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Three school records fall for PCC track & field

The Pima Community College track & field teams have to wait two more weeks to compete in the Indoor National Championships in Lubbock, Texas, but the Aztecs seem ready as three more PCC school records fell at the Central Arizona Relays in Coolidge on Saturday.

In women’s competition, Nikki Regalado (Cienega HS) finished first in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 19 minutes, 42.38 seconds, setting a new PCC school record. Bridget Herron had held the record at 20:28.99 since 2004. Makaela Pratt (Willow Canyon HS) set a qualifying mark and broke the school record in the 200-meter race with a time of 25.44. Aly Haskell set it last season at 25.74.

In men’s competition, Alejandro Valencia (Rio Rico HS) broke the school record in the 1,500-meters with a time of 3:58.92. Lucas Ruiz set it last year at 4:02.13. Khalil Hakim (Raymond S. Kellis HS) set a personal record in the long jump with a jump of 23', 7" that put him in first place and gave him a national qualifying mark. Aaron Orduno (Dobson HS) qualified for his third event at the Indoor National Championships when he qualified for the hammer throw. His throw was 162’1” and he’s also set marks for the shot put and weight throw events. Antonio Jeter placed second in the triple jump with a national qualifying jump of 49’11” while Stuart Landis (Corvallis HS) took third and nationally qualified in the javelin with a throw of 181’6”.

The Aztecs will get one more chance to set and improve on national qualifying marks at Glendale Community College next Saturday. Competition will begin at noon.

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