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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Betz runs new personal best in steeplechase

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | April 3, 2024 1:00 AM

Payton Betz, Pacific University (Oregon) Track & Field

This past Saturday at the Pacific Open, Sandpoint’s Payton Betz ran to a fourth place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a new personal best time of 13:06.32. Betz bested her previous personal record by roughly 15 seconds (13:21.91), which she set at the 2024 Willamette Invitational to open the season.

Pacific will head to an invitational at Linfield University this Saturday.

Sara Hathaway, Lewis-Clark State College Track and Field

On March 22, Clark Fork’s Sara Hathaway competed in the 400-meter hurdles at the Oregon University Preview. Hathaway’s time of 1:05.86 was good enough for fourth out of 13 runners and nears her personal record of 1:03.92.

Lewis-Clark State will compete at the Whitworth Peace Invitational on Friday.