Information for this report provided by Pima College media relations:
Freshman decathlon athlete Reece Gardner (Marana), freshman pole vaulter Bryce Williams, sophomore heptathlon athlete Eliza Littlewood, and sophomore long jumper Raelynn Fair earned NJCAA Division I All-American Honorable Mention honors on Wednesday after the Pima men’s and women’s track & field teams completed the first two days of competition at the NJCAA Division I National Championships.
The Aztecs close out the 2021 season on Thursday in the final day of competition at South Plains College in Levelland, TX.
Gardner finished in eighth place in the Decathlon with 5679 points. His finish also gave Pima one team point. He was the NJCAA Region I Champion in the Decathlon.
Williams earned fifth place in the Pole Vault and gave the Aztecs four team points as he matched his season-best with a vault of 4.60 meters (15-feet, 1-inch).
The Aztecs men’s team sits in 19th place in the team standings with a total of five points.
Littlewood finished in seventh place in the Heptathlon with a total of 3419 points. She earned three points for the Aztecs. She was the NJCAA Region I Champion in the Heptathlon.
Fair finished in eighth place finish (one team point) in the Long Jump. She set a season-best in her first attempt with a mark of 5.69 meters (18-feet, 8-inches). Fair was the NJCAA Region I Champion in the Long Jump. She is now a two-time NJCAA All-American in the Long Jump as she earned honorable mention status at the Indoor National Championships in 2019.
The Aztecs women’s team sit in 18th place with four team points.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writing intern Kevin Murphy was born and raised in Tucson, and has followed Arizona Wildcats athletics since childhood. He is currently attending Pima Community College where he writes for the Aztec Press. Next semester he will be attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU where he will work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies.