HEAT SHEETS: 2009 Arizona State Invitational
March 25, 2009
TEMPE - The 2009 Arizona State University Invitational will be held on Joe Selleh Track at Sun Angel Stadium this Friday and Saturday in Tempe with 14 teams scheduled to compete. Heat Sheets for the meet are now available and can be accessed by clicking on the link above.
The ASU Invitational will feature representatives from 14 schools, including: Air Force, ASU, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Georgia, Illinois (men), Kansas State, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Purdue, Texas A&M, UC Riverside and Utah (women). Numerous standout athletes also will be on hand, including members of the defending national champion women's 4x100m relay from Texas A&M, members of the Top 2 women's 4x400m relays at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships from TAMU (first) and ASU (second), the defending men's outdoor javelin champion in Chris Hill from Georgia and a trio of Sun Devil champions in indoor shot put champion Ryan Whiting (will compete in the hammer and the discus), indoor weight throw champion Jason Lewis (will compete in the hammer and the discus) and defending discus champion Sarah Stevens (in the hammer as well). Former greats also in the meet include Olympian Jacquelyn Johnson, two-time outdoor shot put champion Jessica Pressley and 2000 Olympic Champion Nick Hysong (pole vault).
In all, 15 women and 15 men that attained All-America honors within the past year, including the 2008 NCAA Outdoor and the 2009 NCAA Indoor meets, will compete in the Valley of the Sun this weekend. Of those 30 athletes, five placed among the Top 3 at the most recent NCAA meet (indoors), including the following: Porchea Lucas (TAMU), second in the 200m dash; Jessica Beard (TAMU), second in the 400m dash; Sharif Zuheir (TAMU), third in the triple jump; Ryan Whiting (ASU), champion in the shot put; and Jason Lewis (ASU), champion in the weight throw.