Since its inception, Montana Tech Cross Country and Track & Field have excelled at doing things fast. Tasked in January 2020 with recruiting a men’s and women’s cross country team that would be ready to compete by August 2020 they had their work cut out for them. They needed a roster that boasted not just good athletes but those that fit the academic profile of a rigorous and rewarding institution.
Then due to the success, we had right out of the gate, we were able to announce the addition of Track & Field in January of 2021.
Thanks to the support of Montana Tech, the Butte community, and Oredigger Nation, we have established a program that represents Montana Tech well and is constantly raising the bar.
In two short years, we have teams and athletes that have qualified for national tournaments, produced Montana Tech's first (and second and third) national champion in Becca Richtman, and just brought home the Frontier Conference Women's Championship.
Becca Richtman won the mile and 3000m and took second in the 5000m at the 2022 NAIA Indoor Championship, scoring 28 points, more than any other woman in the meet, earning her the MVP award. The performance of our teams has exceeded expectations. With our success comes the need to raise funds. We are proud to qualify teams and athletes to compete in national meets but this honor also presents costs not factored into the original operational budget of our program.
Raising money for our program allows us to travel to bigger meets with better competition. Allowing for more overnight trips to best set our athletes up for success.
Drake Schlachter won the Frontier Conference Championship in the 100m.
To continue raising the bar for our program and to continue recruiting the best and brightest athletes in Montana and beyond, we are asking for your support with a gift to the Montana Tech Cross Country and Track & Field Podium Club. Please consider donating to help us provide the best gear, facilities, travel, and scholarships to our student-athletes as we strive to be not only the best in the Frontier Conference but in all of the NAIA.
Please consider making a gift to the Montana Tech Cross Country and Track & Field Podium Club and spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email, and tell your friends!
Abby Clark, Olleca Severson, and Naiya Beaudin swept the All-Conference awards in the Heptathlon
For a look at the first two years of Montana Tech Cross Country and Track and Field please visit the Updates tab.