BOZEMAN — Bozeman’s Terra Trom is one of the fastest runners in Montana, but her success comes from a lot of dedication.
“I think I just started to push it a little more in workouts every year. I try to work a little harder and run a little more mileage, and just kind of take it to the next level this year,” said Trom.
Trom, a junior for the Hawks, hasn’t just pushed it to the next level — she has set the bar. She owns the fastest times in all of Montana for the 800-meter, 3,000-meter, and 3,200-meter races, as well as the second-fastest time in the 1,600-meter behind Billings Senior’s Tiahna Vladic.
“I kind of keep forgetting about the stats, I kind of just focus on bettering myself,” smiled Trom. “And I’m really happy about the times I’ve run for each event just because I was excited to improve from last season, which I was excited about.”
“It’s pretty rare to have the talent Terra has to be able to have the speed that she does,” said Eric Fisher, the head track coach for the Hawks. “To be on the (1,600-meter relay team), the 800 and then to have the speed and endurance to go all the way up to the 3,200 and the training level she has, she’s just having a great year for us in all those races.”
Last year as a sophomore at state, Trom finished fifth in the 800 and seventh in the 1,600. Now it’s time to climb the leaderboard.
“I was really just happy with how hard I pushed myself and do my best,” she said. “I definitely did my best in both of the races, so that’s really just the most important thing. I definitely want to place better this year, though.”
“She’s such a competitor,” said Fisher. “We know when she toes the line, she has a chance to win any race she gets put in.”