Track & Field

 
Catherine Betz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Metairie, La.

High School:
St. Martin's Episcopal

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
12/31/1979

Catherine Betz

2001 Outdoor: TulaneâÂÂ?TMs top javelin thrower. Advanced to the NCAA Championship in the javelin throw after a career-best year. Won the C-USA Championship in the javelin with a school record throw of 165-3. Owns nine of the top 10 javelin throws in school history. Also threw the discus a career-best 126-11 at Southern Miss (3/17).

2001 Indoor: Had a season-high throw in the shotput of 33-11.50 at the LSU Twilight Invitational.

2000 Outdoor: Had a personal-best javelin toss of 160-4 in Austin, Texas. Also was TulaneâÂÂ?TMs second-best discus perfomer with a best throw of 108-9.

1999 Outdoor: Won the Conference USA javelin title with a throw of 148-1, earning all-conference honors. Posted a season-best effort of 153-1. Also had the best discus toss of the year at 90-1.

1999 Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at the C-USA Indoor Championship meet, registering a personal-best mark of 6-6.75.

Prep: The 1998 Times-Picayune Female Athlete of the Year, Betz earned 14 letters at St. MartinâÂÂ?TMs Episcopal High School. Won the Louisiana state javelin championship as a junior and senior (148-1). Was the USA Junior Olympic Champion in the javelin as a sophomore. A four-year all-district honoree, MVP as a sophomore and senior. The schoolâÂÂ?TMs all-time leading scorer in basketball (1,472 points). Earned volleyball all-state honors as a senior.

Personal: Catherine Martens Betz. Born December 31, 1979. The daughter of Dixon and Cheryl Betz. Majoring in art.

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