Copper Corridor track athletes compete at State Track Championships

Copper Basin News

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 (145 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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