Sahuarita HS distance runner and sprinter Lopez signs with Aztec cross country and track & field

Aztecs cross country and track & field teams signed Marissa Lopez, a distance runner and sprinter from Sahuarita High School. She has a personal-record this season in the 200 meter race at 30.15 seconds. She has PRs in the 400 meter (1:02.23), 800 meter (2:24.35), 5,000 meter (19:58.0) ans 3.2 mile (22:51.7) races. Photo courtesy of Marissa Lopez
Aztecs cross country and track & field teams signed Marissa Lopez, a distance runner and sprinter from Sahuarita High School. She has a personal-record this season in the 200 meter race at 30.15 seconds. She has PRs in the 400 meter (1:02.23), 800 meter (2:24.35), 5,000 meter (19:58.0) ans 3.2 mile (22:51.7) races. Photo courtesy of Marissa Lopez

The Pima Community College women's cross country and track & field teams gained strength for both programs as they signed Marissa Lopez from Sahuarita High School.

  • In track & field, Lopez earned a personal-record in the 200 meter race with a time of 30.15 seconds this season before it was cut short. She also has PRs in the 400 meters at 1 minute, 02.23 seconds and the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.35. Both personal-bests were set in 2019.
  • Lopez earned two PRs in cross country as she finished the 5,000 meter race with a time of 19:58.0. Her best in the 3.2 mile race is set at 22:51.7.
  • Coach's Quote: "Marissa will be a great addition to our cross country team and provide the added push that our 800 meter and mid-distance teams will need," Pima track & field interim head coach Chad Harrison said. "She is a highly talented runner that is going to be a great addition to our track & field family."   

2020 Pima Aztecs Track & Field recruits:

Men

Shaun Buttigieg-Brown (Sprinter/Jumper) – Mountain View
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
Preston Becker (Thrower) – Youngker HS (Glendale CC)
Delando Day (Jumper) – Buckeye Union HS
Connor Ivie (Jumper) – Basha HS
Mareon Keith (Sprinter) – North Canyon 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
Ceazer Chavez (Sprinter) – Deming HS (NM)

Women

Dominique Acosta (Jumper) – Nogales HS
Leah Blevins (Distance/Cross Country) – Cienega HS
Oksana Giron (Distance/Cross Country/Thrower) – Sunnyside HS
Hannah Irwin (Sprinter/Jumper) – Ironwood Ridge HS
Marissa Lopez (Distance/Cross Country/Sprinter) – Sahuarita 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
Haylee McLeod (Sprinter) – Campo Verde HS
Cydaisia Miles (Jumper/Sprinter) – Copper Canyon HS
Lydia Pelletier-Butler (Heptathlon, Athlete) – Flagstaff HS
Madison Warren (Sprinter) – Cheney HS, Washington