Track and Field

Trayvion Austin & Neysia Howard come up big at USATF Arizona championships

USATF Arizona State Junior Olympic Championships
June 16-17: Mesa Community College

Sahuaro senior standout Trayvion Austin (Tucson Elite) took first place in the 100, 200 and the long jump to claim three individual titles at the USATF Arizona State Junior Olympic championships held at Mesa Community College this past weekend. In addition, Austin took the lead in the winning 4×100 relay team in the 17-18 division to give him four championships.

The list of athletes winning two championships includes University of Arizona commit Neysia Howard (Tucson/Tucson Elite); Imani Watson (AZ Titans), Derrick Gory (AZ Titans), Eric Fike (Flowing Wells/Tucson Elite), Dominique Beas Jr (Sahuaro/Tucson Elite), Tayvien Williams (Catalina Foothills/Tucson Elite) and Omar Carrillo (Rincon/Tucson Elite)

The Region 10 Junior Olympics championship are scheduled for July 5-8 in Aurora, Colorado and the Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships will be in Greensboro, North Carolina from July 23-29.


Trayvion Austin, 100M 17-18 (11.05)
Trayvion Austin, 200M 17-18 (22.41)
Trayvion Austin, Long Jump 17-18 (21-02.5)
Neysia Howard, 100M 17-18 (12.55)
Neysia Howard, 200M 17-18 (25.64)
Imani Watson, 800M 9-10 (2:39.17)
Imani Watson, 1500M 9-10 (5:29.11)
Taliyah Henderson, 800M 11-12 (2:23.75)
Aquarina Thomas, Shot Put 13-14 (35-02)
Jenica Bosko, 200M 15-16 (26.03)
Jacquelyn Candito, 400M 17-18 (1:02.46)
Derrick Gory, 100M 9-10 (14.33)
Omar Carrillo, Triple Jump 17-18 (41-10)
Parker Bays, Shot Put 17-18 (51-04.25)

4X100 Relay 9-10: Javin Hale, Zachari Haley, Christian Hinton, Derrick Gory (58.41)
4X100 Relay 17-18: Trayvion Austin, Dominique Beas Jr, Eric Fike, Tayvien Williams (44.09)
4X400 Relay 17-18: Dominique Beas Jr, Omar Carrillo, Eric Fike, Tayvien Williams (3:38.65)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 and on Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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