A comparison of Newspaper coverage of track events
Through great strategy and a balanced team the Bozeman Hawks won the Great Falls Optimist Invitational for the first time in many years. The “Chicks Meet” is a chance for all of the AA teams to come together for a State Meet Preview. For the second year in a row the conditions were awful with continuous snow, sleet, or rain. Team huddled on the concrete under the bleachers trying to stay dry and warm but consistently wandered out into the elements to cheer on their friends. Here’s a link to a story at the Great Falls Gazette.
The MT Standard in Butte had nice coverage of the boy’s meet with an emphasis on local sprinter, Dalton Daum. Looks like Butte had much nicer weather than Great Falls.
I don’t know why the Chronicle has had such poor coverage this year. Track had 225 athletes start this year and many of their parents are community leaders with businesses that used to support the paper through advertising.