EUGENE, OR--Boise State's Brenna Peloquin finished eighth tonight in the women's 5,000 meter run to earn her third All-America award of the season. Peloquin becomes just the fourth Bronco, the second woman and the first freshman ever to be decorated as a three-time All-American in one year.
Just as she did in the 10,000 on Thursday, Peloquin stayed in contention throughout the race and she matched her eighth place finish in the 10,000 with another tonight in the 5K. Dominque Scott of Arkansas repeated her win in the 5,000, outdistancing the competition in the final lap to finish with a time of 15:57.07. Peloquin, by far the best freshman finisher, was just over 10 seconds behind Scott at 16:07.32. Peloquin earned her first All-America honor of the year in cross country when she finished ninth in the nation at the NCAA National Championships.
Here is the list of Broncos earning three First Team All-America honors in one year:
Ryan Grinnell won four All-America honors in 2008--the high jump and triple jump indoors and the long jump and triple jump outdoors.
Jarred Rome was an All-American indoors in the shot put in 2000 and then was named All-American in both the shot and discus in the outdoor season.
Emma Bates was a three-time All-American in 2013-14, being named to the All-America team in cross country then achieving the award in both the 5,000 and 10,000 oudoors in T&F. (Bates also earned two Second Team All-America honors that year.)
Brenna Peloquin--All-American in cross country in 2015 and All-America honors in both the 5,000 and 10,000 outdoors this spring.