Rio Rico senior Allie Schadler ran a record 17:03 at the Division III state meet on Saturday to win her fourth state championship in a row. Her younger sister, Samantha Schadler took second (17:58) and Salpointe junior Ana Alvarez-Tostado took third (18:54).
Alvarez-Tostado set the pace for a team championship by the Lancers with 97 points. It is the second state championship for Salpointe.
As first reported by the Nogales International last week, Schadler has chosen to run for the University of Washington.
“It came down to Washington, Stanford and Harvard,” the Gatorade Runner of the Year explained. “I feel Washington will give me the best chance for academic success. It was a great fit.”
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com