Butterfield Elementary churned out the runners for Maricopa Unified School District’s annual Mile Meet on Wednesday at Ram Stadium. Butterfield students won all but one of the six events that had fourth and fifth graders competing for medals.
Breaking up the monopoly was Pima Butte Elementary’s Isabella Gomez, who won the fifth-grade girls’ mile in 6:30. Jianna Reyes of Butterfield was second in 6:47, and Amiya Gutierrez of Butterfield was third in 6:54.
Noah Lewis of Butterfield won the fifth-grade boys’ mile in 6:27. Hot on his heals was Carter Hill of Pima Butte in 6:29, and Elijah Washington of Butterfield was third in 6:35.
Rachel Lapp of Butterfield won the fourth-grade girls’ mile in 7:10. Kylie Adams of Santa Cruz Elementary was second in 7:11, and Mia Robles of Butterfield was third in 7:48.
Thomas Sorenson of Butterfield won the fourth-grade boys’ mile in 6:12, the fastest individual time of the day. No slouch, Jeremiah Camacho of Butterfield was second in 6:19, and Gasper Ruiz of Santa Cruz was third in 6:55.
In the 4×400-meter relays, Butterfield won the girls’ race in 5:33. Pima Butte was second, Santa Cruz third and Saddleback Elementary fourth. Butterfield also won the boys’ relay with a time of 5:29. Saddleback was second, Pima Butte third and Santa Cruz fourth.