Five Broncos to Compete at USATF Championships
David Elliott
June 24, 2015

Schedule | Broadcast Schedule | Start Lists | Championship Central

Five Boise State athletes will make the trip to Eugene, Ore., to take part in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from June 25-28. Emma Bates, Mackenzie Flannigan, Marisa Howard, Jordin Andrade and David Elliott will travel to Hayward Field to compete against the top professionals and collegians in the country.

The participating athletes qualified for the meet by meeting certain qualifying standards in their respective events. After all of the entries were compiled, the events were then filled out according to their appropriate field size number.

Boise State Schedule (All Times MT)
Thursday
6:10 p.m. -- Jordin Andrade | 400m Hurdles -- 1st Round
6:35 p.m. -- Mackenzie Flannigan | 100m -- 1st Round
7:45 p.m. -- David Elliott | 1,500m -- 1st Round
8:05 p.m. -- Marisa Howard | 3,000m Steeplechase -- 1st Round
8:35 p.m. -- Emma Bates | 10,000m -- Final

Friday
*6:00 p.m. -- Mackenzie Flannigan | 100m -- Semifinal
*7:00 p.m. -- Jordin Andrade | 400m Hurdles -- Semifinal
*8:21 p.m. -- Mackenzie Flannigan | 100m -- Final

Saturday
*2:55 p.m. -- Marisa Howard | 3,000m Steeplechase -- Final
*3:11 p.m. -- Jordin Andrade | 400m Hurdles -- Final
*3:20 p.m. -- David Elliott | 1,500m -- Final

*-Indicates next round, dependent on if athletes qualify

Jordin Andrade will compete in the 400m hurdles and look to improve upon his 49.24 that earned him second place in the NCAA Outdoor Championships two weeks ago. That time gave him the school record and the second-fastest 400m hurdles time in Mountain West history. The Bonney Lake, Wash., native enters the weekend with the seventh-fastest time in the United States and the 22nd-fastest time in the world this year. Last year he took 10th at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., after running a 51.14.

Coming off the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she ran to a fourth-place finish with a 9:37.44 in the 3,000m steeplechase (now the sixth-fastest woman in NCAA history in the event), Marisa Howard will look to parlay her recent success to another good showing this weekend. The three-time All-American possesses the seventh-fastest time in the United States and the 27th-fastest time in the world this year.

After finishing her Boise State career with 12 All-America accolades and one individual 10,000m NCAA Championship in 2014, Emma Bates will look to add another feather in her cap when she competes in the 10,000m race this weekend. She placed sixth in the same race last year at the championships and recorded the second-best time for any collegian with a 32:51.49. Her best time of the year (32:13.28) puts her as the ninth-fastest time in the United States this year.

Having recently raced to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m, David Elliott will be returning to a familiar track when he runs in the first round of the same event on Thursday evening. With his 3:55.86 at NCAA's, Elliott earned the first All-America honors of his career.

Mackenzie Flannigan -- the school record holder in the 100m and the 200m -- will compete in the 100m this weekend in Eugene. The Mountain West Champion in the 100m and 200m brings a season-best time of 11:40 into the championships.

The championships will be televised on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over three different NBC-affiliated channels (All times MT).

June 26, 2015 | 8 p.m. -- 10 p.m. | NBC Sports Network

June 27, 2015 | 2 p.m. -- 4 p.m. | NBC

June 28, 2015 | 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m. | NBC Universal Sports

June 28, 2015 | 2 p.m. -- 4 p.m. | NBC


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