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).