BECKY GUYETTE AND ERIK WHITSITT MAKE FINAL APPEARANCE AS BRONCOS AT NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

            SACRAMENTO, Calif. Distance runner Becky Guyette and shot putter Erik Whitsitt competed one last time for the Boise State University track and field team on Thursday (June 7) at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

            A senior and three-time WAC champion from Marsing, Idaho, Guyette competed in the finals of the women’s 10,000-meter run and placed 27th with a time of 35:41.94.  Sally Kipyego of Texas Tech won the event with a time of 32:55.71.

            Whitsitt, a senior from Pueblo, Colo., competed in the preliminaries of the men’s shot put on Thursday, but failed to advance to the finals when he placed 16th with a mark of 58-8.75 (17.90m).  The top 12 finishers, led by Noah Bryant of USC with a throw of 64-11.25 (19.79m), qualified for the finals on Saturday (June 9).

            Four Bronco student-athletes will compete on Friday at the national collegiate championships being held on the campus of Sacramento State.  Simon Wardhaugh and Forest Braden will compete in final events for the Boise State, while Zacharias Arnos and Eleni Kafourou compete in qualifying rounds. 

Wardhaugh will compete in the finals of the men’s hammer throw, while Braden is in the finals of the men’s 5,000-meter run.  Both qualified for their final event on Wednesday (June 6) during preliminary competition. 

            Arnos and Kafourou will compete in qualifying rounds of the men’s and women’s triple jump, respectively. 


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