April 27, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's track and field program had an historical day at Dona Larsen Park in the second day of the Idaho-Utah Border Clash, Saturday. The Bronco women's 4x100-meter relay shattered their own school record set one week ago, while two members from the same relay earned spots on the school's top-three chart in individual events. Overall the Broncos claimed 11 event titles on the final day of competition.
The women's 400-meter relay, made up of Destiny Gammage, Mackenzie Flannigan, Taryn Campos and Heather Pilcher, clocked a time of 45.49-seconds earning the event title while marking themselves as the fastest women's 400-meter relay to ever come out of the state of Idaho. The foursome smashed their former record of 45.67-seconds set just last week.
Flannigan went on to clock a lifetime best of 11.77-seconds in the 100-meters, good for a second-place finish and the second fastest time in school history in the event. Shannon Jacobs joined her teammate in earning a personal-best, clocking 12.01-seconds to place third in the 100-meters.
Campos continued to a lifetime best and third-fastest time in school history in the 200-meters, clocking a time of 23.85-seconds to win the event. Gammage also ran a lifetime-best of24.20-seconds, placing second in the 200-meters, while Yvonne Bennett ran 24.82-seconds to place third.
Campos, Flannigan and Bennett were joined by Megan Kelley to close out the meet with a 4x400-meter win, clocking a time of 3:45.63.
Alyssa Osai earned her second title of the weekend, winning the hammer throw with a mark of 176'-4" (53.75m). Kady Stafford placed second with a mark of 166'-2" (50.64m).
Fellow thrower Lacie Rasley notched a win in the shot put with a throw of 46'-6.75" (14.19m), while Whitney Amoth placed second with a personal-best mark of 46'-0.50" (14.03m).
Tajanee Simmons added another win to the Bronco women's successes, clocking a time of 14.61-seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. Kate Holman placed third in the same race with a time of 15.08-secconds.
Emily Funkhouser earned the Bronco women's final win of the day, claiming the 400-meter hurdles title in 1:01.93. Simmons placed second in the intermediate hurdles in a time of 1:04.68.
Jordin Andrade led the Bronco men in event titles, breaking the tape in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.73-seconds, while also helping his 4x100-meter relay teammates Bret Scheve, Daveon Collins and Jeff Daw to a 40.90-second win. Jordin also earned a third-place finish in the 200-meters, clocking a time of 22.00-seconds.
Scheve went on to place second behind Andrade in the intermediate hurdles (52.93), while Rex Stanley placed third in the event (54.80).
Justin Malnes earned a title in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking 14.38-seconds, while his brother Jeremy Malnes placed second in 15.54-seconds.
Nick Lobb earned the final win on the track, clocking 9:33.93 in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Matt Post earned the only win in the field events for Boise Saturday, claiming the hammer title with a throw of 209'-4" (63.80m).
Collins also earned a second-place finish in the 100-meters (10.53), while Andy Robertson place second in the 800-meters (1:53.21). Bryce Bergevin raced to a third-place finish in the 400-meters (49.96) while joining Robertson, Tyler Rackleff and Nick Tatro in a third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay.
Adam Ruggiero rounded out the top-three finishers for the men, placing second in the decathlon with 5,725-points. He earned second-place finishes in the decathlon pole vault, javelin and 1500-meter, a third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and a fourth-place finish in the discus on the second day of the 10-event competition.
Additional top-three finishes on the track for the Bronco women include Jessica Bottleberghe's second-place finish in the 800-meters (2:14.49), Anna Preciado's runner-up finish in the steeplechase (11:20.92), Chelsey Washington's third-place finish in the 400-meters (56.79) and Hayley Gregoire's third-place finish in the 5000-meters (18:34.79).
Lauran Johnson and Alexis Keyes rounded out the top-three finishers in field events for the women, placing second (38'-0"/11.58m) and third (37'-2.50"/11.34m), respectively, in the triple jump.
Other Bronco women with top-eight finishes include: Whitney Amoth, Hammer (6th); Breana Avalos, 800m (4th); Emily Funkhouser, 100m (7th); Destiny Gammage, 100m (4th); Megan Kelley, 200m (4th); Alyssa Osai, Shot Put (5th); Victoria Rodriguez, Shot Put (4th); Cara Strodel, 800m (8th); and Kasie Trigg, Triple Jump (6th) and High Jump (tie 4th).
Other Bronco men with top-eight finishes include: Ryan Byrd, 3000m steeplechase (4th); Jeff Daw, 200m (4th); Tyler June, 200m (5th) and 400m (4th); Tyler Rackleff, 800m (6th); and Rex Stanley, 100m (8th).
Boise State has one regular season competition on its 2013 slate, the Oregon Twilight hosted by the University of Oregon on May 4 in Eugene, Ore. The Broncos also prep for the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Championships, May 8-11, in Las Vegas.