LOS ANGELES — If Friday was to be considered a warm-up to the weekend, track and field fans at Arcadia High School should be in for a treat.
The 2018 Arcadia Invitational opened on Friday, bringing the top track and field athletes in the country to the two-day event. Fifteen Montana athletes were selected to compete in the prestigious invite, highlighted by a pair of distance runners in Kalispell Glacier’s Annie Hill and Bozeman’s Camila Noe.
Hill and Noe square off against the rest of the field in Saturday’s women’s 3200-meter run invitational.
Friday night saw four Treasure State females hit the track for the women’s 3200-meter run rated, with Bozeman’s Alex Moore leading the way for the Montana field. Moore, a sophomore, finished the race with a time of 10:58.74, good for 16th overall. The mark would have placed third in last year’s State AA track and field invite. Moore finished seventh last season as a freshman.
Moore’s time was set during the second heat of the event, placing her 11th in the second heat. The mark was a personal best for the sophomore, who also took over the top time among Montana athletes in the event this season.
Missoula Hellgate senior Ellee Becker crossed the finish line in 11:05.58, good for 24th overall. Becker was 13th at the State AA meet last spring. Friday’s finish set a new personal record for Becker by nearly 10 seconds.
Bozeman runners Phoebe Jacques and Terra Trom also competed in the event Friday night, with Jacques placing 28th with an 11:08.16. The time was a new personal best for Jacques, who placed eighth in the state meet in 2017, less than a second behind teammate Moore.
Trom posted an 11:18.99, finishing 38th. Her time was also a new PR, giving all four athletes competing personal bests in the event.
Eleven more Montana athletes were scheduled to compete in events on Saturday, including Bozeman jumper Delaney Bahn, the only Treasure State athlete competing in two events — high jump and long jump.
For updated results from the 2018 Arcadia Invitational, please click here.
The remaining scheduled competitors can be found below.
Duncan Hamilton, Sr., men’s 3200-meter run seeded (Saturday, 7:31 p.m.)
Leonard McComas, Sr., men’s one-mile run (Saturday, 10:38 a.m.)
Ben Perrin, Jr., men’s 3200-meter run invitational (Saturday, 8:55 p.m.)
Will Dauenhauer, Sr., men’s 800-meter run (Saturday, 12:42 p.m.)
Isaac Schmidt, Sr., men’s 3200-meter run seeded (Saturday, 7:31 p.m.)
Delaney Bahn, Jr., long jump (Saturday, 4:45 p.m.), high jump (Saturday, 5:15 p.m.)
Bridget Boyle, Jr., women’s 800-meter run (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.)
Lucy Corbett, Sr., women’s high jump (Saturday, 5:15 p.m.)
Camila Noe, Sr., women’s 3200-meter run invitational (Saturday, 8:38 p.m.)
Annie Hill, Sr., women’s 3200-meter run invitational (Saturday, 8:38 p.m.)
Elise Stearns, Jr., women’s one-mile run (Saturday, 11 a.m.)