Wisconsin adidas Invite Awaits Broncos
Oct. 15, 2015

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WHAT: The Boise State cross country team will participate in their most competitive race of the year this Friday when they fly to Madison, Wis., to take part in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Slated to take place on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, the meet is arguably the biggest regular season meet of the year in the country.

The women’s squad checks in at No. 6 in the USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll entering this weekend, and the men are receiving votes but are just outside of the top 30.

WHEN: The meet will take place on Friday, Oct. 16. The women’s 6-kilometer race will go off at 10 a.m. (MT), and the men’s 8-kilometer race will go off at 10:45 a.m. (MT).

WHO: Out the top 30 teams in the country ranked by the most recent USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll, the women’s race will feature 20 ranked teams. With 10 teams ranked in the top 15, the field will be headlined by the No. 1 in the country – New Mexico. After the Lobos, the meet will also feature No. 3 Providence, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 10 Washington, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 12 NC State, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 15 Syracuse.

The men will also be competing in a stacked field with six of the top 10 teams in the country taking part. No. 2 Syracuse, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Iona, No. 7 Virginia, No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 BYU will be vying for the team title. Just the like the women’s race, Boise State and New Mexico will be the only two Mountain West teams competing in Madison.

There will be 36 teams competing in both the men’s and women’s races on Friday.


Charlotte Corless Elijah Armstrong
Alexis Fuller Chandler Austin
Anna Holdiman Addison Dehaven
Minttu Hukka Louis McAfee
Allie Ostrander Rhys Park
Brenna Peloquin John Rodeheffer
Katy Wood Michael Vennard

The women’s team finished with 480 points at the 2014 Wisconsin adidas Invitational to finish in 17th place. Emma Bates led the charge with a sixth-place individual finish (19:47) and Marisa Howard was close behind in 20th (20:21).

The men took 22nd with 534 points. David Elliott paced the Blue and Orange after clocking a 24:10 for 26th. Michael Vennard was second on the team after taking 86th (24:33), and Andrew Rafla took 101st (24:39).

Junior Anna Holdiman on the women’s team along with sophomores Louis McAfee and Vennard on the men’s squad will be the only three Broncos at this year’s Wisconsin adidas Invite with experience from last year’s meet in Madison.

YOUNG BRONCOS: The entire Broncos’ roster is stocked with youth, and that will be showcased yet again this weekend. The women’s lineup will feature four freshmen, two sophomores and one junior. The men will run two freshmen, two redshirt freshmen and three sophomores.

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