Boise State Sets Record With 6th Top-25 Team

On the strength of Eleni Kafourou's national long jump championship and her seventh-place finish in the triple jump, the Boise State women finished 19th in the nation at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. It is a record sixth Top-25 ranking for Boise State this school year.

A little over a week ago, BroncoCountry reported that Boise State had broken an all-time record with its fifth Top 25 team.

Make it six.

Eleni Kafourou's one-woman show enabled the Bronco women to finish 19th in the nation at the conclusion of the indoor track season at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas.

Think what the Bronco team could accomplish if Kafourou had the company of a few of her teammates at the Nationals!

It was Boise State's sixth Top 25 ranking this school year. The famous Bronco football team started things off last fall with a final ranking of #11. Coach Greg Randall's wrestling squad has been ranked as high as #7 in one poll and has an excellent chance of finishing in the national top ten at the National Championships next week.

The Boise State gymnastics team is coming off the ninth best performance in school history and they could move up next week from their current ranking of #23. The Bronco men's track team (coached by Mike Maynard) was ranked as high as #20 earlier in the year before finishing at #27.

Last week, the Boise State women's tennis team, coached by Mark Tichenor, was ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in its history and helped set the short-lived record of five Top 25 teams for Boise State.

With Kafourou's national title and final ranking of #19, the Bronco women's track team became the sixth team to be recognized nationally as one of the top 25 teams in the country.

And there's still two more months remaining for another Boise State team to step up and be counted. The school competes in 17 sports and is approaching the point where half of its teams rank in the top 25.

Two years ago, the article "A Perfect Bronco Storm" laid out the case for these kind of occurrences. And indeed, orange rain is falling.

Or is that Orange Reign?


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