No less than a dozen
Eight members of Coach J.W. Hardy's men's
team that finished second in the Western Athletic Conference Championships and
four stars on the women's team that finished third will represent the Broncos
this week. The top 48 athletes in
the western half of the
Senior Zacharias Arnos qualified for the Western Championships in both the
long and triple jumps after WAC titles in both.
Junior Kurt Felix, who was named the WAC Field Athlete of the Year at the
conference championships, will challenge the competition in the high jump and
javelin throw. Felix produced career
bests in placing second in both events at the WAC Championships.
He is #22 in the javelin with a toss of 220 feet, 4 inches and is 24th
in the high jump with his height of 6-11.50.
If Felix is looking at a height he must clear to win the high jump, he
need look no further than the WAC Championships, where
WAC Champion Pontus Thomee continues his
Yet another sophomore,
Eetu Viitala joins
specialist Sawyer Bosch is #30 in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a career best
of 8:57.84 at the Oregon Relays. Freshman
Rolando Trammel stepped up at the WAC Championships to record a career-best of
51.96 and qualify as the #42-ranked hurdler in the 400-meters.
Senior Eleni Kafourou
leads the Bronco women into Longhorn country. Kafourou
won her 11th and 12th individual WAC Championships earlier
this month in both the long jump and triple jump.
Kafourou, who won the 2009 NCAA Indoor National Championship in the long
jump, will try to duplicate the feat outdoors.
She is #5 in the triple jump (7th in the nation) with a
season-best of 43-7.25 at the WAC Championships and is #8 in the long jump (10th
nationally) with a mark of 20-11.25. Kafourou
is the school record holder with marks of 21-5.50 in the long jump and 43-10 in
the triple jump.
will likely take jumps of that magnitude or better for Kafourou to have a chance
at the national titles. Blessing
Okagbare of UTEP is the favorite with a jump of 22-7 this season while Neidra
Covington of TCU is seeded first in the west in the triple with a mark of
Hardy is pleased with
the oncoming hurdlers at
Junior Sasa Kampic
The top 12 from each
event this week qualify for the NCAA Championships in