Valenzuela ties for fifth place in the pole vault after first day of NJCAA Division I Championships

Sophomore Tyler Valenzuela (Canyon del Oro HS) tied for fifth place in the men's pole vault finishing with a vault of 4.45 meters (14-feet, 6-inches). He earned 3.5 points for the Aztecs. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Tyler Valenzuela (Canyon del Oro HS) tied for fifth place in the men's pole vault finishing with a vault of 4.45 meters (14-feet, 6-inches). He earned 3.5 points for the Aztecs. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College men's and women's track & field team opened competition on Thursday at the NJCAA Division I National Championships in Hobbs, NM.

  • Sophomore Tyler Valenzuela (Canyon del Oro HS) tied for fifth place in the men's pole vault along with South Plains College's Scott Frazier. Valenzuela finished with a vault of 4.45 meters (14-feet, 6-inches) and earned 3.5 points for the Aztecs.

Other Pima track & field finishes on Thursday:

  • Freshman Jaylen Coleman – 14th in men's long jump 6.87 meters (22-feet, 5-inches)
  • Sophomore Hailey Myles (Boulder Creek HS) – 16th in women's long jump 5.28 meters (17-feet, 3-inches)

The Aztecs will compete in the second day of the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Friday. Field events begin at 11:00 a.m. (MDT).

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