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Henderson & Spalding set NJCAA outdoor national qualifiers at ACCAC Championships

  • Sophomore Donovan Henderson earned an NJCAA Outdoor national qualifier in the Triple Jump (48-feet, 6.25-inches), freshman Tristan Spalding (middle) set his national qualifier in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 48.16 seconds and freshman Orion Barger (right) improved his national qualifier in the 400 meters with a PR time of 47.43.
    Ben Carbajal and Stephanie van LatumSophomore Donovan Henderson earned an NJCAA Outdoor national qualifier in the Triple Jump (48-feet, 6.25-inches), freshman Tristan Spalding (middle) set his national qualifier in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 48.16 seconds and freshman Orion Barger (right) improved his national qualifier in the 400 meters with a PR time of 47.43.

The Pima Community College men’s track & field team competed at the ACCAC Conference Championships on Saturday held at Central Arizona College in Coolidge.

The Aztecs went 4-1 in head-to-head competition defeating Central Arizona College (98-92), Glendale Community College (134-50), Paradise Valley Community College (96-82) and Phoenix College (170-0). The Aztecs lost to Mesa Community College (123-80).

Sophomore Donovan Henderson earned an NJCAA Outdoor nationals qualifier in the Triple Jump taking second place with a mark of 14.79 meters (48-feet, 6.25-inches).

Freshman Tristan Spalding (Palo Verde HS) earned a national qualifier in the 400 meters after he took fourth place with a personal-best time of 48.16 seconds.

Freshman Orion Barger (Canyon del Oro HS) took second place in the 400 meter race as he improved on his national qualifier and set a new personal-record at 47.43.

Lifetime PRs set:

  • Freshman Terrion Amicks – Second in Long Jump 7.00 meters (22-11.75).
  • Freshman Jacob Rosales, Spalding, Amicks, Sophomore Andre Maytorena – Second in 4x100 meter relay (41.90).
  • Freshman Nathan Jones – Third in Discus 41.89 meters (137-5); Eighth in Hammer Throw 39.89 meters (130-10).
  • Sophomore Zachary Maxwell – Fifth in Hammer Throw 41.89 meters (137-5).
  • Freshman Nathan Plant – Ninth in 400 meters (51.10).

The Aztecs will compete at the Triton Invitational at the University of California San Diego on Friday and Saturday.


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