Bronco Individuals Complete West Coast Preview

PORTLAND, Ore. The Boise State cross country team entered several individuals to compete at the West Coast Preview against some of the west coast’s elite runners, but it was Laura Arnstam and Katherine Gallagher who led the Broncos with finishes among the top 20, Friday.

During the women’s 6,000-meter race, Arnstam was the first Bronco to finish with a time of 23:59.03 to place 18th, while Gallagher finished close behind to finish 20th after clocking a 24:09.46. In addition Alex Bell took 55th (25:23.47), Breanne Whitlock placed 62nd (25:39.23), Ariel Hopewell finished 69th (26:01.62), Kacie Blitzenburg completed the race in 78th (26:45.84) and Paige Orcutt took 84th with a time of 27:12.25.

On the men’s side, Mathew Moyer led the way for Boise State as he placed 75th in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 28:24.51. Also competing for the men was Dusty Klein, who finished 91st with a time of 29:08.60, beating out teammate Nick Tatro, who took 96th after clocking a time of 29:18.04. Rounding out the field of Broncos competing was Geoff Moore with a time of 29:33.56 to place 101st and Josh Fortin, who placed 111th (30:12.20).

The Broncos now prepare for the Bob Firman Invitational, Sat., Sept. 20 at Eagle, Idaho.

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