BOISE, Idaho The Boise State track and field team will conclude the 2009 outdoor regular season by hosting the Bronco Twilight on Friday (May 1) in Bronco Stadium, marking Boise State’s final competition before the Western Athletic Conference championships, May 13-16. The Bronco Twilight will also be a farewell for 14 Boise State seniors, who will be competing in the last home meet of their collegiate careers.

            The Bronco Twilight is scheduled to start with the women’s hammer throw at 1 p.m. on Friday. Field events will conclude with the men’s shot put, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The meet’s running events have been scheduled to start at 6 p.m., and will conclude at approximately 10 p.m.


Broncos in the WAC


            Boise State enters this weekend with numerous marks ranking near the top of the Western Athletic Conference. The Bronco women currently rank second in three events. Senior Kayleen McDowell has the second fastest 800-meter time to date (2:09.07), while Annelise Bertleson ranks No. 2 in pole vault (12-7.5/3.85m) and Sasa Kampic is second in javelin (157-2/47.90m).

            The Bronco men have earned nine marks ranking in the WAC’s top-two heading into the final meet of the season. The men rank first in the 100m, 4x100m relay, high jump, long jump, triple jump and hammer throw. The Broncos also rank No. 2 in the 100m, triple jump and decathlon. Senior Ryan Grinnell leads the way for Boise State, as he currently holds the top conference mark in three different events (high jump, long jump and triple jump).


Broncos Ranked Nationally


            Boise State has also solidified numerous marks this season that currently rank in the nation’s top-30. Kampic is the only member of the Boise State women’s team with a top-30 ranking. After last weekend she ranks No. 28 nationally in the javelin.

            The Boise State men currently have five marks that rank in the top-20 nationally, which is led again by Grinnell, who has three top-20 rankings. Grinnell is currently ninth in the triple jump (53-3.75/16.25m), 16th in the high jump (7-0.5/2.15m) and 19th in the long jump (25-1.75/7.66m).

            Also securing top-20 rankings for Boise State is Zacharias Arnos and Simon Wardhaugh. Arnos is currently ranked 19th in the triple jump with a mark of 51-4.25 (15.65m). Wardhaugh ranks eighth in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 217-0 (66.14m).


Bronco Great to Compete at Twilight Meet


            One of Boise State’s all-time greats, Jarred Rome, is scheduled to compete this Friday at the Bronco Twilight meet. Rome was a six-time NCAA All-American at Boise State. He still holds the Boise State indoor and outdoor shot put records, as well as the school’s top outdoor discus mark of all-time. Rome was the 2004 United States Discus Champion and a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team.

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