montgomery places 3rd in mile at NAIA's
Greg Montgomery smashed the school record in the mile run, recording the highest finish ever by a College of Idaho men's track and field athlete in national competition, placing third to highlight the final day of the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
The effort helped the Coyote men to their best team finish ever, scoring 12 team points, good enough for a tie for 16th-place overall.
The junior, from Boise, ran nearly 10 seconds faster than his previous best mark, with his mark of 4:07.44 breaking the school record of David Fluckiger by nearly three seconds. Montgomery, who earned All-America honors with his finish, finished just behind Adam Godwin of Oklahoma Baptist and Matt Fielder of Dakota State. Montgomery became the first C of I men's competitor to crack the Top-3 at nationals, as Fluckiger placed fourth in the mile in 2005.
Also recording a great time today was junior Dominic Bolin, who placed seventh in the mile - earning a pair of team points. Bolin's time of 4:08.41 was also faster than the previous school record and was a personal best mark.
On the women's side, Sora Klopfenstein struggled in the 3,000-meters - as the sophomore had been battling illness throughout the trip. The Meridian native finished in 15th-place overall, nearly a minute behind her qualifying time from a month ago. The Lady Yotes top runner, Hillary Holt, was scratched from the women's mile due to a leg injury.