Trio of Sun Devils at NCAA Indoor Championships
TEMPE - Sun Devil Track and Field is sending three to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama this week. Defending national champion and NCAA indoor shot record holder Turner Washington is going for his fourth consecutive gold medal, while Jorinde van Klinken hopes to improve on her bronze medal finish from last year. Jamar Marshall Jr. is set for his third NCAA Championship. Competition for ASU opens with Marshall Jr.s 60m hurdle prelims Friday afternoon, and continues through Saturday evening for all three competitors. Fans can watch on ESPN3.
Schedule and live results
ASU NCAA Indoor Champions
Marshall opens with the 60m hurdle prelims Friday at 4:55 p.m. CST. Finals are then 4:40 CST Saturday. Washington throws Saturday at 4:00 p.m. CST, and van Klinken follows at 7:00 p.m. CST.
Our Sun Devils are ready for the NCAA Indoor Championships! Action kicks off Friday with @jaythizzle3 in the 60m hurdles before @Turner_DelOro and Jorinde van Klinken take on the shot put Saturday. ??
— Sun Devil TFXC (@SunDevilTFXC) March 10, 2022
ASU's three qualifiers are some of the best in the country for their sports. Washington is coming off a Cinderella year where he was a finalist for The Bowerman after setting the NCAA indoor shot put record, winning the indoor and outdoor shot, and winning the discus crown. Washington hasn't finished anywhere but first in his last 11 meets either.
Van Klinken was a semifinalist for The Bowerman last year after claiming bronze in the indoor shot put before setting the world lead in the discus en route to winning the NCAA discus title. Her marks also qualified her to represent the Netherlands at Tokyo 2020. Her 18.88m/61-11.5 throw to open the indoor season was an all-time PR and puts her second in the NCAA.
Marshall Jr. is looking for redemption this season. The second year Sun Devil was absolutely lights out in his first season where he set the program record for the 60m hurdles at 7.59. He cruised all the way to the indoor championships where he stumbled out the blocks and ended up tripping over one of the first hurdles, ending his indoor run. He redeemed himself outdoors where he set the program record in the 110m hurdles (13.49) and eventually finished fifth in the country as a true freshman. He's also sixth all-time for the 400m hurdles (50.09).