Montgomery enters with the fastest qualifying time in the 400 field — a program-best 44.78 seconds set at the West Regional prelims May 24 — and is among the favorites for an individual national title. He also will run anchor leg on the Cougars’ 4x400 relay.
“I’m where I need to be,” Montgomery said recently during a break from practice. “I’m right where I need to be. I still have a lot left in the tank, which I hope to expose when I go to nationals.”