BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK HAVE BEEN A LITTLE UNDER THE RADAR UNTIL THIS PAST WEEKEND WHEN OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WON BIG AT THE WHITEFISH INVITATIONAL AND OUR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WENT UNDEFEATED AT A MAJOR TOURNAMENT IN TOWNSEND.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS GO TO BROWNING’S JUSTIN BURD, A MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER WHO HAS PUT HIMSELF IN THE MIX WITH THE TOP RUNNERS IN THE STATE IN ALL CLASSES. AT THE RECENT TOP 8 MEET IN EUREKA, TOOK THE 800M AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE WINNING 1600M RELAY TEAM FROM BROWNING.   AND THEN LAST SATURDAY AT ONE OF THE MOST TALENT FILLED MEETS OF THE SEASON FOR THE INDIANS AT WHITEFISH, BURD AGAIN WON THE 800 WITH A 2:03 AND FINISHED 3RD IN THE 1600M WITH A PERSONAL BEST 4.40. THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT WHITEFISH BECOME EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE WHEN YOU CONSIDER IT WAS A TERRIBLE WEATHER DAY WITH COLD, RAIN, EVEN A LITTLE SNOW, AND WIND.

OUR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HAD A HUGE DAY ON THE TENNIS COURTS AT THE ANNUAL TOWNSEND DAWG BITE INVITATIONAL.   SR. EMILY CLOTFELTER SAILED THRU THE TOURNAMENT UNDEFEATED AND CONSIDERING HER 3RD PLACE FINISH IN THE STATE SINGLES A YEAR AGO, SHE ONCE AGAIN SETS HERSELF UP AS A TOP SEED FOR THE UPCOMING DIVISIONAL AND STATE TOURNAMENTS. FAIRFIELD’S HEAD TENNIS COACH DIANNE BREMER TELLS US EMILY HAS A LONG HISTORY ON THE TENNIS COURTS HAVING GROWN UP ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE COURTS IN FAIRFIELD WHERE SHE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS PERFECTING THE GAME.  SHE GOT AN EARLY START IN COMPETITION, PLAYING ON THE JR. HIGH TEAM AS A 5TH GRADER AND NOW HAVING PLAYED ON THE FAIRFIELD VARSITY SQUAD 4 YEARS IN A ROW.   SHE HAS TWO STRAIGHT NORTHERN B-C DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UNDER HER BELT AND WOULD LOVE TO UP THE RANKING ON THE STATE LEVEL THIS YEAR.

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK, ABBY BOCK OF VALIER AFTER SHE QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE IN THE POLE VAULT AT 8’6” AT THE FAIRFIELD-BELT INVITATIONAL SAT.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK…JUSTIN BURD OF BROWNING AND SR. EMILY CLOTFELTER OF FAIRFIELD.  THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S IN CUT BANK.   McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.

WE WELCOME ALL NOMINATIONS FOR OUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK.  E-mail markdaniels@townsquaremedia.com or call us at 434-5241.