Monday, July 14, 2014

Devon Bridges Given Another Year Of Eligibility

The Boise State softball team received good news when Devon Bridges was granted another year of eligibility.  Bridges, who was injured with a bad back for a good part of this past season, obviously is one of the Broncos' best players, and her return will give a good boost to the team.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Potter Introduced As New Boise State Golf Coach

Boise State golf has languished really ever since Mike Young left the program.  Today, Bronco Athletic Director Mark Coyle took a step to try to right the ship with the hiring of Dan Potter.

Potter has two seasons of experience with the University of Washington, in which he helped coach two golfers to #1 in the World--Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan.  Last year, Williams won the Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious award in collegiate golf.  Pan competed in the U.S. Open and has qualified for The Open Championship this summer.

Potter helped Washington finish in the Top 16 both years, as the Huskies finished the 2012-13 season ranked #6 in the country and #11 last year. 

"It's a huge honor to have been selected by Mark Coyle, John Cunningham and the selection committee as the head men's golf coach at Boise State," Potter said. "There are a lot of quality people who are and have been associated with this program, and I'm humbled to inherit the platform they've established.
"Having grown up in Idaho and playing competitively throughout the northwest, I've always felt that Boise State had the ingredients to offer an amazing college golf experience. I'm excited to be a part of that now."
In Potter's two seasons with Washington, seven Huskies earned All-Pac-12 recognition, three were named All-America and one was named Academic All-American.
Originally from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Potter played collegiate golf for Washington from 2000-04, earning a bachelor's degree in political science.
Matt Thurmond, Washington's current men's golf head coach, offered the following regarding Potter:
"This is a really exciting day for Dan and Boise State. We've been fortunate to have Dan in our program for several years as a player and coach, and we'll really miss him. He is a great teammate and leader, and I loved working with him every day. He brings with him to Boise a great knowledge of golf and a unique feel for people, and I think the student-athletes and fans at Boise State will love Dan as much as we do. He will do great things to build the program there."
Potter will begin his tenure with Boise State Wednesday, July 9.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jeffries Finishes in 10th

Allison Jeffries of Boise State finished in a tie for 10th place today in the pole vault at the United States Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Jeffries cleared the first height of 12-feet, 5-inches, but could not make the next height of 12-11.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ward Bows Out At 5-5

Jordan Ward missed all three attempts at 5-8 3/4.  She's out of the competition, finishing ninth.

Ward Underway in the High Jump

Jordan Ward has cleared her first height in the high jump at the U.S. Junior National Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ward and Jeffries Compete At U.S. Junior National Championships

Boise State's Jordan Ward and Allison Jeffries will compete today at the United States Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  Ward and Jeffries will try to qualify for the World Junior Championships, which will also take place in Eugene later this month.

As always, Blue Through and Through is the place to be for all things Bronco, and we will lead Idaho in bringing their results to you first.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Boise State Finishes 74th in the Nation in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Capped by the incredible eighth-place finish for the Boise State women at the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Broncos finished the year as the #74-ranked athletic department in the nation in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup.  It is one of the highest finishes in school history for Boise State.

Boise State set a school record when they placed 49th in the 2008-2009 school year.  They were 60th in the 2009-10 school year, #63 in the 2002-03 school year, #65 in both 1996-97 and 2004-05, and they ranked 70th in 2011-12. 

1993-94:  #77
1994-95:  #86
1995-96:  #89
1996-97:  #65
1997-98:  #96
1998-99:  #86
1999-00:  #84
2000-01:  #114
2001:02:  #118
2002-03:  #63
2003-04:  #66
2004-05:  #65
2005-06:  #83
2006-07:  #97
2007-08:  #77
2008-09:  #49
2009-10:  #60
2010-11:  #83
2012-13:  #83
2013-14:  #74

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Andrade Finishes Eighth in 400-Meter Hurdle Semifinal

Men's 400 Meter Hurdles (Semi-Final)
  1:29pm - Saturday June 28
Event List
Compiled Results
Heat Results
Start List

Advance top 4 from each semi-final to final
PlaceAthleteTime    ReactionHt(Pl)
1Bershawn Jackson
49.48Q   0.2032(1)
2Johnny Dutch
49.58Q   0.2101(1)
3Reggie Wyatt
49.85Q   0.1782(2)
4Adam Durham
49.98Q   0.1811(2)
5Trevor Brown
Colorado St.
50.17Q   0.1581(3)
6Quincy Downing
50.93Q   0.2121(4)
7Slater Ezell
51.11    0.2181(5)
8Jordin Andrade
Boise St.
51.14    0.2381(6)
9Jordan Rispress
51.37    0.2491(7)
10Korey Smith
51.93    0.2011(8)

Bozarth in 16th in Hammer Qualifying at U.S. Track & Field Championships

Hayli Bozarth is currently in 16th in qualifying for the Hammer finals at the U.SA. Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, California.  She has a top throw of 193-10 after three throws.  She needs to get into the Top 8 to move to the Finals, meaning she needs a throw of at least 215-10.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Andrade Qualifies For National Semifinals in 400 Hurdles

The Boise State Broncos continue to accomplish great things on the track.  Jordin Andrade, who redshirted this spring, qualified for the semifinals the 400 hurdles at the U.S. National Track & Field Championships in Sacramento.  Andrade will have to go a little faster to make the Finals, but the important thing is, he's moving on.

Men's 400 Meter Hurdles (Prelim)
  4:30pm - Friday June 27
Event List
Compiled Results
Heat Results
Start List






World Record (W)Kevin YoungUSA46.78August 6 1992
American Record (A)Kevin YoungFoot Locker AC46.78August 6 1992
Meet Record (M)Bryan BronzonNike47.031998
PlaceAthleteTime    ReactionHt(Pl)
1Johnny Dutch
49.99Q   0.2392(1)
2Bershawn Jackson
50.09Q   0.1611(1)
3Trevor Brown
Colorado St.
50.44Q   0.1682(2)
4Quincy Downing
50.49Q   0.2141(2)
5Jeshua Anderson
50.54Q   0.1991(3)
6Michael Stigler
50.55Q   0.2653(1)
7Adam Durham
50.60Q  [50.591]0.1772(3)
8Mario Briscoe
50.82Q   0.1892(4)
9Reggie Wyatt
51.04Q   0.1723(2)
10Andrew Branch
51.12Q   0.1881(4)
11Slater Ezell
51.15q   0.2371(5)
12William Tuttle
Indiana St.
51.45q   0.2322(5)
13Jordan Rispress
51.47Q   0.2433(3)
14Jordin Andrade
Boise St.
51.56Q   0.2043(4)
15Joshua Taylor
Stephen F. Austin
51.66q   0.2743(5)
16Korey Smith
51.96q   0.2301(6)
17Eric Lund
Team Nebraska
52.36    0.2013(6)
18Justin Gaymon
New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
52.52    0.2232(6)
19Michael Tinsley
52.56    0.1933(7)
DQKeyunta Hayes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Troy Merritt Tied With One Tiger Woods Today on PGA Tour

Troy Merritt shot a 74 today at the Quicken Loans PGA event today, tied with Tiger Woods after the first round.

Emma Bates Finishes Sixth in United States 10,000 Final

Amazing job for a junior!  She'll get 'em next time!

Women's 10000 Meter Run (Final)
  8:20pm - Thursday June 26
Event List
View Splits
Start List
Double waterfall, 6 fastest outside
1Kim Conley
New Balance / SRA Elite
2Jordan Hasay
Nike Oregon Project
3Amy Hastings
4Juliet Bottorff
5Rachel Ward
Ragged Mountain Racing
6Emma Bates
Boise St.
7Stephanie Dinius
New Balance Silicon Valley
8Katie Kellner
Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
9Kara Lubieniecki
HTS Elite
10Kara Foster
11Meghan Peyton
Saucony / Team USA Minnesota
12Alia Gray
Brooks / HTS Elite
13Carrie Dimoff
Bowerman Track Club
14Kristin Anderson-Swisher
15Kristen Rohde
Bowerman Track Club
16Bradi Hutchison
DNFAllison Mendez