Copper Corridor track athletes compete at State Track Championships

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The San Manuel Women’s Track Team, which went undefeated during the season, finished 23rd in the final team rankings at last weekend’s State Track Championships.

The Miners had four track team members place five different events: Andrea Castaneda (8th – 3200m), Analisa Robles (8th – Discus), Theresa Sweeney (17th – Discus and 16th – Shot Put), and Michael Sanchez (20th – Discus).

The Ray Bearcats were also represented at the track championships. Three track team members placed in four different events: Kenneth Palmer (18th – 3200m), Demetri Breeden (16th – Long Jump and 15th – Triple Jump), and Nick Lara (17th – Discus).

Andy Luberda (1029 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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