T&F’s Throwers Set For Tucson Elite Classic
TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State track and field’s throwers are set to compete in the Tucson Elite Classic on Saturday at Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson.
Live results will be available via arizonawildcats.com.
Five Sun Devils are set to compete in the meet: Jessika Byrd, Alex Hartig, Anna Jelmini, Ashley Weber, and Kyle Lillie. Freshman Magdalyn Ewen, who is redshirting the 2014 season, will be competing unattached in the shot put competition.
Meet Event Breakdown
Tucson Elite Classic
Women’s Hammer (4 p.m.)
Women’s Discus (5:30 p.m.)
Alex Hartig, Anna Jelmini
Women’s Shot Put (7:30 p.m.)
Men’s Shot Put (8:30 p.m.)
A host of professional athletes and collegiate alumni are also set to complete at the meet, including former Sun Devil NCAA Champions Christabel Nettey, Jordan Clarke, and Chelsea Cassulo.
Last time out, junior Shelby Houlihan picked up a pair of titles while the men’s 4x400m relay team won one of its own at the 2014 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pullman, Wash.
Houlihan defended her title in the 1500m run in 4:15.67 before taking the 5000m run in a come from behind finish. Her time of 16:11.63 is the new No. 7 time in the ASU record book.
The men’s relay team of Keith Cleveland, Will Henry, Devan Spann, and Daveon Collins held off Oregon to finish at 3:07.10 in the 4x400m. This marked the second time in two years that the Sun Devils won a relay at the conference meet as ASU won the 4x100m relay in 2013.
As a team, the ASU women finished in a tie for third with Stanford with 75 points, while the men’s team finished in fourth with 80.75 points. The women’s side also secured a Territorial Cup series point, which ASU clinched via men’s golf on April 27. Both men’s and women’s teams mirrored their 2013 finishes at the Pac-12s.
Up next, the national qualifiers will make the trip to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Preliminary Round of the NCAA Championships, May 29-31.
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