Navarro Improves Discus Mark as Throwers Compete at UCSD Invite

April 24, 2009

TEMPE - Cj Navarro improved her personal best in the discus and Sarah Stevens regionally qualified in a pair of events as the Arizona State University track and field team opened competition at the UCSD Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif., on Friday night. Several throwers on the Sun Devil roster made the trip to the San Diego area for the two day competition that opened with the women's hammer and the women's discus.

In the first event, the hammer, Stevens was seventh overall and Navarro was 19th with throws of 56.72m (186-1) and 48.45m (158-11), respectively. Only Stevens met the regional standard in the event.

Later in the day, the duo both competed in the discus and both met the regional standard with marks over 50 meters. Stevens was the top ASU finisher in 10th place with a toss of 51.58m (167-11) while Navarro was 11th with her mark of 50.85m (166-10). Navarro's mark, the 10th best in school history, improved her personal best by eight inches.

The throwers will continue competition on Saturday with the remainder of the team set to play host to the Sun Devil Invitational at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe.

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