Boise State jumpers

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    Interviews : Ryan Grinnell of Boise State

    by Tom Borish (1/30/08)

    Grinnell leaped to 53-04.50 in the triple jump this season (BSU Media Relations)
    1. You recently earned the NCAA automatic qualifying standard of 53-4.5 in the triple jump. How does it feel to get that qualifier out of the way and does it put less pressure on you to perform the rest of the season?

    It feels unreal! It really took me a few days for me to realize everything that happened at the meet. I think one of the reasons I was able to hit the automatic standard was because the competition was phenomenal. All of the jumpers at Boise State were anticipating the meet. We knew there was going to be great competition and it inspired us to train hard. Coach Petros (the jumps coach) did a really great job of preparing us for the meet.

    2. The performance also met the Olympic qualifying standard. How excited are you to try and make the U.S. Olympic team this summer?

    I think every track athlete dreams of making the Olympic team and representing their country. Words can't describe how excited I was when I hit the qualifying standard. I am really excited for the opportunity to try out for the US team, but at the same time I don't want to think too much about it. I have to focus on finishing the rest of the indoor season and the outdoor season. I just want to improve one meet at a time and not get too ahead of myself. I want to keep improving my marks in the jumps and gaining more confidence in myself. Most importantly, I want to savor every moment I experience and remember it for the rest of my life.

    Diakonikolas and Kafourou Earn NCAA Provisional Standards in the Long Jump
    Courtesy: Daniel Barnts
    Release: 02/01/2008

    NAMPA, Idaho - Boise State University jumpers continued to pace the Broncos' track and field team throughout the indoor season and this time it was Savvas Diakonikolas' turn. Diakonikolas recorded a distance of 25-8 (7.82m) in the men's long jump Friday, Feb. 1, at the United Heritage Invitational en route to winning the event.

    The mark placed Diakonikolas second on the Broncos' all-time indoor list and was the top performance in the long jump in the Western Athletic Conference this season, nearly seven inches longer than his nearest competitor. The mark is also an NCAA provisional qualifying standard (7.50m) and is 0-1.25 (.03m) off the NCAA automatic qualifying standard of 7.85m. This was the fourth longest mark in the NCAA for the long jump this season, as three others are tied for first with a 25-9.25 (7.84m).

    Eleni Kafouru earned another NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the long jump with a season-best mark of 20-3.75 (6.19m). Kafourou topped her previous season-best of 19-11.75 (6.09m) to win the women's long jump.
     

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