EUGENE, Oregon Kayleen McDowell increased Boise State University’s number of NCAA regional qualifying marks to 18 when she posted a time of 2:09.62 in the women’s 800-meter run at the Oregon Twilight on Saturday (May 5).

            Her time was also the third fastest in Bronco history as the sophomore from Forest Grove, Ore., won her section of the race. 

            Boise State has qualified in 10 men’s events for regionals, which will also be held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus May  25-26 (Friday and Saturday), and eight women’s events.  All are individual performance, with the exception of the women’s 4x400-meter relay team.

            Eleni Kafourou is the only Bronco to qualify for two individual events at the NCAA west regional in the long and triple jumps.

            Megan Olivetti also had an excellent night for the Bronco women’s team as she won the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.79, and finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.22.

            On the men’s side, Ty Axtman came within less than a second of bringing Boise State’s regional qualifying total to 19 when he finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:48.71.  The qualifying time is 3:47.80.

            Brandon Christoffersen ran a personal record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:20.37, while Cody Eaton tied his personal best in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:55.46.

            The Broncos will not get ready for the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held May 9-12 (Wednesday-Saturday) on the campus of Fresno State.

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