The Boise State men's and women's cross country teams will open the season ranked No. 24 and No. 19, respectively, by the USTFCCCA
Head coach Corey Ihmels and the Broncos will compete in four regular season meets before the Mountain West Conference Championships on Oct. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Brenna Peloquin was sixth in the women's race and the men were 19th as a team at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Boise State cross country team will compete in the NCAA West Regional Championship this Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif.
The Boise State men's team won the team title and Yusuke Uchikoshi won the individual crown Friday morning at the Mountain West XC Championships in Kuna, Idaho at Falcon Crest Golf Club
Mountain West Conference Championship Preview with Head Cross Country Coach Corey Ihmels
2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships, Falcon Crest Golf Club, Kuna, ID | Oct. 28
1 Mountain West Championship
Also, Marisa Howard finished her collegiate career as the sixth-fastest 3,000m steeplechaser in NCAA history after running a 9:37.84 at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Emma Bates wrapped up her storied career as the 10th-fastest 10,000m runner in NCAA history after clocking a 32:13.28 at the 2015 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
Prior to coming to Boise State, Ihmels spent the previous six seasons (2007-13) as the head coach of the cross country and track and field programs at his alma mater, Iowa State. The two-time Big 12 Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year enjoyed similar success with the Cyclones:
7 Individual National Champions
Three Cyclone athletes exited Iowa State having held positions in the Top-Ten All-Time NCAA Performance List in the 10,000m and 5,000m:
Prior to becoming head coach at Iowa State, he served as the head men's cross country coach and assistant track and field coach for the Cyclones for five years. He joined the Cyclones from Arizona State, where he worked as a graduate assistant coach from 2000-01. Ihmels, a six-time All-American long-distance runner for Iowa State and the 1997 Big 12 Conference Indoor Athlete of the Year, was a member of the Cyclones' 1994 NCAA championship cross country team.
He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Iowa State in 1997, and a master's of education in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State in 2001. He and his wife Michelle have two children, son Wil and daughter Ruby.
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