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5/17/2014 12:44:00 PM
Taylor breaks 12-year-old record at MOC
Justine Taylor runs her leg of the 4X800-meter relay. Taylor broke a Mingus record that stood for over a decade at the Meet of Champions. VVN/Travis Guy
Justine Taylor runs her leg of the 4X800-meter relay. Taylor broke a Mingus record that stood for over a decade at the Meet of Champions. VVN/Travis Guy

Travis Guy
Sports Reporter


After winning their third Division-III team state championship, five members of the Marauders girls track and field program traveled to Brophy Prep High School for the 2014 Meet of Champions Wednesday.

Seniors Heather Calandra, Justine Taylor and Monica Soliz, along with junior Anissa Urueta and sophomore Megan Goettl, competed with other top high school track and field athletes to see who was the best.

Calandra once again made a statement that she is in the mix as one of the top-3 throwers in Arizona. Five days after winning Division-III shot put gold, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bound Marauder threw 42 feet, 7.5 inches for another gold. She also placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 110 feet, 9 inches.

Running in the 800-meter race for only the eighth time in her career, fifth this season, Taylor broke a 12-year-old Mingus record. She may have only finished fourth in the race, but Taylor's time of 2:17.35 edged former Marauder Ariel Latimer's 2:17.78 that was set in 2002. In addition to her school record in the 800, Taylor is in the Mingus record book for all three relays and was one of the best 400-meter runners in Marauder history.

In one of the more popular races at the meet, Goettl, who took second at state, finished 12th in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:16.07, while her new mile-run nemesis, Rio Rico's Alexandra Schadler, who won gold at state, finished third in 5:11.02.

Urueta was a fifth of a second away from matching her personal best in the 100-meter hurdles, dashing through the straightaway in 17.65 seconds.

In her last hurrah as a Marauder, Soliz ran her second best 3,200-meter run of the season when she finished the two-mile race in 12:04.43.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
Article comment by: Jim Bostwick

Probably her best event, but had to give it up for the team all year running 4x100, 4x400, 4x800. Never had a chance to run an 800 "fresh." Justine thanks for putting team first all year until now!!!!



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