Miners’ track teams capture sectional championship

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Miners’ Carlos Salas is just behind a Santa Cruz runner in the Men’s hurdles. Marcus Martinez | SMHS

Nicole Primero-Predgo carries the baton during a relay. Marcus Martinez | SMHS

Patrick Lopez competes during the men’s relay.
Marcus Martinez | SMHS

San Manuel’s Nathaniel Lopez outpaces Ray’s Josh Miramontes. Marcus Martinez | SMHS

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The Miners Men’s and Women’s track teams won the Division IV, Section II Track and Field Championships last week. The Women’s team finished its season undefeated. The Men’s team had a strong season as well, finishing first at all its meets with one exception – one runner-up finish.

Nathaniel Lopez was named Athlete of the Meet for his performance running the anchor leg of the 4x400m Relay. Lopez finished strong over the last 200m, capturing second place for the Miners.

The Miners’ final results from the Sectional Championships:

Women: Carina Damian (7th – 400m), Stephanie Morris (8th – 400m), Amara Apuron (6th – 800m), Autumn Sanchez (7th – 800m), Melissa Flores (8th – 800m), Andrea Castaneda (4th – 1600m), Rosa Bride (8th – 1600m), Andrea Castandea (2nd – 3200m), Jessica Lopez (6th – 3200m), Lizzette Campa (1st – 100HH), Jessica Lopez (4th – 100HH), Lizzette Campa (1st – 300IH), Jessica Lopez (4th – 300 IH), Lizzette Campa, Jade Willard, Ronzi Carbajal, Nicole Predgo (2nd – 4x100m Relay), Amara Apuron, Lizzette Campa, Ronzi Carbajal, Nicole Predgo (4th – 4x400m Relay), Amara Apuron, Melissa Flores, Autumn Sanchez, Andrea Castandea (3rd – 4x800m Relay), Cita Sweeney (2nd – Shot Put), Stephanie Morris (7th – Shot Put), Ani Robles (2nd – Discus), Stephanie Morris (3rd – Discus), Cita Sweeney (7th – Discus), Ani Robles (4th – High Jump), Jade Willard (2nd – Pole Vault), Nicole Predgo (4th – Long Jump), Jade Willard (2nd – Triple Jump), Nicole Predgo (3rd – Triple Jump).

Men: Nathaniel Lopez (4TH – 100m), Andrew Gomez (7th – 100m), Nathaniel Lopez (2nd – 200m), Andrew Gomez (5th – 200m), Randy Verdugo (7th – 200m), Jordan Peasley (6th – 400m), Patrick Lopez (7th – 400m), Broc Traweek (8th – 400m), Colton Stratton (3rd – 800m), Colton Stratton (6th – 1600m), James Duarte (7th – 1600m), James Duarte (6th – 3200m), Andres Rodriguez (1st – 110HH), Jared Gonzales (3rd – 110HH), Carlos Salas (4th – 110HH), Jaview Campos (5th – 110HH), Andres Rodriguez 2nd – 300IH), Jared Gonzales (4th – 300IH), James Duarte (6th – 300IH), Carlos Salas (7th – 300IH), Andres Rodriguez, Randy Verdugo, Jared Gonzales, Andrew Gomez (2nd – 4x100m Relay), Patrick Lopez, Andres Rodriguez, Jared Gonzales, Nathaniel Lopez(2nd – 4×400 Relay), Patrick Lopez, Colton Stratton, Jared Gonzales, James Duarte (4th – 4x800m Relay), Michael Sanchez (3rd – Shot Put), Breyden Main (5th – Shot Put), Michael Sanchez (2nd – Discus), Breyden Main (7th – Discus), Isaac Gonzalez (8th – Discus), Mason Clark and Jordan Peasley (Tied 4th – High Jump), Carlos Salas (1st – Pole Vault), Patrick Lopez (2nd – Pole Vault), Nathaniel Lopez (3rd – Pole Vault), Javier Campos (4th – Pole Vault), Javier Campos (6th – Triple Jump), Taylor Woods (7th – Pole Vault), Mason Clark (8th – Pole Vault).

The Miners will send 15 track and field team members to this weekend’s State Track Championships at Mesa Community College.

Andres Rodriguez (110HH, 300IH, and 4x400m Relay), Jared Gonzales (110HH, 300IH, and 4x400m Relay), Carlos Salas (110HH and Pole Vault), Lizzette Campa (100HH, 300IH, 400m, and 4x100m Relay), Andrea Castaneda (3200m), Nathaniel Lopez (4x400m Relay and 4x800m Relay) Patrick Lopez (4x400m Relay and 4x800m Relay) James Duarte (4x800m Relay), Colton Stratton (4x800m Relay), Michael Sanchez (Discus), Ani Robles (Discus), Ronzi Carbajal (4x100m Relay), Cita Sweeney (Discus and Shot Put), Jade Willard (Triple Jump and 4x100m Relay), and Nicole Predgo (Triple Jump and 4x100m Relay).

Andy Luberda (873 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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