Montana State track and field and cross country will have four additions for the 2015-16 season, head coach Dale Kennedy announced.
Izze Calabrese of Vail, Colo. will join the Bobcats roster after a successful high school career. Competing for Battle Mountain, a 4A high school, Calabrese holds the school record in the pole vault and qualified for seven events at state. As a senior she was named first team All-State, was the cross country champion and was the league champion in the pole vault, 300-hurdles and the 800. Calabrese was an AP scholar and will study environmental science.
Dalen Hargett will join the ‘Cats from Newport, Ore., and look to make an immediate impact in the multi’s. Hargett competed at Newport High School in nine different events, earning his best decathlon score of 6,274. Hargett was a three sport athlete, also competing in wrestling and football. Hargett intends to study biological engineering.
Jadin Casey is a Montana native, growing up and competing for Stevensville. Casey was named the MCSP meet MVP and was crowned the Class A champion in the 400 and 300-hurdles. He holds the school record in both events as well. Casey was a member of the band while in high school, was named to honor roll for four years and was an Eagle Scout. He intends to study computer science.
Katie Baxter will be joining MSU after spending two years at De Anza College. While at De Anza, Baxter broke the school record in the heptathlon (4460) and in five other events. She was named All-American in the 400-hurdles and the heptathlon while at De Anza. The native of San Jose, Calif., also competed in soccer and volleyball for Branham High School and will study accounting.