felix is ranked No. 30 in the decathlon. Sawyer Bosch holds a No. 41 spot in the 3000-meter steeplechase while Trevor Kraychir and Alex Nelson rank No. 32 and No. 48, respectively, in the hammer throw.

On the women's side, the team dropped 29 spots this week to No. 72 in the nation as a team. Only two Bronco women are ranked nationally with Eleni Kafourou leading the way with a No. 8 spot in the long jump and No. 14 in the triple jump. Sasa Kampic also holds a ranking for the Bronco women, sitting at No. 35 in the javelin.


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