Washington, Van Klinken Earn Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors
SAN FRANCISCO - Turner Washington and Jorinde van Klinken both earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for their performances at Arizona's Willie Williams Classic, the conference announced Wednesday. Washington broke the ASU men's outdoor discus record and lept to a 10-foot national lead, while van Klinken won the women's discus by three feet and jumped to the top of the national list.
Washington Garners USTFCCCA Male Athlete of the Week Honors
James, van Klinken Take First as ASU Closes Out Willie Williams Classic
Washington Breaks Discus Record, Multiple All-Time Entries Recorded in Tucson
Washington opened his day with a 58.67m/192'6" throw to move him to sixth in the ASU record book just temporarily. He would go on to set a new program record of 64.23m/210'8" in the discus. Washington broke Ryan Whiting's record (62.08m, 2009) by over two meters. The throw garnered him National Athlete of the Week honors on Monday from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), a first for an ASU male in the outdoor season.
One week in and the nation's eyes are already on Turner Washington. ??
— Sun Devil TFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) March 23, 2021
Van Klinken won the first discus competition of her collegiate career with an NCAA-leading throw of 57.74 meters (189-5) on Saturday. The week prior she finished third in the shot put at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 17.56 meters (57-7.5).
ASU is back in action next weekend at the Grand Canyon Invite in Phoenix.