(Editor’s note: Per Montana State Athletics release)
BOZEMAN — Montana State’s men’s and women’s track and field teams topped all four of their opponents to finish off the second Dual Meet Invitational in style in Worthington Arena on Friday, Feb. 8.
The Bobcat women had a strong effort defeating Idaho State (82-59), Eastern Washington (80-64), Weber State (80-62) and Montana (79-57). The MSU men narrowly edged Weber State (74-70) and Eastern Washington (72-70), while topping Montana (91-32) and Idaho State (80-50).
MSU’s women had several events that highlighted the day for the team.
The Bobcats had four advance through the women’s 60-meter dash preliminaries to compete in the finals. Truanne Roginske led the way by taking first, finishing with a school-record time – converted due to altitude – of 7.56 seconds. Roginske was followed by Maddie Brockel who finished third by tying her lifetime best in the event at 7.83 seconds. Morgan Evans took fourth with a finals time of 7.88 and Courtney Stromme took eighth after completing a time of 7.82 seconds in the prelims.
MSU took the top three spots in the 400 with McKenna Ramsay pacing the ‘Cats. She tied her personal-best mark of 55.30. Elisabeth Krieger finished runner-up with a season-best time of 56.62 and Haile Norred took third by crossing the finish line at 58.89. Natalie Perkins also finished seventh for MSU in the event to complete two lifetime bests on the day for the freshman.
Stromme had the fastest time for MSU in the 200 while taking second with a lifetime best converted time of 24.94. Brockel (25.65), Evans (25.79) and Delaney Smith (26.13) all recorded season bests in the event while finishing 7-8-9.
Roginske and Alex Hellenberg finished third in the long jump and triple jump, respectively. Elena Carter took fifth in the long jump behind a personal-best leap of 17-06 (5.33m), while Twila Reovan achieve a lifetime mark in the triple jump reaching 36-02.75 (11.04m).
Montana State’s 4×400 women’s relay squad closed out the team’s night with a first-place showing in the event. Stromme, Norred, Krieger and Ramsay finished with a time of 3:44.72, the top mark in the Big Sky this season and the fifth fastest in program history.
The Bobcat men also had several events they controlled during the Dual Meet Invitational.
MSU earned a 1-2-4 finish in the 800 with Cameron Carroll and Chris Bianchini to finish at the front of the event with season-best times.
Jadin Casey completed a season-best time of 48.96 seconds to take first in the 400 and was followed by Drake Schneider who took second. Schneider, whose time adjusted due to track size and altitude to 48.53, moved to seventh all-time in program history in the event.
Mitch Horning finished first in the 200 with a season-best mark of 21.68 seconds and Bill Yeager completed a lifetime best in the event with a time of 22.60. Collin Buck led MSU in the men’s 3,000 by crossing the line in 8:45.55, while Ty Mogan and Anthony Schmalz placed third and sixth, respectively.
The men’s high jump served as a field highlight for MSU as Noah Martin finished first and Aidan Pedersen followed in third in the event.
The Bobcat men’s 4×400 relay nearly finished first in the 4×400 relay but settled for second place with a converted time of 3:16.41. That mark ran by Schneider, Yeager, Horning and Bianchini is the ninth fastest in school history.
The Bobcats racked up a combined 20 individual lifetime-best times or marks during the Invite on Friday.
Kelsi Lasota moved from 10th to eighth all-time in the women’s 3,000 by taking first in the event with an adjusted time of 9:38.68. Lucy Corbett continued to move up the MSU women’s high jump chart by clearing 5-08 (1.73m), tying her for fourth in program history.
Alex Lewis topped his personal best in the long jump taking first in the men’s competition with his mark of 24-06.50 (7.48m). That leap keeps him at second all-time among Bobcats.
Madi Arneson and Ethan Saberhagen each completed lifetime bests in the throws for the Bobcats.
Wyatt Thompson-Siporen took first in the pole vault, Alec Nehring finished first in the shot put and Lewis also placed third in the triple jump on the men’s side. Lexi Kyro and Layne Oliver finished second and third in the mile, Morgan Evans and Gillian Maness finished fourth in the 60 hurdles and 3,000, respectively, and Kendra Larson placed fifth in the 800 on the women’s side.
The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Feb. 15, to host their final meet of the regular season. Montana State will hold the Big Sky Tuner in Worthington Arena ahead of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships which take place on the MSU campus from Feb. 21-23.
The team results of the meet can be found below. Individual results can be found here.
Eastern Washington 73.00 60.00 Idaho State
Weber State 102.00 22.00 Montana
Montana State 91.00 32.00 Montana
Weber State 86.00 46.00 Idaho State
Montana State 80.00 50.00 Idaho State
Idaho State65.00 40.00 Montana
Weber State 79.50 67.50 Eastern Washington
Montana State 72.00 70.00 Eastern Washington
Eastern Washington 94.00 32.00 Montana
Montana State 74.00 70.00 Weber State
Eastern Washington 69.00 60.00 Montana
Montana State 80.00 64.00 Eastern Washington
Weber State 80.00 58.00 Eastern Washington
Idaho State 67.00 61.00 Montana
Montana State 82.00 59.00 Idaho State
Weber State 76.00 59.00 Idaho State
Montana State 79.00 57.00 Montana
Eastern Washington 70.50 62.50 Idaho State
Montana State 80.00 62.00 Weber State
Weber State 74.00 53.00 Montana