MISSOULA, Mont. – The Lewis-Clark State College track program had a number of top finishes at the Tom Gage Classic on Friday. John Murray headlined the day by qualifying for nationals in the hammer throw.
Murray, a freshman from Athol, Idaho, hit the automatic qualifying mark with a throw of 174-03. The distance was both a personal record and school record.
In running events, Cody Glad battled windy conditions to take first in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:30.12. Pauric McLaughlin ran the 800 in 1:54.77 and took second; Kale Schmidt, bothered by a hamstring issue, was second in the 400 hudles with a time of 56.29; and Kit Behler was third in the 110 hurdles with a personal record time of 16:45.
Kelsey Klettke was one of just a few Warrior female runners at the event and she completed the 1,500 in 4:52.33 to take second.
In other throwing events, Kayla Stewart reached 120-05 to claim third in the javelin.
Lewis-Clark State was the only team from outside of Montana in attendance.