Aztecs track & field claim seven region titles; Women's team takes second place at Region I Championships

The Aztecs track & field team took home seven individual titles. Left to right: Seth Jarus (Long and Triple Jump), Hailey Myles (Triple Jump), Anahiramar Lopez (Long Jump), Collin Dylla (800 meters) and Katherine Bruno (3,000 steeplechase and 1,500 meters). Photo by Raymond Suarez
The Aztecs track & field team took home seven individual titles. Left to right: Seth Jarus (Long and Triple Jump), Hailey Myles (Triple Jump), Anahiramar Lopez (Long Jump), Collin Dylla (800 meters) and Katherine Bruno (3,000 steeplechase and 1,500 meters). Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College men's and women's track & field teams closed out competition at the Region I Championships on Thursday at Mesa Community College.

The Aztecs women's team took second place with a team score of 192 points. Central Arizona College took first with 309. The men's team placed third with a score of 157 points. Mesa Community College took first with 252 and Central Arizona was second at 243.

Freshman Katherine Bruno (Canyon del Oro HS) took home her second region championship after she won the 1,500 meter race with a time of 4 minutes, 52.55 seconds setting a new personal record. She took second in the 5,000 meter race at 19:07.40. Bruno won the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Tuesday and earned a total of 28 points for the Aztecs.

Freshman Hailey Myles (Boulder Creek HS) won her region championship in the triple jump with a mark of 38-feet, 3.50-inches). Freshman Mecca Marks (Desert Edge HS) took second with a jump of 35-2.50 while sophomore Megan Schiffmacher (Cactus HS) placed third at 34-5.50. The Aztecs earned 24 points for the event.

Freshman Anahiramar Lopez (Tucson HS) claimed the women's long jump region title on Tuesday.

In men's competition, sophomore Seth Jarus (Wickenburg HS) claimed his second region title after he won the triple jump with a mark of 46-feet, 8.25-inches. He also took third place in the high jump at 6-2. He won the long jump on Tuesday. Jarus earned 26 total points for the Aztecs.

Sophomore Collin Dylla (Ironwood Ridge HS) earned his region championship in the 800 meter race. He crossed the finish line with a time of 1:56.03. He also set a personal record in the 1,500 meter race after he took third place with a time of 4:03.19.

The Aztecs had four placements that scored points in the triple jump. Freshman Andrew Arvayo (Mountain View HS) took third place at 43-8 while freshman Monte Albert (Flagstaff HS) was fourth at 43-3.25. Sophomore Ben Anderson (Flagstaff HS) finished in fifth place with a mark of 42-5.50. They scored 25 total points in the event.

The Aztecs will compete at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Championships on May 17-19 at the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex in El Dorado, KS.

See complete results from the NJCAA Region I Championships on WingFootFinish

Other women's track & field finishes and team points scored (Alphabetical order):
Brianna Bertsch (Pueblo HS) – 6th in shot put (34-feet, 2.75-inches, 10.43 meters) – 3 points
Isabella Burrola (Nogales HS) –
7th in 400 meter hurdles (1:11.75) – 2 points
Cindy Corrales (Nogales HS) – 6th in 1,500 meters (5:21.55) – 3 points; 7th in 5,000 meters (21:43.05) – 2 points
Kaylen Fox (Sahuaro HS) –
4th in 800 meters (2:23.65) – 5 points
Kymori Henderson (South Mountain HS) –
3rd in 100 meters (12.74) – 6 points; 6th in 200 meters (27.05) – 3 points
Anahiramar Lopez (Tucson HS) – 3rd in high jump (5-feet, 6-inches, 1.68 meters) – 6 points
Hailey Myles (Boulder Creek HS) – 7th in high jump (4-feet, 10.25-inches, 1.48 meters) – 2 points
Arianna Roche (Cienega HS) – 6th in 800 meters (2:43.51) – 3 points; 7th in 1,500 meters (5:24.33) – 2 points
Megan Schiffmacher (Cactus HS) – 2nd in high jump (5-feet, 6-inches, 1.68 meters) – 8 points
Angela Slagle (Salpointe Catholic HS) – 3rd in discus (124-feet, 3-inches, 37.87 meters) – 6 points
Annabella Spencer (Sahuaro HS)
– 2nd in 100 meters (12.61) – 8 points; 4th in 400 meter hurdles (PR and Qualifier at 1:05.83) – 5 points; 8th in 200 meters (29.09) – 1 point
Aolyion Spruell (Raymond S. Kellis HS) – 6th in 100 meter hurdles (16.05) – 3 points; 7th in 100 meters (13.77) – 2 points; 8th in 400 meter hurdles (1:13.12) – 1 point
Theresa Sweeney (San Manuel HS) – 5th in shot put (PR 37-feet, 1.25-inches, 11.31 meters) – 4 points
Alyssa Watkins (Camp Verde HS) – 7th in discus (107-feet, 7-inches, 32.79 meters) – 2 points
Tyra Yanez (Sahuaro HS) – 3rd in 200 meters (25.92) – 6 points; 4th in 100 meters (12.75) – 5 points
(Relay) Kymori Henderson, Tyra Yanez, Aolyion Spruell, Annabella Spencer – 2nd in 4x100 meter relay (49.18) – 8 points
(Relay) Tyra Yanez, Annabella Spencer, Kaylen Fox, Isabella Burrola – 2nd in 4x400 meter relay (4:13.56) – 8 points

Other men's track & field finishes and team points scored (Alphabetical order):
Tyler Bauer
4th in 5,000 meters (15:44.97) – 5 points
Victor Bustamante (Flowing Wells HS) –
8th in 800 meters (2:01.43) – 1 point
Connor Deakin (Ironwood Ridge HS) – 8th in 5,000 meters (16:39.42) – 1 point
Deshawn Gill (Sahuaro HS) –
4th in 110 meter hurdles (PR 15.54) – 5 points; 8th in 400 meter hurdles (57.25) – 1 point
Dariun Glover (Skyline HS) – 5th in 100 meters (11.09) – 4 points
Duan Grant – 4th in 100 meters (11.04) – 5 points; 7th in 200 meters (22.60) – 2 points
Dahrian Harris-Mesh (Rincon HS) –
5th in shot put (45-feet, 5.75-inches, 13.86 meters) – 4 points; 6th in discus (137-feet, 9-inches, 41.99 meters) – 3 points
Cornelius Payne Jr. (Mountain Pointe HS) – 5th in 110 meter hurdles (15.78) – 4 points
Andy Trinh (Catalina HS) – 3rd in 800 meters (1:57.41) – 6 points
Adrian Watson (Cienega HS) – 5th in 400 meter hurdles (55.38) – 4 points
Robert Williams (South Mountain HS) – 3rd in 400 meters (48.51) – 6 points; 8th in 200 meters (23.14) – 1 point
(Relay) Isaiah Martin, Robert Williams, Dariun Glover, Duan Grant – 2nd in 4x100 meter relay (PR 41.49) – 8 points
(Relay) Deshawn Gill, Adrian Watson, Issa Abdikadir, Dariun Glover – 2nd in 4x400 meter relay (3:20.61) – 8 points