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Washington, Lebrun Break Meet Records in Lubbock

Jan 30, 2021
Turner Washington set a meet record for the shot put in the final day of the Texas Tech Invite.

Lubbock, Texas – Sun Devil track and field closed out the two-day Texas Tech Invitational Saturday afternoon with huge victories in the men's shot put and women's mile thanks to Turner Washington and Lena Lebrun. Washington's 20.94m was a personal best, meet record, and facility record. Lebrun's 4:58.15 was a meet record and she finished over five seconds ahead of the competition. In total, ASU celebrated five top-three finishes.

Washington's throw of 20.94m/68-8 ½ feet came on his final throw of the competition to extend his lead and win the event for the Sun Devils. His throw was just over three inches better than fellow Pac-12 thrower, Jordan Geist (19.97m). With the toss, Washington moved into second all-time on the ASU indoor shot list, just behind program legend and USA Olympian Ryan Whiting (21.73m/71-3.5 feet). Washington held the third-place mark going into this weekend. 
Lebrun separated herself on lap five before comfortably finishing ahead of Oklahoma State's Rilee Rigdon (5:03.88).

In the first meet of her Sun Devil career, Jordinde van Klinken took second (17.02m/55-10 ¼) in the women's shot put behind four-time All-American and Sun Devil graduate-turned Arizona Wildcat Samantha Noennig (17.30). An international phenom, van Klinken's pre-ASU resume includes a silver medal from the 2020 Dutch National Championships (17.71m), and she was the 2019 U-23 European Throwing Cup shot put champion (16.38m).
Both Fearghal Curtin and Dubem Nwachukwu placed third in their events for the Sun Devils. Curtin hung in the top two spots for most of his mile race before slipping to third on the final lap to finish in 4:12.95. Nwachukwu led the way for the three Sun Devils who competed in the 600-yard, crossing in 1:10.19.
Up Next
The Sun Devils get a chance to race outdoors Wednesday when they travel across town for the Grand Canyon Invite in Phoenix Feb.3.
Texas Tech Invitational Day 2 Final Results
Jan. 29, 2021
Antonio Mitchell - 6th, 21.32 - PR
Women's 600y
Ma'Kayla Dickerson - 5th, 1:26.06
Arius Williams - 8th, 1:28.58 
Men's 600y
Dubem Nwachukwu - 3rd, 1:10.19
Garrett Shedrick - 6th, 1:13.35 
Jamar Marshall Jr. - 10th, 1:14.18
Shot put
Jorinde van Klinken - 2nd, 17.02m/55-10 ¼ feet
Turner Washington - 1st, 20.94m/68-8 ½ feet - PR/Meet & facility Record
Long Jump
Ta'Nalya Gordon - 5th, 5.70
High jump
Alex Gonzalez - no height
Lena Lebrun - 1st, 4:58.15 - Meet record
Caitlin Rose - 5th, 5:11.09 
Fearghal Curtin - 3rd, 4:12.95
Adam Meyer - 10th, 4:28.43  
Pole vault
Cole Riddle - 4th, 5.30m
Michael Chadwick - T8th, 5.05m
Hunter Kasprzyk - 12th, 4.90m
Jimmy Escobar - no height
Day 1 Final Results
Jan. 29, 2021
Katie Eidem – 8th, 3696 pts. - PR
Pole Vault
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
Triple Jump
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
60m Prelims
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