DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Weiss leads Xavier runners in Sun Angel

Tessa Weiss led a group of Xavier runners in the 1,600-meter run, finishing first in a preliminary race to qualify for Saturday’s (April 11) finals in the annual Sun Angel Classic track and field event at Arizona State.
Weiss won the prelim with a time of 5:09.36. Other XCP runners qualifying for the finals were Sarah Carter (fourth at 5:14.98), Lauren Kinzle (10th at 5:24.91), Jane Miller (11th at 5:25.18) and Caroline Liddy (12th at 5:25.24).
Kinzle also earned a spot in the finals of the 800-meter run with a 10th-place prelim finish at 2:27.06.
In the finals of the 3,200-meter run, Miller finished second at 11:23.33, Weiss finished third at 11:28.09 and Liddy finished sixth at 11:42.83.
Xavier’s Jenna Fitzgerald finished third in the pole vault at 10 feet, 6 inches.

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