EUGENE, Oregon – Championship week is here! Eleven Sun Devils are aiming for the podium this week at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The travel group includes the reigning national champions TurnerWashington and Jorinde van Klinkenrising local star Dayton Carlsonfour real freshmen at Carlson, Adriana Tatum, justin robinson and Gamali Felixand All Americans Beatrice Llano and Shelby Moran. best long distance runner Vincent Mauri and high jump fanatic Jeremy Cody complete the group. All events will be broadcast on various ESPN platforms.
Although competition doesn’t begin until Wednesday, championship week kicks off Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. with the inaugural ceremony of the USTFCCCA Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame where star Sun Devil and seven-time national champion Jacquelyn Johnson will be inducted into the alongside 29 other NCAA Track and Field Legends. A heptathlete and pentathlete, Johnson has won seven NCAA titles, 10 ASU all-time top 10 ratings and two program records. The full ceremony will be streamed via YouTube here.
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Calendar of meetings
Dayton Carlson: 800m – 1:47.79
Jeremy Cody: High jump – 2.18m/7-1.75
Gamali Felix: 400m – 45.18
Beatrice Llano: Hammer – 66.00m/216-6
Vincent Mauri: 5K – 13:39.13
Shelby Moran: Hammer – 66.62m/218-7
Ralford Mullings: Discus – 60.86m/199-8
justin robinson: 400m – 45.30
Adriana Tatum: 200m – 22.77
Jorinde van Klinken: Shot put 18.75m/61-6.25, discus 63.55m/208-6
TurnerWashington: Shot put 19.65m/64-5.75, discus 55.75m/182-11
Arizona State continued to push boundaries under head coach Dion Miller. In year three, Miller brings his most roster yet while leading ASU after taking on nine last season. TurnerWashington and Jorinde van Klinken will both defend their discus titles, and Washington will also look to repeat as the shot put king. Jeremy Cody hopes to make a statement after back-to-back personal bests at the NCAA West Prelims where he topped 2.18m/7-02.00, which is tied for ninth in program history. In the ring of the hammer, Beatrice Llano and Shelby Moran will both shoot to repeat as All-Americans.
On the track, Adriana Tatum quietly had one of the best freshman seasons in the country, running a 22.77 in the 200m. It is the second fastest time in ASU program history and makes her the third fastest qualifying rookie. Dayton freshman phenom “Daytona” Carlson also had an incredible first year. His 1:47.79 in the 800m is the fourth-best in program history and followed that of Gilbert, AZ, who finished second at the Pac-12 championships. ASU has a pair in the men’s 400m in Gamali Felix and justin robinson. Felix’s 45.18 in the Western preliminaries placed him ninth in program history, and Robinson was right behind at 45.30.