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Men’s Tennis

March 6, 2015
FIRST CONFERENCE WIN

The men’s tennis team came away with their first conference win of the season beating a good Glendale team by a score of 8-1. After winning all three doubles points the Pumas went on to win five out of six singles matches.

The next home match for the men won’t be until April 4 when they take on Hastings College from Nebraska.

PVCC 8, Glendale 1

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Max Schell (GCC) 7-5, 7-6
2. Matt Deferme (GCC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-4, 6-4
3. Eric Mateer (PVCC) def. Jesus Chino (GCC) 7-5, 6-0
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Matt Chavez (GCC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Yeovanny Laveaga (GCC) 6-4, 6-0
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Leo Rodriguez (GCC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Max Schell/ Matt Deferme (GCC) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Matt Chavez/ Yeovanny Laveaga (GCC) 8-2
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Jesus Chino/ Leo Rodriguez (GCC) 8-6





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Women’s Tennis

March 30, 2015
BUSY WEEK FOR PUMA TENNIS

The PVCC Women’s Tennis team finished up last week with a loss to Skagit College from Washington. The day started with singles and the Pumas managed to take three out of the six singles matches. All the singles matches were highly contested, and the Pumas got three wins by sophomore captain Anastasia Ovchinnikova, freshman Melissa Lugo, and sophomore Makenna Newman. The other three matches were hard fought losses by three freshman, Daria Kadovik, Keshahna Hasan, and Alexis Smith. The singles play left the pumas needing to take 2 out of the 3 doubles matches to pull off the team win.

The Pumas only managed to take the number two doubles, and lost the match 5-4.

Coach Rast on Friday’s match,” I am really glad to have a match like this, even though the result did not come in our favor, it gives us great experience in pressure matches as we get ready for the region tournament coming up in a month. We were right in the mix of things and all three singles wins came in three setters. The team needs to experience close matches and I am confident that next time the opportunity present itself we will be more ready.”

The Pumas started the week with two conference matchups against Eastern Arizona College and Pima Community College. The ladies traveled to Thatcher, AZ to play highly ranked Eastern Arizona on Tuesday. The result was an 8-1 loss. On Thursday Pima Community College came for their first visit of the year. The result of that match was a 9-0 victory by Pima.

PVCC plays Mesa on Tuesday, March 31 at home. The match starts at 1:30pm. Come out and show your support.

Go Pumas!

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Track & Field

March 3, 2015
USTFCCCA NAMES PUMA NATIONAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today that they have named Puma trackster Bethany Krasuski one of their National Athletes of the Week.

In her last chance before nationals, Krasuski vaulted 3.35m (10-11.75) to take second and finish as the first collegian at Central Arizona’s CAC Indoor Invitational last Saturday. That is a 15cm personal best of Krasuski and ranks her No. 4 in the NJCAA this season. She set it in an oddly rhythmic fashion, alternating makes and misses for her first eight jumps of the day before bowing out at 3.50 meters.

For the full article CLICK HERE

Congratulations Bethany!

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Men’s Tennis

March 28, 2015
WINNING WAYS

Men's Tennis was busy winning this past week taking two of two matches from their opponents.

​PVCC 5 Pima 4

Traveling to Tucson the men won a close match against Pima. Jean Perez secured the victory for the Pumas with a three set win. The doubles teams of Mateer/Kacerek and Perez/Walz continued their winning ways to open the match with two points coming out of doubles.

Singles competition
1. Richie Foitik (Pima) def. Evan Gazic (PVCC) 7-6, 6-2
2. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster (Pima) 7-5, 6-3
3. Francisco Ton (Pima) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel (Pima) 6-1, 6-0
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Juan Bravo (Pima) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
6. Aldo Amaya (Pima) def. Talon Walz (PVCC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Richie Foitik/ Francisco Ton (Pima) def. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster/ Juan Bravo (Pima) 8-3
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel/Aaron Vazquez (Pima) 8-3

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PVCC 7 Skagit Valley 2

Down one player and behind two points the Puma men had a close match with Skagit Valley from Washington but held on for their fourth victory of the year.

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Nao Iwamoto (SV) 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
2. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Thomas Spada (SV) 6-4, 6-1
3. Skagit Valley def. PVCC Default
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Durante Rodriguez (SV) 7-5, 6-0
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Nick Edson (SV) 6-4, 7-5
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Louie Saekow (SV) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Nao Iwamoto/Thomas Spada (SV) 8-5
2. Skagit Valley def. PVCC Default
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Nick Edson/Louie Saekow (SV) 8-6



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Track & Field

March 24, 2015
PUMA TRACK POSTS THREE NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AT U OF A

Several Puma sprinters, jumpers, and throwers traveled to Tucson to compete in the Willie Williams Invitational last weekend. The meet, which was the first meet of the outdoor season for the Puma’s, was held at the University of Arizona’s Roy P. Drachman Stadium.

The performance of the meet came from freshman Renee Dyson who won the Javelin throw with a mark of 37.26 meters. That mark qualified Dyson for the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships to be held in Hutchinson, Kansas May 14-16; and currently ranks her third in the nation in that event.

Two other Puma’s posted NJCAA National Qualifying Marks. Freshman Cassidy Chriest achieved the qualifying standard in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.08, in here first ever performance in that event. Pole Vaulter Bo Haddock also took care of business in the Pole Vault, posting a qualifying mark of 4.45 meters.

Puma Track and Field will continue their outdoor season this week on their home field in the Puma Outdoor Open.

Full Results from Willie Williams can be found
HERE

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Track & Field

March 10, 2015
PUMA TRACK AT NJCAA INDOOR NATIONALS

The Paradise Valley Track and Field team traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend to compete in the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. 13 Pumas competed in the competition which was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Twelve of the thirteen Pumas who competed placed amongst the top-25 in the nation and four of those twelve were amongst the top ten.

Three Pumas stood on the awards podium while also earning USTFCCA All-America honors: Bethany Krasuski in the pole vault (6th), Craig Mattox in the Long Jump (8th), and Cassidy Chriest in the 600 meters (8th).

Two school records also went down on the Convention Center’s fast, banked, 200 meter surface. Freshman Cassidy Chriest shaved nearly three seconds off her season best, running 1:37.43 to break the record previously held by Adriana Vargas. While freshman Gustavo Loustaunau broke the men’s record that had previously been held by Chris Kozacek as he ran to a personal best of 1:21.12.

The Pumas will begin their Outdoor season March 20-21 with the Baldy Castillo Invitational hosted by Arizona State University.

Complete results from the NJCAA Championships can be found HERE
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Track & Field

January 26, 2015
TRACK POSTS EIGHT NATIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS IN SEASON OPENER

The PV Track and Field team opened the 2015 indoor season this weekend with the Puma Indoor Invitational, hosted at Cindy Shoenhair Field. Puma Track and Field athletes got off to a fast start as seven different athletes posted a tally of eight qualifying marks for the NJCAA National Track and Field Championships to be held in Albuquerque, NM March 6-7.

Sophomores, Beth Krasuski and Heather Markovic, became the first to qualify for the Puma women after they both successfully cleared 3.05 meters (10 feet) in the Pole Vault. Next was freshman high jumper, McKenna McGrath, who cleared the national qualifying bar of 1.51 meters en route to a personal best of 1.66 meters (5 feet, 5 ¼ inches).

Several Puma women also posted personal bests in their respective events, most notably was sophomore sprinter, Morgan Chilson, who’s time of 8.02 seconds in the 60 meter dash narrowly missed a school record as it tied the mark set by former Puma Venetia Horn-Nelson in 2003.

The Puma men got their first national qualifier of the season when sophomore, Dionee Marrero, finished third in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.98 seconds. Marrero also went on to post a qualifying mark in the 200 meter dash, running 22.07 seconds. Also on the track, freshman Erik Oswald, punched his ticket to Albuquerque as he covered 1000 meters in 2:39.24.

In the field events, two Puma men also posted qualifying marks: sophomores, Justin Tobin in the Pole Vault and Craig Mattox in the long jump.

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Track & Field

January 15, 2015
2nd ANNUAL BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Join us on Saturday, January 24 at 11am for the 2nd Annual Baseball Alumni Game here at PV. The 2015 Pumas will face those that came before, the men who helped build the program since its inception in 2009. Come see what the 2015 team has in store and what the alums still have in the tank. See you there!

Game Day Itinerary

11:00am - Alumni Game First Pitch
10:30am - Field Prep
10:15pm - Alumni Pre-Game
10:00pm - 2015 Pumas Pre-Game
9:30am - Alumni BP on field
9:15am - 2015 Pumas BP in Cage

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Track & Field

January 15, 2014
2nd ANNUAL BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Join us on Saturday, January 24 at 11am for the 2nd Annual Baseball Alumni Game here at PV. The 2015 Pumas will face those that came before, the men who helped build the program since its inception in 2009. Come see what the 2015 team has in store and what the alums still have in the tank. See you there!

Game Day Itinerary

11:00am - Alumni Game First Pitch
10:30am - Field Prep
10:15pm - Alumni Pre-Game
10:00pm - 2015 Pumas Pre-Game
9:30am - Alumni BP on field
9:15am - 2015 Pumas BP in Cage

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Track & Field

January 13, 2015
POLE VAULTERS TRAVEL TO RENO POLE VAULT SUMMIT

The Paradise Valley Puma Pole Vault squad will be traveling to Reno, Nevada this weekend to participate in the famed Reno Pole Vault Summit. Sophomore Vaulters Justin Tobin, Bethany Krasuski, and Heather Markovic will participate in clinics and demonstrations on Friday evening before competing in the college section of competition on Saturday.

“This is a great way for our vaulters to open there 2015 seasons,” said PVCC Co-Head Track Coach, Brian Batliner. “This program has a rich pole vaulting tradition and it would be hard to find a more exciting place for our vaulters to start their season than the Reno Pole Vault Summit.”

The rest of the Paradise Valley Track and Field team will continue to train hard this week as they prepare to open their season at home in the Puma Indoor Invitational January 23 & 24.
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Track & Field

January 13, 2015
READY, SET, GO!

The Puma Track and Field teams will open their 2015 indoor campaign at the 9th annual running of the Puma Indoor Invitational Track and Field Meet on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24. The meet will be hosted by PVCC and will include indoor events, along with a women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon. The meet is an ‘open’ entry meet and all are welcome.

Information about the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found HERE.
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Women’s Tennis

February 9, 2015
PV TENNIS KICKS-OFF 2015 SEASON

The Pumas started the 2015 season with a tough 7-2 loss to visiting Imperial Valley College(CA) on Friday. The Pumas fought hard in every match and took early leads, but only managed to pull off two wins in singles. Sophomore Anastasia Ovchinnikova and Melissa Lugo won their respective matches at number one and two singles.

The momentum was all in Imperial Valley’s favor as the teams took the court for doubles, and the Pumas lost all three doubles matches.

Coach Rast on today’s match, “I was really proud of the way we came out today and fought for every point. We need to make sure that we keep our focus and energy level up throughout the entire match. We could have easily been up 4-2 going into doubles instead of being down 2-4. I know that this was our first match and it is a great learning experience for us to build on. We do not have another match till Feb. 24th and I know the ladies are motivated to get better.”

The Pumas are led this year by two returning sophomores, along with five new additions. Coach Rast on the new season, “I am really excited to get the season started. The ladies have been working extremely hard in practice and have been doing everything we ask. We still have a lot of work to do, but I know that with the athletes we have on the team we will work hard and compete.”

GO PUMAS!
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Men’s Tennis

February 9, 2015
MEN'S TENNIS TRIUMPHS IN SEASON OPENER

The men’s tennis team began play on Friday and was victorious beating Imperial Valley College from California. It was a big win, with all matches being won in straight sets.

The men will take to the court next Friday with a home match against San Diego City College at 1:30pm.


PVCC 9, Imperial Valley 0

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Jose Zanrgoza (IVC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Andrew Martinez (IVC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Eric Mateer (PVCC) def. Nathan Vazquez (IVC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Omar Ocha (IVC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Octavio Meza (IVC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Michelle Woodberry (IVC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Jose Zanrgoza/Nathan Vasquez (IVC) 6-1, 6-0

2. Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Andrew Martinez/Octavio Meza (IVC) 6-1, 6-0

3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Cruz/Omar Ocha (IVC) 6-0, 6-0

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Track & Field

February 9, 2015
CHILSON SETS SCHOOL RECORD AT PIMA INDOOR INVITATIONAL

The PV Track and Field team was on the road for the first time last weekend as they traveled to Tucson to compete in the Pima Indoor Invitational. The team continued to perform well as one school record, three all-time top-5 performances, two national qualifying marks, and 11 personal bests were recorded.

One of the highlights of the meet came from sophomore sprinter, Morgan Chilson. Two weeks ago, Chilson came painfully close to breaking the school record in the 60m as she tied the mark of 8.02 seconds held by Venetia Horn-Nelson from 2003. This week, Chilson wouldn’t be denied, as she ran 7.93 seconds to take ownership of the record.

Elsewhere, the Pumas added two national qualifying marks as freshman, Gustavo Loustaunau, ran 1:24.55 in the 600m and sophomore, Craig Mattox, triple jumped 14.36 meters. In the women’s 600m, freshman Cassidy Chriest narrowly missed a national qualifying mark as she ran to a PVCC all-time top-5 performance of 1:40.28. The men’s Distance Medley Relay team comprised entirely of freshman (Nick Oberdin, Austin Lavin, XIaijia Schuldeis, and Erik Owald) also narrowly missed a national qualifying mark, with their time of 10:39.82.

The Puma’s had two event champions as freshman Lizbeth Lopez ran to a season best of 2:33.46 in the 800m, and freshman Xiaija Schuldies won the men’s mile with a time of 4:35.92, also a season best.

Puma Track will be back in action February 20 when they travel to Flagstaff to compete in the NAU Tune-up.

For full meet results, click HERE

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News

February 9, 2015
SPORT YOUR PINK - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SATURDAY

The Puma Baseball & Softball teams are helping to raise awareness for breast cancer this Saturday, February 14!

The Pumas, men and women, will be donning pink when they host games at home this Saturday. They ask that their fans do the same!

Catch the Pumas in action Saturday as Baseball takes on GateWay and Softball faces South Mountain. First pitch for both games is at Noon.

GO PINK! GO PUMAS!

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Men’s Tennis

February 27, 2015
PUMAS FALL TO THUNDERBIRDS

The first conference tennis match for the men proved to be a tough one. Playing Mesa, the reigning region champions, the
Pumas fell 9-0. In doubles it appeared that the teams of Gazic/Hackerott and Mateer/Kacerek might be victorious, but it was not to be. The Pumas played well, but Mesa proved late in the set to be too good.

Next home match is March 5 against Glendale.

PVCC 0, Mesa 9

Singles competition
1. Harry Busby (MCC) def. Evan Gazic (PVCC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Max Wightman (MCC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Vitalii Kotelianets M(CC) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 6-0, 6-4
4. Nick Silvestri (MCC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Andy Nguyen (MCC) def. Jean Perez (PVCC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kevin McMahon (MCC) def. Talon Walz (PVCC) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Harry Busby/ Max Wightman (MCC) def. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 8-4
2. Vitalii Kotelianets/ Kevin McMahon (MCC) def. Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 8-4
3. Nick Silvestri/ Andy Nguyen (MCC) def. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) 8-0
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Women’s Tennis

February 27, 2015
TOUGH WEEK FOR THE PUMAS

PV Women's Tennis finished up the week with a hard fought loss to Mesa Community College. The loss was the second for the Pumas this week after their loss to Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday. The Pumas lost both matches 9-0. Keshahna Hasan had the match of the day losing in a hard fought match. 7-6(7-4)6-1.

Coach Rast on the week’s results, “Two difficult matches against the top two programs in our conferences. We are a young team with only two returning players from last season, and this is great for our younger players to see what level we need to get to. I was pleased to see our growth from our Tuesday match to our Thursday match. The team is really listening to what we are asking. The results of the matches were the same, but we are certainly improving.”

The Pumas next match is Monday. March. 2 at 3:30pm against Northern Ohio University.

GO PUMAS!

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Men’s Soccer

February 25, 2015
MEN’S SOCCER OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

The Paradise Valley CC men’s soccer program will be conducting an open tryout at 10:00am, Saturday, February 28. Sign-ups for the men’s soccer tryout will begin at 9:00am. The tryout will be held at the Paradise Valley CC soccer practice field.

Each player must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. PVCC soccer will provide other needed equipment for use during the tryout.

IMPORTANT
Each participant will need to complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form (click below for forms). If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate. You can download the forms below.

Also required to participate is a copy of a physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to February 28, 2014 will not be accepted. Physicals must include Doctor’s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. PVCC Athletic Trainers will be present to clear participants. Anyone without the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed to participate in this tryout.

2015 Men’s Soccer Tryout Forms

Please call or email with any question.
Freddy Delgado, Sr. - PVCC Men’s Soccer Head Coach
602-787-7173
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu

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Softball

February 23, 2015
AZ SOFBALL HALL OF FAMERS TO ATTEND PUMA GAME

On Saturday, February 28, two very special guests will be present for the Puma Softball game against Central Arizona College. Dot Wilkinson and Billie Harris are slated to throw out the first pitch prior to the match up. Billie Harris will also perform the National Anthem.

Both women are members of the Arizona Softball Foundation Hall of Fame.

Dot Wilkinson
Wilkinson started out playing second base for the PBSW Ramblers and a few years later was switched to behind the plate by coach Ford Hoffman, who told her, “You’re the catcher, you run the team.” Before retiring in 1965, Wilkinson earned 19 All-America awards and had some outstanding years for the Ramblers, including 1952 (.374 batting average), 1953 (.365 batting average), 1957 (.387 average in national championship); 1955 (.450 average in national with no errors on 36 chances) and 1954 (.455 average and 1.000 fielding percentage on 84 chances in national). Dot said one of her greatest thrills came in 1940 when the Ramblers won their first of three national titles (1948 and 1949). Another Thrill came in 1970, when she received her Hall of Fame plaque. (Courtesy of ASF)

Billie Harris
Most valuable player in the 1969 national tournament in Tucson, she was a five-time All-American pitcher and was voted to the Pacific Coast Women’s Softball League all-star team 18 times. The left- handed pitcher authored two perfect games during 1963 for the famous PBSW Ramblers of Phoenix and during her career averaged three no-hit, no-run games per season. During 18 seasons in the Pacific Coast League she fashioned an earned run average of 1.50 and was rated among the league’s top three pitchers in games won. She broke in with the Tucson Sunshine Girls in l947, moved to the nationally ranked Ramblers in 1952, joined the Yakima Washington Webbcats in 1966 and returned to pitch for the Sun City Saints in 1970. When the Phoenix Birds joined the Women’s Professional League in 1976, she left the amateur ranks to compile a 33-13 record. (Courtesy of ASF)

Please join us!
Saturday, February 28
12:00pm
PV vs. Central Arizona College
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Track & Field

February 2, 2015
TRACK ADDS TWO NATIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS

On Saturday two PV track student-athletes punched tickets to Albuquerque, NM for the NJCAA Indoor Track Championships. Multiple student-athletes posted personal and season bests amidst cool, dreary conditions at PVCC’s Cindy Shoenhair Field.

In the 1000 meter run, freshmen Nick Oberdin and Victoria Wyatt each dipped under the qualifying standard, running 2:40.44 and 3:13.06 respectively, bringing the PV Track team tally to 10 national qualifying marks through the first two meets of the indoor season. Multiple PV student-athletes also posted personal and season bests and drew closer to meeting NJCAA qualifying standards.

In the long jump, sophomore Craig Mattox became the day’s only event champion for the Pumas when he posted a season best 7.15 meters (23’ 5.5”) which currently ranks him seventh in the NJCAA. Also in the long jump, freshman Andrea Martinez-Castillo posted a huge personal best of 5.27 meters (17’ 3.5 inches), moving her to within 6 inches of the NJCAA qualifying standard.

On the track, freshman Cassidy Chriest narrowly missed the NJCAA qualifying standard in the 600 meters in her first effort at the event, running 1:41.52. Chriest also ran a leg of the women’s 4x400 meter relay, which posted a season best of 4:10.97, shaving nearly six seconds off their time from week one.

In the men’s 3000 meters, five Puma freshman (Alemayehu Bates, Austin Lavin, Xiajia Schuldies, Andrew Sanchez, and Erik Oswald) packed up to help each other run personal and season bests, all finishing between 9:03 and 9:08 and edging closer to the qualifying standard of 8:54.17.

Next week the Puma Track team will be on the road for the first time this season as they head to Pima Community College in Tucson.

For full results click HERE

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Track & Field

February 19, 2015
PUMAS OFF TO SCORCHING START

Puma Baseball is off to a 9-2 start in their 2015 campaign. Here’s a quick recap of how the first 11 games of the season have played out.

Game 11 vs. Mesa CC
Nate Ruane brought home the winning run to give the Pumas the lead in the seventh inning, as PV hung on to beat MCC 7-2. Ruane racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Pumas.

Game 10 at Mesa CC
Marshall Forest did all he could to give PV a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past MCC, as PV lost 8-4. Forest paced the Pumas at the plate. Forest went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the second and sixth innings and homered in the eighth inning.

Game 9 vs. GateWay CC
Brick Paskiewicz carried PV to an 8-3 victory over GWCC with a strong game at the plate and on the rubber. Paskiewicz racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Pumas. He homered in the sixth inning and singled in the eighth inning. Josh Rojas helped PV take the lead for good in the sixth inning. Nate Ruane doubled to get on base in the sixth. He then went from second to third on a single by Marshall Forest.
PV did not give up the lead after the sixth inning. Additional runs came from a two-run double by Sam Rimer and the solo home run by Paskiewicz.

Game 8 at GateWay CC
After seven lead changes, the Pumas finally pulled out a 6-5 win over GWCC. PV finally managed to grab the lead after a strong eighth inning. PV scored on an RBI single by Jake Alexander off Garrett Poole, plating Roberto Martinez

Game 7 vs. Scottsdale CC
An excellent effort by Andrew Garcia hoisted the Pumas to a 3-0 win over SCC. The Fighting Artichokes managed just one hit off of Garcia, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out nine during his nine innings of work. The Pumas did not relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the second inning.

Game 6 at Scottsdale CC
PV lost 11-10 after a surprise rally turned a five-run sixth inning advantage into an SCC victory.

Game 5 vs. Phoenix College
The Pumas beat Phoenix College 13-3 thanks to a five-run ninth inning. PV scored in the ninth on an RBI single by Kreston Woods, a two-run single by Brick Paskiewicz, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly by Christian Camacho.

Game 4 at Phoenix College
A walk-off sacrifice fly from Cody Wescott brought home the winning run for PV in a 5-4 victory over Phoenix College in 10 innings.

Game 3 vs. Arizona State University Club Team
It was a great day for Josh Rojas, as he hit two home runs to carry the Pumas to a 5-1 victory over the ASU Club Team. PV hit three home runs in the win. Home runs for PV came when Christian Camacho homered in the third inning and Rojas homered in the third and fourth innings

Game 2 vs. Arizona Christian University
A seven-run explosion in the fifth inning carried the Pumas to a 12-4 win over ACU. PV scored in the fifth on an RBI single by Kyle Brown, an RBI double by Cody Wescott, an RBI single by Collin Gabel, a sacrifice fly by Roberto Martinez, an RBI single by Jake Alexander, a hit by pitch, and a sacrifice fly by Christian Camacho.

Game 1 at Arizona Christian University JV
Both PV and ACU put runners aboard, but it was PV that was able to take advantage, pulling out a 4-2 win. ACU got eight hits compared with just six for Pumas, but they stranded 13 on base.

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Track & Field

February 19, 2015
GARCIA TABBED CONFERENCE DII PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Puma Andrew Garcia was named the ACCAC DII Pitcher of the Week for the week of February 17.

Garcia pitched a complete game shutout against Scottsdale on February 11. He allowed just one hit while striking out nine batters.

So far this season, Garcia has gone 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched.

Well done Andrew!

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Men’s Tennis

February 17, 2015
TWICE AS NICE

On Friday the Puma men were victorious beating San Diego City College. Two matches were played and it was two wins for the men’s tennis team. The Pumas opened play with a sweep in doubles and moved on to win four out of six matches in singles against a good San Diego City team. The men are off now until February 26th when they open conference play at home against Mesa.

PVCC 7, San Diego City 2

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Logan Rinder (SDC) 7-6, 7-5
2. Dale Gutierrez (SDC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-4, 7-6
3. Eric Mateer (PVCC) def. David Lin (SDC) 6-1, 6-3
4. German Ziella (SDC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Dominic Villamor (SDC) 6-3, 6-1
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Raymond Cabellegan (SDC) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Dale Gutierrrez/Logan Rinder (SDC) 8-5
2. Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. German Ziella/Sebastian Villaba (SDC) 8-3
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. David Lin/Dominic Villamor (SDC) 8-2

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Men’s Tennis

April 9, 2015
BASEBALL ALUM NAMED SOUTHERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Former Puma Conor Clancey (2012/2013), now at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC was named the Southern Conference player of the week, for all games March 30-April 5.

Clancey hit .526 in five contests last week, two of which came at No. 1 Vanderbilt and three of which were on the road at preseason SoCon favorite Western Carolina. Clancey hit two home runs and four doubles in addition to drawing four walks, scoring four runs and knocking in six. He also slugged 1.053 on the week, as six of his 10 hits went for extra bases.

After going 3-for-4 with two doubles in Wofford's Tuesday contest at defending national champion Vanderbilt, Clancey collected seven hits in the series with the Catamounts. The Scottsdale, Ariz., senior went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer in Friday's 11-8 win, driving in two and scoring three times. He also drew two walks. Clancey was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored Saturday, again hitting a double and a home run. He closed the three-game set with a pair of walks, a single and an RBI on Sunday.

While at PVCC, Clancy was honored with a Second Team All-Region nomination in 2013. That season he led the conference in home runs (9) while placing among the top five in RBI's (33).

Congratulations Conor!

Clancey Interview

Full Wofford Press Release


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News

April 9, 2015
SILCOX A 2015 NJCAA SERVICE & RECOGNITION AWARD RECIPIENT

The 2015 NJCAA Service and Recognition awards were presented in March during the opening ceremonies of the 74th NJCAA Annual Meeting. Each year, the NJCAA recognizes individuals from its member institutions and national office staff that have excelled on the playing field or have exemplified the organization’s principles of leadership, achievement and service.

This year, the NJCAA Loyalty Award was bestowed upon PVCC Athletic Director Greg Silcox. The NJCAA Loyalty Award is awarded to an active athletic director of a member college who has worked to uphold the ideals of the NJCAA. Significant to this award is leadership in an athletic program exemplifying excellence both on the field and in the classroom.

Silcox has exemplified the NJCAA’s core values in over 28 years of service as a region director, athletic administrator and head coach in the association. During his tenure, his contributions have far exceeded his roles in positively impacting the lives of thousands of student-athletes.

Since arriving at PVCC in 2002, Silcox has provided a clear vision of academic success for his student-athletes as the college’s athletic director. Under his direction, the Pumas program has accumulated over 100 NJCAA individual student-athlete academic awards with over 60 teams receiving national recognition for their cumulative success in the classroom.

Silcox’s leadership has also procured success on the playing field. With his presence at the helm, Paradise Valley has claimed nine of the college’s 11 NJCAA championships.

Earning his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1981, Silcox first arrived in the NJCAA in 1982 as the Glendale CC women’s basketball head coach. The Northfield, Minnesota, native was promoted to the position of assistant athletic director in 1989 at GCC where he remained for 13 years before coming to PV to serve at athletic director.

Full Release


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Men’s Tennis

April 8, 2015
WIN SOME LOSE SOME

PVCC 6 Glendale 3

The men moved their region record to 3-2 with a victory on the road against GCC on Tuesday. Taking two of the three doubles points Evan Gazic, Eric Mateer, Jean Perez, and Talon Walz won in singles to secure the team win.

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Max Schell (GCC) 6-0, 6-7, 7-6
2. Matt Deferme (GCC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Eric Mateer (PVCC) def. Alejandro Tovar (GCC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jesus Chino (GCC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 7-5, 0-6, 10-5
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Matt Chavez (GCC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Yeovanny Laveaga (GCC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Max Schell/ Matt Deferme (GCC) def. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Alejandro Tovar/ Jesus Chino (GCC) 8-2
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Yeovanny Laveaga/ Matt Chavez (GCC) 8-4


PVCC 1 Hastings College 8

Last Saturday the men’s tennis team played and lost to NCAA Division II Hastings College from Nebraska. The only PVCC victory came in doubles at the number 1 position.

Singles competition
1. McKay Inman (HC) def. Evan Gazic (PVCC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Isaac Mertens (HC) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mark Gueswell (HC) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Leland Dexter (HC) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
5. Matt Case (HC) def. Jean Perez (PVCC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tanner Sandvick (HC) def. Talon Walz (PVCC) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Isaac Mertens/Leland Dexter 8-6
2. Zach Inman/McKay Inman (HC) def. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 8-4
3. Matt Case/ Tanner Sandvick (HC) def. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) 8-6

The next and final home match is against Pima Community College April 14.

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Men’s Tennis

April 8, 2015
ALEXANDER TABBED CONFERENCE DII PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Puma Jake Alexander was named the ACCAC DII Player of the Week for the week of March 30 .

Alexander went 7 for 15 with a homerun and 5 RBIs.

So far this season, Alexander is batting .311 with 18 RBIs.

Well done Jake!
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Men’s Tennis

April 8, 2015
TWO PUMAS NAMED ACCAC DII PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Two Pumas were named Conference Players of the Week for the Week of April 6.

The DII Pitcher of the Week was Puma Sophomore Brick Paskeiwicz. Paskeiwicz pitched 6 innings in a 3-2 win over Phoenix College. Paskeiwicz pitched six innings in a 3-2 win over Phoenix College on April 4. He struck out eight, walked none, and gave up just two hits in the win. Paskeiwicz has two wins and six saves in 12 appearances this season. In addition to his pitching, he is also batting .348 with 20 RBIs.

The DII Player of the Week was Puma Sophomore Roberto Martinez. Martinez went 5 for 6 with a triple and a homerun. He had two RBIs and was walked once. Martinez is batting .288 on the season.

Way to go Brick & Roberto!


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Track & Field

April 7, 2015
DYSON SHATTERS SCHOOL RECORD AT PIMA

The Puma Track and Field team was back in action on Saturday at the ACCAC Championships hosted by Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ.

Freshman Javelin thrower, Renee Dyson, provided the highlight performance of the meet for the Pumas as she shattered the old school record with a throw of 42.69 meters. Dyson’s winning throw bested the record set by Rylie Matthews in 2014 (39.56 meters) by over 3 meters. Dyson’s mark also currently leads all competitors in the NJCAA.

Another highlight performance came from the women’s 4x400 meter relay comprised of Cassidy Chriest, Morgan Chilson, Kayla Willis, and Heather Markovic. These four Puma women ran to an NJCAA National Qualifying mark of 4:03.76, a time which ranks as the second fastest ever by a PVCC women’s 4 x 400 meter relay.

Puma Track and Field has now tallied 11 national qualifying marks through three weeks of the outdoor season. The Pumas will continue their season this Friday at the Mesa Invitational.

Full Results from the ACCAC Championships can be found HERE.
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Track & Field

April 6, 2015
WOMEN'S TRACK RANKED 10TH IN USTFCAA POLL, MEN 16TH

After a solid week two of the outdoor season for PV Track and Field at the Puma Oudoor Invitational on March 28, the Puma women jumped to a top 10 and the men to a top 20 ranking in the USTFCCCA polls.

Over a three day meet held at PVCC’s own Cindy Shoenhair field, the Puma men and women posted four national qualifying marks, a school record, and three marks that currently rank amongst the top five in the NJCAA.

Leading the charge for the Puma women were Freshman Paityn Bahm and Sophomore Brooke Binns who both dipped below the old PV School record in the 10,000 meters with times of 40:48.49 and 41:12.72 respectively. Those times also currently rank them 2nd and 4th in the nation.

On the men’s side, Freshman Erik Oswald posted a national qualifying mark in the 3000 meter steeple chase. In his first time running the event, Oswald posted a winning time of 9:53.91, which currently ranks 5th in the NJCAA.

Also on the men’s side, freshman Nick Oberdin ran a national qualifying time in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.12.

Through two weeks of the season the Puma’s have posted a total of 10 National Qualifying Marks with five of those marks currently ranking in the top 10 in the NJCAA.

Full Results from the Puma Outdoor Invitational can be found HERE.
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Men’s Tennis

April 24, 2015
MEN'S TENNIS QUALIFIES FOR NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The men's tennis team is headed to the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament. After a successful dual match season the Pumas had five players seeded in the Region I Tournament that was held April 21 and 22 at Paseo Racquet Center.

Evan Gazic, Jean Perez, and Talon Walz were singles winners each earning one team point. In doubles the teams of Eric Mateer/Cody Kacerek and Jean Perez/Talon Walz also won matches and team points that secured second place for the men and trip to Plano, Texas.

The 2015 NJCAA National Tournament will be held in Plano, TX May 11-17.
Men’s Tennis

April 24, 2015
SATURDAY BASEBALL AT GLENDALE

Saturday's baseball game will be played at Glendale CC.
See you at noon Saturday!
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Men’s Tennis

April 20, 2015
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 16

Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College Baseball Programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Saturday, May 16, 2015. There is a $10.00 charge to attend this tryout. Each player must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. PVCC Baseball will provide Baum bats, baseballs, and other needed equipment for use during the tryout.

Pitchers and Catchers
Sign ups 8:30am
Tryouts Start 9:00am

Infielders and Outfielders
Sign- ups 11:30am
Tryouts Start 12:00pm

Any interested players may contact Victor Solis at 602-787-7031 or email him at victor.solis@paradisevalley.edu. They may also contact Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at shabansky@gatewaycc.edu.

To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact us so that I can place their name on the tryout list. Walk- ups will be allowed.

Each participant will need to complete the following forms:

1. Assumption of Risk Form
2. Contact Information Form
3. Bring a copy of their current physical form stating that they are cleared to play baseball. Physical must be dated within the last 12 months.

If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate.

2015 Baseball Tryout Forms

Please call or email with any question.

Please call or email with any question.
Victor Solis - PVCC Baseball Head Coach
602-787-7031
victor.solis@pvmail.maricopa.edu

Rob Shabansky - GWCC Baseball Head Coach
602-286-8215
robert.shabansky@gwmail.maricopa.edu

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Men’s Soccer

April 20, 2015
MEN’S SOCCER OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 16

The PVCC Men’s Soccer program will be conducting an open tryout at 10:00am, Saturday, May 16. Sign-ups for the men’s soccer tryout will begin at 9:15am. The tryout will be held at the Paradise Valley CC soccer practice field.

Each player must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. PVCC soccer will provide other needed equipment for use during the tryout.

IMPORTANT
Each participant will need to complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form (click below for forms). If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate. You can download the forms below.

Also required to participate is a copy of a physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to May 16, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include Doctor’s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. PVCC Athletic Trainers will be present to clear participants. Anyone without the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed to participate in this tryout.

2015 Men’s Soccer Tryout Forms

Please call or email with any question.
Freddy Delgado, Sr. - PVCC Men’s Soccer Head Coach
602-672-4625
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu
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Men’s Tennis

April 2, 2015
T-BIRDS BEAT PUMAS

Beginning the second round of conference play, PV Men’s Tennis met the Mesa Thunderbirds on Tuesday and was beaten 9-0. Mesa is the top team in the conference and swept all nine matches. The men are next in action Saturday morning at 9:00 with a match against Hastings College from Nebraska.

Singles competition
1. Harry Busby (Mesa) def. Evan Gazic (PVCC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Max Wightman (Mesa) def. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 6-4, 6-1
3. Nick Silvestri (Mesa) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Vitalii Kotelianets (Mesa) def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Samuel Morris (Mesa) def. Jean Perez (PVCC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Duong Nguyen (Mesa) def. Talon Walz (PVCC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Harry Busby/ Max Wightman (Mesa) def. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) 8-3
2. Duong Nguyen/ Samuel Morris (Mesa) def. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 8-5
3. Vitalii Kotelianets/Kevin McMahon (Mesa) def. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) 8-1

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Men’s Tennis

April 15, 2015
PUMAS WIN OVER PIMA

The men’s tennis team ended conference play by beating Pima on Tuesday. With the win the Pumas finished second in dual match play and now look forward to the Region Tournament April 21-22 at Paseo Racquet Center.

PVCC 8 Pima 1

Singles competition
1. Evan Gazic (PVCC) def. Richie Foitik (Pima) 6-2, 5-7, 10-7
2. Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster (Pima) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Francisco Ton (Pima) def. Eric Mateer (PVCC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
4. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel (Pima) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jean Perez (PVCC) def. Juan Bravo (Pima) 6-3, 6-2
6. Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Aldo Amaya (Pima) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Evan Gazic/ Zac Hackerott (PVCC) def. Richie Foitik/ Francisco Ton (Pima) 8-6
2. Eric Mateer/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Mathieu Lancaster/Juan Bravo (Pima) 8-3
3. Jean Perez/Talon Walz (PVCC) def. Josh Henkel/Aaron Vazquez (Pima) 8-5

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Men’s Tennis

April 15, 2015
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The High School Doubles Tournament hosted by PVCC was played on Friday with the girls in action at North Canyon High School and the boys playing on campus at PVCC. This was the 11th year for the one day event. Schools playing this year were for the girls – Goldwater, Sahuarita, Shadow Mt., Notre Dame, Horizon, Mt. Ridge, North Canyon, and Sandra Day O’Connor. For the boys it was – Thunderbird, Horizon, Sahuarita, Sandra Day O’Connor, Goldwater, Shadow Mt., North Canyon, and Saguaro.

After the completion of round robin play the girls of Notre Dame played Mt. Ridge and Horizon faced off against Shadow Mt. in semifinal matches. Notre Dame and Horizon came away with wins to set-up their final contest. Horizon was victorious, claiming the 2015 championship.

Congratulations to the Huskies!
Number 1: Kiana Clark / Meredith Kenny
Number 2: Jasmine Robinson / Stephanie Davis
Number 3: Barb Micco/ Madison Ong

For the boys it was Thunderbird playing Horizon in one semifinal and Shadow Mt. versus Saguaro in the other. Thunderbird and Shadow Mt. came away with victories. In the final Thunderbird won at number one and Shadow Mt. won at the number three position. So it came down to the number two doubles teams to decide who would be the champion for 2015. Shadow Mt. prevailed in a very close and well played match.

Congratulations to the Matadors!
Number 1: James Mineo / Christian Mineo
Number 2: Ben Barnett / Dominic DeNardo
Number 3: Adam Lang / Connelly Packard

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Track & Field

April 13, 2015
PUMA DISTANCE RUNNERS SHINE AT MESA MEET

Puma Track and Field competed Friday night in the Mesa Classic at Mesa Community College. Amongst high quality competition which included multiple NCAA Division 1 programs, 14 Pumas achieved personal best performances.

With loaded fields and mild weather the Puma distance runners shined. Freshman Nick Oberdin was the highlight of the meet as he took home the win in the 800 meters, running to a personal best of 1:53.56.

In the Men’s 5000 meters, a pack of six Pumas ran to personal bests with five of the six bettering the NJCAA national qualifying mark. Freshman Alex Bates led the charge, running a time of 15:23.02. Following Bates were freshman Austin Lavin (15:27.77), sophomore Rob Contreras (15:30.22), freshman Erik Oswald (15:30.41), freshman Andrew Sanchez (15:30.80), and lastly freshman Xiaija Schuldies who narrowly missed the national qualifying mark as he ran 15:34.88.

The Women’s 5000 meters also included three Puma personal bests and one national qualifying mark. Sophomore Brooke Binns continued her stellar outdoor campaign as she ran to a huge personal best of 19:05.84, adding a second national qualifying mark to her 10,000m qualifier earlier this season. Freshman Lizbeth Lopez narrowly missed the national qualifying mark of 19:18.75 as she ran to a personal best of 19:18.97. Freshman Paityn Bahm also ran to a personal best of 19:32.21.

Puma Track and Field will continue their outdoor season this weekend at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, CA.

Full Results from the Mesa Classic can be found HERE.


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Track & Field

2015-01-13
READY, SET, GO!

The Puma Track and Field teams will open their 2015 indoor campaign at the 9th annual running of the Puma Indoor Invitational Track and Field Meet on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24. The meet will be hosted by Paradise Valley and will include indoor events, along with a women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon. The meet is an ‘open’ entry meet.

Information may be found HERE

GO PUMAS!