BOISE, Idaho Day-two of the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships presented by Springhill Suites concluded on Thursday (May 14) as the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon were completed at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah.    

                Ann Noyes fell one place short of scoring for Boise State in the women’s heptathlon with a ninth-place finish in the event. Noyes scored 4088 points, which was just 13 points behind Erica Embry of Fresno State who placed eighth (4101 points). Boise State’s other finish in the heptathlon came from Brooke Demers, who placed 14th with 3325 points. Annett Wichmann of Hawai’I won the event with 5450 points.

                Boise State’s two decathletes did not place, Thursday, after pulling out of the final event of the day; the 1,500-meter. Through nine events Steve Anderson was in eighth-place with 5273 points, while teammate Eric Demers was in ninth with 5164 points. Both Anderson and Demers opted to withdraw from the final race in preparation for the final two days of competition, however. John Strang of Utah State won the decathlon with 7030 points.

                The rest of the WAC Outdoor Championship meet will start at 12:30 p.m., Friday, with the men’s hammer throw. On the track, preliminary heats will be run beginning at 2 p.m. The championship meet will conclude on Saturday (May 16).

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