• David Allison

March: Athletes of The Month Nominations

Updated: Apr 6, 2018



As we stated two blog posts ago we would be starting Athletes of the Month (AOTM) for our youth Arizona athletes. Remember, you need to have signed up for our blog in order to vote.


Voting will be from April 10-15. You will receive a an email with a link to a ballot to cast. The top-3 vote-getters will be our Athletes of the Month for March. I have tried to be as fair as possible and could have had 20 nominees this month, but I did narrow it down to a great group of 8...


Without further ado, here are our March Nominees in no particular order:


Stacey Onyepunuka - Arizona Rising Suns (11-12 Girls)


March 3rd:

  • 1st in 100 m - 13.20

  • 1st in 200 m - 27.13

  • 1st in 400 m - 59.99 PR

March 17th:

  • 1st in 100 m - 12.97 PR

  • 1st in 200 m - 26.90 SR

  • 1sst in 400 m - 1:00.10

March 31st:

  • 1st in 100 m - 13.09

  • 1st in 200 m - 27.15

  • 2nd in 4x100 - 56.47


Ava Davis - Arizona Track Stars (7-8 Girls)


March 3rd:

  • 1st in 200 m - 33.25

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:15.91 PR

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:59.55 PR

March 17th:

  • 1st in 100 m - 15.09 PR

  • 1st in 200 m - 31.67 PR

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:16.74

March 31st:

  • 1st in 100 m - 15.29

  • 1st in 200 m - 32.01

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:15.15 PR

Amir Thomas - Do Right Educational (9-10 Boys)


March 3rd:

  • 3rd in 100 m - 14.54

  • 1st in 200 m - 29.97

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:07.96 PR

March 17th

  • 2nd in 100 m - 14.07 PR

  • 2nd in 200 m - 29.18 SR

  • 1st in 4x100 - 58.43

March 31st:

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:04.22 PR

  • 1st in 4x400 - 57.45

John Ruvo IV - Phoenix Bobcats (13-14 Boys)


March 3rd:

  • 1st in 100 m - 11.54

March 17th:

  • 1st in 100 m - 11.46

  • 1st in 200 m - 22.92 PR

March 31st:

  • 1st in 100 m - 11.36 PR

  • 2nd in 200 m - 23.31

Brian Fair Jr. - Arizona Rising Suns (13-14 Boys)


March 17th:

  • 2nd in 100 m - 11.75 PR

  • 2nd in 200 m - 23.66 PR

  • 1st in 400 m- 51.87 PR

March 31st:

  • 1st in 200 m - 23.23

  • 1st in 400 m - 51.50 * New AZ Record / All-time

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:06.32

Taliyah Henderson - AZ Titans (11-12 Girls)


March 3rd

  • 3rd in 200 m - 28.80

  • 2nd in 400 m - 1:02.70

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:30.63 SR

March 17th

  • 2nd in 200 m - 27.75 PR

  • 2nd in 400 m - 1:01.90 SR

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:31.10

March 31st:

  • 1st in 400 m - 1:00.82 PR

  • 2nd in 200 m - 27.81

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:24.54 PR

Elijah Levin - NX Level (13-14 Boys)


March 3rd:

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:13.97 PR

  • 1st in 1500 m - 4:36.52 PR

  • 1st in 4x400 - 4:03.71

March 17th:

  • 1st in 800 m - 2:16.96

  • 1st in 3000 m - 10:00.78 PR

March 31st:

  • 1st in 1500 m - 4:38.95

  • 1st in 3000 m - 10:05.24

Coco Velasquez - AZ Flames (11-12 Girls)


March 3rd:

  • 2nd in shot put - 7.15 m

  • 1st in discus - 16.97 m

  • 1st in aero-javelin - 23.89 m

March 17th:

  • 2nd in shot put - 7.93 m

  • 2nd in discus - 17.44 m

  • 1st in aero-javelin - 23.31 m

March 31st

  • 3rd in shot put - 8.27

  • 1st in discus - 19.86 m

  • 1st in aero-javelin - 24.82 m

Please sign up for our blog by April 9th, so you will be eligible to vote for this month's Athletes.

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I Write What's Going On in USATF AZ 

I've been a runner for over 40 years and a coach for over 17 (Currently Co-Head Coach of Phoenix Flyers Track Club in Ahwatukee). I have now taken on the role of blogging about Arizona track & field and being the webmaster for the USATF AZ site as well.

- David Allison

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