Seven Broncos Set to Compete at NCAA Championships
What’s Happening Seven individuals from the Boise State track and field team prepare themselves for their toughest competition yet as they head to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in their respective events at the NCAA Championships, June 11-14, hosted by Drake University.

A total of 544 student-athletes per gender will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships through participation in one of four regional championship meets. The complete list of all student-athletes competing in the championships is available on the NCAA website (

Men’s Team The Boise State men’s track and field team is currently ranked 27th in Division I with 86.27 points. Five members of the team will be representing the Broncos in three events at the championships.

Sophomore Zacharias Arnos enters the championship ranked 20th in the national triple jump rankings after leaping 52-3.25 (15.93m) at the NCAA West Regional, May 31, which was good enough for third.

Savvas Diakonikolas remained unchanged at the No. 10 spot in the NCAA in the long jump with a distance of 25-10.75 (7.89m). Diakonikolas finished third in the men’s long jump with a leap of 25-02.00 (7.67m) while competing at the NCAA West Regional, May 31.

WAC Men’s Field Performer of the Year, Ryan Grinnell moved up the national rankings in both the long jump following the NCAA West Regional. He ranks third in the nation in the triple jump with a mark of 54-3.75 (16.55m) and 17th in the long jump after posting a mark of 25-7.25 (7.80m). The junior will be showcasing his talents in the triple jump after claiming the title at the West Regional with a mark of 52-6.50 (16.01m).

Senior Jarrod Stevens is ranked 12th in the hammer with a toss of 219-0 (66.77m). This year at the West Regional, Stevens posted a distance of 213-8 (65.14m) in the hammer toss to finish third.

Simon Wardhaugh is ranked fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 226-6 (69.05m). He moved up the ranking by adding 2-4 (0.71m) to his hammer mark at the WAC Championships, May 16. 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.

Women’s Team - The Boise State women’s track and field team will be sending two student-athletes competing in two events to the NCAA Championships.

Eleni Kafourou is ranked on the NCAA performance list in both the long jump and the triple jump. She is ranked fourth in the nation in the long jump with a mark of 21-5.50 (6.54m) and 17th in the triple jump with a distance of 43-10 (13.36m). The junior finished fourth in the women’s triple jump as she posted a leap of 42-6.25 (12.96m) at the West Regional.

Megan Olivetti moved up 68 spots on the NCAA performance list in the 100m hurdles. The junior 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 at the West Regional, May 31.

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