Saturday, May 25, 2013

Post Moves On To Nationals

So far, this has been a pretty good Regional for the Boise State track team, though they need four to five more National qualifiers before we start talking great.  The schol record occurred in 2007, when nine Bronco student-athletes competed at Nationals in 10 events.

Matt Post threw the hammer 208-feet 11-inches to place 10th today in Austin.  Post joins Emma Bates and Marissa VanderMalle to move on.  The event was supposed to be occluded yesterday but poor Texas weather forced the spillover into today.

VanderMalle Is Going To Nationals

Marisa VanderMalle qualified for the NCAA National Championships by knocking a full 24 seconds off her existing school record in the steeplechase today at the Western Regional in Austin, Texas.  The weather was so bad the competition was delayed seven hours.   VanderMalle was 10th in qualifying with a time of 10:01.12.

Daveon Collins qualified for the quarters in the 200 when he was clocked in 20.61, but missed advancing to Nationals in the 100 when he was 16th with his time of 10.64.  Jordin Andrade just missed as well, placing 14th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.75.  Only the Top12 advance. Bret Scheve was 22nd overall in the 400 hurdles.  Justin Malnes placed 29th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.43.

Mackenzie Flannagan was 24th in the first round of the women's 200 (14.43) earning the final spot for tomorrow's quarterfinals.