Guyette Wins Gold!

Make it two. Marsing's Becky Guyette joins teammate Eleni Kafourou as WAC Champion for Boise State's women's track team. Guyette, running her first 5,000 meter race of the year, won the WAC title by nearly 26 seconds to score 10 points for Boise State.

Boise Statesenior Becky Guyette rocked the competition at the WAC Indoor Track Championships tonight in Nampa.  Guyette ran the 5,000 meters in 17:19.35, beating her closest competitor by nearly 26 seconds.  Guyette, who had not run the event all year, dealt a big blow to Idaho, which was expected to finish 1st and 3rd in the event and score 16 points.  Instead, the Vandal women mustered 5th and 6th place finishes for 7 points.


Guyette joins Eleni Kafourou as first day winners for Boise State.  Kafourou won the women's long jump earlier this afternoon.


Natalia Jarawka of Nevada also was impressive in running her first 5,000 as a freshman.  Jarawka scored eight points for the Pack women with a time of 17:45.06.  Caroline Berry of Utah State finished third with 17:46.13.  Boise State's Meadow Braden also ran the 5,000, and finished 14th with a time of 19:29.88.


After four events at Jackson's Track in Nampa, here are the current standings with the expected points in parenthesis: 


1.  Cal State-Northridge—47 (+1)
  Boise State—26 (+4)
  Hawai'i--24.5 (+2.5)
  Idaho—15 (-13)
  Nevada--14.5 (+12.5)
  Louisiana Tech—14 (-1)
  Utah State—7 (+5)
  New Mexico State—6 (-9)
  Fresno State—2 (-1)



Women's 5,000 Meter WAC Final

  1 Guyette, Becky            SR Boise State           17:19.35v  10        

  2 Jarawka, Natalia          FR Nevada                17:45.06    8        

  3 Berry, Caroline           JR Utah State            17:46.13    6        

  4 Hancock, Julie            SR Cal St. Northridge    17:58.57    5        

  5 Richter, Rhea             FR Idaho                 17:59.00    4        

  6 McFadden, Melissa         FR Idaho                 18:15.55    3        

  7 Hernandez, Jennifer       FR Fresno State          18:17.44    2         

  8 Tedesco, Tava             FR Hawaii                18:26.96    1        

  9 Gramly, Amanda            JR Nevada                18:37.44             

 10 McPhail, Marissa          FR Fresno State          18:41.04             

 11 Hawkins, Vanessa          SO Utah State            18:46.29             

 12 Rowlan, April             FR Utah State            19:04.55             

 13 Wilson, Michel            SR Hawaii                19:18.14             

 14 Braden, Meadow            JR Boise State           19:29.88             

 15 Flores, Ingrid            FR New Mexico St.        19:30.63             

 16 Leitner, Andrea           JR New Mexico St.        19:52.45             

 17 Martineau, Erica          SO Utah State            20:59.86    

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