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Ex-hurdle star now trains others

Ex-hurdle star now trains others

By WILL WILLCOXSON Former Pima Community College track star Alfonso Mejia, 21, has spent this season as a volunteer hurdle assistant for the track and field coaching staff. “He is doing very well,” sprint and hurdle assistant coach Walter Henderson said. “With the experience that he brings, he is able to assist the other hurdlers.” […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Pilgrim a national champion

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 […]

Pima posts 13 national qualifiers

Pima posts 13 national qualifiers

By WILL WILLCOXSON Already well into the season, Pima Community College Track and Field teams have competed in two competitions since the beginning of the year. After two meets, the Aztecs have 13 national qualifiers, with 11 meets still left in the season. The Aztecs hosted teams from  Central Arizona Community College, Glendale Community College, […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztec wins national title in long jump

TRACK & FIELD: Aztec wins national title in long jump

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track team had a strong showing at the NJCAA Championships on May 16-17 at Mesa Arizona. Woman’s team takes 12th place Sophomore Brianna Rodriguez won the national championship in the long jump for the Aztecs with a jump of 18. 11 3/4. The win marked the […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Nationals await May 15-17

TRACK AND FIELD: Nationals await May 15-17

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track team made big strides in the second day of the Region I track championships in Mesa on May 6. The final day of competition took place after Aztec Press went to the printer. Results will be posted at aztecpressonline.com as they become available. Pima […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs hit national qualifications

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs hit national qualifications

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College men and women’s track team went 2-2 in their second conference meet of the season in Mesa on April 18.   Women’s team qualifying PCC women’s team improved on some existing national qualifying mark at Mesa. Sophomore Nikki Regalado took first place in the 1500-meter with a time of […]

New track star shows off speed

New track star shows off speed

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College athlete Kevin Lamont Snead has played football his entire life. It wasn’t until this spring that Snead decided to apply his talents to the track. He had no idea that he could get this good so fast in a sport in which he’s never competed. In only his second […]

TRACK: Teams have strong showing in Glendale

TRACK: Teams have strong showing in Glendale

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College men’s and women’s track teams failed to provide a national qualifier during competition at the Glendale Community College Outdoor Invitational on April 5, but did have several first-place finishes. To date, 14 Aztecs have national qualifying marks. Women jumpers dominate On the women’s side, four Aztec jumpers finished with […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs keep setting national marks

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs keep setting national marks

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track teams set five national marks in the Willie Williams Classic at the University of Arizona on March 21-22. Women set national marks The women’s team continued a strong start to the season by setting national marks at the Willie Williams Classic. Sophomore Nikki Regalado […]

Track runner sets gaze on the future

Track runner sets gaze on the future

By NICK MEYERS Mexico native Sandra Araiza left Hermosillo, Sonora, with dreams of becoming a biomedical engineer. The 19-year-old international student is now in her second semester at Pima Community College, on her way to doing just that. Araiza’s interest in medicine began in high school. During her senior year, her class visited hospitals to […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs have strong showing at national championships

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs have strong showing at national championships

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College men’s and women’s track team put on an impressive performance at the Indoor National Championships at the Armory in New York City on March 7-8. Women’s track team takes home 10th place The women’s team showed their muscle with two top-three finishers. The top finisher was freshman Kaysee Pilgrim, […]

TRACK & FIELD: Pima sets national marks in Glendale

TRACK & FIELD: Pima sets national marks in Glendale

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College had two athletes finish in the top 10 nationally during the Glendale Last Chance meet on Feb. 22. Freshman Rhiannon Reece set her pole-vaulting mark at 10 feet 6 inches, which placed her ninth nationally. Sophomore Kathy Fisher finished the 600-meter race with a time of 1:37.73, which also […]

Six Aztecs qualify for nationals

Six Aztecs qualify for nationals

Compiled by Katie Stewart     Six members of Pima Community College’s track and field team qualified for nationals during the first meet of the season at the Paradise Valley Community College Indoor Invitational Jan. 24-25. In men’s competition, Eddie Wilcox became an indoor national qualifier with a high jump of 6 feet, 10¾ inches. Anfernee Alexander […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Squads finish strong year in Kansas

TRACK AND FIELD: Squads finish strong year in Kansas

By STEVE CHOICE Pima Community College’s track and field teams closed out a successful campaign at the NJCAA national outdoor meet on May 18. The three-day competition was held at Gowans Stadium, the home track of Hutchinson Community College (Kan.). The women came in 16th out of 29 teams, scoring 19 points. The men tallied nine points […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs peaking after recent performances

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs peaking after recent performances

By DIEGO LOZANO III Pima Community College will have more than 20 athletes competing at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan., on May 16-18. On April 29-30, Pima looked to its multi-event athletes to place among the region’s best at the meet in Mesa. Sophomore decathlete Jarrell Betton did so emphatically […]