Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Boise State Cross Country Team Ranked 19th in the Nation

It's been awhile (1996 to be exact), but the Boise State men's cross country team jumped up to #19 in the  U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  The Broncos had been in the "others receiving votes" category, but were ranked in the poll after giving Oregon trouble in the Bill Dellinger Invitational.

Emma Bates Named Mountain West Athlete of the Week

Emma Bates of Boise State is this week's Mountain West Female Athlete of the Week after finishing as the top collegian at the Bill Dellinger Invitational last week.  Bates finished the 5-kilometer course in 16:35.  

Bronco Swim Team Off to Good Start

The Boise State swimming and diving team didn't quite triple their opponent.  They'll have to work on that.

The Broncos downed Idaho (Moscow) 217.5 to 82.5 in the season opener in Boise.  Freshman Brittany Aoyama won the 50-yard freestyle (23.36) and the 100-butterfly (54.95), while fellow freshman Felicity Cann won the 200-freestyle in 1:50.25.  Junior Heather Harper captured both the 100 and 200-yard breastrokes, with respective times of 1:05.50 and 2:22.51.  

Ciera Courtney was second in the three-meter diving with a score of 308.93.

Boise State will compete this weekend at the Fresno Invitational.

Bronco Harriers Finish 2nd, 3rd at Prestigious Bill Dellinger Invitational

After a month off of competition, the Boise State men's and women's cross country teams showed no effects, as the men nearly shocked #4 Oregon, finishing seven points behind the Ducks, while the Bronco women were third behind #7 Washington and #5 Oregon.

Oregon had 32 points to win the men's competition, while Boise State had 39 and Washington and #8 Portland tied with 87 points.  Washington had 30 points to win the women's competition, with Oregon at 52 points and Boise State with 63.  

Allan Schroeder was fifth overall in the men's race, finishing the course in 24:19, with Aaron Nelson of Washington winning the individual title in 23:55.

Boise State's Emma Bates was the top collegian on the 5-kilometer course with a time of 16:35.  Teammate Marisa Howard was third in 16:50.

Boise State will get their final tuneup before the Mountain West Championships when they travel to the 2013 Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana, where the upstart Broncos will compete against over 200 teams from throughout the country.

Boise State Golf Team Wins Utah Invitational

The Boise State golf team finished with a flurry to win the Utah Invitational, in Ark City, Utah, the Broncos' first in more than six years.

Boise State entered the final round six strokes behind Utah State, but rallied to win by 10 at the par-71 Jeremy Golf and Country Club.  The margin of victory is the largest for Boise State since it won the Bronco Spring Invitational by 15 strokes in 1995.

Boise State had rounds of 364, 356 and 356 to finish 11-over for the tournament.  

Ty Travis finished in second place individually with a 7-under 206.  Seokwon Jeon of Utah State sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff for medalist honors.  Sophomore Logan France posted a 70 to finish with a three-round total of 214, good for seventh place.

Boise State will travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the Price's "GIve 'Em Five" Invitational October 25-26.