Allen, Westbrook, Walsh win events at Arcadia Invite
Devon Allen’s season debut in the hurdles went well, as the Brophy star won the 110-meter event and finished second in the 300 at the Arcadia Invitational Saturday night.
Allen had a phenomenal showing last year with five gold medals, but has been slowed this year by an ankle injury. He finished the 110 hurdles in 13.78 seconds and the 300 in 37.85 seconds. Last year, he won the 110s with a time of 13.52 seconds and the 300s in 36.39, setting state records in both events, so it’s clear Allen is still getting back into shape. Allen won the 200-meter dash at Arcadia last season but didn’t run it this year.
Chandler sprinter Ky Westbrook captured the 100-meter dash title with a time of 11.50 seconds but finished third in the 200 at 23.87 seconds. Both times were a tad slower than her marks at the Chandler Rotary on March 23.
Brophy pole vaulter Cole Walsh won by clearing 16 feet, 4.75 inches, edging fellow Arizona pole vaulter Scott Marshall of Desert Vista, who finished second.
Desert Vista thrower Dylan Fischer performed well, finishing second in the shot put (61 feet, 2 inches) and third in the discus (182 feet, 7 inches.
Chandler’s Sherrelle Jordan finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.74 seconds, while teammate Makaila Flannigan came in fifth. Flannigan also finished in fifth place in the 300 hurdles.
Desert Vista’s girls had an impressive showing, as Victoria Wadsworth was second in the discus, Shannon Fritz was third in the pole vault and Danielle Jones was fourth in the 800.
Hamilton’s Ashlee Moore came in fourth in the high jump and Xavier’s Sarah Fakler was fifth in the two mile.