We've already talked about Patrick Casey's big mile run at the MSU Open meet on Friday night. But, there were a few other noteworthy performances.
A 2nd one belonged to the mighty Casey himself, as he doubled up at 800 meters and posted a 1:52.66 win.
Both of those wins came over MSU assistant coach and elite athlete Lyle Weese. Lyle posted a pretty solid double himself, running 1:54.87 and 4:14.56.
Matt Adams had another good mile, again posting a BSC qualifying time at 4:17.28.
Heather Haug of MSU and Montana's Kesslee Payne and Kara Dewalt all turned in BSC qualifiers, running 4:59.43, 5:01.53 and 5:05.44 respectively.
Nick Atwood of MSU had a fantastic 3,000 meter time that was well within the BSC qualifying standard with his 8:16.90. With the altitude adjustment, that should get him something around 8:05, which would also get him an NCAA qualifier.
Pretty solid night for the distance folks.
Don't forget that you have a prime opportunity to view not only the Cat and Griz athletes up close and personal - with the Big Sky Conference Championships in Bozeman on February 26th & 27th. This will give a chance to see up close and personal the Northern Arizona distance power. Including David McNeil, the runner up in the NCAA XC meet this past fall.
But, before the conference championships - don't forget about the Fleet Feet Classic on February 12th (just under 2 weeks from now). In additions to the great collegiate action, you'll be treated to the Montana Men's Master Mile. Watch the best of Montana's over 40 crowd as they hit the boards.
Can Ray Hunt and Peter Dan Sullivan be in the 4:30's? Will someone new come to the forefront and lead the way? Who will bring up the rear and have to drink the wine cooler of shame?
In any event, if you have the ability, make sure that you take the opportunity to support indoor track at it's best and attned one or all of the remaining MSU meet.
See you on the roads, tracks or trails
The Muddy Buzzard.