McCoy, Valenzuela and Curtiss claim ACCAC titles as Pima men’s track takes 2nd place

Raymond Suarez
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The Pima Community College men’s track & field team competed in the ACCAC Conference Championships on Friday at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix.

The No. 1-ranked Aztecs came away with three individual ACCAC championships while the team took second place after going 4-1 in head-to-head meetings. The Aztecs defeated Glendale Community College (142-47), Mesa Community College (103-92), Paradise Valley Community College (142-50) and Phoenix College (177-8).

Freshman Adam McCoy claimed the Pole Vault championship and improved on his national qualifying mark as he cleared a vault of 4.60 meters (15-feet, 1-inch). He improved from his previous qualifier of 4.45 meters (14-7.25).

Sophomore Abraham Valenzuela (Palo Verde HS) took first place in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15 minutes, 30.34 seconds.

Freshman Nathaniel Curtiss (Rincon/University HS) claimed the high jump crown, finishing with a jump of 2.04 meters (6-8.25).

Freshman Nasir Tucker earned a national qualifying time in the 400-meters as he took second place with a time of 47.58.

Freshman Jordan Cortner set his national qualifying time of the 400-meter hurdles at 54.36 seconds.

The top two placements in each event earned All-ACCAC Conference honors.

First Team All-ACCAC:

  • Adam McCoy – Pole Vault – 4.60 meters (15-1)
  • Abraham Valenzuela – 5,000 meters – 15:30.34.
  • Nathaniel Curtiss – High Jump – 2.04 meters (6-8.25).

Second Team All-ACCAC:

  • Nasir Tucker – 400 meters – 47.58.
  • Louis Madrigal-Diaz – 1,500 meters – 4:00.98.
  • 4×400 (Braxton Hintor, Broden Cahoon, Jordan Cortner, Nasir Tucker) 3:15.67.
  • Tyler Rogers – High Jump – 1.97 meters (6-5.50).
  • Raekwon Weatherspoon – Long Jump – 7.41 meters (24-3.75).
  • Carter Huntsman – Pole Vault – 4.50 meters (14-9).
  • Kayden Cockrell – Triple Jump – 14.25 meters (46-9).

The Aztecs will compete at the Triton Invitational on Friday and Saturday April 5-6 at the University of California, San Diego.

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