Xavier Prep’s 4x800-meter relay team came up big in Monday’s (April 25) first day of the Northeast Valley Championships at Phoenix Horizon.
Xavier was the only team to break the 10-minute mark, hitting the finish line in 9:54.24.
Xavier also competed in preliminaries in the 4x100 and the 4x400 relays.
There were finals in two field events – the long jump and the javelin.
Senior Cierra Gonzalez was the top finisher in the long jump (third) at 17 feet (even), and senior Ellie Higgins was ninth in the javelin at 87 feet (even).
Action continues on Wednesday (April 27) and Friday (April 29).
Northeast Valley Championships
at Phoenix Horizon
First day, Monday, April 25
Second day – Wednesday, April 27
Third day – Friday, April 29
4x100-meter relay prelims – XCP 3rd, 49.59.
4x400-meter relay prelims – XCP 5th, 4:07.18.
4x800-meter relay finals – XCP 1st, 9:54.24.
Long jump finals – Cierra Gonzalez, Sr., 3rd, 17-00; Riley Ward, Jr., 13th, 15-05 ½.
Javelin finals – Ellie Higgins, Sr., 9th, 87-0; Callie Ehmann, Jr., 16th, 78-05; Elena Soderstrom, Sr., 29th, 71-00.