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2020 I T&F

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 am
by Hawks86

Big Sky Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
Men's Indoor Track & Field
1. Northern Arizona (9) 119
2. Montana State (1) 96
3. Southern Utah 86
4. Idaho 74
5. Eastern Washington 72
5. Weber State (1) 72
7. Idaho State 69
8. Montana 47
9. Sacramento State 45
10. Northern Colorado 32
11. Portland State 14

Women's Indoor Track & Field
1. Sacramento State (7) 116
2. Northern Arizona (4) 108
3. Montana State 92
4. Weber State 83
5. Southern Utah 76
6. Montana 64
7. Idaho 51
8. Idaho State 49
9. Eastern Washington 46
10. Northern Colorado 27
11. Portland State 14

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:29 am
by RickRund
GOOOOOO BOBCATS!!!

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:45 am
by Bobcat4Ever
Wow! Those programs are alive, in a big way. Congratulations to Coach Weese.

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
by ameriCATS
Are any of the assistants any good? That's what will ultimately push this team over the top

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:21 am
by WolfPtCat
ameriCATS wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Are any of the assistants any good? That's what will ultimately push this team over the top
Great question. Coach Weese's background is Distance/Middle Distance. He grew the X-Country program before taking over full T & F responsibilities. He's got the men's and women's distance groups running great...i.e. 2019 Women's individual X-Country champion, Camila Noe.

Jumps coach, Tom Eitel, has been at MSU for over 20 years. His specialty is pole vault and multi's (Hept/Pent/Decathalon). He's produced NCAA individual champions, and recruits/develops quality talent.

Throws coach, Jenn Allen, was a Bobcat thrower and learned under longtime throws coach (and sometime Bobcat Nation poster) Mike Carrigan. She has a solid stable of athletes who always have one or two vying for Big Sky Championships.

The one area MSU has historically struggled is sprints/hurdles. We've had exceptional individual athletes who have excelled, but never been able to draw & develop multiple top tier sprinters who could vie for conference titles. I think that is going to change!

Jay Turner, sprints/hurdles coach, hired last year is doing great. He signed the #1 female sprinter out of Georgia last spring and the #1 male hurdler out of Germany this fall (5th at European under 20 and 16th ranked in the world at 400 hurdles). Coach Turner also went to the Jamaican high school national championships last March chasing talent. If he can bring in top talent from around the US & abroad....MSU is poised to de-throne NAU as the #1 track program in the Big Sky.

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:44 am
by RickRund
WolfPtCat wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:21 am
ameriCATS wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Are any of the assistants any good? That's what will ultimately push this team over the top
Great question. Coach Weese's background is Distance/Middle Distance. He grew the X-Country program before taking over full T & F responsibilities. He's got the men's and women's distance groups running great...i.e. 2019 Women's individual X-Country champion, Camila Noe.

Jumps coach, Tom Eitel, has been at MSU for over 20 years. His specialty is pole vault and multi's (Hept/Pent/Decathalon). He's produced NCAA individual champions, and recruits/develops quality talent.

Throws coach, Jenn Allen, was a Bobcat thrower and learned under longtime throws coach (and sometime Bobcat Nation poster) Mike Carrigan. She has a solid stable of athletes who always have one or two vying for Big Sky Championships.

The one area MSU has historically struggled is sprints/hurdles. We've had exceptional individual athletes who have excelled, but never been able to draw & develop multiple top tier sprinters who could vie for conference titles. I think that is going to change!

Jay Turner, sprints/hurdles coach, hired last year is doing great. He signed the #1 female sprinter out of Georgia last spring and the #1 male hurdler out of Germany this fall (5th at European under 20 and 16th ranked in the world at 400 hurdles). Coach Turner also went to the Jamaican high school national championships last March chasing talent. If he can bring in top talent from around the US & abroad....MSU is poised to de-throne NAU as the #1 track program in the Big Sky.
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Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:11 pm
by ameriCATS
Thanks for the break down WolfPtCat!

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:36 pm
by Hawks86

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:23 pm
by RickRund
Enjoying the meet on Pluto...

As a side note, june what's his name won the women's mile...

Re: 2020 I T&F

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:37 pm
by WolfPtCat
Noah Martin going over 7 feet in High Jump is a great sign. The past couple years he's been trying Decatholon, so he put on some weight for the throwing events. He jumped close to 7 ft in high school, but never got back there as a Bobcat.

Now he's back focusing on High Jump. He has thinned down a little. He could very well make the NCAA National Indoor meet. 7' 1.5" has him at #18 in the country right now.