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Big Sky Track and Field: Ready For the Starting Gun

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Track is a popular sport over at Big Sky, And with a top five finish for the girls, and a state title for the boys, expectations are once again high for the Eagles.

"The Girls have almost every athlete back, the boys have some real key kids.  Alex Mustard in the springs, Chris Lang in the hurdles, Cole Hayes was a state champ in the high jump" says Big Sky head coach Dan Nile.

"I think we have a real good shot just because we're all coming back, and we've got that experience with one another.  We really feed off of each other's energy really well.  We're a great group of friends even outside of the track events, so it's going to be fun," says senior sprinter Ana Jarrett.

The boys did graduate several key contributors, but are confident there won't be much of a drop-off.

"I think this year will go pretty well for us.  A lot of the people who did leave, there are people who will come in and fill their place, like Cole Hayes did well last year, JJ I think will do well this year, Ty I think will do well, and there are people who will fill those spots, and I think Alex and myself, and everyone else who was at state will have that experience to do that same stuff again and do well," says senior hurdler Chris Lange.

Like all other spring sports, track and field can be particularly difficult practicing and competing outside early on in the season.

"It can be frustrating.  We all remember what we did at the end last year, and you don't always realize it's a process.  We're right at the beginning of that process, and weather is just one of those factors, but it is frustrating at times," says Nile.

But one thing the Eagles do have going for them, is a track surface that holds up to rain better than most schools in the area.

"It's very fortunate, we are very blessed to have this equipment here with us, we're able to use this great equipment, even indoors as well.  We're very lucky," says Jarrett

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