TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State track and field teams won seven events on the final day of the 35th Sun Angel Track Classic on Saturday at Sun Angel Stadium.
Junior Shelby Houlihan topped her school record 1500m time as she ran 4:13.56 in the premiere section, finishing as the top collegian, while fellow junior Payton Schutte took second at a personal best 4:21.64, which stands as the new No. 6 mark in the ASU record book. Also for the Sun Devils, freshman Kala Stone set a personal best at 4:24.43 for fifth, while freshman Chelsey Totten took seventh at 4:33.74.
Redshirt junior Bryan McBride tied for first in the high jump as he and Minnesota’s Wally Ellenson each cleared 2.20m (7-2.50). In the premiere section of the long jump, McBride took third as he jumped 7.19m (23-7.25).
Also for ASU in the high jump, junior Edmond Baker cleared seven feet for the first time in his career as he cleared 2.14m (7-0.25). McBride was knocked out of the high jump competition as he tried to clear 2.26m (7-5.00), which is an inch off ASU’s school record, owned by Kyle Arney at 7-6.00 (1977).
The three Sun Devils competing in the premiere section of the 800m each set personal bests, led by sophomore Michael Julian’s 1:50.33 for fourth, while redshirt sophomore Trevor Landry clocked in at fifth at 1:50.51, and redshirt sophomore Jesus Rivera ran 1:51.05 for sixth.
In the open section of the 800m run, sophomore Kyle Elliott ran 1:53.01 for eighth, while sophomore Blake Elliott followed in 10th at 1:53.36.
Redshirt senior Derick Hinch set a new season best in the premiere section of the men’s pole vault as he cleared 5.36m (17-7.00) for a tie for second.
In the women’s pole vault, sophomore Andrea Kemmerrer cleared a personal best height for the second time in two weeks as she cleared 3.71m (12-2.00), to tie for first in the open section. On the men’s side of the open pole vault, redshirt senior Dylan Austin took second as he cleared 4.81m (15-9.25), a new season best.
The open women’s discus saw sophomore Ginger Jarchow set a new personal best for the second week in a row as she threw 43.18m (141-08) for fifth overall. On the men’s side, redshirt freshman Kyle Long also set a personal best as he threw 51.61m (169-04). Redshirt senior Nathan Estes threw 44.81m (147-00) for 10th, and then placed sixth in the shot put at 15.95m (52-4.00).
In the men’s premiere mile, sophomore Ryan Herson led the way for the Sun Devils at 4:02.09 for second, while Cody Brazeal took fourth at 4:04.54, and redshirt senior Garrett Seawell placed sixth at 4:06.29. Also for ASU, freshman Bernie Montoya placed eighth at 4:10.59.
Redshirt senior Ryan Milus set a season best in the premiere section of the 100m dash as he ran 10.33 for second. Milus also took second in the 200m dash at 20.90, a new season best. Also for the Sun Devils, freshman Tatum Benard-Taylor ran 22.00 for fourth overall.
Freshman LaTroya Franklin set a personal best in the 200m dash as she ran 23.83 in the premiere sections, taking sixth overall and second in the first section. Also for ASU, Asiah Gooden placed ninth at 24.20 and sophomore Jasmine Gibbs placed 13th at 24.54.
Junior Brianna Tate won the premiere section of the 400m dash at 52.90, while junior Sara McDonald took sixth at 54.92. On the men’s side, senior Keith Cleveland placed fourth at 46.91, while senior Will Henry ran 47.08 for fifth.
In the premiere section of the 400m hurdles, senior Sarah Geren ran a personal best at 58.94.
In the premiere section of the women’s 4x100m relay, ASU’s A team finished third at 44.63, a new season best. In the 4x400m, the Arizona State women also took third at 3:36.11. On the men’s side of the 4x400m relay, the Sun Devils took second at 3:06.12, a new season best.
Redshirt freshman Ashley Weber won the women’s shot put as she threw a personal best 15.17m (19-9.25), while redshirt senior Anna Jelmini threw 52.60m (172-07) for third in the premiere section of the discus, and redshirt junior Michael Ohakwe also took third as he threw 53.45m (175-04).
Sophomore Jasmine Gibbs and freshman Micha Auzenne went 1-2 in the 100m dash at 11.92 and 12.03, respectively. Auzenne also ran in the 200m dash, taking sixth at 25.13 and fifth in the 100m hurdles at 14.02.
Redshirt junior Cameron Taylor was the top collegiate competitor in the 110m hurdles at 14.13.
Senior Alycia Herring took second in the premiere section of the long jump as she bested at 5.87m (19-3.25), while Gibbs took fifth at 5.78m (18-11.75), a new season best.
At the meet, ASU’s senior class of Dylan Austin, Garrett Baker-Slama, Jordan Benesh, Keith Cleveland, Daveon Collins, Nathan Estes, Will Henry, Derich Hinch, Chris Manuele, Ryan Milus, Kevin Rayes, Steven Schnieders, Garrett Seawell, Heather Arseneau, Sarah Geren, Kelli Gibson, Asiah Gooden, Ke’Nya Hardge, Alycia Herring, Anna Jelmini, Linda Kuenzi, and Shaylah Simpson were honored in the final home competition of their Sun Devil career.
ASU’s 2014 Sun Angel Classic meet honoree was former distance standout Lisa Aguilera.
Up next, the Sun Devils are set to make a trip to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. Sac Relays, April 17-19.