Demers Gets 6th in WAC Heptathlon

In track and field, there's always good news and bad news. Bad news first. Boise State, projected to get 14 points in the men's heptathlon, scored just 1. Good news: most of Boise State's sprinters hopeful of scoring points moved on to tomorrow's finals.

Utah State senior John Strang once again won the Heptathlon at the Western Idaho Conference Indoor Track Championships today in Nampa.  Strang put together a solid consistent effort to take the title with 5,522 points.  Idaho's Mike Carpenter (5,071 points) and Matt Grogan (4,940) slipped into second and third places, respectively.  Eric Demers was Boise State's best finisher at 6th with 4,823 points.  Steve Anderson, in fourth after the first day of competition, slid to eighth with 3,842 points and did not score points for the Broncos.

Eric Capelle and Per Standquist qualified in both the 60-meters and the 200, but senior Marlon Douglas did not in either event.  Kyle Christoffersen is in tomorrow's finals in the 400 while in the 800, senior Caleb Cazier had the second fastest qualifying time (1:55.50).  He'll be joined by freshman Dusty Klein, Matthew Moyer and Michael Walrath in tomorrow's 800-meter final.  Cody Eaton, the #3 seed in the WAC and Matt Schmasnov, #5 in the conference, did not qualify for the finals; Eaton did not even compete.

Action is fast and furious at Jackson's Track.  Keep it here on BroncoCountry for continuous updates.

Heptathlon Final:

1 Strang, John 7.05 7.25m 10.82m 2.11m 8.25 4.35m 2:55.80 Utah State 23-09.5 35-06 6-11 14-03.25 SR Team Points: 10 5522 (865) (874) (535) (906) 3180 (920) (716) (706) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Carpenter, Mike 7.00 6.54m 11.41m 1.90m 8.58 4.65m 3:11.95 Idaho 21-05.5 37-05.25 6-02.75 15-03 JR Team Points: 8 5071 (882) (707) (571) (714) 2874 (841) (804) (552) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Grogan, Matt 7.27 6.83m 11.62m 1.87m 8.87 4.15m 2:59.12 Idaho 22-05 38-01.5 6-01.5 13-07.25 FR Team Points: 6 4940 (789) (774) (583) (687) 2833 (775) (659) (673) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Goble, Jon 7.19 6.43m 11.77m 1.96m 8.66 3.85m 3:01.91 Utah State 21-01.25 38-07.5 6-05 12-07.5 FR Team Points: 4 4902 (816) (682) (592) (767) 2857 (823) (576) (646) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Bowen, Ryan 7.26 6.70m 10.72m 1.90m 9.25 4.15m 2:50.92 Idaho 21-11.75 35-02 6-02.75 13-07.25 FR Team Points: 2 4885 (792) (743) (529) (714) 2778 (692) (659) (756) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 Demers, Eric 7.40 6.42m 12.06m 1.81m 8.94 4.25m 2:55.76 Boise State 21-00.75 39-07 5-11.25 13-11.25 SR Team Points: 1 4823 (745) (679) (610) (636) 2670 (759) (688) (706) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 Blaser, Andrew 7.44 6.72m 10.71m 1.90m 8.65 3.95m 3:08.30 Idaho 22-00.75 35-01.75 6-02.75 12-11.5 SO 4735 (732) (748) (528) (714) 2722 (825) (603) (585) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 Anderson, Steve 7.45 6.44m 12.51m 1.99m 9.67 3.15m DNF Boise State 21-01.5 41-00.5 6-06.25 10-04 FR 3842 (729) (684) (637) (794) 2844 (605) (393) (0) ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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