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, April 3, 2021

Track & field is out front in three-way meet

 Xavier Prep’s track and field team had eight individual winners and one victorious relay team on Wednesday (March 31) while piling up an overall victory over Phoenix Mountain Pointe and Phoenix Shadow Mountain in a tri-meet at the Brophy Sports Campus.

Xavier had a winning total of 106 points, followed by Mountain Pointe (32) and Shadow Mountain (26).

Individual winners for XCP were sophomore Madigan Moran in the 200-meter dash, freshman Lordes Lauterborn in the 400-meter dash, junior Catherine Alaimo in the 1,600-meter run, junior Tatum Goforth in the 3,200-meter run, junior Elena Soderstrom in the shot put, senior Jozlin Tanner in the discus, junior Avery Allen in the pole vault and senior Lana Kline in the long jump.

Xavier’s winning relay effort came in the 4x400.

The Gators will participate this week in the prestigious Chandler Rotary Invitational at Chandler High on Friday (April 9) and Saturday (April 10). Xavier also is looking to have a few distance runners compete in the Scottsdale Distance Classic at Scottsdale Saguaro.


Wednesday March 31

at Brophy Sports Campus

Team scores – Xavier Prep 106, Phoenix Mountain Pointe 32, Phoenix Shadow Mountain 26.

Xavier top finishers

100-meter dash – Madigan Moran, So., 2nd, 13.36. Maya Ofori, Fr., 3rd, 13.44.

200-meter dash – Madigan Moran, So., 1st, 28.01. Mackenzie Lopez, Fr., 2nd, 28.40.

400-meter dash – Lordes Lauterborn, Fr., 1st, 1:03.80.

800-meter run – Jamie Stelnik, Sr., 2nd, 2:30.80. Macarthy Mahoney, Jr., 3rd, 2:32.40.

1,600-meter run – Catherine Alaimo, Jr., 1st, 5:50.20. Reyna Silva, So., 2nd, 5:52.30. Lily Beaver, Fr., 3rd, 5:57.80.

3,200-meter run – Tatum Goforth, Jr., 1st, 11:57.50. Summer Goodman, Fr., 2nd, 13:29.40. Olivia Charles, So., 3rd, 13:34.80.

100-meter hurdles – Grace McClelland, So., 3rd, 20.04.

300-meter hurdles – Morgan Finch, So., 3rd, 54.09.

4x100-meter relay – Xavier Prep 2nd, 55.12. Xavier Prep, 3rd, 55.74.

4x400-meter relay – Xavier Prep 1st, 4:32.00 (Reese Brown, Kylie Graf, Tatiyana Angry, Ellie Higgins.) Xavier Prep 2nd, 4:38.00 (Naomi Young, Bella Gomez, Grace Kline, Cierra Gonzalez.)

Shot put – Elena Soderstrom, Jr., 1st, 28-05 ½. Ellie Higgins, Jr., 2nd, 26-06. Jozlin Tanner, Sr., 26-04.

Discus – Jozlin Tanner, Sr., 1st, 80-06. Elena Soderstrom, Jr., 2nd, 78-03. Bethany Barnwell, Sr., 3rd, 74-09.

High jump – Mackenzie Lopez, Fr., 2nd, 4-08. Lordes Lauterborn, Fr., 3rd, 4-04.

Pole vault – Avery Allen, Jr., 1st, 8-00.

Long jump – Lana Kline, Sr., 1st, 15-03. Cierra Gonzalez, Jr., 2nd, 14-08 ¾. Avery Allen, Jr., 3rd, 14-05.

Triple jump – Lana Kline, Sr., 2nd, 26-11.


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