Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Boise State To Play South Florida in NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament

For the fourth year, Boise State is going dancing in the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament, and it's a bit of deja vu in the matchup.  The Broncos will play South Florida May 8 at the home of Virginia Tech.  South Florida bounced Boise State 4-0 earlier this year in the Blue Gray Tournament.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hochstrasser, Chamberlain Lead United States to Pan American Championship

Former Boise State stars Andrew Hochstrasser and Jason Chamberlain won individual gold medals, two of six for the United States, as the U.S. won the Pan American freestyle wresting championships yesterday in Santiago, Chile.
Hochstrasser, a two-time All-American and Pac-12 champion at 133 pounds, won by technical fall (10-0) over Wilmar Hernandez of Columbia. Chamberlain, also a two-time All-American and two-time Pac-12 Champion and three-time Pac-12 champion at 149 pounts, captured the gold with a 4-0 win over Abel Herrera of Peru. The United States finished with 78 team points, 20 more than second-place Canada.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boise State's History in the Learfield Cup

Season             Ranking          Points
1993-94           77th                  116.5
1994-95           86th                  125.0
1995-96           89th                  84.5
1996-97           65th                  116.5
1997-98           96th                  70
1998-99           86th                  90
1999-2000       84th                  184
2000-01           114th                134
2001-02           118th                143
2002-03           63rd                  281
2003-04           66th                  256.25
2004-05           65th                  270
2005-06           83rd                  192.5
2006-07           97th                  196
2007-08           77th                  257.50
2008-09           49th                  449.30
2009-10           60th                  351.00
2010-11           83rd                  228.30
2011-12           70th                  273.75
2012-13           83rd                  233.50
2013-14           74th                  293.50

Boise State #61 in Learfield Cup Final Winter Standings

Boise State Wins Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship

Boise State finished an improbable run to capture the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship for the fourth consecutive year in Albuquerque, New Mexico today with a 4-3 win over Nevada.
Brian Foley scored two service breaks in the third and final set, then served for the match for a dramatic victory. Boise State topped #4 seed Fresno State and #1 seed New Mexico to reach today's finals. Nevada got on the board first by winning the doubles point. Robert Allan and Moez Chargui downed Abe Hewko and Brian Foley 6-2. After Garrett Patton and Toby Mitchell won at #2 doubles, the #1 Nevada doubles team of Andrew Poustie and Fernand Sunago beat Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly of Boise State 6-4. For the second consecutive day, that meant that Boise State would have to win four of the six singles matches to win the championship. Hewko (#6 singles) and Mitchell (#3 singles) both won first sets, with Abe winning 6-2 and Toby 6-0. Roskilly captured a late break at #5 singles, and went on to win his opening set 6-4. But when late breaks at both #1 and #2 singles went against the Broncos, Nevada grabbed a huge momentum swing. Chargui topped Patton 7-5 in the opening set, while Andrada defeated Tenreiro 6-4.   Hewko won his match 6-2, 6-2 to even the team score at one apiece. Mitchell followed shortly afterwards with a 6-0, 6-2 win. Roskilly then scored a break in his second set and emerged victorious 6-4, 6-2 at #5 singles. Boise State held a 3-1 lead at this point, and was one match away from victory. Tenreiro fell at #2 singles, 6-4, 6-3, and when Patton went down at #1 singles, 7-5, 6-2, the scoreboard read Boise State 3, Nevada 3. That focused all attention on #4 singles between Foley and Sunago, a match that had gone back and forth all day. Foley was down two set points in the opening set before battling back and winning 7-6 in a tense tiebreaker. He broke serve early to go up 3-1, and scored another break to lead 5-2.   Brian then went up 40-0, setting up four match points. Sunago battled back to save two of them, but with the score 40-30, a Sunago swing ended up in the net, and the victorious Broncos rushed towards the winning Foley to celebrate their championship. Boise State won its fourth consecutive Mountain West title--the Broncos have still never lost a match in conference championship play. Coach Greg Patton's team will advance to the NCAA Championships against a team to be named later. The win gave Boise State its fifth conference title this school year, and ensures the Broncos will get at least 25 more points in the Learfield Cup. The Learfield Cup is awarded annually to the college with the best overall sports department. Boise State currently ranks #61 in the nation.

Foley With Another Break

Brian Foley just ripped a backhand to win another game.  He goes up 4-1 in second set.

Update on Mountain West Tennis Championship

The match is tied at 3, with the #4 singles between Foley of Boise State and Sunago deciding the championship.

Foley leads 3-1 with Sunago serving at 30-all.

Patton Loses 7-5, 6-2

The match is indeed tied at 3.  Whoever wins #4 wins the match.

Foley with a Break in Second Set

He leads 2-1, and it appears that the match at #4 will be for the championship.  Can he hold on, or does Nevada get the win?

Chargui Leading Patton 5-2

Nevada serving for the match that will tie the team score at 3 apiece.

Tenreiro Loses at #2 Singles

Thomas loses 6-4, 6-3, so it is now Boise State 3, Nevada 2.  The Wolf Pack is favored at #4 singles, so unless Patton can rally at #1, it's going to be nervous time.

Roskilly Wins 6-4, 6-2 at #5 Singles

Boise State leads the match 3-1, but must find another player to win.  Two of the three Broncos are trailing in their individual matches.

Tenreiro Loses Break

Thomas is down 4-2 after losing first set.  So the match appears to be coming down to #4 singles.

To recap, Nevada captured the doubles point to put tremendous pressure on Boise State. 

Abe Hewko beat Robert Margitfalvi on Court 6 for a 6-2, 6-2 win to tie the match.  Toby Mitchell followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win at #3 singles to put Boise State up 2-1.  But that is very much a tenuous lead.

We say that because Moez Chargui leads Garrett Patton 7-5, 4-1 at #1 singles, and Ryan Andrada leads Thomas Tenreiro 6-4, 4-3 at #2 singles.  

If those two matches hold, Foley must beat Fernando Sunago for Boise State to win the match. 

Roskilly with a Break at #5

Lewis up 4-1 after winning first set.

Mitchell Wins 6-0, 6-2 at #3 Singles

Boise State leads 2-1, but again, Nevada's momentum switch at #1 and #2 singles puts them ahead.  The Broncos either need to turn that around or win at #4 singles.

Hewko Wins 6-2, 6-2

The match is tied at 1, but Nevada has the advantage right now in the singles matches.

Patton Down a Break in Second Set

He lost the opening set 7-5 in controversial fashion, and now is behind 3-0 in second set.

Mitchell with an early break in second set

Toby won the opening set 6-0 and now leads 4-2.

Roskilly Wins First Set 6-4

Lewis becomes the third Bronco to win two sets, but Boise State needs a fourth singles player to win.

Tenreiro Loses First Set 6-4

So those two late breaks on #1 and #2 singles really critical right now, and Nevada has two first sets. 

Hewko Gets a Break in Second Set

Abe leads 2-0 in second set after winning first set.

Patton Loses First Set 7-5

Nevada gets their first set in a big swing of momentum.

Foley Loses Break

Nevada going to town right now--Boise State needs to play hard and smart.

Tenreiro Loses Break

Nevada with a big momentum shift, getting late breaks on 1 and 2 and serving for first sets in each.

Patton Loses a Late Break

Nevada serving for the first set at #1 singles.  Patton called the ball out on a no-add point and was overruled by the umpire.

Roskilly with a Break

He leads 5-3 and serving for the first set.

Hewko and Mitchell Win First Sets

Abe won 6-2 at #6 singles and Mitchell won his opening set 6-0 at #4 singles.  Foley had a break in that back and forth match at #4 singles, but lost it, so #4 and #6 singles are the only matches with any breaks.

Hewko Gets a Break at #6

Abe leads 4-2 in the opening set so once again, three Broncos have service breaks in the first set.  Nevada won the doubles point and leads the match 1-0.

Roskilly Loses Service

The #5 Singles now at 2-2, so now just two service breaks for Boise State.  They have to win four matches to win the championship.

Roskilly Gets a Break on #5

Three Broncos are ahead now in the first set of singles play.  Still a lot of tennis to go, a sport which can change on a dime.

Mitchell Gets a Break on #3 Singles

He leads 2-0 in the opening set.

Foley with a Break on #4 Singles

Brian Foley got a break in his match and leads 3-0.  The only break thus far in the six singles matches.  Boise State trails Nevada 1-0 in the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship.

Nevada Wins Doubles Point

Broncos will need to work on doubles now and in the future--not playing smart by hitting the ball right to their opponent rather than try to find the holes.

Hewko and Foley Lose 6-2

So as we said, it will come down to #1 doubles, and Nevada just got a late break.  They will serve for the match.

Patton and Mitchell Break Late, Win #2 Doubles

Garrett Patton and Toby Mitchell broke serve on the last game to win 6-4.  It will likely come down to #1 doubles for the point.

Tenreiro & Roskilly Get Their Own Break

Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly got a big win in the last game after losing service, so #1 doubles is tied at 4-4.

Tenreiro & Roskilly Down a Break

Nevada now has the advantage for the doubles point.  They have breaks in both #1 and #3 doubles.

Foley & Hewko Down a Break at #3 Doubles

For the second straight day, Boise State's tennis team not playing well in doubles.  They moved play inside today due to poor weather in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship.

Brian Foley and Abe Hewko down 3-0 already.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Boise State Wins 4-2

Coach Greg Patton has his team playing their best tennis of the season at a most opportune time.

Boise State lost the doubles point, then proceeded to win four of five singles matches to defeat #1-seed New Mexico 4-2 this afternoon in Albuquerque. The Broncos advanced to the Mountain West Championship game tomorrow against upstart Nevada. The home team won a relatively easy doubles point, with Shunji Hirooka and Augustus Ge pounding Garrett Patton and Toby Mitchell 6-0 on the second court and Mitch McDaniels and Samir Iftikhar putting away Brian Foley and Abe Hewko 7-5. Lewis Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro upset the #60 doubles team in the nation, Hayder Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen 6-4 in the other match. Coach Patton knows that the doubles point is important, but he met with his team and told them "Let's fight hard and show everyone what the Blue and Orange is all about, by playing hard." Garrett Patton took that advice to heart, taking a 6-3 win in the opening set of his match at #1 singles. Roskilly followed suit with a 6-1 win his first set. Tenreiro lost his set 6-3, and Hewko fell 6-4, but Foley prevailed in his opening set 6-3. When Mitchell won his first set 6-4, it meant four of the six Broncos captured opening sets. Four Broncos would have to win their singles matches for Boise State to defeat the Lobos. Patton disposed of Sabatka 6-3, 6-2 to tie the match. The tide was beginning to swing Boise State's way. Hewko responded by evening his match with a 6-2 win in the second set. Foley followed with a 6-3, 6-2 win at #4 singles, and Roskilly made it 3-1 Boise State with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 victory at #5 singles. Mitchell had a great chance to win his match, but fell in the second set 6-4. Tenreiro battled hard in the second set, but lost 3-6, 5-7. It was now 3-2 Boise State. That made the other Broncos step up, as the Lobos grabbed the momentum briefly in the ever-changing ebb and flow of college tennis.   Attention of the 500-plus spectators focused on the two remaining courts. Mitchell and McDaniels were locked in a 3-3 dual in the third and final set. Hewko grabbed a 4-3 lead in the final set of his match with Rodolpho Juaregui. Juaregui was set to serve, but Hewko broke service and took a 5-3 lead.   With all the pressure on him, and the Lobo fans responding loudly to any glimpse of hope, Hewko served for the set and the match. He got down early 15-30, then uncorked two killer aces. Then, when the game went to add-in point, unleashed another laser that set him up for the winner. Boise State will meet Nevada tomorrow in the championship match. Action gets underway at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. You can follow the action with a live stream on www.themwc.com.

Hewko With a Huge Break

Abe gets a break at #6 singles, and leads 5-3 in the third set.

Tenreiro Loses 3-6, 5-7

New Mexico comes within one set of tying the match.

New Mexico Grabbing the Momentum

Still 3-1 Boise State, but New Mexico is winning the points right now.  Broncos need to buckle up.

Mitchell Loses Second Set 6-4

He won the opening set 6-4.

Roskilly Wins 6-1, 6-3

Boise State takes a 3-1 lead over the home team in the Mountain West Men's Tennis Semifinal.

Hewko Wins Second Set 6-2

Abe battles back for a 6-2 win in the second set after losing the opener 6-4.

Roskilly with a late break, leads 5-3

Lewis won the opening set 6-1, and with the late break, can now serve for his match.

Foley Wins 6-3, 6-2

Brian just became the second Bronco to win his match, joining Garrett Patton.  Boise State takes the lead for the first time in Albuquerque, 2-1.

Foley with another break

Brian leads 5-2 in the second set.

Hewko Now Leads 4-1 in Second Set

It appears now that New Mexico has to win that pairing to win the match.  Abe lost the opening set 6-4.

Foley Gets a Break at #4 Singles

Brian leads 4-2 in the second set.

Patton Wraps It Up at #1 Singles

Patton wins 6-3, 6-2.  The match is tied at 1 apiece.  Boise State taking on New Mexico in the semifinals of the men's tennis championships.

Hewko Up in Second Set, 3-0

Good rally by Abe after losing the opening set 6-4.

Mitchell Wins 6-4 in Opening Set

Toby became the fourth Bronco to win the opening set.  Four  Broncos have to win their matches for Boise State to defeat the top-seeded Lobos.

Set One Recaps

#1 Singles--first set to Patton of Boise State 6-3.  He leads second set 3-0.

#2 Singles--First set to Samir Iftikhar of New Mexico 6-3.

#3 Singles--Mitchell can put a lot of pressure on if he wins.  He leads the first set 5-4.

#4 Singles--Brian Foley won the first set 6-3.

#5 Singles--Lewis Roskilly won 6-1.

#6 Singles--Rodolfo Jauregui won 6-4.

Boise State has won four of five first sets.

Hewko Loses First Set 6-4

Abe needs to rally.  A win by him would make it tough for the Lobos.

Foley Wins First Set 6-3

Brian becomes the third Bronco to win his opening set.

Tenreiro Loses First Set 6-3

Two Broncos won the opening set, and now #98 Samir Iftikhar of New Mexico has won his first set.

Patton Gets a Break in Second Set

Garrett playing outstanding tennis, leads the second set 2-0.

Tenreiro Gets a Break

But still down a break at 5-3.

Roskilly Wins First Set 6-1

Two Broncos win their opening set.  Tennis, though, is a game of ebbs and flows and changes in momentum.  We have a long ways to go.

Patton wins First Set 6-3

Patton the first player to win a set in singles.

Mitchell Gets a Break at #3 Singles

Toby leads 4-2 now.  His play could greatly impact the results for this match.

Tenreiro Down 5-1 at #2 Singles

Thomas is playing the #98 player in the nation.  Not looking good, so the other Broncos need to step up bigtime.

Hewko Suffers a Break at #6 Singles

Abe is behind 4-2.  Broncos need either Foley or Hewko to win, or both Patton and Tenreiro will have to win for Boise State to win the match.

Patton Leads 5-2 at #1 Singles

Garrett going for the opening set. 

Tenreiro Down a Break

Thomas Tenreiro is behind 3-1 at #2 singles.  Probably need either Patton or Tenreiro to win for Boise State to advance.

Patton with a Break at #1 Singles

Garrett leads 3-1 in the opening set.

Mitchell and Roskilly Get Early Singles Breaks

Toby Mitchell (#3 singles) and Lewis Roskilly (#5) both lead 2-0.  Boise State needs four singles victories to advance.

New Mexico Wins the Doubles Point

Unfortunately, a Boise State player hit one of the serves that was clearly out.  But the Broncos lost their momentum in the last ten minutes.

Break for New Mexico on #3 Doubles

New Mexico leads 6-5.  If they hold serve, they win the doubles point.

Might have a Tiebreaker at #3 Doubles

Tied up at 5.

Boise State #3 Doubles Leads 5-4

Very tense action now.  New Mexico thought they had the point, winning #2 doubles 6-0.  But the tide has turned, at least briefly.

Roskilly and Tenreiro Get a Late Break

Ahead 5-4, Lewis Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro broke serve on the last game and prevailed 6-4.  The doubles match is tied at one set apiece.  #3 doubles will decide it, where it is 4-4.

Foley and Hewko Get the Break Back

The #3 doubles team of Boise State has just broken serve, and that match is tied at 4 now.  The #2 doubles team was blown out 6-0, and New Mexico leads the doubles match one set to none.  First team to win two doubles matches wins the point.

Foley and Hewko Also Down a Break

Things not bouncing Boise State's way in the opening going, Foley and Hewko are down 3-1 at #3 doubles.

Patton & Mitchell Down a Break in Semifinal Doubles Play

The first break of the semifinal match between Boise State and New Mexico goes to the homestanding Lobos.  They lead Boise State's #2 doubles team 2-0.

Boise Not Friendly to the Ducks

Once again, an Oregon team faced Boise State, and they left with a familiar result--a loss to the Broncos.

Boise State's sand volleyball team hosted a match for the first time in program history, and they beat back the Ducks 4-1, before falling 5-0 to #10 Arizona.

Bridges Grand Slam Lifts Boise State Past Colorado State 6-5

Devon Bridges sent a rocket over the fence in the bottom of the seventh inning for a grand slam to give Boise State a 6-5 win over Colorado State last night at Dona Larsen Park in Boise.

The homer was Devon's 50th of her career, and brought the Broncos all the way back from an early 4-0 deficit.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Broncos Beat Fresno State 4-0

After losing in Boise just last week 4-3 to Fresno State, the fired up Broncos bounced back to dominated the Bulldogs today in Albuquerque.  In the quarterfinals of the Men's Mountain West Tennis Tournament, Boise State defeated Fresno 4-0.

The Broncos captured the doubles point when both the #1 team of Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly and the #3 team of Brian Foley and Abe Hewko won by identical 6-3 scores.

Action then moved to singles, and Coach Greg Patton's team asserted itself from the opening.  Hewko went up on Fresno State's Youssef Hassan 6-1 in the opening set, and Roskilly bounced Eric Komati 6-1 as well at #5 singles.  Tenreiro won his first set 6-3 at #2 singles, and Foley took the opening set at #4, 6-3.

After falling behind in the second set 2-0, Hewko came back for a 6-4 win to be the first Bronco to finish his singles match.  That made it 2-0 Boise State, then shortly afterwards, Tenreiro won 6-3, 6-1. 

Foley and Roskilly lost chances to clinch the match, but meanwhile on court one, Garrett Patton was making a comeback of his own.  After losing the first set 6-4, Patton rebounded for a 6-1 win in the second.  With Foley and Roskilly unable to clinch matches, attention turned on Garrett, and he came through with a 6-1 win in the third set to give Boise State the 4-0 win.

The Broncos will meet the winner of tonight's match between host and #1 seed New Mexico and #8 seed Air Force in the semifinals.  That match takes place at noon Mountain Time Saturday.

Patton Up 5-1 in Third Set

It might be Garrett that gets to close it out, with even sets at #4 and #5 singles.  Garrett leads his match now after losing the opening set 6-4.

Roskilly and Eric Komati Tied

5-5 in the second set.  Lewis trying to win his match and the match for Boise State.

Brian Foley also tied at 4-4 in the second set.  He also won the opening set.

Patton Gets A Break at #1 Singles

Garrett now leads 3-1 in the third and final set.

Roskilly Up in Second Set

Lewis Roskilly leads his second set 5-4.  He will try to wrap up the match.

Mitchell Wins Second Set 6-4

With Toby coming back to take the second set at #2 singles, no Fresno State singles player is ahead in their match.  Boise State has captured two wins, with two others winning their first sets.  The other two matches are now tied at one set apiece.

Foley Loses His Break

Brian Foley was up in the second set, but now tied at 3-3.  He won the first set 6-3.

So here's a recap:  Boise State won the doubles point, Abe Hewko won at #6 singles, 6-1, 6-4 to make it 2-0, then Thomas Tenreiro won 6-3 6-1.  Boise State leads the match 3-0 in Albuquerque.

Lewis Roskilly won the opening set 6-1 and is tied at 4 games apiece in the second set. 

If it goes that far, Patton has battled back at #1 singles to tie his match at one set apiece, and leads 2-1 in the third set.


Patton Wins Second Set, 6-1

Nice comeback for Garrett at #1 singles after dropping first set 6-4.

Tenreiro Wins

Thomas gets the win at #2 singles, 6-3, 6-1.

The Broncos lead Fresno State in the opening match at the Mountain West Tennis Championships, 3-0.

Foley Up a Break at #4 Singles

Brian leads 6-3, 2-0.

Tenreiro Leads Second Set

Thomas won the opening set 6-3, and leads the second set 4-1, trying to close it out and make it 3-0.

Patton Leads in Second Set

Garrett Patton lost the opening set 6-4, but leads 3-0 in the second.

Hewko Wins 6-1, 6-4

Abe Hewko captures the win at #6 singles, 6-1, 6-4.  Boise State leads 2-0 over Fresno State.

Mitchell Up in Second, 3-1

Toby Mitchell ahead in the second set 3-1 after dropping the opening set 6-1.

Tenreiro Up A Break in Second Set

He leads 6-3, 3-0.

Foley Wins First Set 6-3

Broncos now with four first-set wins.  They lead the opening match over Fresno State 1-0.

Patton Loses First Set at #1 Singles 6-4

Boise State has won three first sets to two for Fresno State.

Tenreiro Wins First Set 6-3

Thomas Tenreiro wins his opening set at #2 singles.  Three Broncos have won opening sets.

Roskilly Wins 6-1 in #5 Singles

Boise State singles players have now won two first sets to one for Fresno State.

Mitchell Loses at #3 Singles

Mitchell lost the opening set 6-1, so each team has won a first set in singles.  Boise State leads in the match 1-0.

Hewko Wins First Set 6-1

Boise State now has breaks in four of the six singles matches.

Brian Foley Gets a Break

Foley leads #4 singles 3-1.

Patton Now Down A Break 3-1

#1 Garrett Patton is behind 3-1, so there are two breaks apiece between Boise State and Boise State in singles action.

Abe Hewko Leads

Hewko, the #6 singles player for Boise State, has the early lead 5-0.  Toby Mitchell is behind 3-1 at #3 singles.

Tenreiro Up a Break at #2 Singles

Thomas leading 3-1 at #2 singles.

Bronco #3 Doubles Team Wins 6-3

Boise State captures the doubles point and leads the match 1-0.

Boise State #1 Doubles Team Wins 6-3

Broncos trying to steal the doubles point from favored Fresno State in the opening round of the Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship.

Another Sport, Another Bad Finish for Non-Revenue Team

The non-revenue sports at Boise State continue to sink.  The Bronco women's golf team finished seventh at the Mountain West Championship today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bronco Women Drop 20 Strokes Off the Pace




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9 - 12
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9 - 12

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bronco Women in 5th at Mountain West Golf Championships

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16 - 18

Boise State Gets Early Lead in MW Women's Golf Championships

Boise State just has a couple of holes under their belts, but the Lady Broncos are 2 under par with the early lead at the Mountain West Women's Golf Championship.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Allie Ostrander Commits to Boise State

Allie Ostrander visited Arkansas, Boise State and Oregon, but chose the Broncos as the place where she wanted to go to school.

It was a phone call from Boise State track coach Corey Ihmels that convinced Ostrander to go with the Blue, and makes a statement that she went with Ihmels over two track & field heavyweights.  Ostrander feels Boise State is a team on the rise, and is excited to come to Boise.

Ostrander registered a time of 9:59.33 in the 3,200 meters at the Big "C" Relays in Anchorage, Alaska this year, ranking her #1 in the nation at that distance.  Ostrander, a senior at Kenai Central High School, owns state marks in the 1,600 and 3,200, and her times this year in the marathon beat the boys.  Ostrander also is a three-time cross country champion.

Boise State Track Team Sets 17 Personal Best Marks

The Bronco track team, which did not fare well in the indoor portion of the season, is striving to do better this spring.  The team needed to improve and they have so far, setting 17 personal records at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational yesterday.

David Elliott broke a 37-year school record last night in the 1,500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite in Walnut, California.  Elliott beat 208 competitors in winning the event in 3:41.61.  Elliott's time was just 34/100th's off the stadium record.  

Marisa Howard, runner-up in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships last year, is running new events this year.  Howard finished fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:21.05, the third-best performance in school history, and a new meet record.

Emma Bates set a school record in the 1,500 meters but still finished in 11th place at the Mt. SAC Relays in Sacramento, California.  Bates ran the distance in 4:16.37, but was a full eight seconds off the pace.  Emma now owns school records in the 1,500, 5000 and 10,000.

APU Stadium: # 3:41.17  2012        Ross Millington, New Mexico-UNAT   
   BC Invite: $ 3:41.17  2012        Ross Millington, UNAT-New Mexico   
    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals
  1 Elliott, David            JR Boise State          3:46.45    3:41.61
  2 Vaziri, Shyan             JR Unattached           3:42.40    3:42.54
  3 Stabler, Sam              SR Lamar                3:40.45    3:42.72
  4 Callahan, Peter           SR New Mexico           3:39.90    3:43.13
  5 Corona, Patrick           JR Air Force            3:43.50    3:43.17
  6 Hurysz, Jake              SR Colorado             3:40.63    3:43.21
  7 Kincaid, William          JR Portland             3:42.50    3:43.68
  8 Abbey, Jefferson          SO Colorado St.         3:44.00    3:43.87
  9 Saarel, Benjamin          SO Unattached           3:41.54    3:43.88
 10 Williams, Derrick         FR CSU-Pueblo           3:46.47    3:44.09
 11 Strum, Weston             SR Northern Arizona     3:44.00    3:44.27
 12 Murphy, Pierce            JR Colorado             3:45.00    3:44.31
 13 Perkins, Zach             SR Air Force            3:41.46    3:44.39
 14 Schroeder, Allan          SR Boise State          3:45.43    3:44.61
 15 Weitz, Nathan             JR Northern Arizona     3:44.19    3:44.67
 16 Poland, Ryan              SR Portland             3:42.00    3:44.98
 17 Dorsey, Matt              SO Air Force            3:43.00    3:45.35
 18 Dulian, Blayne            SR Minnesota            3:46.51    3:45.39
 19 Winter, Connor            JR Colorado             3:42.00    3:45.58

Event 250  Women 1500 Meter Run INV - A C/O
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  1 Sarah Brown                  New Balance            4:08.15
  2 Stephanie Brown              Nike                   4:08.51
  3 Alexa Efraimson              Nike                   4:09.43
  4 Gabriela Stafford            Toronto                4:11.46
  5 Colleen Quigley              Florida State          4:11.61
  6 Muriel Coneo                 Porvenir - Colombia    4:11.64
  7 Dominique Scott              Arkansas               4:12.16
  8 Sasha Gollish                Toronto                4:12.48
  9 Rhianwedd Price              Miss State             4:14.07
 10 Dana Mecke                   Unattached             4:15.08
 11 Emma Bates                   Boise State            4:16.37
 12 Linn Nilsson                 Hälle IF               4:19.30
 13 Amy Van Alstine              HOKA One One           4:20.28
 14 Therese Haiss                Arkansas               4:35.44

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Official--Drmic Given Fifth Year of Eligibility

It seemed like a formality, but now we can say it is official.  Boise State star guard Anthony Drmic has indeed been granted a medical hardship and will come back for another year.  Now we can all focus on winning an NCAA Tournament game for the first time in school history.

With the improvement that several players on the basketball team made, and now this good news, Coach Leon Rice should have a better team next year than the won which won 20 games for a third straight year this past season.  Although Derrick Marks was a great player for the Broncos, next year's team may be less predictable and tougher to stop.  When the game was close late, opponents always knew the ball would be in Derrick's hands.  Next year, they won't know where the attack is coming from.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Karyna Armstrong Finishes 4th in Hammer at Sun Angel Track Classic

Boise State's Karyna Armstrong's finished fourth in the hammer throw at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Arizona.  Armstrong tossed the weight 54.72 meters.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bronco Gymnasts Finish Disappointing Fourth at Regionals

#3 seed Boise State fell far short of the 196 mark they needed to be a factor at the Berkeley Regional Gymnastics Championships, and finished fourth tonight. 

Team Standing  (Top)
1 University Of Georgia197.025
2 University Of Utah196.575
3 Cal Women196.000
4 Boise State University195.375
5 Utah State University195.150
6 Brigham Young University194.150

Boise State Gymnasts Try to Break 28-Year Drought

For 28 years, Boise State has qualified for the NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships, only to be kept out of the NCAA National Championships. 

Tonight, the #3-seed Broncos will try to end that drought when they compete in the Berkeley Regional against the field led by #1-seed Utah and #2 Georgia. 

To reach nationals, a team must finish in the top two in their region.

Bates Sets School Record in 5,000 to Lead Bronco Track Team

In a field dominated by professionals, Emma Bates broke her own school record and finished seventh in the 5,000 meters yesterday at the Palo Alto Invite in California.  But Bates had plenty of company in impressive Bronco performances.

Bates finished second among collegiate runners with a time of 15:32.46.  Marisa Howard, who is competing in the 5,000 for the first time, set a personal mark of 16:17.66, while Tessa Murray finished in 16:35.

Freshman Emma Hyppa is being counted on to continue in Howard's footsteps in the steeplechase.  Hyppa made her debut and ran the distance in 10:37.65, the third-best performance in school history.  

David Elliott finished the men's 5,000 in 13:50, the second-fastest in school history.  Allan Schroeder clocked the third-best time in school history in the men's steeplechase, with a time of 8:46.48.

Jordin Andrade finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.56, while Fernando Martinez was fourth (52.30).  Mackenzie Flannigan finished second in the women's 100 with an outstanding time of 11.74.