Idaho will send junior Hannah Kiser to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships this week at Randal Tyson Track Center (Fayetteville, Ark.). Kiser will make her second-consecutive trip to the meet, where she finished 13th last year. The women’s 3000m race is set to start at 4:40 p.m. (PT) on Saturday.
The Idaho women’s 4x400 relay team broke a 12-year school record at the WAC championships two weeks ago, and added ten individual titles. The Vandal women finished the meet in sixth place. On the men’s side, senior Barry Britt was honored with WAC Track Performer of The Year and the WAC High Point Award, and also became the first Idaho man to win both the 3000m and the 5000m. All together the Vandals earned 10 First-Team All-WAC honors and 10 Second-Team All-WAC honors at the meet. At the Husky qualifier last weekend senior Liga Velvere broke her previous school record in the 800m, with a time of 2:06.20.
Junior Hannah Kiser won the women’s 3000m at the WAC Indoor championships Feb.23 with a time of 9:40.35 to break her previous WAC Championship meet record set last year in the event. Kiser broke her WAC record and school record at the Husky Invitational Feb.10 where she ran the 3000m with a time of 9:04.23. Her time ranks 5th fastest in the NCAA so far this season, and leads the WAC by 37 seconds. Kiser also broke the WAC-all time record and the Idaho school record for the mile last weekend at the UW Qualifier meet. She ran a time of 4:37.55, ranking 22nd in the nation so far this season.
The Idaho women are currently ranked 55th in the nation, and 9th regionally ahead of Boise State University, University of Southern California and Washington State University. The men finished the indoor season ranked 11th in the region.