At the Phoenix Christian Invitational Arete Prep went up against DII, DIII, and DIV schools.
The boys team came up with some big performances throughout the day and came away as team champions by scoring 135 points! This is only the 2nd time the boys team has won a Invitational in the Mesa Prep/Arete Prep track and field history. Helaman Forsyth came away with 1st place finishes in both the 800m and 3200m, along with a 2nd place finish in the 1600m. He also finished off the meet with an incredible photo finish win, in the 4x400m relay, by out leaning the runner from Thatcher at the finish line. Other great performances were Chris Akpede 2nd in the 100m and 400m, Jason Rozas 2nd in the 800m and 3200m, and Aiden Wander 2nd in the 110m hurdles.
Arete features a very young team on the girls side, but they really stepped up their game and came away with a well earned 3rd place finish overall. The Chargers had tremendous performances from Alissa Kassebaum 1st in both the 800m and 1600m, Emily Lynch was1st in the 400m, Lillie Whitehead 2nd in the discus, Sara Tollen and Rachel Garver worked together to earn points in both the 1600m and 3200m, a 2nd place finish by our 4x400m relay team, and a 3rd place from our mostly Freshman group of runners in the 4x100m relay. The girls team definitely showed how tough they are and what is to come in the future.
Congratulations on a great team win and for bringing home a trophy!
Arete also ran at the Buckeye Invite over this past weekend. Full results from that meet can be viewed here: