Arnos, Thomee and Felix Prepped for 2010 NCAA Final Round

► What's Happening - Three Boise State Broncos head west to Eugene, Ore., for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Final Round June 9-12 at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field. Seniors Zacharias Arnos (triple jump) and Pontus Thomee (javelin) will be competing in single events, while junior Kurt Felix (decathlon) will be the only multi-event Bronco at the meet.

► Track them Live - Live stats will be available for each of the four days at: http://www.flashresults.com/2010_Meets/outdoor/NCAA/  

► When to Watch - Over the four-day meet schedule, the Broncos are slated to compete in the first three days of competition. Zacharias Arnos will kick off the weekend for the Broncos with a 5 pm (MT) start in the men's triple jump on Wednesday (June 9). The competition will include both the trials and finals. On Thursday (June 10), Kurt Felix begins his two-day, ten-event competition at 11 am (MT) with the decathlon's 100-meter dash. His day will end around 5 pm (MT) with the 400-meter dash, just in time to watch teammate Pontus Thomee in the javelin in a 6:15 pm (MT) slated start. Like the triple jump, the javelin will include both the trial and final rounds at the same time. To wrap up the weekend, Felix will begin his second day of competition at 11 am (MT) with the 110-meter hurdles and will end around 7:15 pm (MT) with the 1500-meter run.

A full meet schedule is available at: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/c-otrack/champpage/inc/div1/c-otrack-div1-schedule.html

► Looking at Zach - Boise State senior Zacharias Arnos is headed to his final meet as a Bronco. The Nicosia, Cyprus native will compete in his fourth national championship meet in the triple jump (three outdoors, one indoors. In 2007 Arnos finished in 22nd-place at the outdoor championships with a jump of 49 feet, 9.25 inches. In 2008 he placed 15th at the outdoor championships with a jump of 51 feet, 3.75 inches. During the 2010 indoor season Arnos placed eighth in the triple jump, earning his first All-American honor with a jump of 52 feet, 4 inches. Since then he's improved his career-best mark to 53 feet, 9.75 inches, a mark he set at the Mt. SAC Relays on Apr. 16, 2010. The mark was good for the No. 3 spot on the Boise State all-time top-3 outdoor triple jump performers list. He has recorded three jumps this season over 53 feet, including his career-best mark, as well as, his first-place jump at the WAC Championships (53-7) and his qualifying jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (53-1.50).

► Looking at Pontus - Pontus Thomee is headed to his second consecutive NCAA National Championship meet and looking to repeat his successes from 2009. Last season, Thomee earned a fifth-place finish in the men's javelin throw with a mark of 233 feet, 5 inches to earn his first All-American honor. The Goteborg, Sweden native enters the meet with a career-best throw of 239 feet, 3 inches (set in 2009), as well as, a season-best of 236 feet, 5 inches set at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (May 27). Thomee is peaking at the perfect time with his best throws of the season earning him wins in his two most recent meets, the NCAA West Preliminary Round and the WAC Championships. Thomee has a goal to shoot for, looking to earn the No. 3 spot on the Boise State all-time top-3 performers list, set by Keron Francis in 2004 (243-2).

► Looking at Kurt - Kurt Felix heads to Eugene, Ore., for his first-ever NCAA National Championship meet. After setting a career-best of 7,412 points to win the WAC Championships, Felix moved to the No. 2 spot on the Boise State all-time top-3 decathlon marks. Not only will the St. Davids, Grenada native chase the Boise State school record of 7,712 points set by Brian Davidson (1996), but he will look to become the first Bronco to earn All-American status in the event. The ten-event competition includes (Felix's career-best marks): Day 1: 100-meters (11.03), long jump (23-11), shot put (45- 2.50), high jump (6-11.50), 400-meters (49.80); Day 2: 110-meter hurdles (15.26); discus (123-6.75); pole vault (13- 9.25), javelin (220-4) and the 1500-meter run (4:45.24).



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