Take the #16 men's team in the nation last year. Add in a rapidly improving women's team. Throw in a former six-time NCAA All-American. Garnish with a future Bronco that just posted the fourth best high school throw in history. Presto! That's today's United Heritage Track & Field Invitational at Jackson's Track in Nampa.
The BoiseState track team continues action today in Nampa as they host the United Heritage Invitational at Jackson's Indoor Track.Coach Mike Maynard's team welcomes several teams from the northwest and California for the annual event.
Former Bronco All-American Jarred Rome will once again
compete in Nampa.The former United
States Olympian heads the men's shot put that will begin at this morning.Last
year, Rome placed third in the discus at the USA Outdoor
Championships and finished #9 in the world.
Bronco track fans can also get a glimpse at the future when
new Bronco recruit Trevor Kraychir of TwentyninePalmsHigh
School in California competes in the men's 35-pound weight throw this afternoon
at .Just 13 days ago,
Kraychir produced the fourth best high school throw in history, heaving the
weight 60 feet, 11 inches at a meet in California.Coach Maynard
signed Kraychir to a letter of intent last November.
BoiseState's top competitors in the event are Erik Whitsett and Simon
Wardhaugh.Whitsett's shot put of
56-9.25 is the second best in the Western Athletic Conference this season while
Wardhaugh's toss of 63-11.50 is second in the WAC in
the 35-pound weight throw.
After an incredible freshman campaign that saw her win the
2006 WAC Indoor triple jump, Eleni Kafourou returns for the
Broncos.Kafourou is #1 in the WAC
long jump with a best of 19-9.75 this season, and is ranked 2nd in
the triple at 42-1.75.That latter mark
is just one-half inch shy of the all-time BoiseState record set by Abigail Ferguson in 1996.
field events start at with
the women's high jump, while the running events begin at with the finals of the men's 60-meter hurdles.