Broncos to Race at NCAA West Regional

► WHAT'S HAPPENING - The Boise State cross country teams head to Seattle to race in the 2012 NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships this Friday (Nov. 9).  

► MEET SPECIFICS - The 2012 NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the University of Washington at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 9. The women's 6-kilometer race will kick-off the day at 1 p.m. MT, followed by the men's 10-kilometer run at 2:15 p.m. MT.

►  CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - The NCAA West Regional Championship Central website is available at: http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/c-xc/spec-rel/083012aac.html and includes race information, directions, results, maps and more. 

►  LIVE RESULTS - Live race results will be available at: http://rtspt.com/events/ncaa/d1westxc12/. Fans can also sign up for live race text updates at: http://www.sml1.com/recordtiming/rtxcupdates.html  or follow the race on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/rtspt.

►  RACING BRONCOS - Competing for the Bronco women this Friday are: Sarah Bisterfeldt, Kate Jette, Lauren Lucas, Rici Morrill, Tessa Murray, Taryn Treadway and Marisa VanderMalle. Racing for the Bronco men are: Aaron Back, David Elliott, Jeff Howard, Drew O'donoghue-McDonald, Dakota Parker Allan Schroeder and Barak Watson.

►  WEEKLY RANKINGS - In the 2012 USTFCCCA weekly rankings, Boise State's women rank No. 12 in the West Weekly Rankings, while the men sit at No. 13. Oregon is favored to win the women's race, while Stanford is the favorite on the men's side.

►  LAST TIME OUT - Boise State's most recent competition was two weeks ago at the 2012 Mountain West Championships on Friday, Oct. 26 in Las Vegas. There the Bronco women placed third, while the men came in fourth. Three Broncos, Marisa VanderMalle, Tessa Murray and Barak Watson, were named to the All-MW First Team for the efforts.

► REGIONAL REVIEW - The Bronco men will be competing in their eighth consecutive NCAA Regional Championship, while the women compete in their third. Most recently the Bronco men earned a 14th-place finish at the 2011 meet, while the women placed 12th.

The highest Boise State has ever placed at a regional meet (since beginning in 1997) is seventh on the men's side (2010) and sixth on the women's side (1997). Prior to 1997, the championship was a 'district' meet instead. In the Broncos history of all district and regional championships, the men have placed as high as second (1996), while the women have tied for fourth (1989). In Bronco regional/district history, Forest Braden holds the top individual finish, placing fifth at the 2004 meet in Fresno, Calif. Proving to be a lucky site for the Broncos, the top individual finish by a Bronco woman was also in Fresno where Melinda Campbell placed fifth in 1998.

►  REGIONAL CENTRAL - For updates on all the regions across the country, go to: http://www.ustfccca.org/infozone/regional-championship-central.php.   


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