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ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Football results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Football results

Photo by Daniel Gaona

3-8, 1-7 WSFL

Sept. 4 @ Phoenix College W 17-14
SEPT. 11 EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE L 42-14
SEPT. 18 NEW MEXICO PREP SCHOOL W 48-0

Sept. 25 @ *Glendale Community College L 34-21
OCT. 2 *SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE L 26-20
OCT. 9 *ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE L 32-13

Oct. 16 @ *Mesa Community College L 22-21
OCT. 23 *NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE L 35-7
Oct. 30 @ *Snow College L 47-11
Nov. 6 @ *Eastern Arizona College L 14-13
NOV. 13 *PHOENIX COLLEGE W 35-14

Home games in BOLD
*Western States Football League game

Scott Campbell

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ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Men's Soccer results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Men’s Soccer results

Photo by James Kelley

17-6, 15-5 ACCAC

SAT. AUG. 28 *CHANDLER-GILBERT CC W 2-1 (OT)
Wed. Sept. 1 @ *Mesa CC W 3-1
Sat. Sept. 4 @ *Paradise Valley CC W 4-1
MON. SEPT. 6 *YAVAPAI COLLEGE W 1-0
WED. SEPT. 8 *SOUTH MOUNTAIN CC W 4-0
SAT. SEPT. 11 *ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE L 3-2
MON. SEPT. 13 *GATEWAY CC W 2-1

Sat. Sept. 18 @ *Scottsdale CC W 1-0
WED. SEPT. 22 *GLENDALE CC W 1-0
SAT. SEPT. 25 *PHOENIX COLLEGE W 2-1 (OT)

Mon. Sept. 27 @ *Chandler-Gilbert CC L 2-0
WED. SEPT. 29 *MESA CC W 5-1
SAT. OCT. 2 *PARADISE VALLEY CC W 2-0

Mon. Oct. 4 @ *Yavapai College PPT to Oct 18
Wed. Oct. 6 @ *South Mountain CC W 8-0
Sat. Oct. 9 @ *Arizona Western College L 4-1
Mon. Oct. 11 @ *GateWay CC W 7-0
SAT. OCT. 16 *SCOTTSDALE CC L 2-1
Mon. Oct. 18 @ Yavapai College L 4-2
Wed. Oct. 20 @ *Glendale CC W 6-2
Sat. Oct. 23 @ *Phoenix College W 2-0
Mon. Oct. 25 NCJAA REGION I – QUARTER FINALS vs. Scottsdale CC W 3-0
Wed. Oct. 27 NJCAA REGION I – SEMI-FINALS @ Yavapai College W 4-1
Sat. Oct. 30 NJCAA REGION I – FINALS @ Arizona Western College L 2-0

Home games in BOLD
*ACCAC conference game

Minh Vu

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ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Women's soccer results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Women’s soccer results

Photo by Ed Adams

7-11-1, 7-10-1 ACCAC

SAT AUG 28 *CHANDLER-GILBERT CC L 2-1
Wed. Sept. 1 @ *Mesa CC W 2-0
Sat. Sept. 4 @ *Paradise Valley CC L 4-0
MON. SEPT. 6 *COCHISE COLLEGE L 1-0
WED. SEPT. 8 *SOUTH MOUNTAIN CC W 2-0
MON. SEPT. 13 *GATEWAY CC W 1-0

Sat. Sept. 18 @ *Scottsdale CC L 3-1
WED. SEPT. 22 *GLENDALE CC L 3-1
SAT. SEPT. 25 *PHOENIX COLLEGE W 3-2

Mon. Sept. 27 @ *Chandler-Gilbert L 2-1
WED. SEPT. 29 *MESA CC W 4-1
MON. OCT. 2 *PARADISE VALLEY CC 2:30 P.M. PPT to Oct. 18

Mon. Oct. 4 @ *Cochise College T 1-1
Wed. Oct. 6 @ *South Mountain CC W 9-0
Mon. Oct. 11 @ *GateWay CC L 2-1
SAT. OCT. 16 *SCOTTSDALE CC L 2-1
MON. OCT. 18 *PARADISE VALLEY CC L 1-0
Wed. Oct. 20 @ *Glendale CC L 1-0
Sat. Oct. 23 @ *Phoenix College W 3-2
Tues. Oct. 26 NCJAA REGION I – QUARTER FINALS @ Chandler-Gilbert CC L 4-1

Home games in BOLD
*ACCAC conference game

Tamra James

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ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Volleyball results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Volleyball results

Photo by James Kelley

8-23, 3-15 ACCAC

Aug. 27 @ *Scottsdale CC L 3-0
Aug. 28 Southwestern College (Phoenix) L 3-1
SEPT. 1 *PHOENIX COLLEGE L 3-0
Sept. 3 @ *Yavapai College L 3-0
Sept. 8 @ *Glendale CC L 3-0
Sept. 10 Phoenix CollegeScottsdale Classic Tournament (Scottsdale) L 3-0
Sept. 10 Grand Rapids CC Scottsdale Classic Tournament (Scottsdale) L 3-0
Sept. 10 Mesa CC Scottsdale Classic Tournament (Scottsdale) L 3-2
Sept. 11 Chandler-Gilbert CC Scottsdale Classic Tournament (Scottsdale) L 3-1
Sept. 11 Eastern Arizona College Scottsdale Classic Tournament (Scottsdale) L 3-1
Sept. 15 @ *Eastern Arizona College L 3-0
SEPT. 17 *CHANDLER-GILBERT CC L 3-0
SEPT. 22 *SOUTH MOUNTAIN CC W 3-2

Sept. 24 @ *Arizona Western College L 3-0
Sept. 25 Southwestern College SDCC Tournament (San Diego) W 2-0
Sept. 25 Rio Hondo College SDCC Tournament (San Diego) W 2-1
Sept. 25 Reedley College SDCC Tournament (San Diego) W 2-1
Sept. 25 College of the Desert SDCC Tournament (San Diego) W 1-0
Sept. 25 San Diego City College SDCC Tournament (San Diego) L 1-0
SEPT. 29 *MESA CC 7 W 3-0
OCT. 1 *SCOTTSDALE CC L 3-1
OCT. 4 SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE L 3-2

Oct. 6 @ *Phoenix College L 3-2
OCT. 8 *YAVAPAI COLLEGE L 3-0
OCT. 13 *GLENDALE CC L 3-1
OCT 15 *EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE L 3-0

Oct 20 @ *Chandler-Gilbert CC L 3-1
Oct 22 @ *South Mountain CC W 3-0
Oct 23 @ Embry Riddle Aeronautical University W 3-0
OCT 27 *ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE L 3-0
Oct 29 @ *Mesa CC L 3-2

Home matches in BOLD
*ACCAC conference match

Ashley Hamilton

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ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Cross Country results

ONLINE EXTRA: 2010 Cross Country results

Photo by Daniel Gaona

Women ranked No. 9, men ranked No. 20

Sep 4 George Kyte Invitational – Buffalo Park – Flagstaff W 2nd; M 2nd
Sep 17 Dave Murray Invitational – University of Arizona – Tucson W 3rd; M 8th
Oct 2 *ACCAC Championship – Scottsdale CC – Scottsdale W 2nd; M 4th
Oct 9 Grand Canyon University Invitational Evelyn Hallman Park – Tempe W 1st M 2nd
Oct 15 Mt. SAC Invitational – Mt. SAC CC – Walnut, CA W 2nd M 5th
Oct 22 Mesa Thunderbird Classic – Mesa CC- W 3rd M 4th
Nov 5 *NJCAA Region I Championships Riverview Park- Mesa W 2nd M 4th
Nov 13 NJCAA National Championships – Spartanburg CC – Spartanburg, SC W 9th

Tucson meets in BOLD
*ACCAC conference meet


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Online Extra: Women’s track & field takes 13th at Nationals, the men finish 17th

Online Extra: Women’s track & field takes 13th at Nationals, the men finish 17th

By James Kelley
Photo by Daniel Gaona

The Pima Community College track and field teams both finished in the top 17 at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship and had10 top-eight finishes, breaking records in the process.

The Aztec women finished 13th with 17 points, while the men finished 17th with 11.25 points. The meet was held in Hutchinson, Kan.

Sophomore Sharissa Korn placed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 135’ 9”. Freshman Kat Howard finished fifth in the 10,000-meters, but more notably in a new school record time of 38:18.8.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team of sophomore Stephan Bullard, freshman Derick Coker, sophomore Chris Phillips and freshman Mathew Robertson finished fifth in 3:15.5. On his own, Bullard finished sixth in the 800-meter in 1:54.1.

Stephan Bullard

Sophomore Jessica Davis took fifth in the shot put, by putting up a score of 40’ 2”.

Freshman Christian Tover earned Pima’s first points of the meet, going 160 feet with a personal record in the hammer throw and finishing sixth. Freshman Chloe’ Nowell leaped her way to a seventh place finish in the triple jump, (36’ 7”).

Freshman Magda Mankel earned seventh place in the 1,500-meter, in a time of 5:04.6.

Sophomore Kyle Bush was 8th in the 1,500-meter in 4:11.6. Freshman Anthony Johnson, was also an eighth place finisher, in the high jump, with a best of 6’8.75”.

Pima sent 24 athletes in 21 events.

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Online Extra: Men’s golf team finishes 18th at Nationals

Online Extra: Men’s golf team finishes 18th at Nationals

By James Kelley

The Pima Community College men’s golf team finished in 18th place at a rain-shortened National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.

The Aztecs finished 18th at nationals, shooting a three-round total of 933. The final round at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail River Course, in Owens Crossroads, Ala., was canceled.

Pima finished 73 shots behind national champion McLennan (Waco, Texas) Community College.

Freshman Anthony Grijalva led the way with a 227, (74, 78, 75), good enough for 50th place overall.

Freshman Nolan Kovach and sophomore Joseph Molina tied for 79th place with a score of 235. Kovach’s scores were 75, 80, 80 and Molina shot 82, 77, 76.

Sophomore Matt Rubin was 95th with a score of 240, (82, 79, 79). Sophomore Shane Zimmerman finished 101st with a three-day total of 242, (85, 76, 81).

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Online Extra: Two women’s golfers finish in top 42 at Nationals

Online Extra: Two women’s golfers finish in top 42 at Nationals

Story and photo by James Kelley

The Pima Community College women’s golf team’s stay at Nationals was cut short and players didn’t even get to compete as a team.

The first day of the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the LPGA International Course was rained out and Pima was not able to field a team.

With only four team members, the Aztecs had to withdraw from the team competition when sophomore Nicole Gentry went down with an illness.

Sophomore Brianne Anderson led the way for the Aztecs with a 39th place finish, shooting 257, (80, 90, 85). Anderson was 10 shots back after the first day of the tournament.

Brianne Anderson

Freshman Jennifer Candanoza finished 42nd with 260 (83, 88, 89). Sophomore Elizabeth Livingston finished in 66th place with 276 (97, 86, 93).

Hometown player Mitsuki Katahira of Daytona State College won the tournament, shooting a 211. Daytona also won the team championship.

Last year the tournament was also shortened by rain.

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Online Extra: Both track & field teams finish third at Regionals

Online Extra: Both track & field teams finish third at Regionals

Story and photo by James Kelley

The Pima Community College track and field teams finished third at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region I Championships.

Three Aztecs won region titles and four more qualified for Nationals.

Freshman Chloe’ Nowell CQ, triple jump, freshman Mario Portillo, 5,000-meter, and freshman Christian Tover, shot put, were crowned champions.

Nowell won the triple jump with a leap of 36’7”, Portillo won the 5,000 with a time of 15:51 and Tover won the shot put with a mark of 51’8”.

Chloe' Nowell

The new Pima qualifiers for Nationals are sophomore Kyle Bush in the 1,500-meter, freshman Derrick Coker in the 200 meter, freshman Magda Mankel in the 1,500-meter; and Nowell in the high jump.

The men’s 4×400 team finished in third place but broke a school record they had set earlier in the season. Sophomore Stephan Bullard, Coker, sophomore Nathan Manigault and sophomore Chris Phillips ran a 3:13.26.

Pima qualified 24 in 21 events for the NJCAA National Championship meet in Hutchinson, Kansas, May 20-22.

Nationals Qualifiers
Women
1. Acosta Zavala, Kathy 400-Meter Hurdles
2. Bishop, Brittany Pole Vault
3. Davis, Jessica Hammer
4. Dittiger, Julia 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
5. Dorado, Ashley 400-Meter Hurdles
6. Howard, Kat 5,000-Meters, 10,000-Meters
7. Korn, Sharissa Javelin
8. Loevenguth, Annalisa 1,500-Meters
9. Mankel, Magda 1,500-Meters, 5,000-Meters
10. Montano, Stephanie Pole Vault
11. Nowell, Chloe Heptathlon, Triple Jump, High Jump

Men
1. Bullard, Stephan 800-Meters
2. Bush Kyle 1,500-Meters
3. Coker, Derrick 4×100-Meter Relay, 200-Meters
4. Johnson, Anthony High Jump
5. Manigault, Nathan 4×100-Meter Relay
6. McIver, Daniel High Jump
7. Moeykens, Dylan Decathlon
8. Phillips, Chris 4×100-Meter Relay, 4×400-Meter Relay
9. Portillo, Mario 5,000-Meters
10. Robertson, Matthew 4×100-Meter Relay, 4×400-Meter Relay
11. Scarber, Frederick High Jump
12. Thomas, Antoine 4×100-Meter Relay
13. Tovar, Christian Hammer, Shot Put

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Online Extra: Men’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

Online Extra: Men’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

By James Kelley
Photo by Steve Choice

Just like the women’s team, the Pima Community College men’s tennis team finished 19th at Nationals, but the men did so in Texas, not at home.

The Aztecs scored 9.5 points, also like the women, at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Tennis National Championships at Plano, Texas.

Andrew Barnett

Freshman Andrew Barnett made it to the quarterfinals of the Flight 1 Singles consolation bracket. Freshman Matt Lancaster also made it to the consolation quarterfinals, in Flight 5.

The sophomore doubles team of Raphael Sepulveda and David Tellez made it to the quarterfinals of Flight 2.

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Online Extra: Women’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

Online Extra: Women’s tennis finishes 19th at Nationals

By Steve Choice and James Kelley
Photo by Daniel Gaona

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team finished 19th at Nationals.

The Aztecs scored 9.5 points at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Tennis National Championships at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson.

“I was very happy with a top-20 finish in DI nationals,” head coach Gretchen Schantz said. “This year’s team had the most overall improvement I’ve seen in one season.”

Freshman Gabriela Rodriguez made it to the semifinals of the singles No. 1 consolation bracket. Sophomore Lori Cinnamond made it to the finals of the singles No. 3 consolation bracket.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Cinnamond and sophomore Ana Gallardo made it to the semifinals of the doubles No. 2 consolation bracket.

“We finished the year ahead of teams we had lost to early in the season,” Schantz said. “I’m looking forward to continuing that same improvement next year with the returning freshmen and with some new talented players.”

Last year the Aztecs finished 18th at Nationals.

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Online Extra: Are you ready for some futbol?

Online Extra: Are you ready for some futbol?

By James Kelley

The FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting event in the world, begins next month. Surprise, surprise, the United States has as good a chance to do damage as a lacrosse player.

From June 11 to July 11, 32 nations will vie for soccer’s golden trophy, which is not actually a cup. You don’t need to know the difference between Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo to enjoy it.

The tournament is wide open, but not because of mediocrity like the 2010 NCAA basketball tournament. The final won’t be a mid-major against an overrated big name.

The World Cup format is as follows: about 200 teams try to qualify for 32 slots. FIFA then seeds the top seven teams plus the host country. The tournament uses a drawing to divide the teams into eight groups of four.

From there, the top two finishers from each group advance to the knock-out stage, a 16-team single-elimination bracket a la the NCAA Big Dance.

The United States is primed for the tournament. The Yanks made it to the final of the Confederations Cup last year, which features the six continental champs plus the WC host and the defending WC champion. The Confederations Cup is essentially the World Cup dress rehearsal, and the USA almost won.

After getting brutal draws since 1990, the United States received a dream draw in Group C this year. The group includes the worst-seeded team (England), the worst European team (Slovenia) and the worst African team (Algeria).

England and Slovenia didn’t even qualify for Euro 2008, their continental tourney. Algeria placed fourth at the ‘10 African Cup of Nations. Egypt won it, and the USA beat the Pharaohs 3-0 in the Confederations Cup.

USA will likely have difficulties, though. Five possible starters have had serious injuries in the last seven months, including Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu. They were both badly hurt in Washington D.C. for a meaningless qualifier after the USA had already clinched.

The USA vs. England match-up is obviously sexy, but it’s also interesting because most of the top American players play in England.

One storyline to keep an eye on is the English sex scandal. Former Three Lions captain John Terry allegedly slept with the partner of teammate Wayne Bridge.

The United States has had scandal as well. In ’98, former USA “captain for life” John Harkes was kicked off the team after allegations that he banged the wife of teammate Eric Wynalda. The Yanks then went 0-3, including a loss to Iran.

Another must see colony/mother country tilt will be Brazil vs. Portugal. The big names will be there, including Kaka, Júlio César, Deco and top player Cristiano Ronaldo. (Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are not expected to be picked for Brazil’s team).

Nigeria and surprise qualifier North Korea are also in the Brazil-Portugal group. North Korea said it will censor the results. By June 29, after three losses, your average North Korean will wonder if the team went to the World Cup.

Although watching the Italian defensive style of play is like watching paint dry, Italy is another team to keep an eye on. The Azzurri feature American Giuseppe Rossi, who ditched the Jersey Shore to play for Italy.

Other American traitors are Ramón Núñez (Honduras) and Neven Subotic (Serbia).

The other local team, Mexico, well assuming that crazy law doesn’t actually go into effect, has a tough draw in Group A. El Tri will have to deal with South Africa and France.

El Tri struggled to qualify, using four managers and more than 80 players over 18 games. However, after Mexico brought in Javier Aguirre to manage, the team rose from fifth to second and nabbed one of the region’s three automatic qualifying slots.

South Africa is certainly the worst host ever, but the host team has always made it to the second round.

France, which would have won in ‘06 had Zinedine Zidane not head-butted an opponent, has strong talent. However, the French were lucky to qualify, as they stole a World Cup slot from Ireland on a hand ball so obvious even a Pacific-10 ref would have seen it.

The player to watch is Argentinean Lionel Messi. He could easily lead Argentina to the World Cup title if only the team had a better coach. Manager Diego Maradona has the reputation of someone who could have a heart attack before the Final.

Other contenders are Germany, Holland, Brazil and Spain. The Spanish Armada was unbeaten in 35 games until the USA beat them in the Confederation’s Cup last year.

No team besides Brazil has won a World Cup away from its home continent. Perhaps one of the traditional African powers such as Cameroon or Nigeria could break through on its home continent.

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'Fuel' drives home important message

‘Fuel’ drives home important message

By Marie Rodriguez

Many people have heard of the veggie van that ran on used vegetable oil in 1997 and ‘98. Josh Tickell, the creator of this van, has spent his career spreading knowledge of alternative fuels.

He travels the nation showing the many ways that people are implementing healthier biodiesel fuel in their lives, and how we can do the same.

His new movie “Fuel,” which will be released to DVD on June 22, is dedicated to informing audiences about the dangers of “America’s addiction to fuel.”

In the film, Tickell highlights the downfalls of oil, the impact it has on the earth and what we can do to make eco-friendly changes.

He emphasizes truck stops with only biodiesel fuel, cars created for use with alternative energy sources and shows how Germany and Sweden are changing laws and policies.

The film points out that the United States counts for about five percent of the world’s population but creates the most pollution.

“The diesel engine is by far the dominant engine of the world,” Tickell says in the film. “Every one of them can run on biodiesel today without any modification.”

The vast majority of American school buses use diesel fuel. While most people are aware that bus emissions are highly toxic, Tickell says few know that emission levels are actually four times higher inside the buses.

Tickell and many others ask in the film if this is the world we want to leave for our children. They speak of our dependence on a fuel source that is quickly running out and has been the cause of global turmoil such as the invasion of Iraq.

The film stresses that we can create our own fuel in a way that will clean up the earth while reducing dependence on foreign sources.

Tickell proposes growing algae from wastewater on land where no other crops can grow. Algae pulls carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and can be grown quickly in high quantities for use as clean-emission fuel.

“Fuel” is a movie every human being should see. It’s an entertaining yet hard-hitting look at how wastefully we treat the earth. The incredibly informative film promotes proactive voters and citizens.

Tickell is no preaching hippie. What he proposes would create a sustainable world. His ideas would create high-paying jobs, clean up the air, make use of wastewater and much more.

He’s telling us how to save the world. Maybe we should listen.

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Online Extra: Men’s basketball coach Karl Pieroway steps down, again

Online Extra: Men’s basketball coach Karl Pieroway steps down, again

By James Kelley

For the second time in less than a month, the Karl Pieroway era of Pima Community College men’s basketball has ended.

Pieroway resigned on May 13, nine days after he returned to Pima as a full-time head coach. He first quit on April 20, citing the pressures of trying to coach and teach middle school math.

Pieroway’s temporary upgrade to full-time head coach prompted a restructuring of the athletic department that also saw women’s head basketball coach Todd Holthaus become full time. In addition, executive athletic director Edgar Soto stepped down as head baseball coach and Jerry Stitt’s position as assistant athletic director was eliminated.

Pima will now search for a replacement for Pieroway on a “half-time” basis.

Check back with AztecPressOnline.com for updates on the basketball coaches, the baseball coach search and other summer news.

Pieroway timeline

June 2008: Hired as Pima’s men’s basketball coach
2008-09: His first team goes 10-20
Dec. 2, 2009: Aztecs upset No. 6 Phoenix College
Jan. 23, 2010: Aztecs upset No. 16 Cochise College
March 6, 2010: Aztecs upset top-seeded Phoenix, their second Regional tournament road win in a row, to advance to Nationals
March 20, 2010: Aztecs finish fifth at Nationals
April 20, 2010: Pieroway resigns as head coach
May 4, 2010: Rehired as a full-time head coach
May 13, 2010: Resigns

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Meet Me at Maynards a fun Monday-night tradition

Meet Me at Maynards a fun Monday-night tradition

Story and photo by Debbie Hadley

On a Monday night with little else to do but catch up on TV programs, Meet Me at Maynards provides social play with plenty of fresh air and exercise.

Starting at Maynards, a restaurant located at 400 N. Toole Ave. in the historic train depot, you can run or walk a route that takes athletes on a quick tour of downtown Tucson. The event is sponsored by Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

With downtown Tucson bringing to mind jury duty and expired parking meters, founders Jannie Cox and Dave Syverson decided in 2009 that something needed to change.

“We imagined what a regular crowd of active people like this could do for downtown Tucson,” Cox said.

MMM quickly became a Monday night tradition, with hundreds of Tucsonans showing up weekly. More than 12,000 people have since participated.

Check-in time is 5:15 p.m., but come early to avoid long lines. Walkers depart at 5:45, followed by runners at 6 p.m.

For further details, visit www.meetmeatmaynards.com.

Runners enter the Fourth Avenue underpass during a Meet Me at Maynards outing.

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