Arnos Places 11th in Triple Jump at NCAA's

EUGENE, Ore. - The 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship Final Rounds began on Wednesday (June 9) with Boise State senior Zacharias Arnos leading off the weekend for the Broncos in the men's triple jump. The senior completed his Boise State career with an 11th-place finish on day one of four at the University of Oregon's historical Hayward Field.

Florida sophomore Christian Taylor won the event with a jump of 56 feet, 1 inch.

Arnos, who seemed not quite up to par, jumped 51 feet, 6.50 inches in the preliminary round of competition, not advancing in the top-nine to the final round. The Nicosia, Cyprus native jumped well under his season and career-best of 53 feet, 9.75 inches, but still earned his highest career finish at the outdoor championships. In 2008 he placed 15th (51-3.75) and in 2007 he placed 22nd (49-9.25). At the 2010 NCAA Indoor National Championship meet, Arnos garnered his first and only career All-American honor after placing eighth with a jump of 52 feet, 4 inches.

Although he was not able to earn a second All-American honor on Wednesday, Arnos leaves the Bronco family with numerous honors, including the No. 3 outdoor triple jump performance in school history with his career-best mark and five Western Athletic Conference Champion titles between the long jump and triple jump.

Two more Broncos have yet to compete at the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore., with junior Kurt Felix beginning Thursday (June 10) with day one of the men's decathlon and senior Pontus Thomee in the javelin throw.

Felix continues day two of the decathlon on Friday (June 11) and the full meet concludes on Saturday (June 12).

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