GREAT FALLS -- It's been six months since Tony Arntson took over the University of Providence track and cross country programs, and the longtime football coach had to learn a lot on the fly.
But now that he's made it through his first cross country season, he's turned his focus to recruiting. Earlier this week he signed three runners from Great Falls CMR: Chase Mora, Logan Martin and Jordan Kleinhans.
He also added Fairfield’s Clay Paddock to the Argo program.
Arntson says he's taking a more proactive approach to recruiting Montana than many other college coaches across the state.
"A lot of track and field coaches don't go out to recruit,” Arntson said. “They rely on social media or texting and I think it's really benefited us getting out in the small schools and meeting kids and recruiting them like a football program. We've got some good early signed kids right now, some high-quality kids coming in at the semester and looking forward to a lot more for next fall for sure."
The Argos open the indoor track and field season on Jan. 1 at the Montana State University Open in Bozeman.