The Boise State Broncos track and field teams have reached the outdoor Mountain West Championship part of their season. Though the team might not be bringing home a team title this year the squad still has high hope of bringing home some hardware.
Both the men's and women's team took sixth place at last year's outdoor conference championships, heading into this week's championship coach Cory Ihmels says it's time for the younger classmen to lay the groundwork for future teams
“We’ve got a young group so it's all about getting some experience and trying to score as much as we can and understanding it's a long meet some things are going to go really well and some things aren’t going to go so well and just stay the course,” said Head Coach Corey Ihmels.”
Both the men and women should earn the majority of their points in the long/middle distance races. That includes freshman phenom Alexis Fuller who will race in the 800 meter. This year she picked up the 2016 Mountain West indoor title in the 800 meter.
“There will be a lot of fast girls in the eight hundred for sure I just hope to make it to the finals and just see what I can do from there. I think there will be a lot of the same girls from indoor so hopefully, I can recognize them and know who to be around,” said, freshman Alexis Fuller.
Running just comes naturally to her, grabbing the school record in the 800 meter earlier this year she says that she isn't superstitious and her diet and training are staying the same.
“I usually wear the same things on race day I like to have a english muffin with peanut butter and banana on race days too. I’ve done more than I thought than what I would do freshman year so I'm excited to see what I can do the next three years and how it takes me,” said Fuller.
Overall there should be plenty of individuals who should win and receive all-conference honors.
The Broncos will leave Thursday morning and the team's first event is the men's and women's 10,000-meter race. Pocatello native Elijah Armstrong will be competing in that race, he won the Mountain West cross country freshman of the year last fall.