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Pilgrim breaks PCC record, ties nat'l record in high jump

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track & field teams hosted the ACCAC Outdoor Meet #1 on Saturday at the West Campus.

The Aztecs women’s team went 3-1 in team results as they defeated Glendale Community College (111-44), Mesa Community College (92-89) and Paradise Valley Community College (102-55). Pima lost to Central Arizona College (118-67).

Sophomore jumper Kaysee Pilgrim (Goldwater HS) set a new Pima school record and tied the NJCAA outdoor record in the high jump with a 6-foot, 1¼ inch leap. The record was set by Shaunette Davidson from Barton County Community College (KS) in 2004. Pilgrim fell short of clearing the 6'3" jump that would have given her the NJCAA national record. 

The 4x400 meter relay team of Shalise Fernander (Flowing Wells HS), Tatyana Portela (Flowing Wells HS), Raelene Yocupicio (Rio Rico HS) and Carmen Osa (Santa Rita HS) took second place and set an outdoor national qualifying time of 4 minutes, 03.06 seconds.

Juliette Cossey (Sandra Day O’Connor HS) placed first in the triple jump with a jump of 37-4.

The Aztecs men’s track & field team went 3-1 as they defeated Glendale Community College (111-56), Mesa Community College (97-89) and Paradise Valley Community College (124-32) in team points. Pima lost to Central Arizona College (116-74). 

Sophomore thrower Anfernee Alexander (Santa Cruz Valley Union HS) set two outdoor national qualifying marks. He took second place in the discus with a throw of 161-7 and took fourth in the hammer throw with a throw of 162-7.

Cristian Gutierrez (Kingman HS) improved on his national qualifier in the hammer throw as he placed second with a throw of 167-2. 

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Ahmed Mohamed (Rincon HS) set a national qualifying time in the 1,500-meter race as he took third with a time of 4:02.29.

David Stiles (Yuma HS) took first place in the javelin with a throw of 151-3.

The Aztecs will compete in the Mesa CC Outdoor Invitational on Friday in Mesa. Events begin at 4 p.m.

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Kaysee Pilgrim clears the bar at 6-feet, 1 1/4 inches to break the Pima school outdoor record and tie the NJCAA national outdoor record as well.