Track & Field

Broncos Split Squad at Sun Angel Classic, WAR IV Meets

► What's Happening - The Boise State track and field team will be hitting two meets this coming weekend, splitting up and spanning the western United States. One part of the Bronco squad will be heading south to the 32nd Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz., (April 8-9) while the other part of the team will head north to Spokane, Wash., for the WAR IV Northwest Scoring Clash (April 9).  

► Meet Specifics -
The Sun Angel Classic will be held over two days with Friday's (April 8) events beginning at 1 p.m. (Mountain). Arizona State University plays host to the meet, held at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe. The meet, which is a mixture of high school, collegiate and open events, will kick off the collegiate competitions with the men's and women's hammer throw on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by the women's pole vault at 5 p.m. and the men's pole vault at 7:30 p.m. The remainder of the collegiate events will be contested on Saturday (April 9), beginning as early as 10:00 a.m. (Mountain) with the discus. Saturday's collegiate running events begin at 1:30 p.m. with the 100-meter hurdles while the meet is slated to end around 10:05 p.m. with the men's 4x400-meter relay.

Sun Angel Classic Meet Schedule (April 8-9)

Full Meet Information (including heat sheets)

► The Competition - The Sun Angel Classic will host student-athletes from the following schools: Adams State, Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Central Arizona, Colorado State, DePaul, Eastern New Mexico, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma, Pittsburg, Purdue, Rutgers, San Diego State, Syracuse, UC Riverside, UC San Diego and Virginia Tech.

► Traveling Broncos - Broncos set to compete at the Sun Angel Classic include: Quinten Hennekam, Yvonne Bennett, Karrie Butler, Taryn Campos, Eric Capelle, Jeff Daw, Austin Edwards, Emily Field, Mackenzie Flannigan, Emily Funkhouser, Destiny Gammage, Anthony Belcher, Shannon Jacobs, Racquel Jones, Steffanie Jordan, Dustin Klein, Jamie Knapp, Justin Malnes, Rici Morill, Mathew Moyer, Alexi Morton, Cyntrail Pierce, Paul Robertson, Tajanee Simmons, Rolando Trammel, Will Lohman, Dan Thompson, Manoah Wesson, Sasa Kampic, Trevor Kraychir, Alex Nelson, Alyssa Osai, Chase Sexton, Pontus Thomee, Nadine Russell and Alex Cartwright.

► Ranked Broncos - Only five Broncos sit in the nation's top-100 rankings in their respective events this week. Eetu Viitala holds the team's highest ranking, sitting at No. 6 in the nation this week in the long jump. Rolando Trammel is the only multi-ranked athlete, sitting at No. 48 in the 400-meter hurdles and No. 57 in the 110-meter hurdles. Justin Malnes joins in the 110-meter hurdle rankings, sitting at No. 79, while Trevor Kraychir and Alex Nelson rank No. 33 and No. 63 in the hammer throw. Four of the five Broncos (excluding Viitala) are heading to the Sun Angel Classic.

WAR IV (Northwest Scoring Clash)
► Meet Specifics -
The WAR IV Northwest Scoring Clash is a meet hosted by the Community Colleges of Spokane and will be held at Spokane Falls Community College on Saturday, April 9. The meet is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain) with the men's hammer and women's discus, while track events will begins with two sections of the women's 5000-meters at 10:00 a.m. as well. The last scheduled event is slated for 6 p.m. (Mountain) with the men's 4x400-meter relay.

WAR IV Meet Schedule (April 9)

Full Meet Information (including heat sheets)

► The Competition & Meet Format - The WAR IV (Northwest Scoring Clash) is a four-state dual scoring meet. The meet includes teams from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana and is formatted to score as a Washington vs. "The World" (Idaho, Oregon and Montana) dual score.

Washington schools include the Community College of Spokane, Central Washington, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Seattle Pacific, Seattle University, Washington State and Whitworth.

"The World" team includes Boise State, Eastern Oregon, Treasure Valley, Lewis-Clark State, Northwest Nazarene, Great Falls University and Montana.

Scoring will be done as a dual format, separated by gendering and will be scored as a 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format for both individual and relay events.  

► Traveling Broncos - Broncos set to compete at the WAR IV Meet include: Andrea Wilson, Sam Alderman, Chrystal Moore, Kate Holman, Kady Stafford, Rachelle Buck, Courteney Satko, Brittnee Sanchez, Lauren Lucas, Carly Gerard, Piper Delaney, Melody Braden, Danielle Zehrung, Taryn Treadway, Audie Balue, Danielle Valentine, Sam Risa, Heidi Dorling, Alex Bell, Kacie Bitzenburg, Shea Hanson, Kate Jette, Zach Christensen, Geoff Moore, Kevin Higgs, Nick Tatro, Josh Butler, Nathan Balcirak, Tyler Rackleff and Allan Schroeder.  

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