Arizona high school 2013 girls track Athlete of the Year is Chandler's Ky Westbrook

Arizona high school 2013 girls track Athlete of the Year is Chandler's Ky Westbrook


Arizona high school 2013 girls track Athlete of the Year is Chandler's Ky Westbrook


School: Chandler. Year: Junior. Events: 100 meters, 200, shot put.

Season recap: Westbrook added the long jump, high jump and hurdles to her repertoire this year with the idea of evolving into an heptathlete for her senior year. She surprised herself by breaking a 33-year-old all-time state record in shot put, tossing it 47 feet, 9 inches during the Chandler City Meet. A few weeks later, she turned on the jets in the sprints. She won the 100 dash in 11.45seconds and broke the all-time state record in the 200 at 23.39. She also won the Division I title in the shot put. She has put much of her focus this year in peaking for the Dream 100, which will be run Saturday in New York.

College choice: Undecided.

Westbrook’s comment: “It was definitely more satisfying (the 200 record), because I felt I worked for this record. I’ve really been trying to get it all season. I felt I had to come back from the 100. I felt I had a really good start and I came off the turn really fast. I didn’t think I was going to get it. Oh, man, I almost died. I just pushed through it. Honestly, it was the last race of the day. You only get to state four times. Why not give it all you have?”

Coach Eric Richardson comment: “She is so immensely talented. It’s getting harder and harder to focus on the sprints. She really wants to do the multievents. I put together a grid to see how close she’d be in the United States junior competition. Ky has never done the heptathlon, but she could probably score 5400 right now. We’re not going to get to see that until next year.”

All-Arizona girls track and field team

100 meters: Ky Westbrook, Chandler, Jr., 11.45.

200: Ky Westbrook, Chandler, Jr., 23.39.

400: Jasmine Stauffacher-Gray, Phoenix North Canyon, So., 55.30.

800: Danielle Jones, Phoenix Desert Vista, So., 2:10.33.

1,600: Danielle Jones, Desert Vista, So., 4:51.17.

3,200: Sarah Fakler, Phoenix Xavier Prep, Sr., 10:24.48.

100 hurdles: Sherrelle Jordan, Chandler, Sr., 13.74.

300 hurdles: Alyssa Thompson, Tucson Salpointe Catholic, Sr., 42.55.

400 relay: Chandler, 45.94.

1,600 relay: Chandler, 3:51.05.

3,200 relay: Desert Vista, 9:16.13.

High jump: Alex Garcia, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, So., 5-10.

Long jump: Ashlee Moore, Chandler Hamilton, Jr., 19-91/2.

Triple jump: Alyssa Thompson, Salpointe, Sr., 39-7.

Pole vault: Vanessa Davis, Desert Vista, So., 12-9.

Discus: Makenzie Holmes-Digiovin, Desert Vista, Jr., 151-3.

Shot put: Ky Westbrook, Chandler, Jr., 47-9.

Honorable mention: Michaela Crunkleton-Wilson, Salpointe, 100/200/400; Kristi Rush, Gilbert Highland, 800/1600/3200; Monica Huston, Yuma Cibola, 800/1600/3200; Sarah Ziemba, Mesa Skyline, 800; Shelby Brown, Xavier, 1600; Huston Jones, Mesa Mountain View, 1600/3200; Makaila Flannigan, Chandler, 100 hurdles/300 hurdles; Taylor Yantis, Paradise Valley, 300 hurdles; Ashley Hatch, Highland, 300 hurdles; Sydney Madrid, Marana, 300 hurdles; Emily Gerard, Tucson Catalina Foothills, high jump; Kaysee Pilgram, Phoenix Barry Goldwater, high jump; Kevina Godfrey, Mountain Pointe, long jump; Erin Fakler, Xavier, discus; Amanda Conlin, Glendale Deer Valley, shot put; Bianca Finn, Chandler, shot put; Chantel Osahor, Phoenix St. Mary’s, shot put; Maritza Murillo, El Mirage Dysart, shot put; Talia Ta’ase, Mesa Mountain View, shot put; Savannah Whitehead, Tempe Marcos de Niza, pole vault; Jenny Rolph, Peoria Liberty, pole vault; Aliya Simpson, Desert Vista, pole vault; Cami Bartlett, Chandler Basha, pole vault; Kaija Bramwell, Mesa Mountain View, pole vault; Maleah McMullin, Gilbert Highland, pole vault; Kristiana Warth, Mesa Red Mountain, pole vault; Athena Masolini, Scottsdale Saguaro, pole vault; Nicole Baker, Highland, pole vault; Tayler Jameson, Red Mountain, pole vault; Sahuarita 1600 relay; Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge 1600 relay; Mesa Mountain View 3200 relay; Highland 3200 relay.

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