It's Game Balls time!
Game Ball One:
Elijah Armstrong (track)
The open the Mountain West Conference track & field championships, Mr. Elijah Armstrong did his thing, and quite well, to win the men's 10,000 meters. And he did so in dramatic fashion with a time of 30:08.25. He's the first freshman to win the event on the men's side for Boise State. Which is pretty awesome. And he's an Idaho-native from Pocatello! Always good to keep in-state talent and watch them succeed on the next level.
Congratulations to Mr. Armstrong!
Game Ball Two:
Brenna Peloquin (track)
Ms. Brenna Peloquin walked, or should I say ran, away from the competition in the women's 5,000 meters. She finished in front of the pack with a time of 16:05.99. And guess what? Ms. Peloquin is also a freshman. This is a lot of young talent that is coming up through the Bronco ranks. Peloquin, Ostrander, Armstrong. The future of Bronco long-distance is going to remain strong and should be fun to watch.
Ms. Peloquin, congratulations!
Game Ball Three:
David Elliott (track)
Mr. David Elliott added more accolades to his coffers as he won the 5,000 meters in a time of 14:06.70. He tried repeating a win in the 1,500 meters but, unfortunately, he clocked in a mere second place with a time of 3:51.24. We should all be so lucky to be able to run that fast. Anyway, the senior ends his final Bronco year on a great note that saw him be one of the best runners to put on a Bronco jersey. Next on Mr. Elliott's agenda (and quite a few other Broncos if we're being honest) are the NCAAs and, possibly, the Olympics?!
Congratulations Mr. Elliott on a storied Bronco career and enjoy a Game Ball!
Game Ball Four:
Izzy Serrano (softball)
The Bronco softball team had a bit of a rough year. Ending the season with a loss to San Diego State and finishing 14-38 overall. However the Broncos sure know how to hit! and Izzy Serrano was able to show up against the Aztecs with a three-run dinger. It was the first of the season, but it helped bring the Broncos within striking distance of beating the Aztecs (the score was 6-5 Aztecs after the homerun) but the Broncos eventually fell to SDSU 7-6. Ah well. Home runs are always awesome, and when they bring in three runs? The better.
Congratulations Ms. Serrano!
The academic year is done and only the NCAAs left for the track & field team left to go. What are your Game Balls for the week?