Henderson Breaks 800m School Record
Sadi Henderson obliterated the 800m school record - also good for the fourth-fastest 800m time in Mountain West history - with a time of 2:05.71 to set the tone for the Broncos on day two of the Ed Jacoby Invitational
NAMPA, Idaho – Sadi Henderson was sensational for the second-straight meet, winning the 800m title in historic fashion at the Ed Jacoby Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Ford Idaho Center. Her time of 2:05.71 shattered the previous school record and is the fourth-fastest indoor 800m in Mountain West history. The performance also gives her the fastest 800m time in NCAA Division I this season.
“After last night when I ran the 400m leg in the DMR, I think that settled some nerves and made me realize how fit I actually am,” Henderson said. “I expected to run at least a 2:07 today, and if I went all out then maybe faster. That was my focus for today.”
The junior from Corvallis, Mont., was an All-Mountain West 800m performer at last year’s Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships, and has steadily improved as shown by her work with new assistant coach Pat McCurry.
“When we sat down before the year and hired Pat McCurry, we knew one of the areas he was going to work on was the middle distances,” head coach Corey Ihmels explained. “Having Sadi come out here and do what she did is a product of her hard work over the past three years and the mentorship from learning under Pat.”
In total, the Broncos claimed seven titles on day two. Boise State was especially dominant in the mile, as freshman Clare O’Brien and junior Yusuke Uchikoshi both claimed victories on the women’s and men’s sides. O’Brien cross the line in 4:58.02 while Uchikoshi produced a 4:13.15 to win.
Kyra Lopez enjoyed a personal-best time of 5:06.37 in the mile as well, and Brenna Peloquin was close behind in third with a 5:07.31. Miler Haller snagged a top-three finish for the men too, clocking a 4:15.46 for third.
Alexis Fuller used a monster kick in the last 150 meters to win the 1,000m thanks to a time of 3:01.29. Anna McDonald was second with a 3:03.67. Ty Jordan led the way for the men and took third (2:36.86).
Fernando Martinez performed well in the 400m, winning the event thanks to a 48.31 – the 32nd-fastest 400m time in the country.
The women pole vaulters were outstanding, completing a clean 1-2-3 sweep. Senior Allison Jeffries (12-3.50 / 3.75m) won with ease, and freshmen Destiny Begin (10-4 / 3.15m) and Amber Mallet (9-10 / 3.00m) were second and third, respectively.
The Bronco distance runners fared well in the 3K, as Megan Lacy won on the women’s side in her Bronco debut after crossing the line in 10:20.60. Tom Richardson ran a personal-best 8:29.19 to take second for the men and Haller (8:33.45) was hot on his heels for third.
Several Bronco field athletes also excelled. Drew Lindsley (46-11.50 / 14.31m) enjoyed a top-10 finish in the weight throw, Paige Inman (38-8.25 / 11.79m) took eighth in the shot put and Kevin Ketterling was 10th in the men’s shot put with a 39-1.25 (11.92m).
Boise State will return to the Ford Idaho Center next weekend to host a one-day meet, the Bronco Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Boise State Results
High Jump | 4. Camden Stoddard – 6-1.25 (1.86m)
Weight Throw | 10. Drew Lindsley – 46-11.50 (14.31m), 16. Kevin Ketterling – 41-2.50 (12.56m)
Shot Put | 10. Kevin Ketterling – 39-1.25 (11.92m)
200m | 10. Bryce Kirby - 22.49
400m | 1. Fernando Martinez – 48.31, 6. Camron Wrout – 51.41
800m | 2. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 1:56.41, 3. Noah Horsburgh – 1:57.13
1,000m | 3. Ty Jordan – 2:36.86, 4. Matt McDonald – 2:39.99
Mile | 1. Yusuke Uchikoshi – 4:13.15, 3. Miler Haller – 4:15.46, 4. Ozo Rojas – 4:17.47, 6. Melika Ghali – 4:20.03, 7. Rhys Park – 4:22.65, 10. Chandler Austin – 4:25.87
3,000m | 2. Tom Richardson – 8:29.19, 3. Miler Haller – 8:33.45, 7. Keegan McCormick – 9:01.45
Shot Put | 8. Paige Inman – 38-8.25 (11.79m), 12. Baylee Dodd – 35-3 (10.74m), 15. Kendra Noneman – 33-11.50 (10.35m)
Pole Vault | 1. Allison Jeffries – 12-3.50 (3.75m), 2. Destiny Begin – 10-4 (3.15m), 3. Amber Mallet – 9-10 (3.00m), T4. Ashley Caffrey – 9-10 (3.00m), 7. Alyssa Adams – 9-4.25 (2.85m)
60m | 14. Destiny Begin – 8.55
400m | 8. Morgan Diefendorf – 1:03.72
800m | 1. Sadi Henderson – 2:05.711,000m | 1. Alexis Fuller – 3:01.29, 2. Anna McDonald – 3:03.67
Mile | 1. Clare O’Brien – 4:58.02, 2. Kyra Lopez – 5:06.37, 3. Brenna Peloquin – 5:07.31, 4. Amy Pfaff – 5:11.63, Emma Hyyppa – 5:35.75
3,000m | 1. Megan Lacy – 10:20.60, 7. Anna Hartwick – 10:54.89, 8. Anne Brinegar – 10:56.90, 9. Maddie Hall – 10:58.90
**Italics denotes a PR**