Xavier Track takes 9th Place at Aztec Invitational

Chris Pfaff
Xavier Track & Field took 9th place out of 17 teams at the Aztec Invitational hosted by Corona del Sol HS.

The following athletes contributed to Xavier's score of 26 points:

  • Mia Olsen (4th), Jamie Stelnik (5th), and Hannah Wheeling (8th) - 3200m
  • Sophie Brohard - 400m (7th)
  • The 4x400m relay team (5th): Runners TBA
  • The 4x800m relay team (5th): Runners TBA

Eleven Gator athletes earned Career Personal Bests:
  1. Amaka Alilonu - 400m (by 2.4 sec)
  2. Tatum Goforth - 400m
  3. Naomi Young - 800m
  4. Emily Manuelito - 800m (by 3.3 sec)
  5. Hannah Wheeling - 3200m (by 1 min 34 sec) Wow!
  6. Collins Entz - 300 IH
  7. Ellie Higgins - 300 IH
  8. Bethany Barnwell - Javelin AND Shot Put (by 3ft 2in) Wow!
  9. Brooke Schreiner - Shot Put
  10. Elena Soderstrom - Discus (by 13ft 4 in) (after getting a 3ft 9in PR in the Shot Put at Wednesday's meet) Wow!
  11. Macy Kerwin - Pole Vault (finished last season at 7'6"; vaulted 8' at Wednesday's meet and the Aztec Invite)

There were two Xavier Top Ten performances:
  1. Bethany Barnwell '21 moved from a tie to sole possession of 8th place in the Javelin top ten list with a PR of 1 inch (72-06).

  2. Ellie Higgins '22 moved into the Javelin top ten list in her very first javelin competition, throwing 72-02, now sitting at 10th place.

Great job, Gators!

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