Mountain View junior distance thrower Sam Halaufia is the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month for May because of his impressive showing in the Division II state track and field meet that included him winning the discus and shot put titles.
Halaufia’s winning discus throw of 160-7 topped all Southern Arizona performers this season. Richard Legarra, a sophomore at Flowing Wells (153-6) and Dominic Avant, a senior at Buena (143-11) were among the top three locally.
His shot put throw of 54-1.25 topped other local standouts William Stemler (50-1) who is a junior at Buena and Edward Holly (49-6.5) who is a junior at Bisbee.
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