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, March 19, 2021

Track & field performs well in 2021 debut

 Track and Field

Xavier Prep vs. Gilbert Perry

March 17, at Brophy Sports Campus

Xavier top finishers in various events

100-meter dash – Tatiyana Angry, freshman, 1st, 13.40; Madigan Moran, sophomore, 2nd, 13.51; Maya Ofori, freshman, 3rd, 13.,65.

200-meter dash – Mackenzie Lopez, freshman, 1st, 23.64; Lara Kline, senior, 2nd, 28.97; Cierra Gonzalez, junior, 3rd, 29.60.

400-meter run – Tatiyana Angry, freshman, 1st, 1:02.48; Bella Gomez, freshman, 3rd, 1:06.48.

800-meter run – Tatum Goforth, junior, 2nd, 2:27.32; Jamie Stelnik, senior, 3rd, 2:31.09.

1,600-meter run – Macarthy Mahoney, junior, 1st, 5:41.77; Lily Beaver, freshman, 2nd, 6:04.32; Olivia Charles, sophomore, 3rd, 6:10.67.

3,200-meter run – Catherine Alaimo, junior, 1st, 12:40.46; Karime Morales, junior, 2nd, 12:47.73; Sophia Maroufkani, freshman, 3rd, 13:12.83.

100-meter hurdles – Ellie Higgins, junior, 1st, 18.45; Mia Portillo, junior, 2nd, 19.88.

300-meter hurdles – Mia Portillo, junior, 2nd, 59.05; Grace McClelland, sophomore, 3rd, 59.16.

4x100 relay – Xavier, 1st, 52.78.

4x400 relay – Xavier, 1st, 4:24.49.

4x800 relay – Xavier, 1st, 10:29.91.

High jump – Ellie Higgins, junior, 1st, 4-4; Morgan Finch, sophomore, 2nd, 4-2; Sofia Asher, sophomore, 3rd, 4-0.

Long jump – Cierra Gonzalez, junior, 1st, 14-4 ¾; Macy Kerwin, senior, 2nd, 14-4 ½.

Pole vault – Avery Allen, junior, 1st, 8-0.

Discus – Elena Soderstrom, junior, 1st, 83-6; Jozlin Tanner, senior, 2nd, 77-10; Bethany Barnwell, senior, 3rd, 74-0.

Shot put – Elena Soderstrom, junior, 1st, 28-4 ½; Jozlin Tanner, senior, 2nd, 27-0 ½; Callie Ehmann, sophomore, 3rd, 24-7.

NEXT MEET: Friday (March 19), AMDG Invitational at Brophy Sports Campus, 3 p.m.

Information: MileSplitAZ.



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