Track and Field: Aztecs set records at indoor nationals


The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams broke more school records at the final indoor meet of the season, the NJCAA Indoor National Championships in Charleston, Ill., on March 2-3.

The meet brought the number of records set this season to 11.

Both teams did well in the distance medley event.

The men’s team of freshmen Aren Maxwell, Adam Clawson, Lindon Claridge and Lucas Ruiz, finished in fourth place with a time of 10 minutes and 25.76 seconds.

Meanwhile, the women’s freshman team of Kelsey Montano, Aly Haskell, Shelby Slocum and Heidi Lopez set a Pima                         record with a time of 13:04.67.

Mario Portillo also set a Pima school record in the 5000-meter race with a time of 15:33.36.

Overall, the women finished in 18th place, while the men took 19th.

The Aztecs will compete again on March 10 at 10 a.m. when the first ACCAC conference meet comes to Pima’s West Campus.


March 10: ACCAC Conference Meet, PCC West Campus, 10 a.m.
March 16-17: Willie Williams Invitational, University of Arizona, 4 p.m./9 a.m.

Photo By Leftrick Herd


Photo By Leftrick Herd

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