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Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
T&F Relay Teams Lead Sun Devils At ASU Invite
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 03/29/2014
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TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State track and field teams won 12 events to take top honors at its own ASU Invite on Saturday at Sun Angel Stadium.

The Pac-12 Networks will air the meet on Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. PT.

Including redshirt junior Alex Hartig’s win in the javelin on Friday, the Sun Devils won 11 events on Saturday and totaled 186 team points on the women’s side and 190 on the men’s.

The Sun Devils swept the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, with the team of Gooden, Tate, Herring, and Franklin taking the 4x100m at 44.78, a new best for the relay this season.

In the 4x400m, the team of McDonald, Franklin, Geren, and Tate set the meet record at 3:33.86. The squad topped the record set by the Texas A&M ‘A’ team’s time of 3:35.27 from 2010.

On the men’s side, the 4x100m team of Cleveland, Collins, Spann, and Milus ran sub-40 seconds for the first time this season with their win at 39.89, and the 4x400m relay team of Cleveland, Spann, Collins, and Henry won at 3:08.43.

Redshirt senior Ryan Milus won the 100m dash at 10.35 before finishing runner-up behind teammate redshirt junior Devan Spann in the 200m dash. Spann ran 20.92, while Milus finished in 20.98. Also for ASU, senior Keith Cleveland placed fourth at 21.25, senior Will Henry placed sixth at 21.71, and freshman Marcus Setoki won the third heat and placed seventh overall at 21.81.

In the men’s high jump, Bryan McBride won at 2.17m (7-1.50), while junior Edmond Baker took fourth at 2.03m, a new best mark for the outdoor slate for both.

Redshirt freshman Kyle Long placed second and set a new personal best in the discus at 51.23m (168-01), besting his mark from last week at 46.75m (153-04).

Five Sun Devils set personal bests in the men’s 1500m, led by redshirt sophomore Ryan Herson’s second-place 3:45.71. Redshirt senior Garrett Seawell placed fourth at 3:48.37, freshman Bernie Montoya finished at 3:54.84, redshirt senior Kevin Rayes crossed the finish line at 3:55.44, and sophomore Noah Kenyawani ran 3:58.73.

In the 200m, ASU went 2-3-4-5-6, led by senior Asiah Gooden’s season best 23.80. Junior Brianna Tate took third with a personal best 24.21, while junior Sara McDonald followed with a season-best 24.22. Senior Alycia Herring placed fifth at 24.30 while sophomore Jasmine Gibbs followed in sixth at 24.41, a new personal best. Freshman Micha Auzenne also set a new personal best at 24.65.

Freshman LaTroya Franklin took second in the 400m dash at a new best 54.22, while Gooden followed in fifth at 55.58.

Junior Shelby Houlihan opened her outdoor season with a win in the 800m, finishing at 2:05.16, while freshman Kala Stone placed 6th at 2:10.37, and junior Payton Schutte set a new personal best at 2:12.88.

In the women’s 400m hurdles, senior Sarah Geren set a personal best for the second week in a row as she took third at 59.37.

Senior Shaylah Simpson’s clearance of 4.00m (13-01.50) in the women’s pole vault was enough to win the event, while fellow senior Kelli Gibson and sophomore Andrea Kemmerrer both took third at 3.70m (12-1.50).

Herring and Gibbs went 2-3 in the long jump with clearances of 6.01m (19-8.75) and 5.74m (18-10.00), respectively.

In the shot put, Hartig took second with a toss of 15.34m (50-4.00), while redshirt freshman Ashley Weber placed fourth at a personal best 14.89m (48-10.25). ASU also went 2-3 in the discus, with redshirt senior Anna Jelmini placing throwing 54.54m (178-11) and Hartig throwing 50.85m (166-10). Sophomore Ginger Jarchow set a new personal best at 42.50m (139-05).

Freshman CJ Albertson won the men’s side of the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:17.51.

Up next, the bulk of the team will be off to prepare for the Sun Angel Track Classic, April 10-12. Prior to ASU’s final home meet of 2014, the distance runners will be at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif., April 4-5.

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