Print Returning Mingus athletes make their marks
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00

Up against some of the toughest competition in Northern Arizona Division III track and field, the Mingus Union Track and Field team impressed in each of the long-distance, sprinting and field events at the Sedona Friendship Invitational on March 20, at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Senior luke simmons runs in the 100-meter dash at the Friendship Invitational on March 20 representing Mingus Union High School at Sedona Red Rock High School. The next meet for the Marauders is the Peoria Invitational on Thursday, March 28.After having to replace 27 seniors from last season’s team, returning athletes have stepped into leading roles for Mingus, and younger runners, throwers and jumpers are beginning to make their marks, which was evident at the Sedona meet.

The athletes had to face strong gusts of wind and dropping temperatures throughout the evening.

Ten teams competed in the state qualifying meet: five Division III teams including Camp Verde, Hopi, Mingus Union, Payson and Sedona; four Division IV teams including Northwest Christian, St. Johns, Valley in Sanders and Greyhills; and one division II team, Notre Dame Prep.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, March 27, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.