For those that haven't already seen, Patrick Casey (MSU Sophomore, Laurel H.S. alum) ran a 4:04.44 mile at the MSU Open Indoor Track meet on Friday night.
That's a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Indoor National Championhsips; and, when altitude adjustment is considered, it converts to a 3:59.17. Holy crap!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
Over the last 3 - 4 years, Patrick has proven himself to be a great talent and a fantastic competitor. Starting with his senior year at Laurel HS, he just keeps taking upward steps on the success ladder. But, this last development takes him to a whole different level.
With altitude adjustment, it puts him 3rd on the year to date list for NCAA mile performances.
And, quite frankly, it sets him up to be the 2nd man from Montana to hit sub-4:00 (the Buzzard will only accept actual times and not adjusted values).
Congrats to Patrick. Keep up the good work and keep running fast.
The Muddy Buzzard