Track & Field

Broncos Collect Nine Wins at the Jacksons Invite

NAMPA, Idaho - The Boise State track and field team added five wins on Saturday (Jan. 28) to the four they earned on Friday at the Jacksons Invitational at the Jacksons Indoor Track, totaling nine over the two-day meet. 

The Broncos added wins in the men's 60-meters, men's 400-meters, men's 800-meters, men's triple jump and men's shot put Saturday. Eric Capelle led the entire way through the 60-meter competition, collecting the top prelim (6.98) and finals times (6.91). Manoah Wesson ran a solid 400-meter race, clocking a time of 48.11 in the win. Andy Robertson had a spectacular finish in his 800-meter win, clocking a personal-best of 1:55.96.  

In the field events Kenny Roseman competed in the triple jump for the first time this season, capturing a win in the event with a mark of 47'-3". Redshirt freshman Will Lohman also competed for the first time in the shot put, winning the event with a mark of 53'-7.75".

Capelle led teammates Edidiong Essien and Justin Malnes in the 60-meters with the pair placing third (7.09) and fifth (7.22), respectively. Wesson also led a corps of Broncos with fourth in the top-six of the 400-meters. Karrie Butler ran a 48.49 to place second, Jeff Daw earned a fourth-place finish (49.29) and Paul Robertson rounded out a top-six finish with a time of 49.60.

In the 800-meters Andy Robertson led an exciting finish of four Broncos placing in the top-six. Kyle Brush was just edged out, placing second with a time of 1:55.97, while Allan Schroeder placed third (1:56.14) and Nick Tatro placed fifth (1:56.19). Roseman was joined by Rolando Trammel in the triple jump, with Trammel jumping the same distance of 47'-3", but placing second based on overall jumps.

Trammel also competed in the 60-meter hurdles on Saturday, placing third in the finals with a time of 8.11. Malnes was also a 60-meter hurdle competitor, picking up a second-place finish and tying his career-best of 8.10. In the heptathlon 60-meter hurdles run Saturday morning, Kurt Felix earned a third-place finish (8.70), while Anthony Belcher placed fourth (8.94). Felix went on to smash his personal-best in the pole vault by nearly 10-inches, clearing 14'-11" to place second in the heptathlon pole vault. Belcher placed eighth in the event after clearing 8'-0.5". The pair opted out of the heptathlon 1000-meters, not completing the seven-event competition.

In the longer distances, David Elliott earned a top-six mark for the Broncos, clocking a personal-best time of 4:22.74 in the Mile.

On the women's side, Tajanee Simmons had a great day of competition, placing second in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.07-seconds. Her time of 9.06-seconds in the prelims was a personal-best time. Alexi Morton also ran the 60-meter hurdles, placing third in the finals with a time of 9.10-seconds.

In the open 60-meters Racquel Jones led a group of Broncos in the top-six. Jones placed third in a time of 7.78-seconds, while Destiny Gammage placed fifth (7.88). Steffanie Jordan placed sixth in the finals (7.97), while Shannon Jacobs placed seventh in the finals (8.00), but was sixth in the prelims tying her personal-best of 7.92-seconds.

In the women's 400-meters Mackenzie Flannigan ran a time of 56.89-seconds, placing third. Taryn Campos finished just behind Flannigan, placing fourth and running a time of 56.93-seconds.

Saturday's five wins add to the Broncos wins in the women's distance medley relay, the men's 3000-meters and the men's and women's weight throw.

The Jacksons Invitational was the fourth of six regular-season home meets hosted by Boise State. The Broncos return to action in one week, hosting the Bronco Classic on Saturday, Feb. 4. The meet is slated for a 9:00 a.m. start at the Jacksons Indoor Track.

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