Miners’ teams finish first in opening meet

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San Manuel Track and Field Team 2014. Photo Courtesy San Manuel High School

San Manuel Miner

The Miners boys’ and girls’ track teams each finished first in the 2014 season opening meet hosted by San Manuel. The Miners hosted five teams at the meet.

First place finishers for the boys’ team included Andres Rodriguez (110m hurdles), Jared Gonzales (300m hurdles), Carlos Salas (Pole Vault), and the 4x400m relay team of Andrew Gomez, Jordan Peasley, Jared Gonzales, and Nathaniel Lopez.

The Miners boys’ team swept the Pole Vault event – Salas (1st place), Nathaniel Lopez (2nd place), and Patrick Lopez (3rd place).

First place finishers for the girls’ team included Lizzette Campa (100m hurdles and 400m), Ani Robles (Discus and high jump), Nicole Predgo (Triple Jump), and the 4x800m relay team of Andrea Castaneda, Amara Apuron, Autumn Sanchez, and Melissa Flores.

The Miners girls’ team swept the Discus event – Robles (1st place), Cita Sweeney (2nd Place), and Stephanie Morris (3rd Place).

Ani Robles and Carlos Salas were recognized as Athletes of the Meet.

Andy Luberda (797 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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