Pittsburg, Kan. The Mesa women finished eighth and the men 13th at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships which concluded Saturday.
The women scored 32 points and the men 22.5.
All-American Alyson Girard bounced back from illness that kept her from competing in the 3000 and 5000 meters Friday to take second place in the mile with a time of 5:08.74.
Onnika Scott placed seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 55-5 ½.
For the men, Zach Harrach scored in two events. He was fifth in the 1000 in 2:33.32 and eighth in the mile with a 4:19.01 clocking.
Xavier Johnson improved his standing in the heptathlon from fourth after the first day to finish third with 4895 points.
Also in non-scoring performances, Cameron Lewis was ninth in the weight throw at 54-2 ½, Adrian King placed 15th in the triple jump with a leap of 45-8 ½ and the 4x400 relay team placed 19th, clocked in 3:23.28.
The T-Birds will begin their outdoor season on March 17 at the Baldy Castillo meet at Arizona State and the Willie Williams meet at the University of Arizona the following day.