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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 AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Xavier track and field triumphs again



The XCP track and field team scored another victory on Wednesday (April 15), defeating fellow Catholic schools Chandler Seton and Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep.
Senior Jenna Fitzgerald led the way with victories in the 100-meter hurdles (16.62 seconds) and the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches) and a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles (50.60).
Sophomore Annie Grant earned victories in the 200-meter dash (27.93) and the 300-meter hurdles (49.03).
Xavier’s next meet is April 24 at the Toro Invitational hosted by Mesa Mountain View. Start time is 2 p.m.
Wednesday’s results
Varsity team scores – Phoenix Xavier Prep 105 ½, Chandler Seton Catholic 42 ½, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep 16.
Varsity 100-meter dash – Chelsea Eze, S, 13.25; Maddie Minton, X, 13.60; Bisola Ojeniyi, X, 13.60.
200-meter dash – Annie Grant, X, 27.93; Rielyn Hoffman, S, 28.20; Olivia Chan, X, 28.40.
800-meter run – Sarah Carter, X, 2:27.6; Kelly Champeau, X, 2:33.5; Beth Lopez, S, 2:38.8.
1,600-meter run – Sarah Phillips, N, 5:52.5; Victoria Amaro, X, 6:01.3; Ally Novacek, X, 6:02.6.
3,200-meter run – Shannan Higgins, X, 12:22.0; Sarah Phillips, N, 13:39.0; Shannon Belknap, N, 15:33.5.
4x100-meter relay – Seton A 52.25; Xavier A 53.00; Xavier B 55.75.
4x400-meter relay -- Xavier A 4:34.87; Xavier B 4:40.67; Seton A 4:40.68.
100-meter hurdles – Jenna Fitzgerald, X, 16.62; Annie Grant, X, 16.72; Lauren Shapiro, S, 17.43.
300-meter hurdles – Annie Grant, X, 49.03; Jenna Fitzgerald, X, 50.60; Lauren Shapiro, S, 51.00.
High jump – Emma Gillette, S, 4-10; Olivia Zancucchi, X, 4-04; Nike Gorski, X, 4-02.
Pole vault – Jenna Fitzgerald, X, 10-06; Felicia Gass, S, 6-0; Rachel Self, S, 5-0.
Long jump -- Teresa Roessler, X, 17-0 ½; Ali Naprstek, N, 14-6 ¾; Elizabeth Holter, S, 14-4 ½.
Shot put – Amaris Benavidez, X, 27-02; Tatum Cork, X, 24-04; Jalia Nero, X, 24-02.
Discus – Jalia Nero, X, 85-04; Amaris Benavidez, X, 84-06; Maria Chiaradonna, S, 73-10.
JV 100-meter hurdles – Angela Patrick, N, 20.67; Erin Mager, S, 21.83; Page Allen, S, 23.37.
JV 300-meter hurdles – Tatum Cork, X, 54.90; Izzy Estes, X, 57.10; Kayley Palmer, N, 1:10.53.

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