Lots of PRs at Sun Angel Classic for Xavier Track

Chris Pfaff
- Thu Apr 4

Xavier Track earned a good number of PRs today/tonight at the Sun Angel Classic at ASU. In addition, a few Xavier girls qualified for Saturday's finals, where a select number of High School finals are part of the Collegiate portion of the Sun Angel Classic.

Xavier Athletes qualifying for Saturday's finals:
  • The 4x800 team of Riley Ryan, Kelly Scott, Maria Benitez, and Tatum Goforth  (3 frosh and a Soph) qualifed 4th out of the 12 teams who made the finals.
  • Johnnie Mitchell qualified 12th of the 12 finalists in the 800m with a PR of 2:25.67.
    Interesting note: her 12th place qualifying time was less than 2 seconds behind the 4th place qualifier. That is going to be a great final on Saturday.
  • Brooke Bream qualified 14th out of the 16 finalists, running her first sub 5:30 of the season.
    Her 5:28.62 earns her a provisional state qualifying mark.

Other Gators getting Personal Bests:
  • Ansley Burns - 1600
    (13 seconds faster than her first meet of the season)
  • Hannah Wheeling - 1600
  • Ellie Higgins - 300 hurdles
    (6 seconds faster than her first 300h race of the season)
  • Maria Benitez - 800 (4-sec PR)
  • Tatum Goforth - 800
  • Lauren Eby - 200 
    (Lauren started the season at 29.91; today she ran 28.38.)

Complete Thursday Results

Excellent performances, Xavier Track!!
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