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Crystal Padilla takes her shot at the long jump at Marana High School's track meet against Sabino and Cienega High School.
Sydney Madrid, a junior on the Marana High School track team flies over the high jump. Madrid won the event with a final jump height of 4'8.
Rhianna Bourguet runs in the 1600 meter race.
Derrick Velasquez jumps into the sand pit in the long jump.
Garrett Turnbull flies over the bar at the pole vaulting event.
Sydney Madrid begins her leap over hurdle in the 300 meter hurdle race. Madrid ended up easily winning the event.
Sydney Madrid, a junior on the Marana High School track team flies over the high jump. Madrid won the event.
Last week’s home track meets belonged to Canyon Del Oro High School as the girls team earned 115.5 points to win easily over Catalina and Sunnyside high schools, whose points totaled 30 and 11, respectively. The boys track team, with 96 points, trounced Sunnyside, 43, and Catalina, 38.
CDO junior Royce Schlittenhart finished the 1,600-meter race with a time of 5 minutes and 11 seconds.
Canyon Del Oro High School junior Sayre Stewart extends his body to clear 13-feet, 6 inches in the pole vault event.
Canyon Del Oro senior Kami Humphrey propels herself over the bar at 4 feet in the high jump during last week’s home track meet against Sunnyside and Catalina high schools.
CDO senior Lezo Urreiztieta beats out his competitors in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.29 seconds.
The CDO boys team is expected to make another run towards the state championship meet.
The University of Arizona Wildcat No. 20 men’s and No. 14 women’s track and field teams wrapped up competition at NCAA West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA West Preliminaries is the first and second rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Arkansas’ John McDonnell Field played host to the meet. The semifinals and finals of the NCAA Championships will take place June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore. At the end of the meet, the Wildcats will send four student-athletes from the women’s team and four from the men’s team to Eugene.
CDO’s Jaide Stepter blazes past the competitors breaking her recent state record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.01 seconds.
Jaide Stepter waves to her cheering fans on the podium at the Arizona State Track Meet.
For the 23rd year, Canyon Del Oro High School hosted the Elementary District Track Meet of “Everybody Wins” on March 2, which included 13 schools with more than 600 students athletes.
Four members of Pops Track Club in Oro Valley competed last month in the USA Track and Field Junior National Olympic Championships in Wichita, Kansas. They are, from left, Alyssa Thompson, Brittany Jones, Paelata Helu and Jaide Stepter.
The girls and boys track and field teams at Canyon del Oro High School had plenty of reasons to celebrate over the weekend. The girls team won the Division 2 state championship while the boys team repeated their second place finish from last year. It was the best combined finish by any school in the Division 2 state meet, said the teams’ coach, Rick Glider.
CDO junior Jaide Stepter scored in 12 of 17 events, winning state titles in three: 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash.
CDO senior Lezo Urreiztieta pushed hard and won the state title in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Canyon Del Oro junior Jaide Stepter competed in the 100-meter hurdles in a track meet earlier this month. Stepter is currently ranked first in all state divisions in the 300-meter hurdles and sixth in the state, and first in Division II for the 100-meter hurdles.
Daniel Wong, left, Jaide Stepter and Lezo Urreiztieta have emerged as top performers on the Canyon Del Oro High School track team. After competing at the national level, the three now have set their sights on a state title.