Minttu Hukka crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 57.89 seconds to win the women’s 5,000 meters and give Boise State its second victory of the meet, and Brenna Peloquin was right behind her in 17:02.19 to lead the Broncos’ effort on Day 2 of the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. Gracie Tostenson placed seventh as the Broncos earned 20 points in the event.
Elijah Armstrong (5,000, 14:54.32) and Juston Lindsley (weight throw, 17.52 meters) led the men’s effort with sixth-place finishes in their respective events.
The women are in second place with 41 1/2 points, and the men are sixth with 15.
BSU GYMNASTICS: The No. 11 Broncos (9-0, 4-0 Mountain Rim Gymnastics) defeated Utah State 196.425-194.675 in Logan. Boise State scored more than 49 points in every event for the first time this season, and its individuals won every event and the all-around competition.
BSU SOFTBALL: Corey Hendrickson hit a walk-off home run in the eighth inning to give the Broncos a 5-4 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., their first of the season and first on the road since Feb. 27, 2015. After snapping a 30-game road skid, BSU (2-11) followed up with a 2-1 win over New Mexico State.
BSU MEN’S TENNIS: The 67th-ranked Broncos (7-6) lost to No. 14 South Florida 4-0 at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. They will face Auburn on Saturday in a consolation-round matchup.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE SOFTBALL: The Crusaders (5-6) split their home-opening doubleheader with Eastern Oregon in Nampa, winning the first game 7-1 and losing the second 7-5.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO: The Yotes’ NAIA West North Division baseball opener against Corban in Keizer, Ore., was suspended due to rain with the C of I (12-3) leading 4-3 in the ninth inning. The softball team’s doubleheaders at Concordia and Saint Martin’s were canceled because of impending weather conditions.