BOISE, Idaho--Boise State freshman Brenna Peloquin is showing no effects from a grueling cross country season in which she finished in the national Top 10 and earned All-America honors. In her first 5,000 meter race on the track, Peloquin ran the distance in 16:11:90, which currently is good for 10th in the country.
Peloquin was part of a Bronco trio which finished in the Top 10 at the UW Invitational last week, joining second place Allie Ostrander and Minttu Hukka, who finished fifth.
"It was great racing with two other teammates," Peloquin said, "because they push you during the race."
The indoor track & field season is a short one, with the Mountain West Conference Championships coming up at the end of the month and Regionals early in March. Peloquin has showed great versatility thus far, helping the distance medley relay team to a win and finishing second in the mile at the Ed Jacoby Invitational earlier in the year, and then coming off her strong performance in the 5,000 in Seattle.
"I don't know exactly what I'm running (at the MW Championships), but I definitely have a preference towards the K over the shorter 3K and mile. I'm definitely more of an aerobic runner and so that caters better to the 5K."
Peloquin is expected to return to Seattle for the Husky Classic next weekend. The Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for February 25-27 in Albuquerque.