Hamilton Track and Field 2018Season HighlightsCongratulations to the Hamilton HS Track & Field Seniors who signed to continue competing at the collegiate level!From front to back, left to right:Morgan Parzych - University of WisconsinMelanie Loff - Northern Arizona UniversityEmma Merritt - Cornell CollegeMarcus Blassingame - University of HartfordMalik Chandler - Ottawa UniversityNoah Creighton - Seattle UniversityDavid Nelsen - United States Naval AcademyWe are incredibly proud of your accomplishments and will continue to follow your Track & Field careers! #HuskyProud
Hats off to all Track & Field athletes who participated in theAIA Division 1 Track & Field Championships on May 2 and 5, 2018!A special congratulations to the following Hamilton athletes for placing at the State meet:Two-Time State Champion - Girls 400m DashMorgan ParzychCongratulations, Morgan, on being the2018 AZ State 400m Dash Championand on your new HHS Record!54.87State Champion - Boys High JumpMalik WhitakerCongratulations, Malik, on being the2018 AZ State High Jump Championand on your HHS Record!6'6"Girls 200m - 2nd Placeand a new HHS record!24.58Morgan ParzychGirls 800m - 3rd Place2:15.06Mely LoffGirls Pole Vault - 3rd Place11'3"Maddy YorkGirls 4x800m Relay - 2nd Placeand a new HHS Record!9:28.44Madison Burciaga, Dierdre Nelsen, Emma Merritt, Mely LoffGirls 4x400m Relay - 2nd Place3:52.01Madison Burciaga, Lexi Baniszewski, Morgan Parzych, and Mely LoffBoys 4x800m Relay - 3rd Placeand a new HHS Record!7:57.16Cody Butler, Dan Darnell, David Nelsen, and Noah Creighton
Boys 4x400m Relay - 3rd Place3:22.90Karsen Burke, Preston Asher, Kyle Logan, Malik ChandlerA shout out to all of the athletes who will be competing at theAIA State Track & Field Championships!Preston Asher (400, 4x100, 4x400)Marcus Blassingame (high jump, triple jump, long jump)Karsen Burke (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x100, 4x400)Cody Butler (4x800)Malik Chandler (300 hurdles, 4x100, 4x400, high jump)Noah Creighton (800, 4x800)Dan Darnell (800, 4x800)Ryan Dempsey (alternate 4x800)Andrew Logan (alternate 4x800, alternate 4x400)Kyle Logan (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x100, 4x400)Noah Miller (shot put, discus)David Nelsen (1600, 4x800)Chandler Weisgerber (pole vault)Malik Whitaker (high jump, long jump)Josh White (triple jump)Cayman Wilkes (pole vault)Alexis Baniszewski (300 hurdles, 4x100, 4x400)Katie Berger (pole vault)Madison Burciaga (400, 800, 4x400, 4x800)Haley Cole (4x100)Alexandria Florea (shot put)Melanie Loff (800, 4x400, 4x800)Erin Markey (pole vault)Emma Merritt (800, 1600, 4x800, alternate 4x400)Deirdre Nelsen (800, 1600, 4x800)Alia Nichols (4x100)Morgan Parzych (100, 200, 400, 4x400)Ankita Puri (300 hurdles, alternate 4x400)Maddy York (long jump, pole vault)Jolie Wahlberg (alternate 4x800)Sophia Warrick (300 hurdles, 4x100)We know you will represent Hamilton High School well. Good luck to all!CONGRATULATIONSto Morgan Parzychfor setting a new Hamilton High School 100m recordat the Hohokam Invitational onFriday, March 24th12.24and for breaking her own HHS 200m recordat Chandler City Meet onWednesday, April 18th!24.73Great job, Morgan!
AnotherChandler City Meethas come and gone.The City Meet is actually three track meets in one:Freshman, JV, and Varsity.Congratulations to all those who competed and placed at all levels on April 18th!FreshmenDylan Ostransky - 1st, 300m hurdlesGavin Parzych - 1st, pole vaultKaytlin Burger - 1st, pole vaultAlia Nichols - 1st, 100mHaley Cole - 1st, 400mSophia Warrick - 1st, 100m hurdlesSophia Warrick - 1st, 300m hurdlesFreshman Girls Relay Team - 1st, 4x400mEmily Hudson - 2nd, Triple JumpHaley Cole - 2nd, 100mEmma Skaggs - 2nd, 200mAlia Nichols - 2nd, 400mAlsadi Lial - 2nd, 1600mHaylie Lander - 2nd, 3200mBrooklyn Sivley - 2nd, 100m hurdlesFreshman Girls Relay Team - 2nd, 4x100mFreshman Boys Relay Team - 2nd, 4x800mJames Cannon - 3rd, 3200mFreshman Boys Relay Team - 3rd, 4x400mBrooklyn Sivley - 3rd, 300m hurdlesEmily Hudson - 3rd, High JumpHolly Lyons - 3rd, High JumpEmily Hudson - 3rd, Long JumpJunior VarsityMichael Sexon - 1st, 3200mZana Ryan - 1st, 300m hurdlesSophia Warrick (a freshman) - 1st, High JumpGirls Relay Team - 1st, 4x800mIzzy Casciato - 2nd, 1600mGirls Relay Team - 2nd, 4x400mBrandon Kaplan - 3rd, JavelinBoys Relay Team - 3rd, 4x800mAvery Royer - 3rd, 400mZana Ryan - 3rd, 100m hurdlesVarsityMalik Whitaker - 1st, High JumpMorgan Parzych - 1st, 100mMorgan Parzych - 1st, 200mLexi Baniszewski - 1st, 300m hurdlesDan Darnell, Cody Butler, Ryan Dempsey, and Noah Creighton - 1st, 4x800m relayPreston Asher - 2nd, 400mKarsen Burke - 2nd, 110 hurdlesMalik Chandler - 2nd, 300 hurdlesMarcus Blassingame - 2nd, High JumpChandler Weisgerber - 2nd, Pole VaultDan Darnell - 3rd, 800mRyan Dempsey - 3rd, 3200mCayman Wilkes - 3rd, Pole VaultMarcus Blassingame - 3rd, Triple JumpMadison Burciaga (a freshman) - 2nd 800mMorgan Parzych, Mely Loff, Emma Merritt, Keely Orndorff - 2nd, 4x400m relayMelanie Loff - 3rd, 400mDeirdre Nelsen - 3rd, 1600mAlexandria Florea - 3rd, Shot PutMaddy York - 3rd, Pole Vault**We are unsure of which athletes ran many of the relays. If you know for sure the four members of a medal winning relay, feel free to email email@example.com, and we can add the names!Congratulations to all who competed in theHohokam Invitationalon Friday, April 13th!The following girls medaled in their event(s):Melanie Loff - 2nd, 400mMorgan Parzych - 2nd, 100mMadison Burciaga - 3rd, 400mAnd our boys took second place in the meet. Awesome!Cody Butler, Noah Creighton, Dan Darnell, and Ryan Dempsey - 1st, 4x800 relayMalik Whitaker - 2nd, high jumpMalik Whitaker - 2nd, long jumpMalik Chandler, Preston Asher, Karsen Burke, and Kyle Logan - 2nd, 4x400 relayPreston Asher - 3rd, 400mKarsen Burke - 3rd, 110m hurdlesWay to go, Huskies!Congrats to all of the athletes who competed in theBecky Matthews Freshman and Open Invitationalon Wednesday, April 11th!The following Huskies medaled in their events:Gavin Parzych - 2nd, pole vaultKyle Logan - 2nd, 100mChandler Weisgerber - 3rd, pole vaultLorenzo Cole - 3rd, 200mDylan Ostransky - 3rd, 300m hurdlesLexi Baniszewski - 1st, 300 hurdlesBarit Snyder, Chloe LaMew, Avery Royer, and Brittany Wichman - 1st, 4x800 relayMadison Burciaga - 1st, 800mJolie Wahlberg - 1st, 1600mSophia Warrick - 1st, 300m hurdlesMadison Burciaga, Haley Cole, Jolie Wahlberg, and Sophia Warrick - 1st, 4x400 relayAnkita Puri - 2nd, 300 hurdlesErin Markey - 2nd, pole vaultLilly Garra - 2nd, 3200mSophia Warrick - 2nd, 100m hurdlesBrooklyn Sivley - 2nd, 300 hurdlesKatelyn Burger - 2nd, pole vaultMeredith Bahling - 3rd, discusMadison Scelfo - 3rd, pole vaultThank you for being amazing representatives of Hamilton High School,and thank you to all the fans who came to cheer on our Huskies!The future looks bright for Hamilton Track & Field!Congratulations toKarsen Burkefor taking 2nd in the 110H hurdles and 3rd in the 300m hurdles at Sun Angel!Way to represent, Karsen!Congratulations toMelanie LoffEmma MerrittMorgan ParzychLexi BaniszewskiDeirdre NelsenMaddy BurciagaandJolie Wahlbergfor qualifying and competing in the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, CA.The Arcadia meet hosts elite high school track & field athletes from around the country and is considered the "Home of National Records"! It's difficult to qualify for the meet, but our Huskies showed up and competed!Melanie Loff and Morgan Parzych took 6th place in the 800m and 400m, respectively.Congratulations, girls!CONGRATULATIONSto Morgan Parzychfor breaking her own Hamilton High School 400m recordat the NIKE Chandler Rotary Invitational onSaturday, March 24th!54.99Nice job, Morgan!
CONGRATULATIONSto the Girls 4x400 Relay Teamfor CRUSHING the HHS 4x400m recordat the Chandler Rotary Invitational onSaturday, March 24th!3:50.09Amazing job, Madison Burciaga, Melanie Loff,Morgan Parzych, and Lexi Baniszewski!There are great things to come, girls!The 78th NIKE Chandler Rotary Invitationalon Saturday, March 25thwas as exciting as ever!Chandler Rotary is one of the largest high school invitational track meets in the southwest with teams that come from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregan, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. In 2016 and 2017, over 3,500 athletes from 140 high schools participated in the meet, making it one of the largest high school track and field invitationals in the nation. (chandlerrotarytm.com)The following athletes earned a spot on the podium (top 5) in their event(s):Morgan Parzych - 2nd, 400m (set a new school record!)Morgan Parzych, Melanie Loff, Madison Burciaga, and Lexi Baniszewski - 3rd, 4x400m relay (set a new school record!)Maddy York - 4th, pole vaultKarsen Burke - 4th, 300m hurdlesCONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to everyone who competed in theRed Mountain Rampageon March 23rd!Despite the wind's best effort to spoil the day, we put up a few great times...and had fun!The following athletes were top 3 in their event(s) at Red Mountain Rampage:Preston Asher - 1st, 400mMalik Whitaker - 1st, High JumpCody Butler, Kyle Logan, Dan Darnell, and Jacob Alfredo - 1st, Distance Medley RelayKarsen Burke - 2nd, 110H hurdlesPreston Asher, Malik Chandler, Brandon Schenks, and Channing Chasten - 2nd, 4x200m relayDan Darnell, Andrew Logan, Cody Butler, and Ryan Dempsey - 2nd, 4x800m relayMalik Chandler - 3rd 400mJaden Dawson, Kyle Logan, Dylan Ostransky, and Gavin Parzych - 3rd, 4x110 hurdle shuttle relayMaddy York - 1st, pole vaultMorgan Parzych - 1st, 200m (set a new meet record!)Mely Loff, Emma Merritt, Deirdre Nelsen, and Jolie Wahlberg - 1st, 4x400m relayLexi Baniszewski - 2nd, 300m hurdlesMaddy Burciaga, Rebekah Reyes, Melanie Loff, and Morgan Parzych - 2nd, 4x200m relayAlexandria Florea - 3rd, Shot PutEmma Merritt - 3rd, 400mAnkita Puri - 3rd, 300m hurdlesMadison Burciaga - 3rd, 200mCongratulations to everyone who competed in theWillie Williams Classicon March 16th and 17th!We had a lot of fun both on and off the track over the weekend.Many athletes got to experience their first invitational, and we saw many PR's set!The following athletes were top 3 in their event(s) at Willie Williams:Preston Asher - 1st, 400mKarsen Burke - 1st, 110H hurdlesKarsen Burke - 2nd, 300 hurdlesMarcus Blassingame - 3rd, triple jumpMaddy York - 1st, pole vaultMaddy Burciaga, Emma Merritt, Lexi Baniszewski, and Mely Loff - 1st, 4x400m relayMaddy Burciaga, Emma Merritt, Melanie Loff, and Deirdre Nelsen - 1st, 4x800m relayMorgan Parzych - 2nd, 100mEmma Merritt - 2nd, 1600mLexi Baniszewski, Maddy Burciaga, Sophia Warrick, and Morgan Parzych - 2nd, 4x100m relayAlexandria Florea - 3rd, Shot PutDeirdre Nelsen - 3rd, 800m
We want to welcome our newest little Husky to the Hamilton Track & Field family!!La'Nae TriceMarch 13, 20186lbs. 15oz.Congratulations, Coach Lawrence and Coach Keia!Congratulations to everyone who competed in theBrophy Prep AMDG Invitationalon Friday, March 9th!BIG NEWS...The boys came home with the 1st Place trophy! Way to go, boys! We are so proud of the way the team is coming together and everyone is contributing.The girls took 2nd Place and looked amazing as well!The following athletes were top 3 in their event(s) at Brophy:Marcus Blassingame - 2nd, triple jumpKarsen Burke - 3rd, 300 hurdlesMalik Whitaker - 3rd, high jumpChandler Weisgerber - 3rd, pole vaultMorgan Parzych - 1st, 400mMaddy York - 1st, pole vaultMaddy Burciaga, Emma Merritt, Lexi Baniszewski, and Morgan Parzych - 2nd, 4x400m relayMorgan Parzych - 3rd, 100mMaddy Burciaga - 3rd, 800mDeirdre Nelsen - 3rd, 1600mMadison Burciaga, Jolie Wahlberg, Avery Royer, Deirdre Nelsen - 3rd, 4x800m relayCONGRATULATIONSto Morgan Parzychfor breaking the Hamilton High School 400m recordat the Brophy Prep AMDG Invitational onFriday, March 9th!55.02Keep working hard, Morgan!CONGRATULATIONSto the Girls 4x400 Relay Teamfor breaking the HHS 4x400m recordat the Brophy Prep AMDG Invitational onFriday, March 9th!3:55.57Amazing job, Lexi Baniszewski, Madison Burciaga,Morgan Parzych, and Emma Merritt!Congratulations to everyone who competed in theSaunders Montague Desert Classicon Friday, March 2nd!The boys came home with the 2nd Place trophy...again! Way to go, boys!The girls placed 4th...again, missing 3rd place by three points. So close!The following athletes medaled in the top 4 in their event(s):Karsen Burke - 1st, 110H hurdlesDan Darnell, Cody Butler, Ryan Dempsey, and Noah Creighton - 1st, 4x800 relayMarcus Blassingame - 2nd, triple jumpMalik Whitaker - 2nd, high jumpKarsen Burke - 3rd, 300 hurdlesMalik Whitaker - 3rd, high jumpCayman Wilkes - 4th, pole vaultMorgan Parzych - 1st, 100mMorgan Parzych - 1st, 200mMaddy York - 2nd, pole vaultMadison Burciaga - 2nd, 400mDeirdre Nelsen - 3rd, 800mMorgan Parzych, Ankita Puri, Sophia Warrick, and Haley Cole - 3rd, 4x400m relayCONGRATULATIONSto Morgan Parzychfor breaking the Hamilton High School 200m record,as well as a meet record,at the Saunders Montague Desert Classic onFriday, March 2nd!24.92Way to go, Morgs!Congratulations to everyone who competed in theRichard Thompson South Mountain Classicon Saturday, February 24th!The boys came home with the 2nd Place trophy! Way to go, boys!The girls placed 4th, missing 3rd place by half a point. Keep working hard!The following athletes placed in the top 3 in their event(s):David Nelson - 1st, 1600mJoshua White - 1st, triple jumpMarcus Blassingame - 2nd, triple jumpMalik Whitaker - 2nd, high jumpCody Butler, Ian Wanlass, Andrew Logan, Dan Darnell - 2nd, boys 4x800m relayKarsen Burke - 3rd, 110H hurdlesChandler Weisgerber - 3rd, pole vaultMaddy York - 1st, pole vaultMorgan Parzych - 2nd, 200mEmma Merritt - 2nd, 800m
Hamilton is excited to have athletes competing in the inaugural javelin event at the high school level this year!A huge shoutout toCoach Carson,who was inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 10!Coach Carson is a Five-Time Arizona Track & Field Coach of the Year!Coach Carson with his daughter, Hannah, and Paul Perkins of the New York Giants.