Mesa, AZ – On a day dominated by field events and running preliminaries, Mesa athletes produced three improved NJCAA nationals qualifying marks and won two events at the Region I track and field championships at John D. Riggs Stadium Tuesday.
The MCC women hold a slim lead over Central Arizona, 73-70, after the first eight events. The T-Bird men are second after seven events, trailing Pima, 77-71.
Two MCC men posted better qualifying performances. Cameron Lewis added nearly 12 feet to his mark in the hammer with a 172-4 heave. Clay Campbell won the event at 181-9, but already has a better standard.
Adrian King added ten inches to his NJCAA performance in the long jump leaping 23-7 ½.
In addition, Antwan Ross-Jones bettered the qualifying mark in the high jump at 6-9 3/4 but already has a higher leap.
On the women's side, Calla Reed and Ally Keil took 1-2 in the pole vault, Reed with a jump of 12-0 and Keil at 11-5 ¾. Both are better than the qualifying standard, but both have already jumped higher.
The women's 4x800 relay team added ten points to the MCC total, but was the only team entered.
The meet concludes Thursday at John D. Riggs Stadium.