TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University track and field teams are set to compete in its annual Double Dual with Arizona and Northern Arizona on Saturday at Arizona’s Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson.
Last season, the Sun Devils hosted their in-state rivals in Tempe, topping the Lumberjacks on both the men’s and women’s sides. Against the Wildcats, ASU came out on top in the men’s competition, 118-79, but fell short on the women’s side, 102-87.
Ryan Milus won the 100m and 200m dashes with times of 10.19 and 20.77, and was a member of the winning 4x100m relay team that ran 39.40.
Devan Spann was runner up in the 100m and 200m races with times of 10.50 and 20.81, while Brianna Tate clocked in at 52.65 in the 400m dash, a time that ranks at No. 10 in school history.
In the 3000m steeplechase, Garrett Baker-Slama and Steven Schnieders went 1-2 with times of 9:09.31 and 9:14.29, and pole vaulters Heather Arseneau and Shaylah Simpson went 1-2 with heights of 4.09m and 4.00m.
The Sun Devil men are 22-20-0 over Arizona in a series that first recorded a score in 1969. The women’s record against Arizona is 15-13-0. ASU’s men sit at 28-5-1 over NAU while the women are 22-2-0.
MEET EVENT BREAKDOWN
Saturday, May 3 (All Times PT)
Women’s Hammer (4 p.m.)
Jessika Byrd, Ginger Jarchow, Ashley Weber
Men’s Hammer (5 p.m.)
Ryan Leslie, Kyle Lillie, Kyle Long
Women’s Discus (5 p.m.)
Alex Hartig, Ginger Jarchow, Anna Jelmini
Men’s Long Jump (6 p.m.)
Jordan Benesh, Josh Dixon, Bryan McBride
Women’s Pole Vault (6 p.m.)
Heather Arseneau, Kelli Gibson, Andrea Kemmerrer, Linda Kuenzi, Amber Pasternak, Shaylah Simpson
Women’s Long Jump (6 p.m.)
Jasmine Gibbs, Alycia Herring, Kira Moreland
Women’s Shot Put (6:30 p.m.)
Alex Hartig, Anna Jelmini, Ashley Weber
Men’s Discus (6:30 p.m.)
Thomas Anderson, Nathan Estes, Kyle Long, Michael Ohakwe
Women’s High Jump (7 p.m.)
Men’s Triple Jump (7:30 p.m.)
Jordan Benesh, Josh Dixon
Women’s Triple Jump (7:30 p.m.)
Kira Moreland, Kelley Cahill
Men’s Pole Vault (7:30 p.m.)
Tanner Greeley, Dillon Groener, Derick Hinch, Chris Manuele
Men’s Shot Put (8 p.m.)
Thomas Anderson, Nathan Estes, Kyle Lillie, Kyle Long
Men’s Javelin (8 p.m.)
Ryan Leslie, Cody Moore
Men’s High Jump (8:30 p.m.)
Edmond Baker, Bryan McBride
Women’s Javelin (9 p.m.)
Kaitlyn Brace, Alex Hartig
Women’s 300m Steeplechase (6 p.m.)
Shaina Corbin, Kayla Springford, Chelsey Totten, Chiara Warner (unattached)
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase (6:15 p.m.)
Steven Schnieders, Daniel Wong, CJ Albertson
Women’s 4x100m Relay (6:30 p.m.)
Asiah Gooden, Brianna Tate, Alycia Herring, LaTroya Franklin, Sara McDonald
Men’s 4x100m Relay (6:37 p.m.)
Keith Cleveland, Will Henry, Devan Spann, Ryan Milus, Tatum Benard-Taylor, Daveon Collins
Women’s 1500m Run (6:45 p.m.)
Shelby Houlihan, Payton Schutte
Men’s 1500m Run (6:55 p.m.)
Ryan Herson, Noah Kenyawani, Bernie Montoya, Kevin Rayes
100m High Hurdles (7:05 p.m.)
Micha Auzenne, Ke’Nya Hardge (unattached), Kelley Cahill
110m High Hurdles (7:15 p.m.)
Cameron Taylor, Cody Moore
Women’s 400m Dash (7:25 p.m.)
Brianna Tate, Sara McDonald
Men’s 400m Dash (7:32 p.m.)
Will Henry, Keith Cleveland
Women’s 100m Dash (7:40 p.m.)
Jasmine Gibbs, Asiah Gooden, Micha Auzenne, LaTroya Franklin
Men’s 100m Dash (7:47 p.m.)
Ryan Milus, Devan Spann, Marcus Setoki, Tatum Benard-Taylor
Women’s 800m Run (7:55 p.m.)
Shelby Houlihan, Kala Stone, Mia Townsend
Men’s 800m Run (8:02 p.m.)
Blake Elliott, Kyle Elliott, Michael Julian, Noah Kenyawani, Trevor Landry, Jesus Rivera
Women’s 400m Low Hurdles (8:10 p.m.)
Ke’Nya Hardge (unattached), Sarah Geren, Kiera Bulluck
Men’s 400m IM Hurdles (8:20 p.m.)
Cameron Taylor, Cody Moore
Women’s 200m Dash (8:30 p.m.)
Jasmine Gibbs, Asiah Gooden, Micha Auzenne, LaTroya Franklin, Alycia Herring
Men’s 200m Dash (8:37 p.m.)
Ryan Milus, Devan Spann, Marcus Setoki, Daveon Collins, Will Henry, Keith Cleveland
Women’s 3000m Run (8:45 p.m.)
Macy Bricks, Adriana Olivas, Kayla Springford
Men’s 3000m Run (9 p.m.)
CJ Albertson, Garrett Baker-Slama, Garrett Seawell, Bernie Montoya
Women’s 4x400m Relay (9:20 p.m.)
Sara McDonald, LaTroya Franklin, Sarah Geren, Brianna Tate, Alycia Herring
Men’s 4x400m Relay (9:30 p.m.)
Keith Cleveland, Will Henry, Devan Spann, Daveon Collins, Cody Moore
LAST TIME OUT
Last week, the majority of the team was off, save the throwers, who made the trip to La Jolla, Calif., for UCSD’s Triton Invite.
Alex Hartig won the open section of the women’s shot put with a career best toss of 15.93m (52-3.25) while Ashley Weber, 14.45m (47-5.00) for 11th. In the invitational section, Anna Jelmini took 10th with a throw of 15.98m (52-5.25).
In the open section of the men’s discus, Michael Ohakwe led ASU with a season-best toss of 54.06m (177-04) for 10th overall. Kyle Long followed with a career-best throw at 51.77m (169-10), while Nathan Estes threw 47.00m (154-02), also a career best. Thomas Anderson also threw a new personal best with a throw of 46.76m (153-05).
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO
The 2014 Pac-12 Track and Field Championships are set for May 17-18, hosted by Washington State in Pullman, Wash.
Youth (2-17) $8
Senior (60 + up) $8
Youth (2-17) $5
Senior (60 + up) $5
Groups of 20 or more - $3 each
Tickets can be purchased online at: http://bit.ly/1gVnIDn
Heat sheets will be available for fans to purchase at the Ticket booth at Mooberry Track for $1 each day.
WEST REGION RANKINGS
The top-48 athletes in the west region will qualify for the NCAA Championship Preliminaries, May 29-31, in Fayetteville, Ark.
The men’s team has 20 marks and four relays times ranked in the top-48 in the west, while the women’s team has 22 marks and four of its relays times ranked. See page 8-9 in the notes PDF for a complete rundown.
In this week’s USTFCCA rankings, the men are unranked while the women’s team sits at No. 23.
THE OUTDOOR RECORD BOOK
ASU track and field saw seven new entrants to the outdoor records books after the three weekends of competition.
Adriana Olivas’ 10,000m run time of 33:55.75 from the Stanford Invite is the new No. 5 time in the ASU record book.
Alex Hartig’s javelin personal best of 45.74m moved her up from No. 5 to No. 3, behind the 2008 marks from Jacquelyn Johnson’s 2008 at 48.58m and Addison McGrath’s at 46.77m.
In the women’s hammer, Jessika Byrd jumped into the books with her toss of 61.10m, good for No. 5 all-time, while Ashley Weber’s throw of 55.46m is good for No. 10 overall.
On the men’s side, Cameron Taylor’s 110m hurdles time of 14.04 sits in a tie at No. 8 with Fair Hooker’s 13.8y time from 1968.
In the 5000m, Ryan Herson set a personal best at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing at 13:44.81, which remains the No. 4 time in school history.
Ryan Leslie’s hammer throw of 58.20m enters the record books at No. 10 all-time.
SAME TEAMMATE, DIFFERENT TEAM
As the season begins, there are 22 Sun Devils on the roster that were teammates before they came to Arizona State, up 17 from a season ago. CJ Albertson, Cody Brazeal, and Macy Bricks prepped at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif. (also the Alma mater of ASU great Kyle Alcorn), while Ginger Jarchow and Ryan Leslie went to high school at Centennial in Peoria, Ariz. Ryan Norton and Bernie Montoya ran together at Cibola HS in Yuma, Ariz., while six Sun Devils boast ties to Desert Vista High School in Phoenix (Heather Arsenau, Edmond Baker, Natalie Krafft, Sarah Lynde, Jenna Mack, and Shayla Simpson). Twins Blake and Kyle Elliott continue to run together at ASU after competing at Dobson High School, while Jack Balder and Miranda Kewley are recent graduates of Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif., and Amber Pasternak and Ryan Milus competed at Hamilton HS (Chandler, Ariz.) at the same time. The Sun Devils have a trio of graduates from Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Alexander Harris, Bryan McBride, and Marcus Setoki.
KRAFT LEADS THE WAY
Head Coach Greg Kraft is entering his 18th year as the leader of the Sun Devil program, a tenure that has brought Arizona State back to the top of the standings in both the NCAA and Pac-12 events. Since his hiring, the program has continued to evolve into one of the more well rounded in the nation with strength on the track, in the field, and in cross country. Kraft and his staff have worked diligently to reach their goals of championships and success in education. His program has annually produced some of the top individuals in the nation with 26 of the program’s 59 individual and relay national titles won since 2004, while both his teams and individual student-athletes have garnered national academic acclaim. Prior to his arrival, the program boasted one NCAA Championship (Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, 1977) and one Pac-12 Championship (Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, 1981). In the last seven years, his Sun Devils have captured four national crowns (2007 Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, 2008 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field) and added three Pac-12 Championships (Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, 2006-08). Kraft’s teams have finished in the Top 10 of the NCAA Track & Field Championships on 22 occasions in 16 years while the program had done so just 14 times prior to his arrival in Tempe.
LONG TENURE IN TEMPE
As he begins his 18th year at Arizona State, Greg Kraft’s tenure ranks as the second-longest in Sun Devil track & field history and the third-longest active streak among all current ASU head coaches. The only coach that has led the track & field program longer than Kraft is legendary coach Senon ‘Baldy’ Castillo, who led the way for 26 years (1954-79). Among current Sun Devil head coaches, Kraft’s 18th year ranks behind John Spini, who is in his 34th year with gymnastics and Sheila McInerney, who is in her 30th year with women’s tennis.
NEXT TIME OUT
Up next, the Sun Devils will compete at the Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 17-18, in Pullman, Wash.