Posted: Mar 05, 2022
The Pima Community College women's track & field team closed out competition at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships on Saturday in Pittsburg, KS.
- The Aztecs finished in 17th place with a total of 11 team points.
- Sophomore Lucy Chavez (Bisbee HS) took eighth place in the Weight Throw with a mark of 14.90 meters (48-feet, 10.75-inches) on her first attempt.
- The Aztecs finished with four athletes earning NJCAA All-American honors and two school records being overtaken.
- In the first day of competition, freshman Jaida Olson (Pusch Ridge HS) took second place in the Pole Vault. She earned NJCAA All-American status and set an Indoor and overall school record with a vault of 3.55 meters (11-feet, 7-inches) on her third attempt.
- Freshman Darien Calicdan earned one point and secured All-American honors with an eighth place finished in the Pole Vault clearing the bar at 3.00 meters (9-9) on her second attempt.
- Freshman Jackie Trice (Williams Field HS) set a Pima school record in the Pentathlon as she finished in eighth place with a total of 3154 points earning one point for the Aztecs. She earned NJCAA All-American status as she set personal-bests in all five events.
- Coach's Quote: "We had a phenomenal national championships!. Tons of good marks and I'm proud of this team's resiliency via indoors," Pima men's and women's track & field coach Chad Harrison said. "It's been a fun time. We beat every metric this year in record setting fashion. All of our athletes set personal bests sat the Indoor National Championships but, coming home with a national champion and 80 percent of our teams being All-Americans was awesome."
- The Aztecs will begin the Outdoor Season on Mar. 18-19 at the Willie Williams Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona. It will be held at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.
For complete results of the NJCAA Indoor National Championships, visit MileSplit