Montana State Bobcats get home-field advantage for Big Sky championships

Posted at 11:02 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 13:33:09-05

BOZEMAN – Starting on Thursday, the Big Sky Conference indoor track and field championships will kick off in Bozeman at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

It’s the first time the Bobcats have hosted the event since 2016, and Montana State is coming in with some momentum. The Bobcats won 11 events in last Friday’s Big Sky tuner with a handful of Bobcats setting lifetime bests.

While their performance seems to be peaking at the right time, MSU track and field director Lyle Weese said that the home-field advantage will also give Montana State a leg up over the competition.

“I think it definitely gives us an advantage not having to travel. Also the facility, there’s some particular events like the the 200 and 400 (meter runs) that it’s really important important to have been on our track, because it’s so much different than running on a bank track or a 300-meter track,” said Weese. “And even the 800 meters can be a little challenging running on a 200-meter flat track as opposed to a bank track or 300-meter track.”

The Big Sky championships run from Feb. 21-23 and will begin Thursday with multi-events.