Tech women second at MSUB/Rocky meet

LOCKWOOD — Montana Tech’s women placed second at the Yellowjackets/Battlin’ Bears Icebreaker Open Saturday.

Tech’s men ran to fourth place in the first outdoor meet of the season. The event was hosted by MSU-Billings and Rocky Mountain College. (Results)

The Oredigger women scored 151 points on the day. MSU-Billings won with 182 points. The University of Providence took third at 119.

Tech’s women posted seven victories on its way to second place.

Freshman Naiya Beaudin led the way for the Orediggers with wins in the long jump and triple jump. She posted a mark of 17 feet, 2 inches in the long jump and 37-10 ¾ in the triple jump.

Beaudin, who placed second in the 100-meter hurdles, also ran a leg of Tech’s victorious 400-meter relay team along with Emily Ratz, Olleca Severson and Natylia Jacobson.

Jacobson added a win in the 100-meter dash, and Severson won the 100 hurdles and placed second in the 400 hurdles. Oredigger Abby Clark won the high jump.

Tech won the 1,600-meter relay as well. Ratz, Severson, Taylor Torgerson and Clark each ran a leg.

Also for the Oredigger women, Carlin Manning ran to second place in the 5,000, and Jenna Jordan took second in the javelin.

On the men’s side, MSU-Billings won with 153 points. Rocky was second at 129.5, Providence took third at 98.5, and Tech placed fourth at 97.

The Oredigger men also swept the relays. Caden Caywood, Tucker Christiansen, Dom Maricelli and Drake Schlachter each ran a leg in the short relay.

Schlachter, Caywood, Maricelli and Christiansen ran the 1,600-meter relay.

Justin Morgan won the 5,000, while Schlachter placed second in the 100 and long jump.

Also for Tech, Daniel Difort took second in the javelin, Rivor Sheppard placed second in the 5000, Ian Barville ran to third in the 5,000, and Christopher Tucker placed third in the 400.

The Orediggers will continue the outdoor season Friday at the Al Manuel Northwest Invitational hosted by the University of Montana in Missoula.