Idaho colleges roundup: Three more Boise State athletes qualify for track nationals

Three more Broncos qualify for track nationals

The final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships saw three Boise State athletes advance to the NCAA National Championships. David Elliott, who took second in the men’s 1,500 meters (3:42.12), Emma Bates, who finished third in the women’s 5,000 (15:52.74), and Tessa Murray, sixth in the women’s 5,000 (16:02.04), will represent Boise State in Eugene, Ore., June 10-13. Also Saturday, Mackenzie Flannigan took 13th in the women’s 200 (23.44), and Michael Vennard finished 32nd in the men’s 5,000 (14:38.73). In addition to competing in the 5,000 at nationals for the second-straight year, Bates will also look to defend her 10,000 title. Also representing Boise State will be Marisa Howard in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and Jordin Andrade in the men’s 400-meter hurdles.

OTHER VALLEY TIES: Louisville junior Brittany Owens (Borah High) had a mark of 40 feet, 6.75 inches in the women's triple jump for 29th place.

Lewis-Clark State baseball wins 17th national title

The Warriors scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat St. Thomas of Florida 10-7 in the NAIA World Series finale late Friday night. The game was delayed by lightning for 44 minutes after the sixth inning. Lewis-Clark State (46-12) last won the the national championship six years ago. The Warriors finished second the past two seasons.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK AND FIELD: Payton Lewis (Nampa Christian High) was named the GNAC Freshman of the Year for Men’s Outdoor Track and Field. Lewis tied for fourth in men’s pole vault at the NCAA Division II national championship.