Broncos to Oregon Twilight, Oxy Invitational

WHAT'S HAPPENING - Six Boise State track and field team members will be competing in two meets to attempt to better their season marks prior to the 2012 Mountain West Championships, May 9-12. Five Broncos will head due west to Eugene, Ore., to participate in the Oregon Twilight meet, while one will head south to Los Angeles for the Oxy Invitational held at Occidental College.

OREGON TWILIGHT MEET SPECIFICS - The 2012 Oregon Twilight meet will be held at the historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

The Oregon Twilight meet is slated for a 6 p.m. (MT) start with the men's and women's discus, women's high jump and women's 400-meter hurdles. The entire meet is scheduled to span 3-hours and 25-minutes, ending at 9:25 p.m. (MT).

Five Broncos will be headed to the meet, including: Shea Hanson and Kate Jette, running in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 6:45 p.m. (MT); Zach Wiles in the men's steeplechase at 7 p.m., Dusty Klein in the 800-meters at 9:25 p.m. and Chris Manuele in the pole vault at 7:20 p.m.

A full meet schedule can be found at: https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf8/842390.pdf

To watch the meet live, go to: http://www.goducks.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml

Live results will be available at: http://www.goducks.com/fls/500/track/1112/twilight/index.htm

OXY INVITATIONAL MEET SPECIFICS -  Only one Bronco, Michelle Glass, will head to the Oxy Invitational hosted by Occidental College in Los Angeles this weekend. Glass will participate in the women's high jump, scheduled for a 4 p.m. (MT) start.

Information on the meet can be found at: http://www.oxyathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2011-12/oxyinvite2012

Final results will be available on the oxyathletics.com website following the meet.

USTFCCCA RANKINGS - The Bronco men moved down four spots this week in the USTFCCCA Team rankings, to No. 43. Kurt Felix continues to rank in three events, sitting in fifth for the decathlon, ninth in the long jump and 25th in the javelin. Allan Schroeder holds a No. 26 spot in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Sawyer Bosch sits just behind at No. 31. Chase Sexton ranks No. 76 in the discus, while Rolando Trammel ranks No. 42 in the 400-meter hurdles.

The women dropped three spots this week, now sitting at No. 109 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 is this week's only ranked Bronco women on the USTFCCCA rankings.

TFRRS RANKINGS - In the TFRRS rankings, Boise State has 14 student-athletes in the top-100 of their respective events. Kurt Felix leads the way, ranking fourth in the decathlon, ninth in the long jump and 24th in the javelin. Three Broncos rank in two events, including Chase Sexton who sits at No. 37 in the discus and 88th in the shot put. Rolando Trammel holds two rankings, 42nd in the 400-meter hurdles and 73rd in the 110-meter hurdles, while Will Lohman ranks 83rd in the hammer and 84th in the shot put. Allan Schroeder and Sawyer Bosch both rank in the 3000-meter steeplechase, sitting at 26th and 31st, respectively. Eetu Viitala ranks 66th in the long jump, Trevor Kraychir is 95th in the hammer throw and Scott Foley ranks 94th 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 61st in the 10000-meters, while Sasa Kampic sits at 83rd in the javelin. Alexi Morton rounds out the women, sitting at 84th 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 third in both relays. Rolando Trammel, who is also a part of both of those relays, ranks 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 the shot put and third in the hammer throw, while Chase Sexton ranks third in the shot put.

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 ranks third in the 200-meters, as does the women's 4x100-meter relay.


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