Broncos Host United Heritage Invitational

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 Boise State 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 10:30 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 Twentynine Palms High School in California competes in the men's 35-pound weight throw this afternoon at 12:30.  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.     


Boise State'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 Boise State record set by Abigail Ferguson in 1996.


            Today's field events start at 9:30 a.m. with the women's high jump, while the running events begin at Noon with the finals of the men's 60-meter hurdles.    




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