April 21, 2018
AZUSA, Calif. - Alexis Fuller and Allie Ostrander teamed up to run the best heat of the weekend for the Broncos, as both shined in the 1,500m invitational race Friday night at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Fuller ran a 4:12.56 for the school record and the second-fastest time in Mountain West history while Ostrander's 4:15.06 makes her the second-fastest Bronco in school history.
"I think we've seen her in practice and we've seen her progress over the past couple years, and we've always known that there's huge potential for her to be good at a really, really high level," head coach Corey Ihmels said on Fuller. "She keeps getting better and she raced fearlessly today in a tough heat with professional athletes who have run in the Olympics. To keep her composure against an elite field and PR by that much, it's really exciting."
Emily Venters (4:24.33) and Clare O'Brien (4:26.82) also both ran career-best times in the 1,500m and kept the momentum going for the women two heats later in another very competitive field.
The men saw nine Broncos compete in the 1,500m. Yusuke Uchikoshi stepped up and led the team with a 3:44.50 for a new PR and solidified himself as the second-fastest Bronco in school history in the event. Other Broncos to PR and run sub-3:50 1,500m races included Ty Jordan (3:47.40), Addision DeHaven (3:47.78), Andrew Rafla (3:48.18) and Jeff Lautenslager (3:48.47).
Noah Horsburgh was just shy of the mark with a 3:50.39 while Melika Ghali (3:51.17), Leif Everson (3:54.18) and Tom Richardson (3:56.03) all ran well.
Amber Mallet - the top performer in the field - had an extremely good day in the pole vault, clearing a career-high 11-8 (3.56m) to take 11th place.
The 400m hurdles was also a prosperous event for the Broncos, as Jose Rubio broke his previous personal record by almost a full second with a 53.49, while Ryan Cavinta also logged a PR with a 54.96. Ricardo Rodriguez ran a 58.73.
"All in all, it was a good meet," Ihmels said. "We'll have an opportunity next weekend at the home meet to get as many athletes as we can out there and competing, so we feel really good about where we're at here in late April and coming up on the postseason."
The shot put saw Courtney Hutchinson (42-8.25 / 13.01m) and Baylee Dodd (39-3 / 11.96m) take 18th and 28th, respectively. Chris Kiley had a decent day on the men's side, taking 25th with a 44-11 (13.69m).
Bryce Kirby was busy in the sprints as usual, taking 23rd in the 100m (10.88) and 26th in the 200m (21.76). Taj Dorsett worked on her speed in the 100m for the women, taking 57th with a 12.55.
Drew Lindsley was solid in the discus, recording a mark of 148-1 (45.14m) for 16th place. Liz Gaffney picked up some valuable experience on the women's side, throwing 101-9 (31.03m).
Gaffney (109-9 / 33.45m) took 26th in the javelin, as well, where she was joined by Emily Stiles (121-7 / 37.06m) who took 19th.
Justin Stattner cleared his opening height of 15-2.75 (4.64m) in the pole vault to take 15th place.
The men's 4x400m relay team of Cameron Wrout, Cavinta, Rubio and Kirby clocked a 3:19.23 for 12th place. Wrout also competed in the 200m (23.19) and 400m (50.80), as well.
Anna Hartwick also competed in the 1,500m and ran a 5:25.36.
Boise State will be back in competition next weekend at the only outdoor home meet of the season, the Border Clash, from April 27-28 at Dona Larsen Park.
Bryan Clay Invitational - Results
100m | 57. Taj Dorsett - 12.55
1,500m | 7. Alexis Fuller - 4:12.56, 10. Allie Ostrander - 4:15.06, 38. Emily Venters - 4:24.33, 55. Clare O'Brien - 4:26.82 and 282. Anna Hartwick - 5:25.36
Pole Vault | 11. Amber Mallet - 11-8 (3.56m)
Javelin | 19. Emily Stiles - 121-7 (37.06m) and 26. Liz Gaffney - 109-9 (33.45m)
Discus | 47. Liz Gaffney - 101-9 (31.03m)
Shot Put | 18. Courtney Hutchinson - 42-8.25 (13.01m) and 28. Baylee Dodd - 39-3 (11.96m)
100m | 23. Bryce Kirby - 10.88
200m | 26. Bryce Kirby - 21.76 and 89. Cameron Wrout - 23.19
400m | 64. Cameron Wrout - 50.80
400m Hurdles | 12. Jose Rubio - 53.49, 33. Ryan Cavinta - 54.96 and 54. Ricardo Rodriguez - 58.73
4x400m Relay | 12. Cavinta, Rubio, Wrout and Kirby - 3:19.23
1,500m | 39. Yusuke Uchikoshi - 3:44.50, 69. Ty Jordan - 3:47.40, 74. Addison Dehaven - 3:47.68, 80. Andrew Rafla - 3:48.18, 86. Jeff Lautenslager - 3:48.47, 117. Noah Horsburgh - 3:50.39, 131. Melika Ghali - 3:51.17, 177. Leif Everson - 3:54.18 and 202. Tom Richardson - 3:56.03
Shot Put | 25. Chris Kiley - 44-11 (13.69m)
Discus | 16. Drew Lindsley - 148-1 (45.14m)
Pole Vault | 15. Justin Stattner - 15-2.75 (4.64m)