from montana wrote:
How far did you think Pat could have gotten under Dale Kennedy at Bozeman? I was surprised that he went to Montana in the first place. If you are a X-C skier, go to Bozeman, but a running talent like Pat, you need a better training environment and he needs to be surrounded by some more talent. If I were Kennedy, I would have released him in a heart beat as well.
he wen to montana state because he is from the billings area and he was only a 4:24ish miler in high school[/quote]
I am aware. I went to college in Montana and actually beat him in a 5k in billings. I think he had to go instate because of relaxed academic requirements for instate vs. out of state students. He had some performances that should have raised a few eyebrows at bigger/better schools (like his simplot games 2 mile race).