Nationals Set for Terre Haute
Nov. 17, 2016


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The men’s cross country team along with Brenna Peloquin – an individual qualifier – will represent Boise State this weekend at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The race will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at Wabash Valley Family Sport Center.

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LIVE RESULTS: Live results will be provided by the NCAA, and can be found right HERE.

WHEN: The women’s race will begin at 9 a.m. (MT), followed by the men’s race at approximately 10 a.m. (MT).

THE COURSE: Sitting on the site of a reclaimed coal mine, the NCAA awarded the LaVern Gibson Championship Course the 2002 Division I Men's and Women's National Championship, the first of 11 such championships. The course went on to host the NCAA Championship eight straight years (2004-2011) and then again in 2013 and 2014.

Much of the course's popularity is due to its challenging, yet manageable, mix of uphill and downhill sections and its simple straightaway start that stretches for nearly the first kilometer before a turn.

THE FIELD: 31 teams were selected to participate in each championship. Both the men’s and women’s sides will include 18 teams who automatically qualified and 13 more teams who qualified with at-large bids.

A full list of competing teams can be found HERE.

COMPETING BRONCOS:

Men Women
Chandler Austin Brenna Peloquin
Riley Campbell
Miler Haller
Rhys Park
Andrew Rafla
Tom Richardson
Yusuke Uchikoshi
Michael Vennard


ALL-WEST REGION HONOREES: Because of their finishes at the NCAA West Regional, both Brenna Peloquin and Yusuke Uchikoshi were named USTFCCCA All-West Region honorees. Peloquin took third on the 6-kilometer course after clocking a 19:42.0, while Uchikoshi was 21st after completing the 10-kilometer race in 30:06.8.

It was the second such honor in Peloquin’s career and the first for Uchikoshi.

USTFCCCA RANKINGS: The men’s team was ranked No. 29 in the most recent USTFCCCA Coaches’ Poll after taking seventh place at the NCAA West Region Championship.

LAST YEAR AT NATIONALS: Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in the 2015 edition of the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with the women taking 11th and the men finishing in 16th. Allie Ostrander was runner-up and Peloquin was ninth on the women’s side, earning All-America honors in the process.

The men were buoyed by Elijah Armstrong (70th) and Michael Vennard (99th). The Broncos will have three returners from last year’s team who will also toe the line this Saturday in Terre Haute; Vennard, Rhys Park and Chandler Austin.

TRADITION OF TOP INDIVIDUALS: The Boise State women’s team has developed a recent tradition of developing top-three individual finishers at nationals. After Ostrander’s second-place effort last season, it was Emma Bates earning a pair of top-three finishes in 2014 (third) and 2013 (second). The Broncos will have another good shot at continuing the streak with Brenna Peloquin on Saturday.


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