Sun Devils Have Eventful First Day at Texas Tech
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Sun Devils kicked off the Texas Tech Invitational strong Friday, with numerous athletes setting personal bests on the first day of competition in Lubbock, Texas. ASU celebrated four top-three finishes.
Sun Devils making their presence known in Texas! @KatieEidem opened the day with a PR in the pentathlon! ?? pic.twitter.com/qtDswGBP5v
— Sun Devil TFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) January 29, 2021
Katie Eidem kicked things off with an eighth-place finish in the third pentathlon of her career. She scored 3696 points in the event, improving her personal best by 173 points and inching her way closer to Samantha Henderson for third in the ASU indoor record books. Eidem currently holds the No. 4 mark.
Sydnee Larkin continued where she left of from her last indoor mark, setting yet another personal best and moving up the ASU triple jump rankings. In just her second attempt, she jumped 12.89m, finishing fifth in the competition. Her mark leaps her over fellow Sun Devil teammate, Christina Warren, for third in the ASU indoor record book and just shy of No. 2, Jessica Barreira.
.@LarkinSydnee goes the distance in the triple jump and sets a new PR of her own! pic.twitter.com/E8f2gnMSve
— Sun Devil TFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) January 30, 2021
Iowa State transfer Keira Christie-Galloway ran a personal best 8.32 in the 60m hurdles during qualifying, but came just shy of that with a 8.38 in the finals.
Hayley Rayburn took the top spot for the Sun Devils in the pole vault, finishing fourth overall with a personal best clearance of 4.16m. That mark catapults her to No. 4 in the ASU indoor record book for the pole vault, passing Tommi Hintnaus who finished in seventh place tonight.
Dubem Nwachukwu set a personal best time in the 400m. Nwachukwu made his name known with a 46.40 time which moved him to eighth all-time at ASU, bumping program legend Herman Frazier down a peg.
The day came to a close for the Sun Devils with the 60m hurdles. Freshman Jamar Marshall Jr. and senior Kentre Patterson ran in stride with each other, taking second and third respectively. Marshall out-legged Patterson by 0.01 of a second, and the freshman's 7.83 finish shot him to fourth in the ASU indoor record books, right behind behind Patterson (7.75).
The team closed out the meet Saturday morning, with competition kicking off at 11 a.m. MST.
Texas Tech Invitational Day 1 Final Results
Jan. 29, 2021
Katie Eidem – 8th, 3696 pts. - PR
Haley Rayburn – 4th, 4.16m/13-7.75 - PR
Tommi Hintnaus – 7th, 4.01m/13-1.75
Sevanna Hanson – 9th, 4.01m/13-1.75
Averie Brook – 13th, 3.71m/12-2 - PR
Sydnee Larkin – 5th, 12.89m/42-3.5- PR
Christina Warren – 12th, 11.95m/39-2.5
60m Hurdles Prelims
Keira Christie-Galloway – 1st, 8.32
Jamar Marshall Jr. – 1st, 7.91
Kentre Patterson – 2nd, 8.01
60m Hurdles Finals
Keira Christie-Galloway – 3rd, 8.38
Jamar Marshall Jr. – 2nd, 7.83 - PR
Kentre Patterson – 3rd, 7.84
Antonio Mitchell II – 12th, 6.87
Lena Lebrun – 5th, 2:12.51 - PR
Caitlin Rose – 10th, 2:14.33 - PR
Adam Meyer – 8th, 1:53.83 - PR
Fearghal Curtin – 12th, 1:54.46
Arius Williams – 12th, 57.00
Ma'Kayla Dickerson – 13th, 57.03 - PR
Dubem Nwachukwu – 2nd, 46.40- PR
Shedrick Garret – 18th, 50.80