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Crystal Young

All American Track and Field Athlete, Boise State 1988-89

Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 2001

Crystal Young, sketch

Crystal Young is one of the top athletes in the history of the Boise State University track and field program. In both of her years competing for the Broncos, Young placed second in the heptathlon at the 1988 NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships and fifth in 1989 to earn two NCAA All-American honors. As a junior in 1988, she scored 5,659 points finishing runner-up, and in 1989 she scored 5,705 points to place fifth. At the time of her induction, Young still holds three Boise State records, and is listed among the top three on Boise State’s all-time track and field list in two other events. Individually she holds the school record in the heptathlon with 5,743 points set during the 1989 season. She is also part of the relay teams, which hold the school records in the 4 x 400-meter indoor relay and the 4 x 400-meter outdoor relay. Young has the second best all-time mark in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.49, and the third best all-time mark in the 55-meter hurdles at 8.17. Young won four individual Big Sky Conference titles – two in the long jump (1988 outdoors and 1989 indoors) and two in the heptathlon (1988 and 1989). She was also a member of three different 4 x 400-meter relay teams, which won league championships. In 1988 she helped the women’s team to the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship. Young graduated from Boise State in 1992.