RRHS alumni set personal records
Making his 2019 outdoor track debut last Friday at the Stanford Invitational, Carlos Villarreal of Rio Rico set a new personal record in the men’s 5K with a time of 14:07.05, ArizonaWildcats.com reported.
Villarreal, a redshirt junior at the University of Arizona, was one of three Wildcat distance runners to compete at the meet in Palo Alto, Calif.
Villarreal closed out the 2019 indoor track and field season on March 9 by earning first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. by finishing fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:08.41.
Another Rio Rico High School graduate, Luis Oviedo, placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:04.85 at the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) meet last Friday at Mesa Community College, according to a Pima Community College news release.
Oviedo is a sophomore member of the men’s track and field team at Pima Community College.
NHS girls establish school marks
A number of Nogales High School girls set new school records in debut events at the 15th Annual Mario Castro Invitational on Friday at Sunnyside High School in Tucson, the NHS track and field program announced in a tweet.
In the sprint medley relay, Penelope Garate, Jessica Molina, Ayleen Tapia and Kayla Barton finished with a time of 2:04.76.
In the distance medley relay, Brandy Perez, Andrea Torres, Cassandra Rojas and Felisha Lerma clocked a time of 14:57.05.
Competing in the fledgling javelin competition, Penelope Garate registered a throw of 67 feet, 6 inches.
The NHS girls and boys track and field teams are set to host Rio Rico, Buena and Salpointe at a meet starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Apache Stadium.