BOISE, Idaho – Boise State women’s track and field team member Eleni Kafourou concluded a summer of international meets in successful fashion this past weekend (Aug. 1-2), as she took home the long jump title at the 2009 Greek National Track and Field Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.

            Kafourou, a senior from Athens, Greece (9th Lykeium of Pireas HS), long jumped 21-0.00 (6.40m) in the finals en route to capturing her first Greek national title. Kafourou competed in Greece throughout the summer with hopes of qualifying for the 2009 World Championships, which will be held August 15-23 in Berlin, Germany. Despite her success in Greece, Kafourou failed to earn a qualifying mark (21-8.75/6.62m) for the world games.

            Kafourou will conclude her collegiate career at Boise State in the spring of 2010. The defending NCAA National Indoor Long Jump Champion has already completed all four years of indoor eligibility. After redshirting this past spring, however, Kafourou still has one more outdoor season to compete for the Broncos.


Bronco Alum Completes Sweep of Long Jump Championships


            Savvas Diakonikolas, a former member of the Boise State men’s track and field team, completed a long jump sweep for the Broncos at the Greek National Track and Field Championships by winning the men’s long jump with a mark of 25-3.25 (7.70m). During his collegiate career Diakonikolas captured two Western Athletic Conference championships. He won the WAC indoor and outdoor long jump titles in 2008.


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