The Big Sky State Games are officially underway.
After the torch was lit by 1980 U.S. Olympian and former Billings West standout, Mary Osborne Andrews, all eyes turned on the Montana Mile.
In the women's race it was a strong field of runners highlighted by Montana Tech's Becca Richtman, former Billings Senior and current Boise State runner Tiahna Vladic, and Rocky Mountain College's Sydney Little Light.
At the halfway point, Ricthman, Vladic and Little Light separated themselves from the rest of the pack making it a three-woman race. For many of the athletes it was the first time running in front of a crowd.