Bronco Track Team #14 In The Nation

The Boise State track team has now moved ahead of every other Bronco team this season. The Bronco harriers are now #14 in the nation, jumping all the way up from #21 a week ago. New stars step up each week for Coach Mike Maynard; eight Broncos have qualified now for the NCAA Regionals. Coming up Friday and Saturday, Boise State is at home for the YMCA Invitational in Bronco Stadium. (Photo provided courtesy of other use is strictly prohibited.)

The Boise State track team shot up from 21st to #14 in the nation in the latest rankings provided by That is the highest any Bronco team has been ranked this season. The Broncos received 18 points to tie Brigham Young University, Texas Tech University and Oral Roberts University for the 14th spot. Florida State University leads the men's rankings with 58 points. The ranking takes season performances into account and projects the team scores for the NCAA National Championships.

Three Broncos are now ranked in the top five in the nation. Staffan Jonsson climbed from 10th to 5th after improving his personal best in the discus to 195 feet, 11 inches at the Triton Invitational in San Diego over the weekend. Mattias Jons is now #3 in the nation in the hammer throw as he continues to break his own school records in the event. Jons heaved the hammer 230 feet, eight inches in the Oregon Invitational last week. Keron Francis continues to be #2 in the javelin based on his 242-3 throw in Berkeley two weeks ago. Francis was fourth at the National Championships in 2004 and redshirted last year.

Boise State hosts the YMCA Invitational this Friday and Saturday at Bronco Stadium. It's the only home meet of the outdoor season and your chance to see the #14 team in the nation!

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