Broncos Qualify For 3 Of 4 National Finals

Hammer thrower Simon Wardhaugh, high jumper Ryan Grinnell and javelin specialist Pontus Thomee all qualified for the finals in their respective events after the first day of competition at the NCAA National Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Boise State's Simon Wardhaugh, Ryan Grinnell and Pontus Thomee have qualified for the finals at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sasa Kampic, the only representative from the Bronco women's team, finished 12th in her qualifying round of the javelin and did not advance to the finals. 

Wardhaugh recorded the fifth best throw in qualifying (218-feet, 11-inches) on his second throw to advance to Friday's finals. Wardhaugh captured the West title at the Regional Championships two weeks ago and has a seasonal best of 224 feet. 

Walter Henning of LSU led all qualifiers with a mark of 229 feet.  The hammer finals are set for Friday at noon (MT).

Boise State's Ryan Grinnell, who is the only athlete in the nation to qualify for Nationals in the long jump, high jump and the long jump, began competition today. Grinnell cleared 6-10.75 to reach the finals of the high jump--he is one of 14 competitors who cleared that height. The Bronco superstar will compete against the nation's best Friday at 6 p.m. (MT). Grinnell was seeded ninth in the long jump but his top mark (25-2) was seven inches shy of his seasonal best and he finished 17th. His top jump this year would have landed him in the finals. 

Grinnell will compete in the triple jump Friday afternoon at 4:30 as the #4 seed in the nation.  Grinnell won the Regionals by soaring 53-9.75. 

Thomee finished 12th in javelin qualifying to grab the final spot in the NCAA finals.  Thomee threw the spear 218-feet, eight inches last night and will compete in the national finals Friday at 6:30 p.m. (MT).

Kampic finished 12th in her qualifying round of the javelin with a throw of 149-10 and did not make the finals.  She needed a throw of 159-3 to advance.

 

Men's Hammer Qualifying:

 

1. Walter Henning (So., LSU) 229-00           

2.  Marcel Lomnicky (Fr., Virginia Tech) 226-00

3.  Chris Rohy (Sr., Missouri) 225-02

4.  Dimitrios Fylladitakis (So., UTEP) 221-08

5.  Simon Wardwaugh (Sr., Boise State) 218-11

6.  Nate Rolfe (Sr., Georgia) 216-05

7.  John Freeman (Jr., Georgia) 215-01

8.  Seid Mujanovic (Jr., Manhattan) 211-11

9.  Branislav Danis (Jr., Georgia) 211-08

10.  Jake Shanklin (Sr., Wyoming) 210-09

11.  Boldizsar Kocsor (Sr., UCLA) 210-07

12. Jason Lewis (Jr., Arizona State) 210-03

13.  Zack Midles (Jr., Washington) 210-00

14.  Matthew DiBuono (Sr., Fordham) 209-00

15.  Chris Cralle (Jr., Sam Houston State) 206-07

16.  Ben Harpenau (Sr., Purdue) 203-04

 

Men High Jump ============================ Name Year School Prelims ============================

Flight 1 Preliminaries

1 Garrett Huyler SR Cornell 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O XO

1 Ryan Fleck FR Auburn 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

1 Greg Shroka JR Illinois 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 XXO XXO

1 Ryan Grinnell SR Boise State 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O XO

1 Manjula Wijesekara JR USC 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

1 Scott Sellers SR Kansas St. 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

7 Derek Drouin FR Indiana 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 O XXX

7 Matthew Parker SR Liberty 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 XO XXX

7 Michael McCall SO Akron 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 XXO XXX

7 Errol Blackmon SR S. Florida 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.

10 XXO XXX -- Casey Parker JR Utah State NH 2.05 XXX

-- Andrew Bachelor JR Fla State NH 2.05 XXX

-- Andrew Duncan FR TexasArlington NH 2.05 XXX

 

Flight 2 Preliminaries 1 Raymond Harris SR Texas 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 XO XXO

1 Ivan Diggs SR Houston 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

1 Paul Hamilton SO Nebraska 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 XO O

1 Jacques Watson SO Coastal Carolina 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 XO XXO

1 Trent Arrivey JR WSU 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

1 Adetayo Adesanya JR Purdue 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O O

1 Tone Belt JR Louisville 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 O XXO

1 Jerome Miller SR Ga Tech 2.10mq 6-10.75 2.05 2.10 PPP O

9 Taylor Hobson SO UCLA 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 XO XXX

9 Johnathan Goldan SR Fullerton 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 XXO XXX

9 Matt Fisher JR Minnesota 2.05m 6-08.75 2.05 2.10 XXO XXX

 -- Major Clay SO Indiana St. NH 2.05 XXX

 -- Ryan Fritz SR Penn St. NH 2.05 XXX

 

Men Javelin Throw ======================== Name Year School Prelims ======================== Flight 1 Preliminaries 1 Corey White SR USC 77.68mq 254-10 77.68m x x

2 Craig Kinsley SO Brown 69.36mq 227-07 67.28m 69.36m 65.79m

3 Kyle Nielsen SO Washington 68.62mq 225-01 67.79m 68.62m FOUL

4 Cyrus Hostetler JR Oregon 68.24mq 223-11 68.24m FOUL 67.42m

5 Anthony Fairbanks SR New Mexico 67.96mq 222-11 65.48m 64.15m 67.96m

6 Brett Trudo SO Wichita St. 66.99mq 219-09 65.51m 61.94m 66.99m

7 Kyle Smith FR S. Mississippi 66.38m 217-09 FOUL 66.38m 64.78m

8 Robert Dehn SO Wisconsin 64.43m 211-05 60.76m 64.43m 60.06m

9 Trent Mazanec JR Wichita St. 64.22m 210-08 61.39m 64.22m 61.01m

10 Blaine Baker SO BYU 63.69m 208-11 60.59m 63.69m FOUL

11 Seamas McGuire JR Lafayette 62.70m 205-08 62.70m 61.88m FOUL 1

2 Richard McKay FR LA-Monroe 62.38m 204-08 FOUL 62.38m FOUL

13 Brandin Williams JR Colorado 61.82m 202-10 58.46m 49.86m 61.82m

Flight 2 Preliminaries

1 Chris Hill JR Georgia 71.43mq 234-04 71.43m PASS PASS

2 Alex VanderMerwe SR UTEP 68.33mq 224-02 66.86m 66.70m 68.33m

3 Colin Molteton JR Ole Miss 67.79mq 222-05 61.86m 67.79m FOUL

4 Alex Wolff JR Oregon 67.73mq 222-02 67.73m 63.61m 64.39m

5 Cody Fillinich SR NW State-LA 66.67mq 218-09 66.67m 65.26m 65.82m

6 Pontus Thomee SO Boise State 66.65mq 218-08 66.65m 63.98m 65.22m

7 Bryce Willen JR Ole Miss 65.18m 213-10 59.50m FOUL 65.18m

8 Aaron Moore FR LSU 65.09m 213-06 60.33m 63.84m 65.09m

9 Brandon Heroux FR William & Mary 63.58m 208-07 59.26m 60.10m 63.58m

10 Bryan Howard JR Fla State 63.10m 207-00 63.10m 62.98m FOUL

11 Erik Heymann JR S. Carolina 61.56m 202-00 61.56m 61.39m FOUL

12 Nick Lam JR Montana St. 60.68m 199-01 FOUL 60.68m 59.63m

 13 Thomas Sensing JR Wake Forest 56.34m 184-10 56.34m FOUL FOUL

 

Men Long Jump ========================= Name Year School Prelims Wind ========================= Flight 1 Preliminaries

 1 Reindell Cole SO Northridge 8.21mq 2.1 26-11.25 FOUL 7.74m(2.4) 8.21m(2.1)

2 Ngonidzashe Makusha SO Fla State 7.87mq 2.5 25-10.00 7.87m(2.5) PASS PASS

3 Luis Rivera-Morales SR Arizona 7.85mq 2.7 25-09.25 7.52m(2.3) 7.85m(2.7) PASS

4 Will Claye FR Oklahoma 7.83mq 1.5 25-08.25 7.63m(3.0) 7.66m(2.2) 7.83m(1.5)

4 Tyron Stewart SO Texas A&M 7.83mq 2.9 25-08.25 6.94m(2.0) 7.83m(2.9) PASS

6 Mychael Stewart SR Arkansas 7.77mq 2.5 25-06.00 7.77m(2.5) FOUL 7.63m(1.0)

7 Will Coppage JR LSU 7.74m 2.4 25-04.75 7.63m(2.0) 7.74m(2.4) FOUL

8 Mandhla Mgijima SR W. Kentucky 7.72m 4.1 25-04.00 7.47m(3.7) 7.72m(4.1) 7.48m(1.5)

9 Jade Ellis SR Duke 7.71m 2.5 25-03.50 FOUL 6.89m(1.9) 7.71m(2.5)

10 Tarik Batchelor FR Arkansas 7.70m 1.9 25-03.25 7.70m(1.9) PASS 7.49m(2.1)

11 Vernell Warren SO Oregon 7.60m 2.3 24-11.25 FOUL 7.08m(3.4) 7.60m(2.3)

 12 Duane Teixeira JR Cornell 7.50m 2.3 24-07.25 7.45m(1.0) 7.50m(2.3) FOUL

13 Darrell Roddick JR Texas Tech 7.37m 1.9 24-02.25 7.15m(1.6) 7.25m(1.2) 7.37m(1.9)

14 Jordan Powell SR Arizona 7.24m 1.7 23-09.00 FOUL 7.24m(1.7) FOUL

Flight 2 Preliminaries

1 Alain Bailey JR Arkansas 7.96mq 3.2 26-01.50 7.74m(3.7) 7.96m(3.2) x

2 Julian Reid SO Texas A&M 7.91mq 2.4 25-11.50 FOUL 7.91m(2.4) x

 3 Nicholas Gordon SO Nebraska 7.89mq 2.3 25-10.75 FOUL 7.78m(2.9) 7.89m(2.3)

4 Jeremy Hicks SR LSU 7.81mq 1.4 25-07.50 7.61m(2.6) 7.67m(1.3) 7.81m(1.4)

5 Stanley Gbagbeke SO M. Tenn. St. 7.79mq 2.1 25-06.75 7.77m(3.8) 7.79m(2.1) 7.69m(1.5)

6 Bernard Bush SR Syracuse 7.78mq 2.3 25-06.25 7.78m(2.3) FOUL 7.39m(2.1)

7 Ryan Grinnell SR Boise State 7.67m 2.6 25-02.00 7.54m(5.5) 7.40m(1.5) 7.67m(2.6)

8 Tone Belt JR Louisville 7.65m 2.3 25-01.25 7.36m(1.7) FOUL 7.65m(2.3)

9 LeRon Williams SR Nebraska 7.63m 2.2 25-00.50 7.27m(2.0) 7.63m(2.2) FOUL

10 Nelson Rosario FR UCLA 7.40m 0.7 24-03.50 7.37m(2.3) FOUL 7.40m(0.7)

11 Chris Phipps FR Nebraska 7.38m 3.8 24-02.50 7.38m(3.8) 7.11m(3.8) 6.40m(1.5)

12 Ed Baldwin JR North Carolina 7.37m 1.5 24-02.25 7.28m(4.0) FOUL 7.37m(1.5)

13 Kevin Dickson SR Georgia 7.36m 2.3 24-01.75 7.25m(5.2) 7.36m(2.3) FOUL

 

Women Javelin Throw ========================= Name Year School Prelims ========================= Flight 1 Preliminaries 1 Kara Patterson SR Purdue 54.74mq 179-07 54.74m x x

2 Evelien Dekkers JR Florida 51.63mq 169-05 51.63m 47.66m 45.28m

3 Marissa Tschida SO WSU 51.36mq 168-06 50.44m 51.36m 49.08m

4 Katie Coronado SR New Mexico 51.20mq 168-00 45.86m 51.20m 47.23m

5 Kristine Busa SO USC 50.80mq 166-08 50.80m 50.26m 49.64m

6 Brooke Pighin SO Washington 49.03mq 160-10 47.80m 47.94m 49.03m

7 Laura Asimakis SO Texas A&M 48.92mq 160-06 48.69m 48.92m 47.45m

8 Karlee McQuillen SO Penn St. 48.54mq 159-03 47.85m 48.54m 48.54m

9 Amanda Martin SR Connecticut 47.42m 155-07 47.42m 46.46m 46.85m

10 Ali Pistora SO Kansas St. 46.85m 153-08 46.51m 46.85m 46.02m

11 Emalie Humphreys SO Texas A&M 46.04m 151-00 45.78m 46.04m 44.94m

12 Sasa Kampic FR Boise State 45.67m 149-10 45.67m FOUL 41.14m

13 Ilze Gribule FR BYU 44.97m 147-06 44.97m 43.29m FOUL

 

Flight 2 Preliminaries

1 Anna Wessman FR UTEP 55.30mq 181-05 50.45m 55.30m x

2 Rachel Yurkovich SR Oregon 54.33mq 178-03 52.19m 54.33m x

3 Kim Hamilton SR Kent State 49.33mq 161-10 46.95m 45.02m 49.33m

4 Meghan Briggs JR Virginia 48.97mq 160-08 45.52m 48.87m 48.97m

5 Brittany Williams JR Houston 48.04m 157-07 48.04m 43.58m 47.10m

6 Michelle Thompson JR Georgia 47.76m 156-08 43.91m FOUL 47.76m

7 Kim Hanslovan SO Penn St. 47.61m 156-02 46.54m 47.61m 44.81m

8 Stephanie Ralls JR Northridge 45.54m 149-05 45.54m 43.37m FOUL

9 Leslie Bourgeois JR Nicholls St. 43.61m 143-01 38.73m 43.61m 41.94m

10 Emily Tyrrell SO Montana St. 43.56m 142-11 43.56m 40.08m 39.95m

11 Anna Lyons SR LSU 43.51m 142-09 42.44m 43.29m 43.51m

12 Michelle Coombs FR E. Washington 43.43m 142-06 38.95m 43.43m 40.36m

13 Samantha Espiricueta SO SE Missouri 42.25m 138-07 42.25m FOUL 38.41m


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