Boise State split with Idaho State in a dual
track meet yesterday in Bronco Stadium, with the Bronco men downing the Bengals
87-67 and the ISU women embarrassing
Jarrod Stevens won the hammer with the fourth best heave in the nation this year (215-8) while teammate Simon Wardhaugh finished right behind him with the fifth best throw this year (215-8). Stevens' throw is second only to Mattias Jons; Wardhaugh's throw yesterday ranks third all-time. Jons made an unannounced appearance yesterday and competed as an "unattached" hammer thrower. He delighted the crowd with a throw of 234-11.
Triple jumper Wendell Lawrence returned to action with the Broncos' fifth qualifying mark of the day of 49-7.25 in winning the event. Sterling Small came up big for Coach Mike Maynard's team, capturing first place in both the 110-meter (14.34) and the 400-meter hurdles (52.61). Sprinter Marlon Douglas won the 100 in 10.84 and the 200 in 21.91.
Forest Braden (8:47.86) and Brandon Christoffersen
(8:58.71) managed a 1-2
The Bronco women, meanwhile, learned that while they have some outstanding individuals, their depth is not there yet.
Hammer thrower Annika Hjelm broke her own school record with a throw of 206-1, the eighth best in the NCAA this year. Eleni Ypsilanti also qualified for the regionals with a throw of 190-6. Eleni Kafourou set regional qualifying marks in winning the long jump (19-9.5) and the triple jump (42-4.75). Kafourou's TJ ranks third in the country.
Megan Olivetti was the other double winner for the Lady Broncos, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 14.59 and then coming back to take the 200 meters (24.63). Kayleen McDowell came through in the 800 with a time of 2:12.17 while Breanna Sande was victorious in the 1500 (4:32.28). Theodora Xylaki took first in the high jump, clearing five feet, seven inches.
Those are the positive results. Elsewhere, the