KERON FRANCIS FINISHES THIRD IN MEN?S JAVELIN / BRONCO MEN PLACE 16TH IN TEAM STANDINGS AT NCAA NATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIO
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Keron Francis earned his second career All-America award and the Boise State University men’s team tied for 16th place on the final day (June 10) of this year’s NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
                A senior from Grenada, Francis finished third in the men’s javelin with a throw of 237-6 (72.38m). His third place throw came on Francis’ final attempt of the competition, which was won by Justin Ryncavage of the University of North Carolina with a throw of 243-4 (74.18m).
                Francis earned his other All-America award two years when he placed fourth in the same event. Francis red-shirted the 2005 season.
                Francis’ third place finish, combined with teammate Mattias Jons’ runner-up performance in the hammer on Friday (June 9), tied the Bronco men with three other teams for 16th place. Boise State scored 14 points to tie with Providence College, Iona University and Long Beach State.
                The team finish by the Bronco men marked the third straight year Boise State has placed in the top 20. In 2004 Boise State scored 17 points to tie for 15th place, and last season the Bronco men tied for 14th place with 18 points.
                Florida State University won the men’s competition with 67 points, while Auburn University earned the women’s title with 57 points.

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