Richtman, Clark take home Frontier honors

Richtman, Clark take home Frontier honors

WHITEFISH — Montana Tech’s Becca Richtman and Abby Clark were selected the Frontier Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the school announced today.

The Oredigger women’s track & field team won their first Frontier Conference Championship in Great Falls last week. It is the first year as a full program for Montana Tech as the won the meet with 226 points.

Richtman scored 40 of the Orediggers points in the championship meet and was named the Track Athlete of the Meet. Richtman finished first in the 5,000-meter, 10,000 meter, 3,000 meter steeple chase, and second in the 800 meter. The Ellburn, Illinois native also ran a leg of the 4×400 meter relay where the Orediggers took second. All three of her winning races were NAIA A-Standard times for the senior.

Clark scored 41 points for the Orediggers and was named the Field Athlete of the Meet. Clark won the heptathlon and the high jump with a NAIA B-Standard jump of 1.64 meters. The Fort Benton, Montana native finished second in the long jump. Clark also won the 100-meter hurdles, finished sixth in the 400 meter, and ran a leg of the 4×400 meter relay that finished in second place.

Montana Tech competes at the Tom Gage Classic hosted by the University of Montana this weekend for more opportunity to qualify more individuals for the NAIA National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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