(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
FLAGSTAFF, A.Z. – Noah Martin currently sits in second place and Caleb Neth is less than 200 points behind his fellow Montana State Bobcat following the first four events of the men’s heptathlon at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday, Feb. 22, at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
Martin jumped up the leaderboard to close out Thursday by taking first in the field of competitors in the high jump. Martin cleared 6-09 (2.06m) which earned him 859 points in the event. He threw a personal-best 36-00.25 (10.98m) in the shot put to take ninth, then took eighth in the long jump and ninth in the 60-meter run.
Martin’s total stands at 2,857 points through four events, 67 behind Portland State’s Donte Robinson who is in first at 2,924.
Neth is currently in eighth overall with 2,675 points. The sophomore’s best finish of the day came in the long jump which he took third in with a leap of 22-03.75 (6.80m). Neth also placed seventh in the 60 and and 11th in both the high jump and shot put.
Jazmin Wilberg represented the Bobcats on the women’s side in the pentathlon. She placed 19th overall by racking up 2,848 points.
The remaining three events in the heptathlon begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The first individual events of the Big Sky Championships – the men’s weight throw and women’s high jump – start at 3 p.m. The next two days of the conference meet will be streamed live on the Pluto TV app and on WatchBigSky.com.