Which one of the following events should be added to track & field meets in Montana?

State Cross-Country Championships
Head to Bozeman

Nestled in the foothills of the Bridger Mountain Range and along the East Gallatin River and Bridger Creek, the 2001 USATF-Montana State Cross-Country Championships will be held on Bridger Creek Golf Course located just north of Bozeman!

This will be the first ever opportunity for elementary, jr. high, high school, open, and master athletes across the state to compete on four brand new cross-country courses totally unknown to distance runners! The golf course partners have given the Bozeman Track Club, host of the cross-country championships, the green light to create some challenging, yet exciting courses, on the back nine holes of the country club!

The 3K, 4K, 5K, and 8K courses all provide a broad range of terrain and topography, containing both hilly and flat sections. Athletes will start the race with a 200-yard flat section and then set themselves up to maneuver through a series of hills for the first ¾ of a mile. From there it's down on to the flat lands, moving through the "Tunnel of Trees", around a series of ponds, then paralleling the East Gallatin River and Bridger Creek as they past around "Prefontane's Island. Athletes will then set themselves up to make a move on "Shorter's Finger", head back around "Prefontane's Island", and hitting the "Tunnel of Trees" for the second time, before grabbing another gear for the sprint home to the finish line! (See Maps [Medium] [Large])

Parents, coaches, family, and spectators will love this course, avoiding the hassle of having to run all over the golf course to keep track of the each race and the athletes. Medals, champion awards, long-sleeve shirts, hats, water bottles, prizes, and a raffle are just the beginning!

Don't forget --- the top ten finishers, plus the top finishing team, in each of the five Jr. Olympic age groups will qualify for the national cross-country championships on December 8, 2001, in Lincoln, Nebraska! In addition, the top overall "Open" and "Masters" male and female will receive "State Champion" awards for their efforts!

For more information on the state cross-country championships see our Junior Olympics Section.

(By Dave Skelton, October 28, 2001)

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