Clay Paddock Track Photo 2019

Fairfield’s Clay Paddock left, after taking 1st Place in the 3200 meter run at track districts in Great Falls last year.

GREAT FALLS – The University of Providence track and field team announced 13 new additions to the track and field team for the 2020 spring season.

“I’m really ecstatic to expand our team this spring,” head coach Tony Arnston said. “I really like the kids that we’re bringing people. They’re not just great athletes, but they’re hard workers who want to improve. They’re good people.”

Taj Moffett will join the track and field team. Moffett, orgininaly from Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., is a sophomore transfer from the University of Nebraska where he competed in track last spring. He is a 24’0 long jumper and runs the 100 meter in 10.7 seconds. He’s also planning to play for the men’s basketball team.

Daniel Huseby will be competing for the track and field team this spring. A member of the men’s soccer program, Huseby will be competing in the hurdles and the 400. Huseby is a junior from Hoss, Norway.

Two Argos will be traveling quite a ways to join the track and field team for the spring season, as Doreen Koech and Geofry Kibet will both travel from Kenya to join the Argo squad. Kibet has recorded a time of 14:32 in the 5km and 24:30 in the 8km.

Austin Forson will also be joining the track and field team in the spring. Forson, originally from Deer Lodge, MT, will be competing as a thrower for the Argos.

TJ Banks will also be competing in the spring. A former lacrosse player from Tacoma, Wash., Banks was a 49.0 400-meter runner in high school.

Clay Paddock, Jordan Kleinhans, Logan Martin and Chase Mora will also be joining the Argos the following season. Paddock, a native of Fairfield, Mont., will compete in distance. Kleinhans and Martin, both locals from Charles M. Russell High School, will also compete in distance running for the Argos. Mora will throw javelin for the Argos.

Grace Jones, Sloane Chapman and Elli Linder will be joining the female track and field team. Jones (Boulder, Mont.) and Chapman (Helena, Mont.) will throw for the Argos, while Linder (Flaxville, Mont.) will jump and throw javelin.