MOSCOW, Idaho — Montana State’s Mason Storm took advantage of a big opening day at the Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field championships on Tuesday. The former Great Falls CMR standout leads the men’s decathlon with 3,884 points.
Storm won the 100-meter dash, long jump and shot put on Tuesday, taking the top spot in three of the five events. He clocked a 10.9 in the 100, sailed 22 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the long jump and tossed 42-08 1/4 in the shot put. He also cleared 6-02 3/4 in the high jump, good for a fourth-place tie, and placed third in the 400 at 49.65.
Storm is 162 points ahead of runner-up Donte Robinson of Portland State. MSU’s Caleb Neth, the former Manhattan state champion, finished Day 1 in seventh place.
Montana’s Josh Riley capped the first day in third place in the decathlon, totaling 3,641 points. The sophomore, who finished sixth in the event at last season’s conference championships, placed second in the 400 with a time of 49.12, a new personal record. He also finished third in the shot put, sixth in the long jump and seventh in both the 100 and high jump.
UM’s Jaree Mane won the women’s shot put in the heptathlon competition, throwing 35-05 3/4 in her second throw. The Lewistown native finished fourth in the 200, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and 10th in the high jump.
The Big Sky Conference championships resume Wednesday morning with the conclusion of events in the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon. Live results can be viewed by clicking here.