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All-Tribune Girls Track and Field 2011

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Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:07 pm | Updated: 4:00 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

All-Tribune First Team

Event                 Name                     Yr.       School              Comment

100            Ky Westbrook               Fr.      Chandler           Surprise Div. I champ, had best of 11.94 (non wind-aided)

200            Ky Westbrook               Fr.      Chandler          Her strength really showed in this race, was Div. I champ

400            Destiny Lundy              Sr.      Hamilton           Saved best for Div. I meet, winning in 55.85

800            Yasmine Yacut            Sr.      Desert Vista     Was back-to-back champ; PR of 2:14.19

1,600           Sarah Fakler             So.       Xavier             Best time in Div. I (4:54.39), won state title by over 8 seconds

3,200           Sarah Fakler              So.       Xavier             Led strong Gators’ distance squad with best of 10:35.48

100 HH       Sherelle Jordan        So.    Chandler         Strong season capped by state title; best time was 14.14

300 IH        Victoria McArthur       Sr.      Hamilton          Ran best race in Div. I finals to win in 43.74

LJ              Jasmine Todd             Jr.       Chandler         State-title winning leap of 19-6 1/2 was best in state

TJ               Jasmine Todd           Jr.        Chandler         Set all-time state record early in season of 41-5

HJ              Ashlee Moore            Fr.       Hamilton          Burst onto scene with jump of 5-10, best-ever by a freshman

PV            Lindsay Pew              Sr.    Mountain View    Was steady all season, won state title with 12-5 vault

SP         Hannah Carson           Sr.       Chandler          Didn’t lose to an Arizona competitor all season; best of 45-6

Discus   Hannah Carson         Sr.       Chandler           Was rarely under 140; threw 159-4 to win Div. I title

Girls track athlete of the year:  Hannah Carson, Chandler

Coach of the year: Melissa Brittain, Tempe Prep:  Brittain doesn’t make excuses for the lack of facilities on her campus, she just went about her business, building a team that ended the greatest girls track dynasty in the country. The Knights stopped Valley Christian’s record run of 15 straight state titles and did it with just one state champion, Kayla Beene in the 400.

All-Tribune Second Team

Event             Name                Yr.       School            Comment

100           Tope Williams       Fr.    Chandler          Bright future ahead; already has run 12.13

200           Alexis Roberts      So.   Chandler          Was 2nd in Div. I in 200 (24.73) and 400

400            Kayla Beene        Sr.    Tempe Prep    Grabbed team’s only state gold medal with PR of 60.72

800         Tess Berghoff         Sr.       Arcadia         Capped stellar career with Div. II title; had PR of 2:14.63

1,600        Kristy Rush          So.     Highland       Was 3rd in Div. I with a best of 5:04.24

3,200         Daylee Burr         Sr.        Xavier          Was 2nd in Div. I, ran 10:59.46

100 HH   Kenesha Coleman  Sr.     Higley        Div. III state champ; was 2nd in 100 and 200 to lead team to title

300 IH    Makaila Flannigan   So. Chandler       Div. I runner-up; her best time was 43.90

LJ             Alexis Clay            Sr.     Chandler       Had strong season; was 2nd in Div. I with jump of 18-61/4

TJ          Bacall Sterling        Jr.      Chandler       Div. I runner-up went 38-11; only Todd was better in state

HJ         Dana McKenzie      Jr.   Corona del Sol    Placed 3rd in Div. I; had personal-best of 5-6

PV       Chandler Fraley       Jr.   Valley Christian    Div. IV state champ; cleared 11-4

SP       Jessica Schmitt       Sr.       Dobson         Came on strong late; was Div. I runner-up

Discus   Kadie McNamara   Sr.   Desert Vista    Air Force-bound thrower had PR of 134-7

Memorable Moments from the 2011 season

Queen of the runway:  A new state record was set early in the season by Chandler junior Jasmine Todd. On her home track at the Chandler Rotary Invitational, Todd went 41-5 in the triple jump to fly past the old state record of 40-11. Todd later won the 100 at the Rotary, but suffered a hamstring injury in the process that kept her from competing fully until the state meet.

End of an era:  Valley Christian broke a national record last year when the Trojans won their 15th straight state championship. That streak, however, came to an end when Tempe Prep won the Division IV title by 9.5 points (97.5-88). The Trojans got the most they could expect out of their two stars, Sidney Tassieli and Ashton Wolf, but they just didn’t have the depth that they had in the past.

New heights:  Hamilton’s Ashlee Moore became the first freshman in Arizona history to clear 5-10 in the high jump. Moore set the mark in the Division I state meet and moved well past the old mark of 5-8 1/2, set in 1978 by Buena’s Theresa Feuerback. Next in Moore’s sights is getting into Arizona’s all-time top 5. To get on that list, Moore will need to jump 5-10 1/2. The all-time record is 6-0 1/2, set by Gilbert’s Jeana McDowell in 1996.

Impact newcomers:  This season saw an abundance of freshmen who made huge contributions to their teams. Chandler had more than its fair share of talented newcomers, with Ky Westbrook, Tope Williams and Imani Adams in the sprints and Bianca Finn in the shot put. Higley won the Div. III state title thanks in large part to freshman Darreyl Woodson, who was second in the long jump, third in the 100, fourth in the 200 and anchored the Knights’ winning 4x400 relay team. Plus there was Moore, Xavier’s Shelby Brown and Tempe Prep’s Marie Bryant who all placed in their respective state meets.

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