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Aztec track & fielders set national qualifying marks

The Pima Community College track and field teams showed their strengths on home turf on Saturday as several athletes set Nationals Indoor qualifying marks and improved on their qualifying times at the West Campus.

In men’s competition, Eddie Wilcox (Chandler HS) set a national indoor leading mark in the high jump event with a 7-foot jump. Khalil Hakim (Raymond S. Kellis HS) took first place in the long jump with a 6.89-meter leap. Austin Stone finished first in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 33.90 seconds. Ruben Canastillo (Pueblo HS), Lance Ross (Flowing Wells HS),Chris Leung and Labriel Leach (Catalina HS) finished second in the 4x400 meter relay with a national qualifying time of 3:21.14. Canastillo and Ross improved on their 600-meter national marks and finished second and third respectively. 

In women’s competition, Marlee Sherwood (Mesa Mountain View HS) took first place in the triple jump with a jump of 11.11 meters. Kathy Fisher (Sahuaro HS) took first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.33. Aly Haskell (Empire HS) finished in first place in the 600-meter race with a time of 1:37.17, which gave her a national qualifying time. Shelby Slocum (Sahuaro HS) earned her qualifying time in the 1,000-meter race after a first place finish with a time of 3:08.60. Sabrina Montano (Safford HS) took second in the shot put with a throw of 12.68 meters.

The Aztecs will compete in the Glendale CC Indoor Invitational in Glendale on Saturday at noon.

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