Boise State's Mattias Jons earned his second All-America award with a sixth place finish in the men's weight throw at the 2006 NCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jons' best throw was 70 feet, 6.5 inches in following up last spring's All-America honor that he received in the hammer at the Outdoor National Championships.
Spyridon Jullien of Virginia Tech took the national title with a throw of 77-10.25. Jons put together a series of record-setting performances in the indoor portion of the track and field season, climaxing with a 72 foot, 4.5 inch throw at February's United Heritage Invitational in Nampa.Keron Francis and Forest Braden both came up short in their efforts to score any team points for Boise State University Friday. Francis placed 14th in the men's long jump with a mark of 22-7.00 (6.88m) while Braden finished 16th in the men's 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:07.64. The top eight places score points.
Congratulations to Mattias for his solid effort in Fayetteville and to Francis and Braden for their great seasons so far!
Jons and the Broncos turn their attention outdoors for the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento Saturday, March 25th.