Indoor track season ends with a bang

Indoor track season ends with a bang

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The Boise State Track and Field team rounded out an impressive showing in their final weekend of regular season meets before the  Broncos  host the Mountain West Conference Championships onFeb. 21 – Feb. 23.

The Broncos did a fair amount of travel over the weekend, as the team competeted in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark, the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., and rounded out the weekend at their home event, the Boise State Team Challenge, held at the Jacksons Indoor Complex in Nampa.

First up, the Tyson Invitational was represented by only one Bronco in the field, junior Daveon Collins, who placed 10th in the 200 meters for the weekend.

Next, the Husky Classic provided some excitement in the women’s 3000 meters, as redshirt sophomore Marissa Vandermille clocked a time of 9:32.06 for to set a new school record, breaking the mark set by teammate, junior Emma Bates in 2012.

Bates would get the last word however, as she would go on to shatter the record with a time of 9:13.63 for a 12th place finish out of
41 competitors.

Rounding out the weekend for the Broncos was the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa.

The Broncos snatched up four wins on the women’s side of the draw and the men picked up five.

The women grabbed their first win in the women’s 4×400-meter relay as the team ran the second fastest indoor track time in school history with a time of 3:45.16.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team must have taken notes as they picked up a win in the event with a time of 3:19.33.

Boise State junior Roderick Townsend had one of the more impressive showings of the day with his heptathlon performance that earned him a third-place finish and a personal best 4,909 points.

The Broncos also earned several sweeps of events in the Boise State classic, in the women’s 400-meters, the men’s 800-meters, and the men’s 200-meters.

Boise State will now take the week off in preparation for the Mountain West Championships Feb. 21 – Feb. 23 at Jacksons Indoor Complex in Nampa before the Division I  Indoor National Championships takes place  March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

michaelsteen
Steen has been all about sports since he could walk. Currently, he’s an avid golfer. Steen is currently the assistant sports editor for The Arbiter, and has been a sports writer since fall 2012. Steen is majoring in communication with an emphasis in media studies to work in public relations. He will graduate in December 2014. Steen feels Boise State sports have done wonders for putting Boise on the map. Steen is also a Twitter addict, so follow him on Twitter @michaelsteen2.