TRACK: Local athletes shine in regional qualifier

TRACK: Local athletes shine in regional qualifier

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Salpointe Catholic girls and Canyon del Oro boys were the winners Saturday at the Southern Arizona Track and Field Championships at Mountain View High School in Marana.

The Lancers' relay team of Claire Conger, Zoey Delgado, Ana Alvarez-Tostado and Jacque Dinauer took first in the 4x800 relay (10:10.11).

Salpointe Catholic's Angela Slagle won the discus event (120-07).

Tucson High's Neysia Howard was a multiple winner. The junior won individuals titles in the 100m (12.35) and 200m (25.16) while teaming with fellow Badgers Dejanae Wilmore, Onome Ugbisien and Ana Lopez to win the 4x100m relay (48.60).

Lopez set a personal record to take the high jump event (5-07).

Rio Rico distance star Allie Schadler took home titles in the 400m (57.83), 1600m (4:54.35) and teamed with sister Samantha Schadler, Emily Rivadenerya and Victoria Valencia to win the 4x400m event (4:08.63).

Sophomore Samantha Schadler also won the 3200m (11:37.62).

Canyon del Oro's Chelsey Murphy took the top of the podium in both the 100m (15.62) and 300m (46.82) hurdles.

The Dorados got wins on the boys side from Matthew Busack in the 300m hurdles (40.75) while Busack teamed with Jahman Cole, Caden Bellevia and Daniel Gadja to win the 4x400 relay (3:26.48).

CDO senior Turner Washington picked up a pair of wins in the shot put (63-08) and discus (216-01) while Cameron Crandall had the best high jump.

Tucson High's DJ Hinton won the 100m (10.99) but ran an even more impressive time of 10.73 in the morning prelim.

Hinton then teamed with Adrian Valenzuela, Nicholas Morales and Tyree Pierson to win the 4x100m (42.08).

Flowing Wells' Morgan Risch came home with a pair of top finishes. The senior won the 1600m (4:24.71) and 3200m (10:10.18).

Cienega's Jamarye Joiner was also a double winner. The Bobcats junior finished first in the 110m hurdles (14.70) and long jump (23-06).

All the results from Saturday's meet can be found at

The state track and field championship will be on May 3, 5 and 6 at Mesa Community College.

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