Track & Field

Broncos Win Three on Day Two of Robison Invite

PROVO, Utah - Boise State track and field closed out their 2012 regular season on Saturday on day two of the Robison Invitational hosted by Brigham Young University. The Broncos picked up three wins on the day, two by Rolando Trammel in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, as well as one by Chase Sexton in the discus.

Trammel raced his way to the 110-meter hurdle title in a time of 14.30-seconds on Saturday, followed closely by Justin Malnes in second-place in 14.43-seconds. Trammel went on to win the intermediate hurdles in a time of 52.13-seconds, while Bret Scheve placed fourth (53.23) and Anthony Belcher eighth (55.42).

Sexton earned the final win of the day for Boise State, picking up the discus throw title with a mark of 172'-7.75". Will Lohman also competed in the discus, placing fourth with a throw of 159'-8.80".

The Bronco men were led by Drew O'donoghue-McDonald in the seeded Mile after he placed third in 4:09.55. Teammate Charlie Petrie wasn't far behind, running 4:09.84 to place fifth.

In the half-mile, Dusty Klein, Matthew Moyer and Kyle Brush raced in the seeded race, placing fifth (1:52.76), sixth (1:53.22) and 10 th (1:58.45), respectively. Tyler June ran in the open 800-meters, placing fifth in 2:00.53.

Manoah Wesson collected a fifth-place finish in the 400-meters, crossing the finish in 48.86-seconds. Paul Robertson placed sixth in the race, running 49.17-seconds. Finishing off the men's sprints, Eric Capelle earned a fifth-place finish in the 100-meters, running 10.71-seconds.

Racquel Jones led the Bronco women placing second in the 200-meters (24.56) and long jump (19-3.50), while also running on the second-place 4x100-meter relay. Jones joined Destiny Gammage, Taryn Campos and Paige Orcutt to clock a time of 46.02-seconds in the relay.

Gammage was also busy in the sprints, placing fifth in the 100-meters (11.93) and fourth in the 200-meters (24.99), while Orcutt placed fourth in the open 800-meters (2:17.91). Campos joined Mackenzie Flannigan, Cyntrail Pierce and Megan Kelley in the 4x400-meter relay, running 3:50.88 to place fourth. Flannigan also picked up a fourth-place finish in the open 400-meters in 55.57-seconds.

Jones was joined in the long jump by Alexi Morton, who placed fourth with an 18'-8" jump, while Shannon Jacobs placed seventh (18-0.50) and Debra Johnson placed eighth (17-9.75). Steffanie Jordan joined Jones in the 200-meters, placing seventh (25.74).

Morton also raced in the 100-meter hurdle finals, taking fourth (14.53). Teammate Tajanee Simmons finished just ahead of her in third with a 14.48-second time and Kate Holman placed seventh in 15.33-seconds. Morton also earned a fifth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 5'-2.25".  In the 400-meter hurdles, Emily Funkhouser raced to a sixth-place finish in the finals, clocking a 1:02.79.

Rici Morill led the middle and long distance corps for Boise State, placing second in the 1500-meters. She ran a time of 4:35.71, while Jamie Knapp clocked a 4:51.87 to place seventh. Anna Preciado earned a fifth-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:30.52) and Melody Braden placed seventh (12:01.95).

Debra Johnson moved on from the long jump to the triple jump on Saturday, picking up a third-place finish with a 37'-9.50" jump. Alexis Keyes also jumped earning a mark of 36'10.50" to place fourth.

Rounding out the day for the Broncos was the women's throws who had four place in the javelin throw. Sasa Kampic led the way with a third-place finish (142-4.75), while Kristen Sowers placed fifth (125-7). Andrea Morones picked up a sixth-place finish (124-3.25) and Jacque Wonenberg placed seventh (106-11.50).

Boise State will take next weekend off to prepare for the 2012 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Air Force Academy, May 9-12.

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