NAMPA, Idaho – Oregon Tech had several top five finishes as the Hustlin' Owls opened their 2018 indoor track and field season at the Bronco Invitational meet at the Ford Idaho Center Saturday.
Ricky Garcia led the OIT efforts when he finished third in the men's 800-meter run, and was timed in one minute, 55.64 seconds. Boise State's Noah Horsburgh won the race in 1:54.02 in a meet dominated by NCAA Division I schools.
Travis Thomas was fourth in the men's 400 (50.12), Jack Roberts fifth in the 3,000 (8:56.01), Mark French seventh in the 3,000 (8:59.46) and Seth Gretz fifth in the pole vault (15-3).
Wyatt had been sixth in the one-mile run.
The quartet of Angel Valdez, Paul Wyatt, Garcia and Thomas was fourth n the 4x400 relay (3:24.856).
Tech's best finish in women's events came in the 3,000 where Cindy Reed was fourth (10:28.16), Susie Garza eighth (10:38.54) and Mallory Ward 14th (11:06.94. The event was won by Southern Oregon's Jessa Perkinson in 10:09.47.
Along with host Boise State, other NCAA Division I schools in the meet were Portland State, University of Utah, Cal State Sacramento and Cal State Los Angeles along with several NCAA Division II schools.
Oregon Tech will next head to Santa Barbara, California February 2 - 3 for the Sunshine Invite at Westmont College.
Press release by Oregon Tech Athletics