Grinnell and Wardhaugh Capture Titles As Broncos Finish 8th

BOISE, Idaho Two members of the Boise State University track and field team won events Saturday, May 31, at the NCAA West Regional Championships at Northridge, Calif., as the Broncos finished in eighth with 40 points.

 

Simon Wardhaugh won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 221-1 (67.40m). He achieved the mark on his final toss to win the event by 5-5 (1.66m) over his nearest competitor Last season, Wardhaugh finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a toss of 213-8 (65.14m).

 

Ryan Grinnell won the men’s triple jump with a leap 52-6.50 (16.01m) to collect 10 team points for the Broncos.

 

In both events won by the Broncos another member of the team finished third.

 

Jarrod Stevens posted a distance of 213-8 (65.14m) in the hammer toss to finish third and collect 6 team points.

 

Zacharias Arnos registered a season-best 52-3.25 (15.93m) in the triple jump to finish third. Last season, he finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a mark of 51-4.50 (15.66m).

 

The Boise State men’s team finished eighth at the west regional with 40 points, all of which were collected in the field events. Grinnell led the team in scoring with 12 points.

 

Megan Olivetti topped her own school-record in the women’s 100m hurdles for the second consecutive day as she posted a time of 13.75 to finish fourth.

 

Eleni Kafourou finished fourth in the women’s triple jump as she posted a leap of 42-6.25 (12.96m). This is the second consecutive year Kafourou has finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional. Last season, she recorded a leap of 42-11.75 (13.10m) to finish fourth.

 

The Boise State women’s track and field team finished 14th in the west region with 11 points. Kafourou led the team in scoring with six points as Olivetti was second with five points.

 

Savvas Diakonikolas finished 10th in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 48-8.25 (14.48m) to complete the regionals for Boise State.

 

The top five individual finihseers in each event will now head to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the NCAA Championships, June 11-14.

 

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