Bronco coaching change doesn't interfere with success

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Four Boise State track and field athletes have qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Oregon starting on June 6.

Impressive especially considering the Broncos lost head coach JW Hardy in early April. Fourth year assistant Jeff Petersmeyer took over as interim head coach. Clearly their Coach Pete has found a way to keep everybody on track and focused on the goals ahead.

"Certainly, for some of the kids nothing really changed, for others it certainly did. Some it effected more than others, but it's been difficult for everybody. But adversity's brought us together a little more and we're more cohesive as a group.

"Yeah, they're definitely hitting their stride, and we're just praying that they have another week or two left in 'em, and we can do more at Eugene," said coach Petersmeyer.

Daveon Collins was disappointed with his performance in the 100 meter dash at Regionals, but he's heading to Nationals with more focus on his best event, the 200 meters.

Meanwhile Marisa VanderMalle ran a new PR in the steeplechase to punch her ticket, and Emma Bates is back once again running both the 10,000 and 5,000 meters.