Digger women take second at Providence Open

GREAT FALLS — Montana Tech’s women’s track team placed second at the Providence Open Thursday at Memorial Stadium.

The Orediggers scored 55 points in the four-team meet. Carroll College won with 89 points. Host University of Providence took third at 30, and MSU-Northern scored five. (Results)

Carroll also won the men’s race with 110 points. Providence took second at 39, Tech placed third at 24, and Northern finished fourth at five.

Tech’s women picked up seven victories on the day. Olleca Severson led the way with wins in the 400 hurdles and 300 hurdles. She posted a personal-best time in each event.

Natylia Jacboson PR’d to win the 200-meter race, and Carlin Manning added a PR to win the 1,500.

Tech got another personal record from Jenna Jordan in the javelin, and Abby Clark won the high jump.

Tech also got a in the 400-meter relay, with Naiya Beaudin, Emily Ratz, Severson and Jacobson running a leg.

Madison Kelly ran to second in the 1,500 for the Orediggers, Beaudin finished second in the 300 hurdles, and Tristen Sedgwick placed second in the javelin.

Montana Tech’s men did not win any individual titles. Daniel Difort (javelin), Cody Burk (shot put), Justin Morgan (1,500) and Tucker Christiansen (400) placed second to lead the Orediggers. Morgan and Christiansen did so with personal records.

Most of Montana Tech’s team will head to the Whitworth Twilight Meet next Thursday in Spokane. Oredigger star Becca Richtman will head to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.