Bronco Track Team Finishes 25th In The Nation

Boise State's men's track team became the record sixth Bronco team to finish in the national top 25, tying for 25th at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Despite a ninth-place in the triple jump by Ryan Grinnell, Boise State's track team finished 25th in the nation at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Boise State scored 10 points to tie Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, California and Rice for 25th. Texas A & M upset Oregon for the team title.   Hammer thrower Simon Wardhaugh and javelin specialist Pontus Thomee scored ten points between them to give the Broncos their total.

Grinnell, the #4 seed in the triple jump, posted a mark of 52-feet, 6.75 inches to place ninth.  He had jumped 53-feet, 9.75 inches just a few weeks ago and would have taken fifth with that jump.  Grinnell also placed 11th in the high jump and did not qualify for the finals in the long jump.

Here are the final results:

         Men - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored               
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 1) Texas A&M               48    
 2) Oregon                       46  
 2) Florida                        46      
 2) Florida State               46  
 5) LSU                           37       
 6) South Carolina             33.50
 7) Stanford                      30       
 8) Arizona State               29  
 9) Arkansas                     27      
10) Southern California      26  
11) Georgia                       19      
12) Auburn                        18  
13) Kansas State               16      
13) Brigham Young           16  
15) Kentucky                    15      
16) Virginia Tech               14.50
17) Nebraska                    14      
17) Mississippi State          14  
17) Washington State         14    
20) Washington                  13  
20) Baylor                          13      
20) Texas                           13  
23) Bethune-Cookman       11      
23) Arizona                        11  
25) Oklahoma State           10      
25) California                     10  
25) Boise State                  10      
25) Rice                             10  
25) Oklahoma                    10      
30) Missouri                         9  
30) North Carolina               9      
32) Wake Forest                  8  
32) Georgia Tech                  8      
32) Middle Tennessee State  8  
32) Iowa State                      8      
32) Northern Arizona            8  
37) Illinois                             7      
37) Minnesota                       7  
37) Villanova                         7     
40) New Mexico                   6  
40) Butler                              6      
40) Texas-El Paso                 6  
40) Clemson                          6      
40) Albany                             6  
40) Liberty                             6      
40) Northern Iowa                 6  
40) Brown                             6     
48) Manhattan                       5  
48) Virginia                            5      
48) Notre Dame                     5  
48) Tennessee                        5      
52) Western Kentucky           4  
52) Iona                                 4      
52) Louisville                          4  
52) Purdue                             4    
56) Delaware State                3  
56) Ohio State                       3      
56) Maryland-Eastern Shore  3  
56) Harvard                          3      
56) Eastern Michigan            3  
56) Georgetown                   3    
62) Texas A&M-CC            2  
62) Michigan                         2     
62) Air Force                        2  
62) Alabama                         2     
62) Penn State                      2  
67) TCU                               1      
67) Hampton                         1  
67) Syracuse                         1      
67) Northwestern State         1  
67) Central Michigan             1    
 67) Northeastern                  1  
 67) Texas Tech                    1     
 67) Cornell                           1

Event 16  Men Triple Jump
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Auto: 16.30   Best 12 and ties by mark from qualifying to final                     
45 minutes flight specific warm-up, 10 minutes before finals.                       
Wind direction 1 hour prior.  Two flights, two qualifying pits.                     
Advance best 9 plus ties by mark to reverse order finals.                           
    American:   18.09m  7/27/1996   Kenny Harrison, Mizuno                           
College Best:   17.92m  5/20/1995   James Beckford, Blinn                            
   NCAA Meet:   17.57m  6/5/1982    Keith Connor, SMU                                
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Wind           Points
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Finals                                                                               
  1 Will Claye                FR Oklahoma                17.24m   2.5  56-06.75  10  
     16.99m(2.5) 17.19m(2.0) 17.24m(2.5) FOUL      PASS      FOUL                    
  2 Julian Reid               SO Texas A&M               17.10m   2.5  56-01.25   8  
     17.10m(2.5) 16.98m(1.4) 16.54m(1.5) 16.93m(3.5) 16.93m(3.0) 15.10m(0.3)         
  3 Christian Taylor          FR Florida                 16.91m   2.5  55-05.75   6  
     16.65m(0.9) FOUL      FOUL      16.80m(2.1) 16.91m(2.5) 16.81m(2.3)             
  4 Zuheir Sharif             JR Texas A&M               16.76m   2.8  55-00.00   5  
     FOUL      16.49m(1.8) FOUL      16.76m(2.8) 16.26m(2.2) FOUL                    
  5 Nkosinza Balumbu          SR Arkansas                16.40m   2.1  53-09.75   4  
     16.40m(2.1) 16.19m(2.6) 14.05m(1.5) 16.23m(2.1) 16.34m(2.5) 16.14m(1.0)         
  6 Tyron Stewart             SO Texas A&M               16.27m   2.3  53-04.50   3  
     16.27m(2.3) 14.48m(1.8) FOUL      PASS      PASS      PASS                      
  7 Melvin Echard             SO Texas A&M               16.07m   2.3  52-08.75   2  
     15.77m(1.7) 15.92m(2.1) 16.06m(3.3) 16.01m(1.9) 16.07m(2.3) 15.76m(2.9)         
  8 Clarence Smith            SR Penn State              16.03m   0.4  52-07.25   1  
     15.15m(+0.0) 14.99m(3.6) 16.03m(0.4) 13.74m(2.1) FOUL      15.80m(1.6)          
  9 Ryan Grinnell             SR Boise State             16.02m   2.7  52-06.75      
     13.39m(3.0) 16.02m(2.7) FOUL      FOUL      15.31m(0.4) FOUL                    
10 Christopher Carter        SO Houston                 15.95m   2.0  52-04.00      
     15.95m(2.0) FOUL      15.88m(1.8)                                               
11 Alphonso Jordan           JR Georgia Tech            15.90m   1.2  52-02.00      
     FOUL      15.90m(1.2) FOUL                                                      
12 Austin Davis              SO North Carolina          15.76m   1.4  51-08.50      
     FOUL      15.74m(2.5) 15.76m(1.4)


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