TRACK AND FIELD: Pilgrim a national champion


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.

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