Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: Rincon/University cross country runner Amelia North

Rincon/University junior cross country runner Amelia North (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Rincon/University junior cross country runner Amelia North was the highest Southern Arizona finisher in Saturday’s AIA state meet at the 5,000-meter course at the Cave Creek Golf Course, placing 10th with a personal-best time of 19:20.57.

She placed first in the AIA-Sectional last week in a time of 19:25.7 at the 5,000-meter course at Crossroads Park.

North also had second-place finishes in October at the Eye of the Tiger meet in Marana and the TUSD City Championships at Reid Park.

Her overall performance in October leading up to Saturday’s 10th-place finish in the state meet merits her the Jet Sports Training Athlete of the Month Award for October.

January 2023: Sahuarita soccer player Samantha Wright
February 2023: Salpointe soccer player Rylen Bourguet
March 2023: Sabino distance thrower Emerald Kwinn
April 2023: Salpointe softball player Gianna Mares
May 2023: Sabino softball player Avery Nielson
June 2023: Rincon Little League 9-11 All-Stars baseball player Rae Tanori
July 2023: AZ Titans hurdler Michelle Rushing
August 2023: Pueblo wrestler Elizabeth Valenzuela Smith
September 2023: Marana quarterback Roxi Singer
October 2023: Rincon/University cross country runner Amelia North


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com 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 CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, 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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