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TRACK AND FIELD: A long (jump) and winding road

TRACK AND FIELD: A long (jump) and winding road

By EDDIE CELAYA Standing nearly 6 feet tall with stunning red hair, sophomore Hannah Bartz is used to standing out in a crowd. Put her on the track and she doesn’t just stand out; she races to the front of the pack. “We were always pretty fast in elementary school,” Bartz said of herself and her equally fast, just as brightly […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

 By KATELYN ROBERTS After a home meet at the Willie Williams Invitational, Pima Community College track and field hits the road until April 8.  March 23-25: Puma Outdoor Meet WOMEN’S Freshman Alyssa Watkins took third with her hammer throw, setting a mark of 155 feet, 1 inch. Watkins earned an outdoor national qualifier mark. Freshman Rhiannon Bearup qualified nationally with her time of 1 minute […]

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

By Katelyn Roberts After hosting their own indoor invitational, the Aztecs take to the road, with their next home meet on April 8. NJCAA Indoor National Championships The Aztecs headed to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 3 and 4, to compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Sam Shoultz placed first in high jump with 7 […]

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

 By KATELYN ROBERTS With the Aztecs’ last meet before nationals under their belts, every national qualifier earned is being counted. On Feb. 17, Pima Community College’s track and field teams competed in the NAU Tune-Up Meet in Flagstaff. Freshman Colin Dylla qualified nationally for the 800-meter race with a time of 1 minute and 58.17 seconds, taking fifth place  Freshman Filimone Tu-avao qualified in the weight […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

By: KATELYN ROBERTS As Pima Community College presses on, Aztecs made five more national qualifying marks between the men’s and women’s teams at the Aztec Indoor Invitational. PCC hosted the tournament at West Campus. Records were also broken during the Arizona Indoor Invitational, hosted by Glendale Community College.   Feb. 3-4: Aztec Indoor Invitational WOMEN’S […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records, set four qualifiers

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records, set four qualifiers

By KATELYN ROBERTS Jan. 27-28: Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational With their first meet out of the way, Pima Community College’s track and field returned from the Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational with two new records and six nations qualifying marks. WOMEN’S The women’s competition resulted in two new Pima records when freshman Rhiannon Bearup took third […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs place eight national qualifiers

TRACK AND FIELD: Aztecs place eight national qualifiers

By STEVEN FOWLER Eight Pima Community College athletes eight national qualifying marks when the men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Aztec Indoor Invitational on Feb. 5-6 at the West Campus. In women’s competition, the No. 11 ranked Aztecs set three new national qualifying marks and improved in three new ones. Freshman Amber […]

Track team builds champs

Track team builds champs

By MICKEY RAY LAMB The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track teams have garnered an impressive reputation for themselves. “We aren’t just out here coaching athletes, we are in the business of building champions,” Associate Head Coach Chad Harrison said. The Aztecs set an impressive 15 qualifying marks to begin the 2016 season at […]

Track and Field: Pima takes on universities

Track and Field: Pima takes on universities

By WILL WILLCOXSON After a successful run in the Indoor NJCAA championships, the Pima Community College track and field teams competed with the big dogs at the universities. The Aztecs competed with fellow junior colleges as well as universities like the University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University at UA in the March 19 Willie […]

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 […]

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 […]