Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Rio Rico cross country runner Jorge Trujillo

Rio Rico senior Jorge Trujillo is aiming for a state title after finishing second last year (Andy Morales/

Rio Rico senior cross country runner Jorge Trujillo, the runner-up last year in the D-III state meet, captured first place of the Eye of the Tiger Cross Country Invitational at Marana Oct. 22 in a personal-best time of 15:21.6.

The performance follows his victory in the 30th Annual Los Mezquites Invitational cross-country race in September. He finished that course in 17:54, 29 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.

His continued success, including a personal-best time in the Eye of the Tiger meet, merits Trujillo the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month honor for October.


January 2022: Mountain View wrestler Austin Scott

February 2022: Sunnyside wrestler Sergio Vega

March 2022: Walden Grove baseball player Milo Rushford

April 2022: Cienega volleyball player Derrick Vargas

May 2022: CDO baseball player Austin Madsen

June 2022: CDO and Central Arizona College baseball standout Kiko Romero

July 2022: Nogales infielder Demetrio Crisantes

August 2022: Mountain View LL slugger Jason Veit

September 2022: Pusch Ridge swimmer Alexander Edquid

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. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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