Paradise Valley

Track and Field

Team sport - Track and Field

The Paradise Valley Track and Field teams wrapped up their 2019 season with two top-20 finishes at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet on May 18th. The Paradise Valley women finished 19th overall with a score of 10 points, while the men finished 20th place with 14 points.  Meet host New Mexico Junior College won the women’s competition while Cloud County Community College won the men’s.

Sophomore Israel Oloyede won the Weight Throw competition at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Pittsburg, KS with a throw of 20.89m. Oloyede’s throw not only won the National Title, but he also broke his own NJCAA and School Records while setting a new NJCAA Indoor National Championships meet record.

Oloyede’s 10 points for the Pumas helped the men's team to a 23rd place finish.

Sophomore Israel Oloyede broke the NJCAA National Record in the weight throw at Northern Arizona University’s NAU Tune-Up in Flagstaff on Friday.  Oloyede’s throw of 20.45m (67’01.25”) bested Johnnie Jackson of Coffeyville Community College's (KS) February 2015 record of 20.35m (66’09.25”).

Oloyede, who also holds the event's national top spot in the NJCAA, has improved his mark every meet this season. He will next compete at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships in Pittsburg, KS March 1-2, where he will be the top seed in the event.   

While a handful of Pumas traveled to Arkansas last weekend, the core of the track and field team competed Saturday at the Mesa Indoor Invitational at Mesa Community College.  Highlights for PVCC included personal bests for Tim White (6.95) and Marcus Fox (7.37) in the 60m,Trevor Leinstock in the weight throw (11.35m - 37’3”), Matthew Fields (4,191) and Jared Nation (3,843) in the heptathlon, Katherine Hubbard in the 60m (9.03), Mikaila Lockhart in the 3000m (11:01.62), Taylore Lowry in the 5000m (19:53.05), Lynsie Fike (2,488) and Bailey Kirkham (2,313) pentathlon. 

The Paradise Valley Track and Field team sent eight student-athletes to the University of Arkansas’ Randall Tyson Track Center this past weekend for the Tyson Invitational Track and Field meet. The Pumas captured three NJCAA national championship qualifying marks, seven personal best marks and one school record. 

The Paradise Valley Track and Field team started the 2019 season with a bang as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational track and field meet this past Saturday.