A field of 19 teams showed up in late April at Westwood High School in Mesa for the annual Tribune Invitational, as this year’s high school track teams began winding down another season and tuning up for finals competition.
The East Valley schools made a strong showing, with those from Mesa and Chandler nailing down the majority of the top four places in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions. Phoenix’ Desert Vista crashed the party, finishing first in the boys’ competition, and Glendale’s Mountain Ridge took third in girls’ events.
On the boys’ side, Desert Vista finished atop the pile with 98 points. Chandler HS finished second (78), Mesa HS third (59) and Hamilton fourth (52). The girls’ competition was wrapped up by Chandler HS (96.5), followed by Mountain View (76.5), Mountain Ridge (71), and Desert Vista (61).