Tucson HS distance runner Tarwater to compete for Aztecs cross country and track & field

Distance runner Mykayla Tarwater (Tucson Magnet HS) signed her letter of intent to compete for the Aztecs cross country and track & field teams starting in the 2020-21 season. She set a new personal-record in the 5K during the cross country season with a time of 23 minutes, 04.0 seconds. She also has PRs in the 800 meters (2:51.63) and 1600 meters (6:23.21). Photo courtesy of Mykayla Tarwater
Distance runner Mykayla Tarwater (Tucson Magnet HS) signed her letter of intent to compete for the Aztecs cross country and track & field teams starting in the 2020-21 season. She set a new personal-record in the 5K during the cross country season with a time of 23 minutes, 04.0 seconds. She also has PRs in the 800 meters (2:51.63) and 1600 meters (6:23.21). Photo courtesy of Mykayla Tarwater

The Pima Community College cross country and track & field programs added another Southern Arizona product to its women's teams.

  • Mykayla Tarwater, a distance runner for Tucson Magnet High School signed with the Aztecs.
  • Tarwater set a personal-record as she finished the 5K with a time of 23 minutes, 04.0 seconds during this year's cross country season.
  • As a junior, Tarwater earned a personal-record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:51.63. She set a PR in the 1600 meter race at 6:23.21 in 2018.
  • "She will be great help in building the women's cross country and track teams," Pima cross country co-head coach Mark Bennett said.

2020 Pima Aztecs Track & Field recruits:

Men

Emmanuel Corral (Distance/Cross Country) – Pusch Ridge Christian HS
Avery Dylla (Mid-Dance) – Ironwood Ridge HS
Reece Gardner (Pole Vault, Athlete) – Marana HS
Chalen Lozano (Distance/Cross Country) – Marana HS
Octavius Thomas (Sprinter) – Tucson Magnet HS
Delando Day (Jumper) – Buckeye Union HS
Connor Ivie (Jumper) – Basha HS
Jayvon Kimbrough (Sprinter/Hurdler) – Youngker HS
Zachary Maxwell (Thrower) – Show Low HS
Nate Milton (XC/Distance) – Flagstaff HS
Cody Rennaker (Jumper) – Youngker HS
Devin Willis (Jumper) – Snowflake HS

Women

Dominique Acosta (Jumper) – Nogales HS
Oksana Giron (Distance/Cross Country/Thrower) – Sunnyside HS
Hannah Irwin (Sprinter/Jumper) – Ironwood Ridge HS
Kira Montgomery (Sprinter/Jumper) – Sahuaro HS
Alyssa Parton (Sprinter) – Sabino HS
Mykayla Tarwater (Distance/Cross Country) – Tucson Magnet HS
Dejanae Wilmore (Sprinter) – Tucson Magnet HS
Corteaja Andrews (Sprints, Athlete) – Betty H. Fairfax HS
Fatmata Conteh (Sprinter) – Glendale HS
Tajene McCoy (Sprinter) – Chandler HS
Cydaisia Miles (Jumper/Sprinter) – Copper Canyon HS
Lydia Pelletier-Butler (Heptathlon, Athlete) – Flagstaff HS
Madison Warren (Sprinter) – Cheney HS, Washington