Back-to-back MW hammer titles for Matt Post

Track & Field

Hammer Throwers Roll, Broncos Win Three Events

May 16, 2014

Friday Women's Results | Friday Men's Results

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Hayli Bozarth's career day in the hammer throw led the way for Boise State's three Mountain West individual titles and two other all-conference honors on Friday at the Louis Madrid Sports Complex in Laramie, Wyo. Bozarth threw a 212-7 (64.79m) and replaced her career-best mark, shattered the school record and etched her name in the MW record books. The senior from Norton, Kan., now has the third-best throw in both MW Championship and MW all-time history.

Matt Post made it a sweep for the Broncos in the hammer when he claimed the title on the men's side with a throw of 207-11 (63.37m). The victory gives Post his second MW hammer title in a row. Post and Bozarth made Boise State only one of two teams on Friday to win both the men's and women's side of the same event.

Marisa Howard gave Boise State their third and final win of the day when she won the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:50.28. Despite running the race conservatively, Howard still earned herself the facility record with her performance Friday afternoon. Howard joins Post as the second Bronco of the day to put together back-to-back MW titles.

Erin McLaughlin earned an all-conference honor in her performance in the 10,000m. McLaughlin clocked a 38:02.56 to earn second place.

Roderick Townsend earned a second-place finish in the high jump to give Boise State a total of five all-conference honorees. Townsend cleared 6-7.50 (2.02m), just short of Air Force's Taylor Smith and his first-place jump of 6-8.75 (2.02m). Combining yesterday's decathlon and today's long jump scores, Townsend leads the Broncos with 12 total points.

Shannon Jacobs and Alexandru Terpezan lead the Broncos in both the 100m and 200m preliminaries. Jacobs ran a career-best 11.91 in the women's 100m to earn a spot in tomorrow's finals. Terpezan ran career-bests in both the 100m (10.66) and the 200m (21.45) in qualifying for the 200m final tomorrow afternoon.

Emma Bates showed off her versatility and qualified for the women's 1,500m final. Bates placed first in her heat and had the sixth-best overall time (4:49.03). Bates will race in both the 1,500m and 5,000m finals tomorrow.

The men's hurdle squad ran exceptionally well in qualifying three out of four athletes to the finals. Both Fernando Martinez (53.09) and Rex Stanley (53.19) qualified in the 400m hurdles while Justin Malnes (14.34) made the cut in the 110m hurdles. Malnes' time was a season best and Stanley's was a career best.

Other quality finishes on the women's side included Allison Jeffries' fifth-place finish in the pole vault (12-6.25 / 3.82m) and Kimberly Miller's eighth-place finish in the long jump. Miller's 19-4.25 (5.90m) was a season-best jump for the senior from Tucker, Ga.

Zach Wiles and Allan Schroeder finished in 6th (9:40.69) and 9th place (9:47.51), respectively, in the 3,000m steeplechase on the men's side.

In the team scores, the Boise State men hold down fifth place with 28 points while the women are in third place with 32.5 points. San Diego State leads the women's side with 68.5 points and Colorado State leads the men with 58 points.

The final day of competition will pick up tomorrow at noon (MT) with the women's 4x100m relay and the women's javelin.

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