PCC's Marks sets two national qualifiers at the Paradise Valley track meet
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PCC's Marks sets two national qualifiers at the Paradise Valley track meet

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track & field team competed in the Paradise Valley Indoor Invitational on Saturday and set five new national qualifying marks.

Sophomore Mecca Marks (Desert Edge HS) earned two national qualifying finishes as she took second place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.17 seconds. She finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 36-feet, 7.50-inches (11.16 meters); which is a new personal record. 

Freshman Raelynn Fair (South Mountain HS) earned her national qualifying mark and set a personal record in the long jump with a first place leap of 17-9.75 (5.43 meters).

In men’s competition, freshman Jaylen Coleman earned first place in the triple jump with a national qualifying leap of 48-1.25 (14.66 meters).

Sophomore Tyler Valenzuela (Canyon del Oro HS) finished third in the pole vault and set a national qualifier with a vault of 14-feet, 3.25-inches (4.35 meters).

The Aztecs have seven national qualifying marks/times in the first two weeks of the indoor track season.

The Aztecs will host the Pima Aztec Indoor Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the West Campus Aztec Track. Events will begin at 10 a.m.

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Ben Carbajal

ophomore Mecca Marks earned two national qualifiers in the 60 meter hurdles and the triple jump on Saturday at the Paradise Valley CC Indoor Invitational. The Aztecs have set seven national qualifying marks in the first two weeks of competition.