Bozeman – Friday was the first time the MSU track team gets to complete as a whole and there is a lot of excitement as teams come in from across the state to start the season.
One of the athletes to watch this year is MSU’s junior Calvin Root who wins the Men’s Weight Throw with his toss of 59-feet 9-inches.
Another Bobcat to keep your eye on is freshman Noah Martin who easily wins the men’s high jump, clearing the 6-foot 8-three quarters inches..
Over to the Women’s Long Jump and University of Montana record holder for the event Samantha Evans does not disappoint today. She’ll leap a days best 18-Feet 3 and thee quarters Inches… short of her 19 foot record, but not too bad.
Heading over to the track, and the Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles. Montana State’s Amanda Jaynes finishes first in 8.83 seconds. U-M’s Erika McLeod just behind her in second with 9.19.
In the Men’s 60 Meter Hurdles the Griz take home first with Callum Mcnab doing it in 8.56 seconds.
Take away the hurdles and we’ve got the Men’s 60 Meter Dash. It starts out close but MSU-Billing’s Sam Zook just beats out Montana’s Alex Mustard in 6.94 seconds.
And for the Women’s 60 Meter its Montana’s Alanna Vann crossing the finish line first in 7.77 seconds.
But the event of the night was with out a doubt the Bobcat 200, where some future track stars of tomorrow raced against MSU’s mascot Champ and got a feel of what it takes to bee a college athlete.