Hamilton Boys 4x800: Arizona Boys Relay Team of the Year


        (left to right: Chris Fusaro, Dan Danell, Noah Creighton, and David Nelson-photo by Josh Tucker)

Hamilton Boys 4x800: Dan Danell, Chris Fusaro, Noah Creighton, David Nelsen

At the Division I State Championships, Hamilton 4x800 took 1st with a time of 7:57.31, the fastest of the whole tournament. Dan Danell opened as 1st leg, committed to catching as many people as he could. Hamilton's penultimate leg, Noah Creighton (Jr.) put the team within striking distance of Desert Vista and Corona Del Sol. Noah said about his split, "I was trying to stay the pace with DV and Corona, 'cause I knew we had David Nelsen anchoring and he can do anything he puts his mind to it." anchor David Nelsen (Jr.) overtook Desert Vista's Jackson Hickey (Sr.) around the final bend and delivered the victory for the Huskies. This season, Nelsen ran 1:55.80 at Willie Williams and was ranked top 5 for both 800 and 1600. Best of luck to these guys as they return 3 of their squad this year starting with Cross Country in the fall.

Honorable Mentions:
  • Chandler Boys 4x100 - At the Division I State Championships, T.J. Green, Jaheim Brown, Imani Lee and Kendon Walker, ran a State-leading time of 41.03 seconds for the Wolves.
  • Shadow Ridge Boys 4x800 - The Shadow Ridge Boys placed 1st in the Division II Boys 4x800. Their time of 7:57.75 is ranked #2 for the State by only .45 seconds.
  • Desert Vista Boys 4x400 - Desert Vista 4x400 Relay ran an AZ #2 time of 3:20.69 at the Sun Angel Classic. They ended the season with a State Title over Chandler's AZ #1 team.
  • Chandler Boys 4x400 - Chandler 's team ran a State leading time of 3:19.68 at the Chandler Rotary Invitational.