Freshman Trio Heads to U.S. Juniors
June 14, 2018

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The Boise State track and field team will send three freshmen to compete at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., on the campus of Indiana University from June 15-17. Leif Everson (men’s 5,000m), Kristie Schoffield (women’s 800m) and Emily Venters (women’s 5,000m) will all toe the line at E.C. “Billy” Hayes Track.

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BRONCO SCHEDULE (all times are ET)
Friday
Women’s 800m – First Round | 4:55 p.m.
Men’s 5,000m – Final | 7:40 p.m.

Saturday
Women’s 800m – Final | 6:20 p.m.
Women’s 5,000m – Final | 8 p.m.

A CLOSER LOOK:

Leif Everson
Everson was solid in his debut outdoor season with the Broncos, running his 5K qualifying time (14:37.07) at the Mountain West Championships in May. The Williston, N.D., native also ran a quality 1,500m time at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 19), crossing the line in 3:54.18. He will be one of six collegians in the field.

Kristie Schoffield
The native of Concord, N.H., recently competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earned honorable mention All-America honors after taking 21st in the 800m. Schoffield clocked an incredible 2:05.18 at west preliminaries to solidify her spot at nationals, making her the second-fastest Bronco in school history in the event.

Schoffield will also be competing against the recently crowned NCAA 800m Champion, Texas A&M’s Sammy Watson. Of the five freshmen that competed in the 800m at nationals, four will be running this week in Bloomington: Schoffield, Watson, Avi’ Tal Wilson-Perteete (UNLV) and Kamryn McIntosh (Clemson). Schoffield’s 2:05.18 puts her as the No. 5 seed entering the first round.

Emily Venters
Venters quickly made a name for herself in the outdoor season when she ran a 15:49.12 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational (March 30). The time not only gave her a spot at the west preliminaries, but it also made the Lawrence, Kan., native the fourth-fastest Bronco in the event in school history.

She took 15th at west preliminaries in Sacramento, coming up just shy of earning a qualifying spot to nationals. Venters also ran a 10K at the conference championships and took fifth (34:16.66) to pick up four points for the women’s team. She enters the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships with the fastest 5K qualifying time in the field.


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