If Gilbert is to make a serious title run next spring, much will fall on the shoulders of Terrence Keyes.
Eva Bruce and Lydia Szabo should be back for another stirring 200 next year.
Mikayla Hutchison is one big reason Banning Lewis Prep is no longer flying under the radar.
Desert Vista's Luke Stalus projects to win the 200 and finish 5th in the 400. Those points could be huge for Desert Vista.
Ella Escobar is among the many reasons North Canyon's girls figure to prevail in Division 2.
If the Snowflake girls are to win a state title, Lydia Szabo figures as a key piece in the puzzle.
Valley Christian's Jose Garcia figures in both the 400 and 800 as a key to the outcome of the state meet.
Kaylin Lacher figures as one piece of a very tight battle in the Division 2 800.
Mesa Mountain View's Connor Wilson is one of the principles in the Division 1 pole vault race.
John Ruvo of Notre Dame Prep is one of a trio of Division 3 athletes with legitimate hopes at big prizes next month.
Rahni Turner's blazing 13.77 at Chandler Rotary has set the standard for the season thus far.
Sterling Brassfield had the finish line all to himself in the 200.
Jaedyn Carpenter was the first Arizona athlete of the season to drop below 48 seconds for the 400.
Salpointe Catholic's Paris Mikinski won the Chandler Rotary high jump and figures to be in the hunt at state as well.
Morenci's Kayla O'Connell holds a narrow lead on the Division 4 1600 field.
Queen Creek's Krew Jackson went to the top of the triple jump with a 44-9.5 on Saturday.
J'Neya Hill is part of a tag team of North Canyon sprinters that threatens to stand Division 2 on its ear.
Desert Vista's Hayden Gorovitz, a freshman, added a little interest to the Division 1 javelin this past week.
Reminding us just how exciting a good finish is, Madison Shults edged Mia Prok in the girls 800.
Madison Burciaga finds herself as a serious contender at both 400 and 800 meters early in the outdoor track and field season.
Tyson Givens is the early leader in the 300 hurdles with a 38.82.
William Merrick served notice of bigger things to come in the 800 with a 1:53.68.
Xander Black won a Division 1 cross country title last fall, but what does that translate to in terms of the 3200?
Makayla Hunter takes favorite status into this season, but there's a small group of girls aiming to keep her honest.
CJ Scrivner was winning state titles as a sophomore. It figures to get better for him as a senior.
Trinity Henderson won the Division I 100 meters in 2019. Can she repeat this year?
Mason Hickel is arguably the top known male thrower in Arizona at this time.
How fast is the Confluence Park course? You could ask Sierra Bower and Katelyn Maley that question. They know.
Times were a little slower at the Kokopelli 5K in November, but not because the course was measured with a wheel.
With just under a mile to go, Zane Bergen made his break from the field.