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Rizek named state female prep track and field top athlete

St. Pius graduate Haley Rizek has been named the Gatorade female prep track and field athlete for New Mexico for 2017-18.

Rizek won two Class 5A individual titles and led the Sartans to a fourth-place finish as a team. She won the 300 meter hurdles (45.02 seconds), her fourth consecutive title in that event, and the javelin (a state record 134 feet, 6 inches).

Rizek also set an all-class state record of 14.39 in the 100 hurdles preliminaries.

Rizek had a 3.72 grade-point average, was active in her school’s campus ministry mission and is bound for Penn, where she will compete in track and field.

See the press release for more on Rizek here.