Keron Francis joined Mattias Jons as an All-American today as the Boise State track team finished in a tie for 16th in the nation at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento. It was the third consecutive finish in the Top 20 by Coach Mike Maynard's Broncos. Maynard has now coached 36 Division I All-Americans, with five of those winning national championships.
Francis came up with a throw of 237 feet, six inches on his final attempt to place third in the javelin competition this afternoon. It was the second time Francis had earned All-America honors, as he placed fourth in the javelin two years ago. Francis redshirted last season. Bronco teammate Mattias Jons finished second in the hammer throw on Friday.
Boise State's 14 points earned them 16th in the country, 12 points out of the top ten. USC, BYU and North Carolina each tied for ninth with 26 points. Florida State had a huge final day to capture the men's National Championship while Auburn won the women's title.
Boise State has enjoyed an incredible run under Coach Maynard. The Broncos finished in 15th place in 2004 and in a tie for 14th place last season.