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Matt Schroer, Baseball: Most Strikeouts
Arcadia High School

Matt broke the school record with 92 strikeouts this season. The record was previously held by Matt’s pitching coach Jack Krawczyk set in 1992. Matt will be continuing his pitching career at LSU.

“Arcadia baseball coach Troy Gerlach has one name in mind when it comes to who he’s sending to the pitcher’s mound when his Titans face their toughest opponents.

That pitcher is Matt Schroer. He embraces the pressure of facing the best hitters and having the game rest on his arm during the biggest moments” Continue Reading Here


Kiana Kai, Track & Field: 200m, 400m, 100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, Long Jump, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay
Gilbert Classical Academy 

Track & Field 200m, 28.44
Track & Field 400m, 1:04.25
Track & Field 100m Hurdles (33″) 16.40
Track & Field 300m Hurdles (30″) 46.89
Track & Field Long Jump, 14′ 7.75
Track & Field 4x100m relay, 54.11
Track & Field, 4x400m relay, 4:30.39

Kiana Kai is only a freshman, but she already has broken 5 individual school records and 2 relay records. Kiana has made all these sprints look so easy and she’s proven that anything is possible. This year Kiana qualified at an automatic mark for 5 events and provisional marks for 3 other ones. She made her way into state for her favorite events, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay. Kiana placed 2nd in 300m hurdles, Kiana was named “Most Valuable Player” for the girls team this season in track and field.

Steve Ashbaugh, Jake Virga, Jayden Israel and Jacob Cheng, Track & Field: 4x100m Relay, 49.83 seconds
Lincoln Prep

This team raced for gold at the Great Hearts Middle School League Championships in May 2017! They crushed the old record time of 51.57 seconds, set in 2016. Their team and school is only in it’s 2nd year, so this is a school record as well.

Maja Ahmann, Track & Field Javelin: 142’3
Chaparral High School

Maja Ahmann placed first in the girls D1 & D2 Javelin throw this year, the first champion since 1930. She’s very happy that the state of Arizona is bringing the Javelin event back to the track & field lineup.

Maja Ahmann- 1st in the Girl\’s D1 & D2 Javelin Throw | AIA Division 2 State Championships

AIA Division 2 State Championships


Meghan Barney, Track: 3200m, 1600m 800m
Veritas Prep

Meghan broke the school record for the 1600m with the time of 5:04 and won three state titles in her division! She is now ranked #7th in the State and is at the top of the leaderboard for small schools girls 1600.

Record Broken:

State Titles:

Meghan Barney sets new Meet Record in 1600! | 37th Annual Sun Angel Classic

Meghan Barney flew under the meet record for the Girls 1600 meters at the Sun Angel Classic by over a second in a time of 5:04.91!

Vote for Arizona’s Spring Top Record Breaking Performance

Matt Schroer – Arcadia High School
Kiana Kai – Gilbert Classical Academy
Steve Ashbaugh, Jake Virga, Jayden Israel and Jacob Cheng – Lincoln Prep
Maja Ahmann – Chaparral High School
Meghan Barney – Veritas Prep

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