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June 15, 2005

Over 1 million served

Boise State University reports this week that more than 1 million people visited the campus during 2004-2005 academic year and that the biggest reason was for events held at Bronco Stadium and the Taco Bell Arena.

Seven straight BSU football home game sell-outs, the NCAA tournament, numerous Boise State and high school events and entertainment performaces topped the list.

bob lebow bike tour a hit

About 550 riders participated in the third- annual Bob LeBow Bike Tour. That's quite a bike ride.

Boise State track and field

For the second year in a row, the Boise State men's track and field team placed in the top 15 at the national track and field championships this year with a 14th-place ranking. Senior Gabriel Wallin defended his win last year in the javelin with a throw of 258 feet 5 inches. Boise State Junior Mattias Jons was runner up in the hammer throw with a toss of 225 feet 11 inches.

Boise State track and field atheletes Gabriel Wallin and Miruna Mataoanu have also been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine All-District VIII Cross Country/Track and Field Teams and qualify for the national All-America teams to be announced June 21. Wallin, a senior from Sweden, is the defending national champion in the men's javelin. Mataoanu, a sophomore from Romania, hopes to be a two-time All-American and is a two time WAC champion in the women's high jump.

Rainout on the track

Rain cut short racing last Saturday night at Chaparral Speedway seven laps into a 30-lap race of the ESI Speedway Modifieds, the signiature event of the evening. While efforts are under way to reschedule the event, other races during the evening were completed. Dell Scott of Nampa won the Mini Stock main event. And in the 20-lap Muffler Thunder Stocks, in a strange twist of main event rules, the second car across the line was declared the winner.

NAPA Auto Parts Mini Stocks: 1. Dell Scott, Nampa, Idaho, Ford; 3. Jason Sanders, Caldwell, Idaho, Ford; 3. Kirk Sanders, Nampa, Ford.

RO-HO Muffler Thunder Stocks: 1. Darrell Stogsdill; 2. Denise Lacy, Melba, Idaho, Oldsmobile; 3. Adam Nelson, Meridian, Idaho, Buick.

240 Sportsman: 1. Billi Miles, Gooding, Idaho, Ford; 2. Scott Wilcox Sr., Meridian, Ford; 3. Ted Nicholes, Nyssa, Oregon, Honda.

Saturday the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Late Model stock car tour rolls into town for the BodyBuilding.com 75. Admission is $15 for adults, $2 for kids 6-12. Qualifiers are at 5 p.m.and racing at 7 p.m. For more visit www.chaparralspeedway.com.