Sun Devils Hosting Second Meet of the Year
TEMPE – Sun Devil Track and Field are back in action this weekend to host the ASU Invitational, welcoming Arizona, GCU, Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, New Mexico and Sacramento State. Competition kicks off Friday at 10 a.m. with field events, followed by running events at 5:30 p.m. Saturday gets going at 10:30 a.m. with field events, with running events going at 3:00 p.m. No stream is available but live results are available via Flash Results. Admission and parking for all Sun Devil T&F meets is free.
Sun Angel Stadium | Tempe, AZ
In last week's Baldy Castillo Invitational at Sun Angel Stadium, Ralford Mullings earned himself the second all-time place in the men's discus, going 62.47/204' 11" in his first outdoor meet as a Sun Devil. Jamar Marshall Jr. (110H) and Beatrice Llano (hammer throw) both earned the Pac-12 Athlete of the Week honors for their winning marks. Marshall ran a 13.60 in the 100m hurdles, winning the event and putting himself second in the NCAA. If he wasn't already the program record holder at 13.49, his time this past weekend would rank sixth in ASU history. He followed that by running the third leg of ASU's second-place 4x100m relay, which posted the fifth-best time in the nation this season (39.45). Llano threw the hammer 67.52m/221-6, winning the event by eight feet. She too sits second in the country after opening weekend.
Arizona State has 20+ athletes holding top-25 spots on the outdoor performing lists:
Jalen Drayden holds the 12 spot for the rankings in the 100 Meter with a 10.29 time. Justin Robinson is 22nd in the 200 Meter with a 20.92 time. Dubem Nwachukwu is 10th in the 400 Meter with a 46.62 time, and behind him is Garrett Shedrick in 21st with a 47.38 time. Dayton Carlson and Adam Meyer hold the 10th and 15th spots with 1:50.96 and 1:51.23 times respectively. Keira Christie-Galloway is 15th in the 100 Hurdles with a 13.43 time.
Marshall Jr. is second in the 110 Hurdles with a 13.60 time. Both the men and women were placed top 25 in the 4x400 relay, with the men getting second and the women being in 22nd. In the high jump, Jeremy Cody sits in eighth with a high of 2.10m, and Grace Campbell sits in 12th with a high of 1.75m. In the Pole Vault, Sevanna Hanson is in ninth place with a best of 4.10m.
Both Ian Schulz and Mya Lensar sit in eighth in the Shot Put, with their farthest marks going 18.51m and 16.28m, respectively. Ralford Mullings holds second place in the Discus with a best of 62.47m and Faith Bender is in 14th place with her best going 52.77m. Beatrice Llano and Shelby Moran have second and sixth in the Hammer with distances of 67.52m and 65.16m respectively. Cerah Moran also has herself a spot in the Javelin with her best mark going 48.51m.
The USTFCCCA announced that Turner Washington and Jorinde van Klinken both earned West Region Field Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. Their coach, Brian Blutreich, picked up Assistant Coach of the Year on the women's side. In Arizona State's history, Washington is the third male athlete and van Klinken is one of six females to receive the award across both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Full release