Siml breaks school record in 1,000 meters (twice); Myles and Fair snatch top five finishes at NJCAA Indoor Championships

Freshman Mary Siml earned six total points for the Aztecs are the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. She broke the Pima school record in the 1,000 meters and even broke her own record with a time of 3:03.44. She was also part od the distance medley relay that took sixth with a time of 12:29.48. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshman Mary Siml earned six total points for the Aztecs are the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. She broke the Pima school record in the 1,000 meters and even broke her own record with a time of 3:03.44. She was also part od the distance medley relay that took sixth with a time of 12:29.48. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College men's and women's track & field teams competed in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships on Friday and Saturday in Pittsburg, KS.

  • All eight members of the Aztecs women's team scored points as they finished tied for 14th place out of 29 teams with 18 points.
  • Freshman Mary Siml broke the Pima school record in the 1,000 meters on two occasions. She set the first mark in Friday's prelims with a time of 3 minutes, 05.59 seconds. She shattered her own record by over two seconds on Saturday as she took sixth place with a time of 3:03.44 earning three teams points.
  • Sophomore Hailey Myles (Boulder Creek HS) earned five points for the Aztecs as she placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 11.86 meters (38-feet, 9-inches). Fellow sophomore Mecca Marks (Desert Edge HS) took eighth at 11.13 meters (36-5) earning one team point.
  • Freshman Raelynn Fair (South Mountain HS) set a new personal-record as she took fifth place in the long jump with a mark of 5.73 meters (18-feet, 9.75-inches) earning four points for Pima.
  • The Distance Medley Relay team of Siml, and sophomores Annabella Spencer (Sahuaro HS), Kaylen Fox (Sahuaro HS) and Katherine Bruno (Canyon del Oro HS) finished in sixth place with a time of 12:29.48 earning three team points.
  • Sophomore Anahiramar Lopez (Tucson HS) claimed two points for the Aztecs as she took seventh place in the high jump with a jump of 1.61 meters (5-3).
  • In men's competition, sophomore Tyler Valenzuela (Canyon del Oro HS) gained Pima's only points as he tied for seventh place (1.5 points) in the pole vault with a vault of 4.20 meters (13-feet, 8-inches).

Other Pima finishes:

Katherine Bruno – 10th place in the 3,000 meter race (10:34.58)
Jaylen Coleman – 10th in the triple jump (14.59 meters); 22nd in long jump (6.31 meters)

The Aztecs will begin the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 15-16 at the Willie Williams Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona held at Roy P. Drachman Stadium. Competition begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and continues on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.

See complete team and individual results from the NJCAA Indoor National Championships on AthleticLIVE