Sun Devil Track & Field Team to Hold Open Tryouts September 16-17

Aug. 26, 2009

TEMPE - The Arizona State University track and field program will conduct open tryouts for the upcoming 2010 indoor and outdoor seasons, Director of Track & Field Greg Kraft announced today. The tryouts will be held at 4 p.m. on both September 16 and September 17 at Sun Angel Stadium on campus.

Those interested in trying out for the teams must first stop by the Sun Devil Track & Field office to pick up a purple form that is hanging on the door. The form must be filled out, completed and one copy of the form returned to the coaching staff NO LATER than 5:00 p.m. on September 14. The track and field office is located on the second floor of the Carson Student-Athlete Center, which is located on the south end of Sun Devil Stadium (football stadium).

On September 16 and 17, each athlete trying out should be warmed-up and ready to go at 4 p.m. sharp at the common start-finish line on the track at Sun Angel Stadium (located on Packard Drive between the baseball and tennis venues). Starting at 4 p.m., each athlete will do the following:

September 16:
- Test #1: standing long jump (3 trials)
- Test #2: 30-meter sprint from a stand (2 trials)
- Test #3: 30-meter sprint with a 20-meter fly (2 trials)
- Test #4 (throwers only): javelin (softball throw), shot put (throw shot), discus (throw discus)
Note: shot put/discus throwers will not run any of the 30-meter trials

September 17:
- Test #5: 45 second run (run as far as you can in 45 seconds)

Following the two-day tryout period, the Sun Devil coaches will determine those that will join the program and will then post the list of accepted athletes on the Sun Devil Track & Field office door no later than 3 p.m. on September 18.

For more information and to begin the tryout process, please stop by the track & field office.

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