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8 Sun Devils Going for Gold in Eugene

Jun 8, 2021

TEMPE - The season comes down to this.
Eight Sun Devils will go for gold Wednesday-Saturday in Eugene, Oregon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Oregon at Hayward Field. Throws U is sending USTFCCCA West  Region Field Athletes of the Year Jorinde van Klinken and Turner Washington, Pac-12 javelin champions Carlan Naisant and Alizee Minard, Ian Schulz, Shelby Moran and Beatrice Llano. Pac-12 110H champion Jamar Marshall Jr. will represent ASU on the track.
Competition for the Sun Devils kicks off Wednesday at 6:02 p.m. with Marshall Jr. in the 110H, followed by Naisant at 6:15 in the javelin and Washington at 7:10 in the shot put. The entirety of the championships will be broadcast live via ESPN networks.
Championship Links
Sun Devils' Schedule
Jamar Marshall Jr - 110H, 6:02 Wednesday
Carlan Naisant  - Javelin, 6:15 Wednesday
Turner Washington - Shot put, 7:10 Wednesday
Shelby Moran, Beatrice Llano - Hammer, 1 p.m. Thursday
Alizee Minard - Javelin, 4:45 Thursday
Jorinde van Klinken - Shot 5:40 Thursday
Turner Washington and Ian Schulz  - Discus 4:35 on Friday
Possibly Jamar Marshall Jr - 110H, 5:42 Friday
Jorinde van Klinken - Discus, 2:35 Saturday
Jorinde van Klinken - shot, disc  -- will compete for the Netherlands at Tokyo 2021 (discus)

  • This is her first semester as a Sun Devil (academic grad student, athletic junior)
  • Earned USTFCCCA West Region Male Field Athlete of the Year honors
  • Leads the NCAA in the discus, ranks 12th in the shot
  • Leads the world in the discus (70.22m/230-4) – this is also a new Dutch national record.
  • 70.22m mark is the new program record, and her 18.06m/59-3 PR is fifth all-time at ASU.
  • Won every discus competition she's competed in this season (seven), has won three shot put competitions.

All-America Honors
2021 indoor shot put (First team, 3rd Place)
Marks in ASU Top-10
Indoor - Shot Put - 17.76m/58-3.25 (4th)
Outdoor - Discus Throw - 70.22m/230-4 (1st)
Outdoor - Shot Put - 18.06m (59-3) (5th)
Conference Honors
2021 Pac-12 Women's Discus Champion
2021 Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Year
Turner Washington - shot, disc – Will go to USATF Trials the week after nationals to start qualifying for a spot on Team USA in discus and shot put events.

  • Holds the program record in the outdoor discus (66.26m/217-4)
    • Broke the program discus record three times this season.
  • Second all-time at ASU in the shot (21.07m/69-1.5)
  • Leads the NCAA in both the shot and discus
  • Earned USTFCCCA National Male Athlete of the Week honors on March 23, April 20, and May 4 before earning USTFCCCA West Region Male Field Athlete of the Year honors
  • Didn't compete at Pac-12 Championships due to injury.


  • All-America Honors
    2021 indoor shot put (Champion)
    2020 indoor shot put

    Marks in ASU Top-10
    Indoor - Shot Put - 21.85m/71'8.25" (1st) - 2021
    Outdoor - Discus - (66.26m/217-4) (1st) - 2021
    Outdoor - Shot Put -  21.07m/69-1.5 (2nd) - 2021

    Marks in the NCAA All-Time Top-10
    Indoor - Shot Put - 21.85m/71'8.25" (1st)

Jamar Marshall - 11H, 4x1 – He is .01 second off from hitting the USATF standard for trials

  • One of the fastest 110m hurdlers in the country and he's only a freshman.
  • Won ASU it's first Pac-12 110H title since 1987
  • Ran the 110H in an illegally wind-aided 13.39 (2.8) at the NCAA West Prelims May 2021. His 13.66 from that meet's finals earned him 10th and punched his ticket to the national meet.
  • Broke ASU's 34-year old 110H record when he ran 13.49 at the Pac-12 Championships prelims. Matched that time in the finals.  Ran the 400H in 50.09 to earn a sixth-place spot on the ASU all-time list.
  • Marks in ASU Top-10
    Indoor - 60m Hurdles - 7.59 (1st)
    Outdoor - 110m Hurdles - 13.49 (1st)
    Outdoor - 400m hurdles - 50.09 (6th)

    Pac-12 Honors
    110H champion - 2021

Alizee Minard – javelin

  • First semester as a Sun Devil
  • Earned the first women's javelin conference title in ASU history this year. Her 53.31m/181-5 PR ranks second all-time at ASU.
  • She has the eighth-best mark in the NCAA and enters the national meet with the sixth-best mark out of prelims.

Carlan Naisant – javelin

  • Won ASU it's first Pac-12 men's javelin title ever this year.
  • Sits fifth all-time at ASU for the javelin (71.54m/234-8)
  • Won his first six javelin contests this season before taking seventh at the NCAA West Prelims.
  • Thew the 19th-furthest mark heading into the national meet

Beatrice Llano – hammer

  • Has finished top three in the four events she's competed in this season, with two of those being victories.
  • Ranks eighth in the NCAA and enters the championships with the fourth-best mark from prelims.
  • Sits second all-time at ASU in the hammer (71.43m/234-4 from 2019) but hasn't gotten past 68m this year.

All-America Honors
2019 Hammer Throw (7th place)
2017 Hammer Throw (3rd place)

All-Conference Honors
2019 Pac-12 Hammer Throw (3rd place)
2019 MPSF Weight Throw (3rd place)
2017 SEC Hammer Throw (Champion)

Marks in ASU Top-10
Hammer Throw – 71.43m/234-4 (2nd)
Weight Throw – 20.24m/66-5.0 (6th)

Marks in the NCAA All-Time Top-10
Hammer Throw – 71.43m/234-4 (8th)

Other Accolades
Norwegian record holder – Hammer Throw (71.43m/234-4)
Norwegian Hammer Throw Champion – 2018
Shelby Moran – hammer

  • Has the sixth-best hammer throw mark in ASU history (64.65m/212-01)
  • Out of 24 qualifiers, through the 21st-further mark at prelims

Ian Schulz – discus

  • Has the 17th-highest mark in NCAA prelims coming into the national meet.
  • Sits 10th all-time in the ASU discus marks (57.44m/188-5)
  • Has finished top-three in the discus five times this year