State Meet Highlights - Wednesday Div 1 and 2 Prelims



Race of the night!

Six girls ran under five minutes in the 1600 meter run with Desert Vista sophomore Dani Jones leading the way with a time of 4:51.17. 

The race went out quick with Sarah Fakler (Sr., Xavier College Prep) taking the lead and bringing the group to a 71 second first lap. Fakler kept the lead for 3 laps with Monica Huston (Sr., Cibola) and Kristi Rush (Sr., Highland) close behind. At the 1200 mark Xavier Prep junior Shelby Brown made a bold move stepping out of the tight group to take the lead. With 300 meters to go Huston moved to the lead and at the 200 meter mark the lead shifted again as Jones began a kick that would take her all the way to the finish line.  Huston finished 2nd in 4:52.79 followed by Shelby Brown in. 4:54.71, Kristi Rush in 4:55.67, Huston Jones in 4:57.45 and Sarah Fakler in 4:57.88.

Jones went on to win the 800 meter run in 2:12.08 followed by Monica Huston in 2:15.67. Kristi Rush finished a very close 3rd in 2:15.80.  13 girls broke the 2:20 mark in Division 1 and 4 went under 2:20 in Division 2.


Bernie Montoya (SR., Cibola) let his legs guide him on how he was going to run the 3200 meter run.  Montoya decided before the race not to go for another state record but to have a smooth easy run and possibly go break 9 minutes.  He pulled several other athletes along with him as the next 10 athletes PR'd.  Nate Rodriguez (JR., Corona del Sol) finished 2nd in 9:10.61 - only the 2nd time running the event with a 23 second PR.  Ryan Silva (SR., Rincon University) placed 3rd in 9:12.00 and Ryan Wesson (SR., Sandra Day O'Connor) took 4th in 9:14.04.


State Meet Champions:

Girls Division 1:

Ky Westbrook (JR., Chandler) Shot Put -  45-02.25

Dani Jones (SO., Desert Vista) 800 Meter Run - 2:12.08

Dani Jones  (SO., Desert Vista) 1600 Meter Run - 4:51.17

Vanessa Davis (SO., Desert Vista) Pole Vault- 12-00.00

Lauren Hicks (SR., Gilbert) - Triple Jump - 37-11.75


Boys Division 1:

Bernie Montoya  (SR., Cibola) 3200 Meter Run - 8:56.60

Bryant O'Georgia (JR., North Canyon) High Jump - 6-10.00

Marcus Flannigan (SR., Chanlder)  Long Jump - 23-08.00

Dylan Fischer (SR., Desert Vista) Discus - 181-08

Corona Del Sol 4x800 Meter Relay 7:51.19


Girls Division 2:

Tiffany Riley (SO., Liberty) 800 Meter Run - 2:15.54

Tatiana Gillick (JR., Flagstaff) 1600 Meter Run - 5:08.11

Savannah Whitehead (SR., Marcos De Niza) Pole Vault - 12-00.00

Alyssa Thompson (SR., Salpointe Catholic) Triple Jump - 39-07.00

Maritza Murillo (SR., Dysart) Shot Put 39-03.00


Boys Division 2:

Andrew Garcia (SR., Canyon Del Oro) 3200 Meter Run - 9:31.12

Amel Andrews (SR., Thunderbird) High Jump - 6-06.00

Will Hooper (JR., Moon Valley) Pole Vault - 15-00.00

Brandon Murphy (SR., Liberty) - Long Jump - 22-04.75

Nic Mercer (Sr., South Mountain) - Discus - 158-06

Catalina Foothills 4x800 Meter Relay - 8:04.76



AIA Division 1 State Championships

Meet Results


Girls Highlights

  Ky Westbrook (Shot Put State Champ, Prelim leader in 100 and 200 dash)               Dani Jones (Desert Vista) State Champion in 800 and 1600 Meter run)



Boys Highlights

               Corona del Sol 4x800 meter relay State Champions - 7:51.19


Bernie Montoya (Cibola) 3200 Meter Run State Champion - 8:56.60


Devon Allen (110 Hurdles and 100 dash leader)


Paul Lucas (lane 5 - 200 and 400 dash leader)  Devon Allen (lane 6 - 110 hurdles and 100 dash leader)


Bobby Grant (Brophy Prep) leader in 300 hurdles




AIA Division 2 State Championships

Meet Results

Girls Highlights


Tatiana Gillick (Flagstaff) 1600 meter run State Champion - 5:08.11


Alyssa Thompson (Salpointe) Triple Jump State Champion - 39-07.00  Leader in 300 meter hurdles




Boys Highlights


Catalina Foothills - State Champions in the 4x800 meter relay - 8:04.76


Bryant O'Georgia (North Canyon) State Champion in High Jump - 6-10.00


Andrew Garcia (Canyon del Oro) 3200 Meter State Champ