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Five Sun Devils Heading to Track & Field World Championships

Jul 14, 2022

TEMPE - The biggest track and field competition on the planet second only to the Olympics is here once again and five Sun Devils are going for gold. Four-time NCAA champion Maggie Ewen, three-time NCAA champion Jorinde van Klinken, NCAA silver medalists Christabel Nettey and Chris Benard, and four-time All-American Beatrice Llano are set for competition and representing their home countries. World Championships run July 15-24 at Hayward Field.
Jorinde van Klinken (Netherlands): Shot put & discus
Maggie Ewen (USA): Shot put & hammer
Christabel Nettey (Canada): Long jump
Chris Benard (USA): Triple jump
Beatrice Llano (Norway): Hammer
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You can't talk about ASU's throwing history without starting off with Magdalyn "Maggie" Ewen and Jorinde van Klinken. Ewen earned 10 conference crowns and four NCAA titles in her four-year Sun Devil career, and van Klinken collected her third NCAA crown and third Pac-12 title last season. Ewen won the 2021 Diamond League shot put title, is coming off the 2022 USATF Championships where she took gold in the shot, and enters World Championships with the fifth-best shot mark and No. 16 hammer mark. Van Klinken's been in training since ending her NCAA outdoor career in June and enters at seventh in her best event - the discus.
Beatrice Llano sits second in program history behind Ewen with her ??72.10m/235-06 hammer mark from this past June's NCAA Championships. The four-time All-American is just under eight meters shy of world leader Brooke Andersen's 79.02.
Christabel Nettey and Chris Benard have continued to grind since graduating from ASU in 2013. They both competed at Tokyo 2020, Nettey finishing  22nd in the LJ (6.29m) and Benard finishing 18th in the triple (16.59m) after earning bronze at the Olympic trials (17.01m). .