Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yriarte Gets Sixth Year

Cory Yriarte has heard from the NCAA and the news was good--he'll be back at Boise State for a sixth season.  He joins running back D.J. Harper, who earlier in the year confirmed that he'll be back for a sixth year.

Felix, Vaisima Earn Weekly Mountain West Awards

The Boise State track team had one heck of a meet last weekend and the Mountain West Conference noticed.  Kurt Felix and Mele Vaisima were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Week by the league office.

Felix set a personal best (24-6.0) to win the long jump and also cleared 6-10.5 in the high jump in winning that event at the Bronco Classic.  The long jump mark is the fourth-best in the history of the Mountain West Conference and 27th-best in the country this season. 

Vaisima also ranks fourth in MWC history with her winning throw of 65-feet, 3.5-inches in the weight throw at the Classic.  Vaisima also finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 43-9.25.

Congratulations to Kurt and Mele and keep it up!