Cesar Chavez: Phoenix Union Academic Decathlon will take place at Maryvale High School

Posted by Communications on 11/23/2016

The Phoenix Union Academic Decathlon was held this past Friday and Saturday at Maryvale High School, featuring 14 teams, including 11 PUHSD schools.  Cesar Chavez came in first, Maryvale, second and Alhambra, third.     Chavez decathletes were ten-event (overall) champions in each of the three divisions-Varsity, Scholastic and Honors.  In fact, they held seven of the nine medals in overall scoring.  Rodrigo Terrazas Davila, competing in the Scholastic division, was the event’s high scorer, with 7,997 points.  He medaled in nine of the ten events, including three gold medals. Alyssa Turner was the ten-event overall winner in the Honors division, and Karrecia Crawley won gold for the ten-events in the Varsity division.


Chavez swept the Honors division, with Benjamin Kibler earning a silver medal, and Samuel Porter, the bronze.  In the Scholastic division, Jennifer Gonzalez was a bronze medalist, while Claudio Corrales won bronze in the Varsity ten-event competition.  Because it was a scrimmage, the Champions competed with more than the nine-person team, and 14 individuals won medals.


The next competition will be an invitational over Christmas break followed by a regional competition at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, February 3-4 where Chavez is the defending Region II champion.    That decathlon determines which teams qualify for the State Decathlon in March.