Another Day, Another Record For Bronco Track

The improving Boise State women's track team got another boost when Eleni Kafourou broke the 13 year-old school record in the long jump. Jackieann Morain added her name to the list of Broncos who have qualified for the NCAA Regional Track & Field Championships, winning the 400 meters this afternoon.

Freshman Eleni Kafourou became the second Bronco woman in two days to break a school record in the YMCA Invitational at Bronco Stadium. Kafourou broke one of the oldest records in the book in winning the long jump today with a mark of 20 feet, 8.5 inches. The old Boise State record was 20-8 set by Rubye Jones in 1993.

Kafourou nearly broke the triple jump record this afternoon as well when she won that event with a 43-3 mark. Abigail Ferguson holds that record with her 43-5 set in 1997. Kafourou has already qualified for the NCAA's in both events.

Jackieann Morain added her name to the long list of Bronco qualifiers for the NCAA Regionals, winning the 400-meters today in 53.99. Morain just missed breaking Sabrina Johnson's record of 53.45.

On the men's side today, Antoine Echols and Roger White were both double winners for Boise State. Echols won the 100 and 400-meter dashes with time of 10.75 and 47.46, respectively, while White won the long jump with a mark of 22-9.0 (6.93m) and the triple jump with a leap of 47-9.75 (14.57m). White also won the men's high jump on Friday.


Other Bronco winners on Saturday included Megan Olivetti, who won her second event of the Invitation in the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 12.35, Bryan Rodie in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.95 and the women's 4x100-meter relay A team with a time of 47.48


In the men's shot put, former Bronco and six-time NCAA All-American Jarred Rome won the event with a mark of 66-11.25 (20.40m).


The 14th-ranked Boise State men's team is the overwhelming favorite to win the WAC Outdoor Championships in Honolulu, Hawai'i, May 10-13, while the women have improved to the point of being a strong contender at the Championships.


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