Montana has 11 athletes competing, the third-highest total in the Big Sky Conference
UM women rally to finish fourth, Griz men tie for sixth
The 2012-13 track and field season is Brian Schweyen's fifth year as the University of Montana's Director of Track and Field. He was hired in August 2008. Schweyen oversees a staff of three full-time assistants and a program of more than 75 athletes.
* Cross country highlights: The 2010 Montana women's cross country team won its first conference championship since 1984. ... Katrina Drennen advanced to nationals in 2009. ... Eight athletes have been All-Big Sky Conference performers.
* Track and field highlights: Montana has sent five athletes to indoor and outdoor nationals in Schweyen's first four years, with three advancing to outdoor nationals in 2011. ... The Grizzlies have had 31 representatives at outdoor regionals. ... Nineteen program records have been established since Schweyen was hired. ... Montana has had 14 individual Big Sky Conference individual champions and four title-winning relays. ... Schweyen's women's teams have had four top-three finishes at Big Sky indoor and outdoor championships, with the 2011 outdoor team finishing runner-up.
Schweyen began his affiliation with Montana in 1994 following an all-America track and field career at Montana State. Schweyen worked as a volunteer assistant with the Grizzlies for three seasons (1994-95 to 1996-97) before being elevated into a full-time assistant coach for the 1997-98 season.
Schweyen worked under former head coach Tom Raunig as an assistant for 10 years before moving into a full-time art career following the 2007 outdoor season. Schweyen's hiatus lasted just one year before he returned in the summer of 2008 to replace Raunig.
During his 10-year assistant-coaching career, Schweyen coached the Grizzlies in the multi-events, jumps and javelin. He coached his athletes to 38 Big Sky Conference titles in those event areas and guided five athletes to six all-America finishes in the decathlon, javelin and pole vault.
Schweyen coached all-America decathletes Troy McDonough ('99), Adam Bork ('01 and '02) and Andrew Levin ('05) and guided Suzanne Krings to an all-America pole vault finish at the 2001 NCAA indoor championships and Dane Brubaker to an all-America finish in the javelin at the 2005 NCAA outdoor championships.
A native of East Helena, Mont., Schweyen was an all-America high jumper at Montana State. He competed for the Bobcats from 1988 to 1991. Schweyen was a seven-time All-Big Sky Conference performer and won six BSC titles in the high jump and pole vault.
Schweyen, whose personal bests were 17-6 in the pole vault and 7-4 in the high jump, finished fourth in the high jump at the 1990 NCAA indoor championships. He competed at the 1994 and 1995 USA Track and Field championships, placing eighth in the decathlon in '94.
Schweyen is married to Lady Griz assistant coach Shannon Schweyen. The couple has three daughters, Jordyn, Shelby and Sheridan.
Montana Cross Country/Track and Field Under Schweyen
NCAA Cross Country Championships qualifiers
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships qualifiers
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships qualifiers
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Regional qualifiers
Big Sky Conference Cross Country team finishes
Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships team finishes
Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships team finishes
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