Rio Rico’s Carlos Villarreal sprints to the finish to win the boys Division III 1,600 meters at the track and field state championships at Mesa Community College last spring.
Salpointe Catholic's Ty Brandt (center) edges out Copper Canyon's Jullian Clark for a second place finish in the Boy's Division II 100 Meter Run during State Track and Field Championships at Mesa Community College on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (Ralph Freso / Special to the Daily Star)
Brianna Rodriguez won the national junior college long jump championship last season as a freshman. Pima opens its 2015 season with an indoor meet at Paradise Valley on Jan. 23.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet, left, embraces Flagstaff’s Tatiana Gillick after finishing second to Gillick in the 1,600 meters.
Santa Rita’s Briana Myers, center, won the Division III state title in the 100 meters a year after finishing second in the event. “I wanted it badly and I got it,” Myers said. “I was scared coming in because I didn’t have the best time but I came out and did it where it counts.” Myers also w…
Rio Rico’s Carlos Villarreal won state titles in the 800 and 1,600 on his 17th birthday.
The "William Crooks," a wood-burning locomotive built in 1861 by Smith and Jackson Builders in Paterson, N.J., is shown in Chicago on July 15, 1948. The four-four-0 engine was operated in the first division of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad and was designed by railroaders to indicate the …
American Jesse Owens runs in 21.1 seconds to win his elimination heats in the Olympic 200-meter dash during the Berlin Olympics, August 8, 1936. He is followed by Orr of Canada and Neckermann of Germany. Owens later won this event finals. (AP Photo)
Dr. Walter Schreiber, acting mayor of West Berlin, right, congratulates American track star Jesse Owens telling him, "Hitler wouldn't shake your hands, I give you both hands," Aug. 22, 1951. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)
Bernard Lagat, who turns 39 in December, celebrates his victory in the 5,000 meters in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be his fifth trip to the world championships.
Defying his age, 38-year-old Bernard Lagat won the 5,000-meter run for a fifth time at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Brigetta Barrett waves to the fans, who were very supportive as she tried for a record.
Lawi Lalang led the 5K from start to finish but said, "Actually it really wasn't that easy."
EUGENE, Ore. - National collegiate high jump record-holder Brigetta Barrett of Arizona added one more NCAA championship to her trophy case Saturday.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.