XC Announces 2016 Schedule
Aug. 17, 2016

2016 Schedule

The Boise State men’s and women’s cross country teams announced their schedule for the upcoming 2016 season on Wednesday morning. The upcoming slate will be highlighted by the 2016 Mountain West Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships which will be hosted by Boise State at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna, Idaho on Oct. 28.

The last time the Broncos hosted a cross country league championship was the 2005 WAC Cross Country Championships at Eagle Island Cross Country Course in Eagle, Idaho. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in fourth place with Ty Axtman (fifth) and Rebecca Guyette (10th) leading the way individually for each team.

The Broncos will start off the 2016 season at the Aggie Invitational in Logan, Utah on Sept. 3. The appearance at the Aggie Invitational will be the first ever for the Broncos, with the meet now going into its 12th year.

The second meet will see the Broncos go to the Griak Invitational scheduled for Sept. 24 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Les Bolstad Course, hosted by Minnesota. Last year the Boise State women won the Griak Invitational thanks to 37 points, the fifth-lowest team score for a women’s team in the meet’s history.

Two weeks later the Blue and Orange will return to Logan, Utah for the Utah State Invitational on Oct. 7. The 2015 Utah State Invitational saw the Broncos earn a pair of top-three individual finishes on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Boise State will then return to the Upper Midwest for the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 14 in Madison, Wis., at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. Sophomore Allie Ostrander won the 2015 Wisconsin adidas Invitational after clocking a 6-kilometer course record time of 19:19.5, breaking the previous course record by 12 seconds which was previously held by seven-time NCAA Champion Abbey D’Agostino.

The Broncos’ postseason will begin with the Mountain West Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28. Ostrander will be defending her 2015 title and the men’s and women’s teams will be looking to improve upon their third and second-place finishes, respectively, from last year.

The NCAA West Regional will take place on Nov. 11 in Sacramento, Calif., and the NCAA National Championships are scheduled for eight days later in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 19.

Ostrander was runner-up at last year’s national championships, and fellow sophomore Brenna Peloquin wasn’t far behind in ninth place, both of which earned All-America honors. The women took 11th and the men finished in 16th, marking the first year in school history that both teams earned berths and competed at nationals in the same season.

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