By CASEY MUSE JR.
The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in their final regular season events at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, CA on April 22-23.
Sophomore Kelsey Montano finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 12.65 seconds. She broke a Pima school record as well as earning No. 1 in the country with her time. She also improved her national qualifying time by 39 seconds.
Samantha Felzien earned a national qualifying time in the 5,000-meter race finishing at 19:28.93. Felzien also holds a national qualifier in the 10,000-meter race.
For the men’s team, Sophomore Ahmed Mohamed earned a national qualifier in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:05.64. Mohamed improved his time in the 1,500-meter race as well.
Sophomore Amanuel Logo set a new national qualifying time in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:54.78. He was also able to improve his 5,000-meter race by roughly 10 seconds.
Sophomore Jomari Collie finished the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.83 seconds earning a national qualifier in the process.
Sophomores Estevan Gomez and Mark Bennett improved their national qualifying times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter race respectively.
PCC ends the regular season with 36 national qualifying marks.
Pima is intensely preparing to participate in the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships May 17-19 at South Plains College Track in Levelland, Texas.
The Aztecs enter competition with 36 National qualifying marks. For full results, click here.