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UVU track: Beatty sets 60m hurdle school record at Air Force

Senior Jessica Beatty set an indoor track and field Utah Valley University record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.74 seconds at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Cadet Field House.

Beatty also set personal records in the 60m with a time of 7.85 seconds and in the high jump with a mark of 1.65m.

In the double-dual scored meet, the Utah Valley women's team just fell short to WAC foe Grand Canyon, 228-213, while the men's team bested the Lopes, 223-220. The Wolverines defeated Air Force (women 255-152, men 222-183) and Wyoming (women 208-180, men 233-163).

"Our athletes had a phenomenal day. We had over a dozen personal records set and there was a ton of movement on our all-time depth charts," head coach Scott Houle said. "We got what we came for out of this meet. We had great competition from the other three schools and had an insight to how good our conference competition is. The WAC is alive and kicking, and it's going to be a dog fight when it comes down to the conference championships in three weeks. We have our work cut out for us against Grand Canyon, but we had good races and good performances today, so we are happy to go home healthy and prepare for the WAC Championships."

Alena Gillespie set a personal record in the 200m with a time of 25.65 seconds, while teammate Chantil Martin had a personal record in the shot put with a mark of 11.77m.

Savannah Berry set two personal records, in the mile where she finished third overall, just behind teammate Harley Murray (5:15.00) with a time of 5:15.08, and in the 3000m run, finishing second overall in just 10:47.42.

On the men's side, Brenden Emery also had two personal records in the mile and the 3000m, with times of 4:25.90 and 9:00.80, respectively. Teammate Logan Petty finished just ahead of Emery in the 3000m run for first place with a time of 8:59.78.

Stetson Sarter set a personal record in the 60, good enough for third place overall with a time of 6.87 seconds, above teammate Michael McPherson who finished the race in 6.98 seconds.

Rusty Jones, ranked No. 23 nationally in the heptathlon, set a personal record in the 60m with a time of 7.22 seconds.

The Wolverines travel next to the Weber State Invitational on Feb. 19, in Ogden. Complete results from the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge can be found on UVU's website.