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And your National Champions are the Bozeman Hawk Boys Team

Huge congrats–Boys win and the girls place 8th. What a year. Go to for complete results.


World Bronze for Christina Aragon

Just listened to a radio broadcast and Christina moved into contention with 150meters to go and ended up with the first US medal in the 1500 ever in a PB of 4:08.

See you all tonight–Nancy Creel

Dyestat article by Doug Binder

Dyestat article by Doug Binder

(Doug is a longtime Bozeman fan. He used to work at sports for the Chronicle and has always rooted us on.) NC


Two teams to Nationals!!!

That’s right–the girls won for the second time with two all region and the boys took second with two all region. This is the first time a boys team from Montana has qualified and the 4th for girls teams from Montana.

Congrats from the Creel family to all the athletes and coaches!

Alumni Alert

Various Bozeman XC alumni who are now running in college will running on Saturday at Bridger Creek Golf Course at the Montana State Cross Country BRC Invitational. The men’s 5 mile starts at 9am and the women’s three mile starts at 9:45. If you can’t make it to Mountain West this is a fun way to get your XC fix on a fall day.

Billings JV Invite results are up at and Mountain West results will be there as well on Saturday. NC

Results Link for the Bozeman XC Invite

Competitive Timing provided the results for the invite this past weekend. They will also be timing Mountain West with instant results.

The Chronicle also had some nice balanced coverage of the team this week with a pre-race article featuring Chase and Riley and a post race article featuring newcomer Camila Noe.


MSU’s Cristian Soratos heads to post season

Here’s a great little story on MSU’s super star Cristian Soratos. His story is very inspirational as he was not a standout HS runner recruited to D1 schools. His next meet is the West Regional this coming weekend.

Who’s qualified for State prior to Divisionals?

Here’s a nice little post from the Billings Gazette with lists of who has prequalified for state for all of the classes that have those standards.

Top Ten Meet Schedule of Events


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.

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