Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Catalina Foothills cross country runner Brandon Martz

Catalina Foothills’ Brandon Martz claimed his first state title as a senior in November (Andy Morales/

Brandon Martz, a senior at Catalina Foothills, won the individual title at 15:39.4 in the D-2 state cross country meet at the 5,000-meter Cave Creek Golf Course on Nov. 12.

Martz placed first in four races this school year, including the AIA sectional meet at Rio Rico on Nov. 2.

He also was the champion of Salpointe’s John Gleeson Invitational on Oct. 15 and the Mt. Carmel/ASICS XC Invitational.

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
October 2022: Rio Rico cross country runner Jorge Trujillo

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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