BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s track and field team member Eleni Kafourou earned the right to compete in the World University Games this past weekend by winning the long jump at the Venizelia track meet in Chania, Greece with a mark of 21-6.00 (6.55m). Kafourou, who red shirt the 2009 outdoor season for the Broncos, out jumped her current school record of 21-5.50 which was set in 2008.

Kafourou, a senior from Athens, Greece (9th Lykeium of Pireas HS), is now set to compete in the World University Games, July 7-12, in Belgrade, Serbia. She has also qualified to participate in the European Cup in Portugal, June 20-21. Kafourou hopes her success this summer will earn her a spot at the World Championships, Aug. 15-23, in Berlin, Germany.

Kafourou is the defending NCAA National Indoor Long Jump Champion, which made her the first woman in Boise State history to win a NCAA national title. She has completed all four years of indoor eligibility, but still has one outdoor season (2010) to compete for the Broncos.

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