PORTLAND, Ore. — The Bozeman High School running tradition continued on Saturday evening, with sophomore Terra Trom earning a fifth-place finish in the women’s 5,000-meter run open at the Portland Track Festival. Trom was one of three Hawks to compete on Saturday.
The junior-to-be, who placed fifth at the Class AA state track and field meet in the 800-meter run and seventh in the 1,600, ran Saturday’s race in 10 minutes, 21.63 seconds to secure the top-five finish. Trom was within striking distance throughout the race, sitting in seventh-place near the halfway mark. As the leaders pulled away in the final three laps, Trom climbed two spots, running a 1:17.35 in the final lap to clinch the fifth-place finish.
Trom’s teammate at Bozeman, freshman Ellie Hull, finished 12th in the race. Hull posted a time of 10:43.58. Sadie Sigfstead won the race in 9:44.93.
Bozeman was also represented in the women’s 5,000-meter run open, with Natalie McCormick earning a 10th-place finish. McCormick, a freshman, earned a time of 18:27.49, just weeks after an eighth-place finish in the 3,200-meter run at the State AA meet in Great Falls.
Laura Cook, who ran unattached, won the 5,000 in 17:02.91.
Other Montanans scheduled to compete at the Portland Track Festival on Sunday include Trom and Bozeman teammate Zoe Eberspecher in the women’s one mile, while fellow Hawk Xander Danenhauer was on the heat sheet list for the boys high school one-mile run. Rocky Mountain College’s Isaac Petsch, the former Billings West distance star, was among the athletes entered in the men’s 1,500-meter run, and Kalispell Glacier standout Annie Hill is expected to compete in the women’s 1,500-meter run high performance.