Catching up with Kurt Felix at the MWC Indoor Championships

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Hungary's Attila Szabo, left, Grenada's Kurt Felix, center, and New Zealand's Brent Newdick, right, competes in a men's decathlon 100-meter sduring the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - The Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships are underway at the Jacksons Track in Nampa. The Bronco men were just two and a half points shy of winning the title last season, powered by Olympic decathlete Kurt Felix.

Felix, of course, has since graduated and competed in the London Olympic Games for his home country, Grenada. He's back in the Treasure Valley this weekend, as he voluteers with the Boise State track and field team.

Felix continues to train with Bronco jumps coach Jeff Petersmeyer, all of it funded by his home country's Olympic program.

"Basically just scratching the surface of what I can achieve. And being around them, I try to help them a lot, get their mental going, because a lot of times they just worry about a lot of stuff, you know? Just being around, and helping them in that aspect," said Felix.

"I can be a really tense and tight person, my coach makes fun of me all the time about it, but Kurt is really helping me stay relaxed and focus on having a good time at the meet, and having fun," said Roderick Townsend.

The junior multi-event athlete, finds himself in second after day one of the men's heptathlon, but he's not the only Bronco to watch for this weekend.

Long-distance runner Emma Bates and a pair of men's sprinters Daveon Collins and Jordin Andrade are all expected to perform well in Nampa.