Track and Field

Sahuaro multi-sport standout Brielle Sterns commits to New Mexico State


Brielle Sterns is a two-time state hurdle champion (Andy Morales/

Brielle Sterns is a two-time state hurdle champion (Andy Morales/

Brielle Sterns has won the last two Arizona Division II state 100-meter hurdle championships and the Sahuaro junior is also one of the top middle blockers in the state so it was a natural choice for her to pick a college willing to let her compete in track and volleyball.

New Mexico State has given her that chance and Sterns jumped on the opportunity.

“My family and I feel blessed that I am able to follow in the footsteps of my two brothers in becoming a Division I athlete,” Sterns said.

“Because I am only 5-foot-10 I wanted to prove that you do not have to be 6-2 or 6-4 to play D-I volleyball. It’s about talent, heart and hard work. So it really means a lot to my parents and my brothers are very proud. I will be running the hurdles for sure at NMSU and maybe the jumps and relays as well,” she added.


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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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