Catalina Foothills runner Hannah Whetzel preparing for regionalsby Andy Morales on Oct. 09, 2013, under Sports
Catalina Foothills junior runner Hannah Whetzel is listed as one of the top six Division II runners in the state of Arizona. As it stands right now, her top D-II competitors from Southern Arizona are Canyon del Oro sophomore Barbara Bruno and her junior teammate Alessandra Vanasco.
Whetzel had a chance to stretch her legs Wednesday when the Falcons hosted Desert View, Tanque Verde and Pusch Ridge.
Girl’s Team Scores
Catalina Foothills 22
Pusch Ridge 49
Desert View 72
Tanque Verde 79
“Things are going pretty well,” said Whetzel. “I’m just going to keep going and try to peak at state.”
Whetzel came in with a time of 18:47 and she was followed by Pusch Ridge senior standout Mali Smith (18:55) and teammate Anne-Sophie Beaudoin (19:00).
Desert View’s top runner was freshman Savannah Imes (19:36) and Tanque Verde was led by freshman Denise Howard (20:18).
Boy’s Team Scores
Pusch Ridge 36
Catalina Foothills 44
Desert View 69
Tanque Verde 76
Pusch Ridge senior Kyle Cajero did not run due to soreness but his freshman teammate Kaleb Bowers came in with the fastest time of 16:28.
Pusch Ridge will not be running this weekend at the Rattler Invite because they are on break so Cajero will have more time to rest. Coming in behind Bowers was Foothills junior David Cai (16:32) and Tanque Verde junior Alec Camp (16:39).
Kyle Cajero’s younger brother sophomore Ben Cajero took fourth (16:52) ad Desert View junior Armando Antonio came in fifth (16:53).
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