(Updated) Aztecs track & field set four national qualifying marks at Aztecs Outdoor Meet; Gill and Thompson set PRs at Sun Angel

Sophomore Kaylen Fox (Sahuaro HS) set a national qualifying mark in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:21.59 on Friday at the Aztecs Outdoor Meet. Pima has set 11 national qualifying times and marks so far during the outdoor season. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Kaylen Fox (Sahuaro HS) set a national qualifying mark in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:21.59 on Friday at the Aztecs Outdoor Meet. Pima has set 11 national qualifying times and marks so far during the outdoor season. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the West Campus track & field on Friday and came away with four more outdoor national qualifiers.

  • Sophomore Katherine Bruno (Canyon del Oro HS) earned her fourth national qualifying time of the outdoor season as she finished the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 36.62 seconds. Her time currently puts her No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I standings. She set national qualifying times in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meter races.
  • Sophomore Hailey Myles (Boulder Creek HS) improved on her national qualifying mark and set a personal-record in the triple jump for the second straight week. She finished with a mark of 40-feet, 6.25-inches. Her previous mark was 39-1.50. She also set a national qualifying mark in the long jump with a mark of 18-feet, 4.50-inches.
  • Freshman Raelynn Fair (South Mountain HS) earned a national qualifying mark in the long jump as she finished with a jump of 18-feet, 7-inches.
  • Sophomore Kaylen Fox (Sahuaro HS) earned herself a national qualifier in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:21.59.
  • Sophomore Mecca Marks (Desert Edge HS) set a new personal-record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.15 seconds.
  • In men's competition, freshman Jaylen Coleman took first place in the long jump with a mark of 22-feet, 4-inches.
  • The Aztecs have set 11 national qualifying times/marks so far this outdoor season.
  • The Aztecs also competed in the Sun Angel Invitational at Arizona State University. Sophomore Deshawn Gill (Sahuaro HS) set a personal-record in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.24 seconds. Fellow sophomore Erick Thompson (Sahuarita HS) also set his own personal-record in the 400 meter race with a time of 48.86.

The Aztecs will compete at the Triton Invitational hosted by the University of California San Diego next Saturday.