Feb. 1, 2014
NAMPA, Idaho - Two Boise State track and field school records and four event titles were earned Saturday on day two of the Ed Jacoby Invitational and Multis at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center. Three Broncos also raced Saturday afternoon at Washington's UW Invitational in Seattle, landing two on the school's all-time bests list.
Freshman Allison Jeffries won the women's pole vault, becoming the first Bronco woman to clear four meters. The Eagle, Idaho, native cleared a school record of 13-1.25 (4.00m) on her third attempt and had three great attempts at 13-3.75 (4.05m). Jeffries also placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles, running a time of 9.08-seconds.
Senior Hayli Bozarth earned the second school record of the day, winning the shot put with a mark of 49-7.75 (15.13m). The transfer from Iowa State set the record by nearly 10-inches, while also earning her second win of the meet after taking the weight throw title Friday night.
Senior Jordin Andrade earned the only men's title of the day racing to a win in the 200-meters. Andrade clocked a season-best of 21.92 in the event.
Senior Jasmyn Jewett led a Bronco sweep in the triple jump recording a lifetime best of 39-10.50 (12.15m) to win her first title of the season. Freshman Josephine Lawrence jumped 38-4.75 (11.70m) to place second while Kimberly Miller placed third with a jump of 37-10.75 (11.55m).
Jewett also collected a third-place finish in the long jump (17-9.75 / 5.43m) and a fourth-place finish in the high jump (5-3 / 1.60m). She followed teammate Brandi Williams who won the long jump with a mark of 18-6.25 (5.63m). Shannon Jacobs helped the Broncos earn three top-five finishes in the event, placing fourth with a mark of 17-9 (5.41m). Jordan Ward joined Jewett in the high jump earning a third-place finish with a jump of 5-7 (1.70m).
Mackenzie Flannigan captured three second-place finishes on the day, the first in the 60-meter dash tying the second-fastest time in school history (7.56). The senior went on to place second in the 200-meters with a time of 24.36-seconds, followed by a runner-up title in the 4x400-meter relay (3:53.15) with teammates Chelsey Washington, Megan Kelley and Jacobs. Kelley added a third-place finish in the 400-meters (57.38) and a fifth-place finish in the 200-meters (25.34), while Washington placed fourth in the 400-meters (57.91) and Jacobs was fourth in the 200-meters (24.56).
Carrying over from Friday evening Danny Verdieck completed the heptathlon in sixth-place earning 4,409-points. The freshman placed third in the hurdles (8.74-seconds), fourth in the pole vault (12-7.50 / 3.85m) and seventh in the 1000-meters (2:56.77) to round out the seven-event competition.
Three Broncos raced at the UW Invitational in Seattle on Saturday, with Drew O'donoghue-McDonald opening up the day with a 14th-place finish in the Mile. The senior clocked a time of 4:06.18 while taking fourth in the first of two sections. Allan Schroeder and Zach Wiles raced an hour later in the invitational 3000-meters. Schroeder raced to the school's second-fastest time of 8:06.89, placing ninth overall, while Wiles placed 14th with the school's fourth-fastest time of 8:13.80.
The Broncos continue their season in one week when they host the Bronco Invitational, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho.