The Pima Community College men's and women's track & field teams will display many Southern Arizona talents during the 2020-21 season.
The Aztecs put 24 recruits on scholarship and 37 total on the roster.
"Bringing in local talent is going to be the pillar of success for our program," Pima track & field interim head coach Chad Harrison said. "Being able to recruit out of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and keeping the local talent here rather than having them go to other junior colleges or NAIA schools, is our first focus.
"We have an open door policy here at Pima for Southern Arizona athletes. We always have. We want to make sure we give all of the Southern Arizona kids an opportunity to continue their education and their athletics."
Coach Harrison is looking towards future classes and expanding the scholarship number of Southern Arizona student-athletes.
"We were able to give so many local kids scholarships this year. I look forward to growing out the scholarship number in the near future," Harrison said. "The Southern Arizona athletes we have are high caliber not only on the track but in the classroom as well.
"I think many high school coaches; not only in Tucson but throughout the state, will see the quality athletes we have. Additionally, the ample opportunities that we're providing our athletes to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year institutions."
Harrison sees opportunity in utilizing the revamped Aztecs Field at the Chapman Automotive Sports Complex on the West Campus with the addition of lights.
"We plan to put on local invitationals, help with big high school meets and put on coaching clinics," Harrison said. "The goal is to grow the wealth of knowledge and increase track and field talent in Southern Arizona."
2020 Southern Arizona Pima track & field/cross country student-athletes:
Dominique Acosta – Nogales HS
Quasi Almufasa – Catalina Magnet HS
Guliana Andersen – Flowing Wells HS
Leah Blevins – Cienega HS
Shaun Brown – Mountain View HS
Lucy Chavez – Benson HS
Emmanuel Corral – Pusch Ridge Christian HS
Alejandro Corrales – Nogales HS
Brandon Crockett – Marana HS
Johnathan Del Torro – Sunnyside HS
Avery Dylla – Ironwood Ridge HS
Reece Gardner – Marana HS
Elysia Garcia – Rincon/University HS
Rostow Gasore – Catalina Magnet HS
Oksana Giron – Sunnyside HS
Sebastian Granados – Nogales HS
Gabriel Hernandez – Cholla HS
Akira Jones – St. David HS
Isabel Kennerly – Mountain View HS
Mical Lewis – Cholla HS
Marissa Lopez – Sahuarita HS
Chalen Lozano – Marana HS
Andre Maytorena – Nogales HS
Ali Mohamed – Desert View HS
Bailey Nance – Salpointe Catholic HS
Alyssa Parton – Sabino HS
James Pruitt – Ironwood Ridge HS
Caleb Rayman – Marana HS
Gustavo Rubio – Tucson Magnet HS
Mykayla Tarwater – Tucson Magnet HS
Adrian Teso – Benson HS
Octavius Thomas – Tucson Magnet HS
Brendan Torres – Empire HS
Cynthia Villagran – Rio Rico HS
Ayanna Valles- Marana HS
Adrian Watson – Cienega HS
Dejanáe Wilmore – Tucson Magnet HS