Dafni Georgiou
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Track & Field Nate Lowery

Georgiou's Breakout Day, Six Event Titles Highlight Jackson's Open

Freshman moves to second on school record book in 60m hurdles in debut

NAMPA, Idaho – The Boise State track and field teams claimed six event titles in their home opener, Saturday at the Jackson's Open. The Broncos also saw six athletes set new indoor personal bests on the day.

Arguably no performance was as dominant as freshman Dafni Georgiou's. Making her debut in a Boise State singlet, Georgiou easily won her preliminary heat of the 60m hurdles in 8.73 – a mark that moved her to fifth on the Boise State record book.

She would improve on that performance later in the afternoon, winning the final of the short hurdles by getting the lean on Central Washington senior Mariyah Vongsaveng at the line, winning in a time of 8.65. Her time in the final moved her to second on the school record book, behind only former WAC champion, Megan Olivetti (2007-10).

Sophomore Ryan Cavinta took second in the men's hurdles in 8.39 – the second-fastest time of his career. He came back later in the afternoon to run the opening leg of Boise State's 4x400 relay team. The Bronco quartet of Cavinta, Cameron Wrout, Brayden Durfee and Jose Rubio won in 3:24.73.
Bryce Kirby easily won the men's 60m, getting a good start off the blocks to win in 6.89. Justin Stattner also won the men's pole vault, being the only athlete in the field to clear 15-feet (15-07 / 4.75m).

Coming within a foot of her indoor personal best, Baylee Dodd took home the title in the women's shot put (39-08 / 12.09m). In the men's shot put, Chris Kiley eclipsed the 50-foot for the first time in his career – indoors or outdoors – to take second in 50-01.75 (15.28m). 
Drew Lindsley and Kendra Noneman continued the impressive day by Boise State's throwers. Noneman won the women's weight throw with a best toss of 55-07.5 (16.95m), setting a new personal best in the process. Lindsley set a new personal best of 53-00.25 (16.16m) in a third-place effort.

The meet concludes the calendar year for Boise State, as the Broncos will now head into winter break. The team will ring in the new year at the Bronco Invite, Jan. 12, Jackson's Indoor Track. 

60m | 1. Bryce Kirby- 6.89
60m Hurdles | 2. Ryan Cavinta- 8.39
400m | 5. Jose Rubio- 50.44, 7. Cameron Wrout- 51.40, 8. Chip Mitchell (unattached)- 51.45
4x400m Relay | 1. Boise State (Ryan Cavinta, Cameron Wrout, Brayden Durfee, Jose Rubio) -3:24.73
Pole Vault | 1. Justin Stattner- 15-07 (4.75m)
Weight Throw | 3. Drew Lindsley- 53-00.25 (16.16m)
Shot Put | 2. Chris Kiley- 50-01.75 (15.28m), 5. Drew Lindsley- 44-02.00 (13.46m)

60m Hurdles | 1. Dafni Georgiou- 8.65
4x400m Relay | DNF
Pole Vault |3. Amber Mallett- 11-07.75 (J3.55m), Destiny Begin- NH
Shot Put | 1. Baylee Dodd- 39-08 (12.09m)
Long Jump | Taj Dorsett- FOUL
Triple Jump | 4. Taj Dorsett- 37-08.75 (11.50m)
Weight Throw | 1. Kendra Noneman- 55-07.5 (16.95m)

Italics denotes indoor personal best
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