Carl Hayden won the Most Improved Team trophy at the Phoenix Union Academic Decathlon, November 18-19, in part by the performance of Brandi Barrett. Barrett won five event medals, and another silver medal for finishing second in the ten-event overall scoring in the Scholastic Division. She took gold in Scence and Economics, Silver in Social Studies and Essay, and bronze in Math. The Falcons improved by 7,942 points from last year, and Barrett accounted for 7,569 points. Her point total was the second-highest in the decathlon, regardless of division.