Boise State Cross Country to Compete at Bob Firman Invitational

What’s Happening The Boise State Cross Country team will stay close to home as they get ready to compete at the Bob Firman Invitaitonal, Sat., Sept. 20, at Eagle Island State Park in Boise, Idaho.

The Meet Schedule The event will begin at 8:50 a.m. men’s 8,000-meter race, followed by the women’s 6,000-meter race at 9:20 a.m. (MT).

Links For more information on the Bob Firman Cross Country Meet, please visit Results following the meet will be available at

Coaches Corner...

Coach Wick on the Bob Firman Invitational “Both teams are really starting to come together; we should have a great 1-5 spread on both the women's and men's teams. Look for Sawyer and Brian to lead the men’s team and contend for the overall win and Kayleen and Carly to lead a very deep and talented women's squad. Training has been going well and all the athletes are ready to show off their hard work.”

About Coach Brad Wick - Wick joins the Broncos after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s cross country and distance track team at the University of Minnesota for three years. While working with the Gophers, he assisted in coaching five cross country All-Americans and an eighth place team finish at the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Wick aided in recruiting, generating and facilitating workouts, managing travel and equipment purchases, team transportation and team strategizing.

Prior to his tenure at Minnesota, Wick worked as the head track and field coach for the Elk River Recreation Summer Track Program for six years in addition serving as a volunteer assistant for the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point from 2004-05.

Last Time Out on the Course...

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, Fri., Sept. 12.

Men - 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.

Women -  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.

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