Broncos Back in Action at Roy Griak, Charles Bowles Meets

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State cross country team will split to two competitions this Saturday (Sept. 29), racing at the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn., and the Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Ore.

The Broncos' race in only their second weekend of competition this season after a three-week hiatus.

The Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, welcomes numerous nationally ranked teams and will be held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course and includes 11 races throughout the day for college/university, high school and children's divisions. Boise State's men race in the Merrill Fischbein Gold (Division I) competition at 11:20 a.m. (MT) over an 8-kilometer course. The Bronco women race shortly after at 12:10 p.m. (MT) in the Jack Johnson Gold (Division I) 6-kilometer race.

The Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational, hosted by Willamette University, is the largest college only cross country invitational on the west coast. The meet annually draws several nationally ranked teams from all divisions and this year consists of four races, two of which the Broncos will compete in. The men kick off the morning at 10:30 a.m. (MT) at McCulloch Stadium and Bush Park in the Men's Cardinal 8-kilometer race which includes all NCAA DI, DII, and DIII schools at the meet. The women will race at 11:15 a.m. (MT) in the Women's Cardinal 5-kilometer race against all NCAA divisions. Live results are available at: http://live.willamettetrack.com/

Boise State will send Sarah Bisterfeldt, Kate Jette, Lauren Lucas, Erin McLaughlin, Tessa Murray, Taryn Treadway and Marisa VanderMalle to represent the women's team at the Roy Griak Invitational. Fielding the men's team headed east is Aaron Back, David Elliott, Jeff Howard, Dakota Parker, Drew O'donoghue-McDonald, Allan Schroeder and Barak Watson.

Headed west to Salem, Ore., for the Bronco women are Jenna Carlson, Samantha Gomez, Hayley Gregoire, Jamie Knapp, Rici Morrill, Breanna Perrone, Anna Preciado and Cara Strodel. The men will be represented by Ryan Byrd, Mike Claflin, Jared Lehning, Nick Lobb, John Robinson and Zach Wiles.

Results will be available as races finish at the links provided below. For full Boise State coverage and results, as well as more information on the Broncos, visit www.broncosports.com.

 27th Annual Roy Griak Invitational
LOCATION - St. Paul, Minn. (Les Bolstad Golf Course)
TIME - Women: 11:20 a.m.; Men: 12:10 p.m. (MT)
DISTANCE - Men: 8K; Women: 6K
INFORMATION - http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-xc/spec-rel/roy-griak-invitational.html

38th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational
LOCATION - Salem, Ore. (Bush Park
TIME - Men: 10:30 a.m.; Women: 11:15 a.m.
DISTANCE - Men: 8K; Women: 5K
INFORMATION - http://www.willamette.edu/athletics/teams/crosscountry/meet-info/invitational/index.php


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