LOS ANGELES — Camila Noe set a new personal best in the 3,200-meter run on Saturday evening, clocking a 10:18.99 to finish in fifth place at the Arcadia Invitational in the women’s 3,200 invitational. The race boasted some of the top distance runners in the entire country.
Noe, who placed second for Bozeman in the Montana State AA track and field invite’s 3,200-meter run last spring, bested her time at the same event last season by nearly eight seconds. Noe ran a 10:26.05 as a junior last year. Montana’s all-class record is 10:23.31, set by former Billings Senior and current Stanford Cardinal standout Christina Aragon. Montana state records must be set at the state meets.
Kalispell Glacier distance star Annie Hill also participated in the race, clocking a 10:44.08, good for 14th place overall. She placed fourth last spring with a 10:15.21. Katelynn Hart of Illinois won Saturday’s race in 10:02.56.
A pair of Bozeman athletes competed in the women’s high jump competition, with senior Lucy Corbett earning a sixth-place tie. Corbett cleared 1.67 meters (5-06) on her third and final attempt at the height. Corbett’s personal record in the event is 5-07, set at the Simplot Games in Idaho in February. She missed all three attempts at 5-08 on Saturday.
Corbett’s teammate Delaney Bahn, the defending State AA runner-up, clears 5-02 on her opening jump of the competition, but failed to clear at 5-04. Bahn finished in a 12th-place tie in the event. Her personal record is also 5-07, set at the Simplot Games last season. Bahn cleared 5-03 in last spring’s state meet.
Rachel Glenn of Long Beach, California won the high jump after clearing 5-08.
Bahn also competed in the long jump competition, the only Montanan participating in multiple events at the Arcadia Invite. Bahn’s bound of 5.21 meters (17-01 1/2) earned her a 16th-place finish in the event. She reached 18-07 1/2 last season.
Bozeman was also represented by Bridget Boyle in the women’s 800. Boyle posted a 2:21.5, finishing the race in 41st place.
Missoula Hellgate’s Elise Stearns posted a time of 5:14.75 in the women’s mile, garnering a 28th-place finish in the event. The winner, Utah’s Abby Jensen, crossed the finish line in 5:00.14.
Kalispell Flathead’s Ben Perrin continued the family legacy of impressive distance times at the mighty Arcadia. Perrin, whose older brothers Zach and Jake were each Gatorade athletes of the year in Montana, ran the men’s 3,200-meter run invitational in 9:04.56 to earn 21st-place recognition. The time is a new personal best for the junior, who went 9:17.88 at the Western AA divisional last spring.
Ontario, Canada’s Marcus Kemp won the prestigious event in 8:50.95.
Bozeman’s Duncan Hamilton also paced eight laps on Saturday, his race the men’s 3,200-meter run seeded. Hamilton, a senior, ran a 9:10.34 for sixth-place honors. Saturday’s race was a new personal record for Hamilton, breaking his 9:26.90 in February’s Simplot Games preliminaries.
Leonard McComas represented Bozeman in the men’s mile, posting a 4:24.03. McComas placed 21st in the event. Missoula Hellgate’s Will Dauenhauer ran a 2:00.06 in the men’s 800, finishing in 43rd place.
The final results from the 2018 Arcadia Invitational can be found by clicking here.