Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Mountain View track & field athlete Sam Halaufia

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.

Mountain View’s Sam Halufia has a promising future in distance throwing in track and field (Andy Morales/


January 2021: CDO golfer Beckett Carlson

February 2021: St. Augustine basketball player Thomas Reyna

March 2021: Sunnyside grad, Penn State wrestler Roman Bravo-Young

April 2021: Tucson High grad, Arizona track athlete Johnnie Blockburger

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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