Women's Track & Field

Abigail Walls takes 7th place in Heptathlon after second day at NJCAA Nationals

Sophomore Abigail Walls (Tucson Magnet HS) earned NJCAA All-American honors after she placed seventh in the Heptathlon at the NJCAA Division I National Championships. She finished with 4109 points and earned a personal-record in the 800 meter race. Podium photo by Raymond Suarez. Action photo courtesy of Todd Moore/Barton CC
Sophomore Abigail Walls (Tucson Magnet HS) earned NJCAA All-American honors after she placed seventh in the Heptathlon at the NJCAA Division I National Championships. She finished with 4109 points and earned a personal-record in the 800 meter race. Podium photo by Raymond Suarez. Action photo courtesy of Todd Moore/Barton CC

The Pima Community College women's track & field team earned more team points after the second day of competition at the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Friday in Hutchinson, KS.

  • The Aztecs are in eighth place out of 24 teams with a score of 13 points.
  • Sophomore Abigail Walls (Tucson Magnet HS) took seventh place in the Heptathlon and earned NJCAA All-American honors as well as two team points, with a score of 4109. She capped it off by earning a personal-best in the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 33.91 seconds. Walls also tied for 12th place in the High Jump with a mark of 1.57 meters (5-feet, 1.75-inches).
  • "It feels good to be an All-American. This was my second (NJCAA) National Championship (Tournament). I had a better experience than at Indoors after missing All-American (status) by one spot and it sucked," Walls said. "Everything I feel was about average, didn't do as well as I wanted to and relied more on other events to get points. My 800 (meter race) was my biggest improvement."

Other Pima finishes:

Lucy Chavez (Bisbee HS) – 17th place in Shot Put 9.46 meters (31-feet, 0.50-inches).

Marissa Lopez (Sahuarita HS) – 19th place in 800 meters prelims (2:27.33).

The Aztecs close out the season on Saturday in the final day of the NJCAA Division I National Championships. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. (CT).

See updated team scores and individual results on Athletic Live