TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University track and field teams will head to Pullman, Wash., to compete in the 2014 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Washington State University on Saturday and Sunday.
A season ago, the Sun Devils recorded eight Pac-12 titles in route to a third-place finish on the women’s side and a fourth-place finish on the men’s.
Shelby Houlihan set the meet record in the 1500m run as she won her first Pac-12 Championship at 4:14.84. Houlihan added another eight points to her personal total with a second-place finish in the 5000m run.
Brianna Tate and Sarah Geren combined for seven points in the 400m dash. The duo also ran in the second-place 4x400m relay team, which finished 3:32.52.
Also for ASU, Anna Jelmini threw 58.50m in the discus competition to win the conference title in that event.
Live results for the Pac-12 Championships will be available via FlashResults, here: http://results.flashresults.com/2014_Meets/Outdoor/5-10-Pac12/
The Pac-12 Networks will also be airing a tape delay of the meet on Sunday, May 25 at 9 a.m. PT.
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO
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.
SUN DEVILS IN THE PAC-12 LISTS
Amongst competitors from the Pac-12, distance standout Shelby Houlihan leads both ASU and the league with her 1500m time of 4:13.56.
Along with Houlihan, the ASU women have 37 marks and two relays ranked in the Pac-12 Top-20, while the men’s side has 40 and both relays, including the top 4x400m relay time in the entire league. Check pages 8-9 in the attached notes PDF for a complete rundown.
MEET EVENT BREAKDOWN
Saturday, May 17 (All Times PT)
Men’s Hammer Trials/Finals (12 p.m.)
Ryan Leslie, Kyle Lillie, Kyle Long
Women’s Long Jump Trials/Finals (12 p.m.)
Jasmine Gibbs, Alycia Herring
Men’s Pole Vault Finals (1 p.m.)
Dylan Austin, Tanner Greeley, Derick Hinch, Chris Manuele
Women’s Javelin Trials/Finals (1 p.m.)
Women’s Shot Put Trials/Finals (1:15 p.m.)
Alex Hartig, Anna Jelmini, Ashley Weber
Men’s Long Jump Trials/Finals (3:30 p.m.)
Jordan Benesh, Josh Dixon, Bryan McBride, Edmond Baker
Men’s Shot Put Trials/Finals (4 p.m.)
Thomas Anderson, Nathan Estes, Kyle Lillie, Kyle Long
Women’s 4x100m Relay Trials (1 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1 p.m.)
Asiah Gooden, Brianna Tate, Alycia Herring, LaTroya Franklin, Sara McDonald, Micha Auzenne
Men’s 4x100m Relay Trials (1:10 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1:10 p.m.)
Devan Spann, Will Henry, Keith Cleveland, Ryan Milus, Daveon Collins
Women’s 1500m Run Trials (1:25 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1:20 p.m.)
Shelby Houlihan, Payton Schutte, Chelsey Totten
Men’s 1500m Run Trials (1:40 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)
Women’s 100m Hurdles Trials (1:55 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1:45 p.m.)
Men’s 110m Hurdles Trials (2:15 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 1:55 p.m.)
Women’s 400m Trials (2:35 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:05 p.m.)
Sara McDonald, Brianna Tate
Men’s 400m Dash Trials (2:50 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:15 p.m.)
Will Henry, Keith Cleveland
Women’s 100m Dash Trials (3:05 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:25 p.m.)
Asiah Gooden, Jasmine Gibbs, LaTroya Franklin, Micha Auzenne
Men’s 100m Dash Trials (3:20 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:35 p.m.)
Ryan Milus, Devan Spann
Women’s 800m Run Trials (3:35 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:45 p.m.)
Men’s 800m Run Trials (3:50 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 2:55 p.m.)
Michael Julian, Trevor Landry
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Finals (4:05 p.m.)
Chiara Warner, Shaina Corbin
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Finals (4:25 p.m.)
Garrett Baker-Slama, Steven Schnieders, Daniel Wong
Women’s 400m Hurdles Trials (4:45 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 3:10 p.m.)
Sarah Geren, Kiera Bulluck
Men’s 400m Hurdles Trials (5 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 3:20 p.m.)
Women’s 200m Dash Trials (5:15 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 3:35 p.m.)
Asiah Gooden, Jasmine Gibbs, LaTroya Franklin
Men’s 200m Dash Trials (5:30 p.m.) (Finals: Sunday at 3:45 p.m.)
Ryan Milus, Devan Spann, Daveon Collins
Women’s 10,000m Run Finals (5:45 p.m.)
Men’s 10,000m Run Finals (6:30 p.m.)
Sunday, May 18 (All Times PT)
Women’s Hammer Trials/Finals (11 a.m.)
Jessika Byrd, Ginger Jarchow, Ashley Weber
Men’s Discus Trials/Finals (11:30 a.m.)
Thomas Anderson, Nathan Estes, Kyle Long
Women’s Pole Vault Finals (1 p.m.)
Heather Arseneau, Andrea Kemmerrer, Shaylah Simpson
Men’s High Jump Finals (2 p.m.)
Edmond Baker, Bryan McBride
Men’s Triple Jump Trials/Finals (2:30 p.m.)
Jordan Benesh, Josh Dixon
Women’s Discus Trials/Finals (2:30 p.m.)
Alex Hartig, Ginger Jarchow, Anna Jelmini
Women’s 5000m Run Finals (3:35 p.m.)
Shelby Houlihan, Adriana Olivas, Payton Schutte, Chelsey Totten, Chiara Warner, Kala Stone, Shaina Corbin
Men’s 5000m Run Finals (4:20 p.m.)
Garrett Baker-Slama, Ryan Herson, Bernie Montoya, Steven Schnieders, Garrett Seawell, Daniel Wong
Women’s 4x400m Relay Finals (4:45 p.m.)
Sara McDonald, LaTroya Franklin, Sarah Geren, Brianna Tate, Alycia Herring
Men’s 4x400m Relay Finals (5 p.m.)
Keith Cleveland, Will Henry, Devan Spann, Daveon Collins, Cody Moore
LAST TIME OUT
Last week, the Sun Devil men’s team rolled past Arizona and NAU at the annual Double Dual meet. The men’s team topped Arizona, 104.5-95.5, and defeated NAU, 126-63. On the women’s side, ASU defeated NAU, 116-66, before being edged by Arizona, 106.5-91.5.
The women’s 4x100m relay team of Asiah Gooden, Brianna Tate, Alycia Herring, and LaTroya Franklin won with a season-best time of 44.17, which now stands as the new No. 5 time in ASU program history. This is the first new entry into the ASU top-10 in this event since Gooden and Herring helped secure the No. 10 time in 2012.
Junior Bryan McBride set a personal best in the high jump at 2.23m (7-3.75) for second overall, which moves him from No. 7 in the ASU record book to No. 3.
The men’s 4x100m relay team of Devan Spann, Will Henry, Keith Cleveland, and Ryan Milus also set a season best time with the win at 39.65. The time sits at the No. 7 time in Double Dual record.
ASU capped the night with a sweep of the 4x400m relays, first with the women’s team of Sara McDonald, LaTroya Franklin, Sarah Geren, and Brianna Tate clocking in a 3:34.29. The men’s team of Keith Cleveland, Will Henry, Devan Spann, and Cody Moore topped Arizona with a time of 3:09.44.
Juniors Shelby Houlihan and Payton Schutte went 1-2 in the 1500m with times of 4:25.86 and 4:28.56, respectively, while redshirt sophomore Ryan Herson led the Sun Devils on the men’s side with a third-place finish at 3:46.77.
Houlihan also won the 800m run with a time of 2:08.48, while freshman Kala Stone took third at 2:12.02. Also for ASU, freshman Mia Townsend ran a personal best at 2:18.39.
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 10-11 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. 17.
THE OUTDOOR RECORD BOOK
ASU track and field saw seven new entrants to the outdoor records books throughout the ‘regular-season’ portion 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
Following the conference championships, athletes with qualifying marks in the NCAA West Region list will compete at the NCAA Preliminary Meet, May 29-31, in Fayetteville, Ark.