TRACK AND FIELD: Pilgrim a national champion

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.

 

ON DECK

March 20: Willie Williams Invitational @ University of Arizona, Tucson, 4 p.m.

March 21: Willie Williams Invitational @ University of Arizona, Tucson, 10 a.m.

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