Led by Emma Bates and Maria Howard the Broncos Women track team finished an impressive 8th this weekend . As almost everyone knows Emma won the 10K in the second fastest time ever recorded at nationals. She then followed up with a 4th place finish in the 5K on Saturday. Marisa Howard took second the Steeplechase in 9:43 to push the Broncos to their 8th place.
I became a fan of Bronco Football when they won the Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma. I am also a two time NCAA track champion. I know what hard work and dedication it takes even to get to Nationals. Let alone win it. These two women are to be commended for their great efforts. Boise State has been known for its Football power for several years. I never thought they would be known for track especially distance running. Now I have my favorite sport,running, plus football to follow on OBNUG. Can not get any better than that. Unless the 2014 Bronco football team can come close to matching the Women distance runners. Lets hope it happens!!!