Multiple Bobcats make top-10 at Washington State Open

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two Montana State athletes finished in first place while several others scored high as the Bobcats wrapped up the action inside the podium on Friday, Feb. 4, competing in the State Open from Washington.

A variety of runners appeared in the men’s and women’s 3000 meter running competitions for MSU. The Bobcats were well represented in each race as Duncan Hamilton and Camila Noe each recorded the best individual times.

Hamilton won the men’s race finishing with a time of 7 minutes, 56.86 seconds. His time, which was his second-best in the event of his career, was just eight seconds off his school record. Although the facility just opened last October, Hamilton took back the podium record at the event.

The Bobcat men also had three other top 3000m finishers in Ben Perrin, Levi Taylor and Matthew Ricthman. Perrin placed just behind Hamilton crossing the finish line in 8:01.31. This mark was Perrin’s best of a lifetime and moved him from ninth to fourth on MSU’s all-time program list. Taylor placed sixth overall with a time of 8:20.42 while Ricthman took 11th place in 8:34.34.

Noe clocked the fastest time in the women’s 3,000 with a time of 9:47.85. Mya Dube joined her in the top 10 with a time of 10:04.50. Four other Bobcats finished times close to each other as Alex Moore (10:13.42) placed 12th, Grace Gilbreth (10:17.80) took 13th place, Hannah Perrin (10:18.20) finished 15th and Samantha Kelderman (10:18.72) followed in 16th.

Earning the top 10 places in competitive fields have been Anna Trudnowski, Taylor Brisendine, Elena Carter, Twila Reovan, Butée Brown, Morgan Hansen, Chris Bianchini, Ian Fosdick and Matt Furdyk.

Brisendine notched two top 10 finishes placing sixth in the women’s triple jump and ninth in the women’s long jump. His long jump mark of 17 feet 7 inches (5.36 m) was a personal best. Hanson set her lifetime best in the 400m as she finished fourth in the event with a time of 58.95. Reovan achieved the best mark of the season in the triple jump placing fourth by recording a jump of 37-05.75 (11.42m).

On the women’s side, Carter was fourth in the long jump, Trudnowski was sixth in the high jump and Brown was ninth in the pole vault. Almost winning a top 10 was Evelyn Adams who placed 13th in the long jump, while Taylor Holmes matched his best varsity mark in the pole vault clearing 10-04 (3.15m).

The men’s side saw Chris Bianchini finished fourth in the 800m with a season best time of 1:52.65. Ian Fosdick recorded his season-best mark in the long jump of 21-02.75 (6.47m) en route to placing 10th. Matt Furdyk had the best throw of the day as he finished 10th in the shot put with his best throw of 52-02 (15.90m).

Montana State continues competition in Spokane on Saturday as the Bobcats compete in the Washington State Invitational which begins at 10 a.m. MT. Live results from the competition are available on AthleticLive. A live stream is available on RunnerSpace with a subscription purchase.

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