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POSTSEASON UPDATE: Women's track & field finishes 18th at Nationals, men 21st

POSTSEASON UPDATE: Women’s track & field finishes 18th at Nationals, men 21st

May 21 PCC press release Aztec Press photos by ED ADAMS HUTCHINSON, KS – The Pima Community College 2010-11 athletic year came to a close Saturday afternoon as the PCC men’s and women’s track teams competed in final day action at the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Nationals. The Aztec women’s team picked up four points on […]

POSTSEASON UPDATE: Track & field: women finish 3rd, men 4th at Regionals

POSTSEASON UPDATE: Track & field: women finish 3rd, men 4th at Regionals

May 13 PCC press release Aztec Press photo by ED ADAMS MESA, AZ – The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up final-day action at the Region 1 Championship Meet, late Thursday evening, with the Aztecs women placing third overall and the men fourth. The PCC men’s 4×400 placed second […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Aztec thrower ranks among top in the nation

ONLINE EXTRA: Aztec thrower ranks among top in the nation

Story, video and photo by JOEL GANTT Pima Community College has a track and field athlete who is ranked third in the nation in the hammer throw and seventh in the nation in shot put. If that’s not impressive enough, this athlete has only been practicing track and field for three years. Introducing Christian Tovar, […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & Field headed to Nationals

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & Field headed to Nationals

Story and video by JOEL GANTT Photos by Ed Adams The Pima Community College track team began post-season play May 2 and will end it with at least 20 athletes at Nationals. Pima opened the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 1 Championships well  May 2-3 at the Multi-Event Championship. Freshman Dylan Moeykens finished second […]

Track & Field teams finish conference play

Track & Field teams finish conference play

By JOEL GANTT The Pima Community College track and field teams wrapped up their conference slate April 16 at Mesa Community College. The men’s team went 3-2 at the meet. Their Arizona Community College Athletic Conference record is 9-6. The women tied with Mesa, going 3-1-1 at the meet. Their final conference record is 9-5-1. […]

3 PCC athletes rise to top 4 in national rankings

3 PCC athletes rise to top 4 in national rankings

By JOEL GANTT Photo by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams have had athletes shoot up the national rankings, and started conference play 6-4. Pima traveled to Scottsdale on April 2, where they individually competed at the Paradise Valley Community College invitational. Three Aztecs are now individually ranked […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & field begin conference play with victories

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & field begin conference play with victories

Story and video by JOEL GANTT Photo by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College track and field teams started Arizona Community College Athletic Conference outdoor meets and then quickly stepped out of conference play. The Aztecs competed in the Willie Williams invitational on March 18 and 19 at the University of Arizona. Freshman Zion Harvey […]

Men’s track & field finishes 15th at indoor Nationals

Men’s track & field finishes 15th at indoor Nationals

Story by JOEL GANTT Photo by ED ADAMS In its first trip to the indoor Nationals since 2004, the Pima Community College track and field men’s team finished 15th and placed three in the top 10. On March 4-5, the men’s and women’s teams competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association Indoor National Championships […]

Track & field sends 15 to indoor Nationals

Track & field sends 15 to indoor Nationals

By JOEL GANTT Photo by JAMES KELLEY After two more successful meets, the Pima Community College track and field teams will send 15 athletes to the indoor Nationals and got a jump on qualifying for outdoor Nationals. The Aztecs will send a party to the National Junior College Athletic Association on March 4-5 at Texas […]

Six track & field athletes punch their ticket to Nationals at home

Six track & field athletes punch their ticket to Nationals at home

By JOEL GANTT Photo by ED ADAMS Pima Community College won first place in seven events and qualified six for the National Junior College Athletic Association Indoor National Championships while hosting its only track and field meet of the season Feb. 5. Both the men’s and the women’s teams competed in the indoor and outdoor […]

Huge squads looking to smash school records

Huge squads looking to smash school records

Story by JOEL GANTT  Photo by JAMES KELLEY How do we know that this year’s Pima Community College Track and Field team will be the greatest ever? Athletes and coaches combine to make a roster of more than 80 men and women, which is the largest number of athletes that Pima Track & Field has […]

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 Track & Field schedule

ONLINE EXTRA: 2011 Track & Field schedule

Photo by JAMES KELLEY Fri. Jan. 21-Sat. Jan. 22 @ Puma Invitational (Phoenix) Sat. Feb. 5 PIMA AZTEC INVITATIONAL Sat. Feb. 12 @ Glendale Invitational (Glendale) Fri. Feb. 18-Sat. Feb. 19 @ Central Arizona Relays (Coolidge, AZ) Fri. Mar 4-Sat. Mar. 5 @ NJCAA Indoor National Championships (Lubbock, TX) M 15th Sat. Mar. 12 @ […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Early Pima newspapers record beginning of Aztec Sports

By JAMES KELLEY Pima Community College student newspapers and Aztec sports both had humble and confusing beginnings. The college held its first classes in 1969 and officially opened in 1970, but the start of the Aztec Press and Pima sports are a bit more hazy. A student newspaper named Graffiti Press started in 1970. That […]

Summer sports recap

Summer sports recap

Story and Photos by James Kelley Pima sports ranked No. 16 nationally The Pima Community College athletic department secured a top 20 finish in the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators Cup. The Aztecs finished with the country’s 16th best athletic program in the scholarship division in the 2009-10 NATYCAA Cup. Pima earned […]

Online Extra: Aztecs earn Academic All-American accolades

Online Extra: Aztecs earn Academic All-American accolades

Story and photo by James Kelley Five Pima Community College student athletes were recognized as National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All-Americans. Freshman Megan Carney of women’s cross country and track and field, sophomore Andrea Benjamin from women’s basketball, sophomore Gabrielle Siltanen and sophomore Lucas Volk from track and field and softball sophomore Kaity Ingram […]