Saturday, April 19, 2014

Broncos Notch 25th Win of Season

In the 2013-14 school year, it will be remembered that the Boise State tennis team was one of the school's most successful.  The Broncos are now 25-4, having beaten San Francisco 4-1 to wrap up a double win on the Appleton courts--Boise State earlier blanked Air Force 7-0 to finish the conference season 5-0.

Next up:  the Mountain West tournament, next Thursday through Sunday in Fresno, California.

Current Mountain West Softball Standings

schools Conference W-L-T Conference PCTOverall W-L-TOverall PCT
1. Fresno State 8-4-0 .66724-16-0.600
2. Colorado State 8-4-0 .66727-10-0.730
3. San Diego State 8-4-0 .66731-12-0.721
4. UNLV 9-6-0 .60019-24-0.442
5. San José State 7-5-0 .58324-18-0.571
6. Boise State 8-7-0 .53323-19-0.548
7. Utah State 5-7-0 .41717-24-0.415
8. New Mexico 4-11-0 .26713-29-0.310
9. Nevada 3-12-0 .20021-22-0.488

Kelsey Morris and Ciera Perkins Impress at NCAA Nationals

While the rest of their teammates were home in Boise, the duo of Kelsey Morris and Ciera Perkins were amazing at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Perkins nailed a 9.90 on floor exercises to finish tied for eighth in the nation and earn Second Team All-America honors.  Perkins is the fourth Bronco to accomplish that feat, joining Johnna Evans and Diana Loosli (1998) and Amy Glass (2012).

Morris scored a 9.850 on uneven bars, tied for the highest in school history (with Lindsay Ward) at the National Championships.  Morris finished the competition tied for 10th place.

Way to go, Kelsey and Ciera!

Boise State Softball Team Beats San Jose State 7-6

The Lady Broncos probably needed a sweep to have a good chance at winning the conference, but they at least scored a series win with a hard-fought 7-6 win over San Jose State this afternoon at Dona Larsen Park.

Boise State now travels to Utah State for three--a doubleheader Tuesday followed by a game Wednesday.

Bronco Netters Ground Air Force 7-0

Patton's team has done it again.  On Senior Day, the Broncos blanked Air Force 7-0 at Appleton Tennis Center.

Boise State is now 24-4 on the season, with their 12th consecutive home victory.  The Broncos finished the Mountain West Conference regular season 5-0.

Boise State hosts San Francisco in a non-conference matchup for the regular season finale tonight at 6.

Marisa Howard Top Collegiate Finisher in Mt. SAC Steeplechase

Boise State's Marisa Howard finished seventh in the steeplechase elite invitational with a time of 10:07.17 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California last night.
Howard was the top collegiate student-athlete in the race that was filled with mostly professional runners.  Her time was just shy of Marisa's school record of 10:01.12.

Allison Jeffries finished first in the pole vault (12-9.50) to highlight Boise State's success at the Oregon Relays in Eugene.  Hayli Bozarth and Karyna Armstrong were 2-3 in the women's hammer with throws of 193-5 and 182-5, respectively, while Matt Post was third in the men's hammer with a throw of 195-2.  Bozarth also finished third in the shot put with a heave of 47-8.

Fernando Martinez was second in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 53.25.  Kimberly Miller also had a good day, finishing third in the long jump (18-6), and Dominique Drayden was third in the men's long jump with a mark of 22-9.25.