By WILL WILLCOXSON
The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field team competed in the NJCAA Indoor National Championship in New Mexico on Feb. 6-7.
Sophomore Kaysee Pilgrim placed first in high jump with a height of 5 feet 10 1/4 inches, marking her second indoor national championship in a row.
Her mark also set the indoor school record for Pima.
Sophomore Brianna Rodriquez placed sixth in the women’s long jump, with a distance of 18 feet 2 1/4 inches.
The Aztecs finished their indoor regular season with 17 national qualifiers, after adding two new qualifiers at Central Arizona College on Feb. 28.
Freshman Amanuel Logo set a national qualifying time in the 800-meter race with one minute and 59.58 seconds.
Sophomore Luke Ross placed first in men’s high jump, with a height of 6 feet 3/4 inches.
Sophomore Tyler Johnson was a national qualifier in men’s long jump, with his personal best of 23 feet 7 1/4 inches placing him in second.
Johnson placed first in the long jump category in the Pima Indoor Invitational.
The women distance medley team placed first with a team-best time of 13 minutes and 36 seconds.
The Aztecs will start their outdoor season March 20 at the Willie Williams Invitational at the University of Arizona.
March 20: Willie Williams Invitational @ University of Arizona, Tucson, 4 p.m.
March 21: Willie Williams Invitational @ University of Arizona, Tucson, 10 a.m.