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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Relay team triumphs, Gator 8th in Heptathlon

The Fr. Harry “Dutch’’ Olivier Friendship Invitational for track and field wrapped up on Friday (March 17) at the Brophy Sports Campus.
Xavier Prep won the 4x800-meter relay in the Invitational division (freshmen and sophomores) with a time of 10:26.69.
The entire relay team was made up of freshmen – Mia Olsen, Heather Kwapiszeski, Megan Zacher and Kristen Keeble.
In addition, senior Tatum Cork finished her events for the Open Heptathlon. She came in with an eighth-place finish with 2,592 points.
She won the shot put and was third in the javelin, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, eighth in the high jump and long jump, ninth in the 800-meter run and 10th in the 200-meter dash.

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