There's still a bit of the indoor season left; and, so far there have been some big performances by a number of Montana athletes. Here's some of the highlights (keep in mind that this list is primarily relegated to Montana natives)
Adam Peterman of Missoula Hellgate ran 9:23.97 to take 6th in the 3200 at the Simplot Games this past weekend.
Paige Gilchrist of Hellgate ran 11:15.84 to place 5th in the 3200 @ Simplot.
Also at Simplot, Chiara Warner of Townsend ran 5:08.47 for 3nd in the 1600.
Some big performances by a number of athletes.
Heather Haug (Montana State - Livingston native) has set 3 MSU records. She has hit 4:39.87 in the mile, 2:09.37 in the 800 and was part of the record setting distance medley relay team. She's also hit 10:05.62 for 3,000.
Dani Aragon (Notre Dame - Billings) has run under 2:10 on 3 occasions in the 800. She placed 2nd in the 800 at the Big East Conference Championship; and, was part of the 2nd place 4X800 team.
Sister Alexa Aragon (also at ND) has run 4:49.34 for the mile and 9:33.60 for 3,000. She was part of the 3rd place Conference Distance Medley Relay Team.
Anna Richter (Rocky Mountain - Bilings) has set a school record in the mile and qualified for the upcoming NAIA national championships.
The men's 4X800 and Distance Medley Relay team from Carroll have both qualified for NAIA nationals.
Easton Padden of Carroll (Laurel) has vaulted 17' 0.75" and leads the nation in the NAIA division.
Alan King has run 15:09.61 for 5K and a PR 8:51.74 for the 3,000.
John Ricardi (Gardiner native) ran 8:13.04 for 3,000 at the Husky Invite in Seattle.
That's some pretty impressive performances to date. And, with the Big Sky Conference Championships still to come; and, with nationals still on the horizon, I would expect to see some more big performances.
The Muddy Buzzard