Bio

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.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

4x100 relay, Sims, Feagles highlight track event



The Xavier Prep track and field team came up with a number of noteworthy achievements in a meet with Glendale Deer Valley and host Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor on Wednesday (April 13). Team scores were not kept.
A number of XCP athletes will compete in the Toro Invitational on April 22 at Mesa Mountain View High.
On Wednesday, the 4x100-meter relay team broke 50 seconds, the first time a Xavier team has done that in at least four years, according to assistant coach Chris Pfaff.
Freshman Jada Sims looks to be a rising star after running hurdles events for the first time this season. She turned in the team’s third-best times of the season in both events.
Sophomore Remy Feagles finished second in the pole vault at 8 feet. The all-time Xavier top 10 list now has her at No. 9.

The following athletes had season bests in their various events . . .
100 meters – Johnnie Mitchell, Stacy Cruz and Rachel Purcell.
100-meter hurdles – Tatum Cork.
200 meters – Cydeni Carter, Taylor Ford, Mary Long, Lauren Bruner and Stacy Cruz.
300-meter hurdles – Julia Hutt.
400 meters – Calista Kistler, Sarah Fox and Chelsey Brutlag.
800 meters – Kelli Rasmussen, Natalia Hiler, Karli Baker, Taina Rodriguez, Josie Venezia and Megan Woodbury.
1,600 meters – Katherine Thomas and Megan Woodbury.
3,200 meters – Victoria Amaro.
Discus – Gisselle Bojorquez and Kelly Jehle.
High jump – Mary Long and Jada Sims.
Shot put – Joyce Karekezi and Kelly Jehle.


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