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Athletes compete against tough opponents
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:00

The Mingus Union High School track and field athletes most recently competed in two meets against higher levels of competition, and fared well, which will only help them prepare for state.

The Track and Field TEAM at Mingus Union High School runs down the track on Friday, April 5. Most of the sprinters, fielders and distance runners either made the state qualifying mark or  provisional mark in their events at two recent meets.The sprinters and fielders competed in the Peoria Invitational at Peoria High School while the long-distance runners competed in the Scottsdale Distance Classic at Saguaro High School on March 28.

The Peoria Invitational hosted four Division III schools, nine Division II schools and three Division I schools.

While the Marauders didn’t place as high as usual due to the much tougher Division I and II competition, most of the sprinters, fielders and distance runners either made the state qualifying mark or provisional mark in their events. Athletes who achieve provisional times and distances may also compete in the state meet if not enough athletes achieve state qualifying standards in a particular event.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, April 10, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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