Allison Jeffries sets Bronco pole vault record

Allison Jeffries sets Bronco pole vault record

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Last weekend, Boise State track and field athletes competed in two different states, capturing four titles and breaking two school records at the Ed Jacoby Invitational and Multis at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center.

Both of the new record holders are in their first season with Boise State track and field.

Freshman Allison Jeffries will now be remembered as the first Boise State woman pole vaulter to clear the four meter mark, setting the new school record of 13-1.25 (4.00m). She recorded the monumental height on her third attempt.

Before becoming a Bronco, Jeffries had a career best 13-0 in the pole vault while competing for Eagle High School.  She is also the current record holder in the pole vault for her high school district.

Jeffries didn’t only steal attention away from  the pole vaulters. She also finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 9.08 seconds.

Not to be outdone, senior Hayli Bozarth had a shot put of 49-7.75 (15.13m), which was also a Boise State record. She beat the previous record by over nine inches. The Iowa State transfer also captured the weight throw title on Friday.

The Broncos host the Bronco Invitational on Saturday at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center.

John Engel
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