Five to Represent ASU at NCAA Indoor Championships
TEMPE - The NCAA Indoor Championships take place this week in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with the action starting on Thursday and running through Saturday at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track on the campus of Arkansas. Sun Devils Jorinde van Klinken (shot), Hayley Rayburn (pole), Jamar Marshall Jr., Kentre Patterson (60m hurdles) and Turner Washington (shot) are all set to compete Friday.
The first of the Sun Devils will take the field at 11 a.m. CST (10 a.m. MST) on Friday for the women's and men's shot put. Live coverage throughout the championship will be on ESPN3 and live results can be seen here.
Sun Devils at NCAA Indoor Championships
Turner Washington (shot) - 11 a.m.
Jorinde van Klinken (shot) - 11 a.m.
Kentre Patterson (60mH) - 2:15 p.m.
Jamar Marshall Jr. (60mH) - 2:15 p.m.
Hayley Rayburn (pole vault) - 6:15 p.m.
*All times local (Central)
All eyes will be on collegiate record holder Turner Washington. The USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year shattered the NCAA indoor record for the shot put earlier this year at the Texas Tech Shootout. Washington went 21.85m (71-8.25) on his final attempt that day and cemented his name in history. Despite the excitement of all of his success this year, Washington has remained focused on his training. He'll throw eighth Friday morning.
Sprinters Jamar Marshall Jr. and Kentre Patterson look to pick up right where they left off in the 60m hurdles. The Sun Devil duo have turned heads at every meet so far this year. Most recently the two moved into No. 1 and No. 2 on ASU's all-time list with their performances at the Championships at the Peak at Air Force on Feb. 27. Marshall Jr. (7.59) and Patterson (7.66) placed first and second, respectively, at the meet setting new PR's and solidifying their names as the fastest two sprinters in ASU 60mH history. They ranked fourth and seventh coming into the meet, and will run in flight two.
Marshall and Patterson's race includes Eric Edwards Jr. of Louisiana State. Marshall and Edwards competed at the 2019 USATF U-20 Junior National Championships where Marshall finished third in the 110m hurdles behind Edwards (then at Oregon) and Tai Brown (Kentucky), both the collegiate runners winning by just .01 seconds.
Thrower Jorinde van Klinken looks to further cement her name into the Sun Devil History books in the women's shot put. Van Klinken also set a new PR at Air Force on Feb. 27 with a throw of 17.76m/58' 3.25". That distance resulted in a second-place finish at the meet and and's firmly placed at four all-time at ASU in the indoor shot. She ranks fifth coming into the meet and will throw 11th in the order.
Pole vaulter Hayley Rayburn, who earlier this year broke the program record that stood for longer than a decade, enters the indoor championships coming off of a first-place finish at the Championships at the Peak at Air Force. On Feb.12 at the Texas Tech Shootout, Rayburn launched herself 4.32m and placed herself at the top of the ASU leaderboard. She enters ranked 12th and will vault 15th.
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