Fair amount of stuff going on this weekend - mostly on the track.
The road racing scene is a bit quieter this weekend. There's the Jenni Kramer 5K in Billings, the Summit Classic in Kalispell and the Superfund Runs & The Bust a Gut events in Missoula. Great community events; but, not the super intense up front races. That comes next weekend with the Riverbank Run in Missoula, the Ice Breaker in Great Falls and the Peaks To Prairie in Billings. Those will be some of the first races of the year that really tell where people stack up against one another.
For this weekend though - most of the college teams will be in Missoula for the Montana Open: including UM, Great Falls, MSU-Billings and Rocky.
The MSU thinclads will be heading south and running at Mt. Sac and Long Beach.
Also at Mt. Sac will be Megan Lerch of Missoula in the elite field for the women's 5,000. Go Meg.
We're starting to get into the HS track season now. No real eye opening performances yet; but, it's awful early in the season. By the end of this month should start to see what kids are going to be the ones to beat by the state meets at the end of May.
Good luck to everyone who's competing this weekend. Run Fast, Run Hard, Run Happy.
The Muddy Buzzard.