Five Sun Devils heading to World Championships in Athletics

TEMPE – The biggest track and field event on the planet just after the Olympics is back and five Sun Devils are going for gold. Maggie Ewen, four-time NCAA champion, three-time NCAA champion Jorinde van KlinkenNCAA silver medalists Christabel Nettey and Chris Benard, and four-time All-American Beatrice Llano are ready to compete and represent their home country. The world championships will take place July 15-24 at Hayward Field.

Jorinde van Klinken (Netherlands): Shot Put and Discus Throw
Maggie Ewen (USA): shot put and hammer throw
Christabel Nettey (Canada): long jump
Chris Benard (USA): triple jump
Beatrice Llano (Norway): Hammer

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You can’t talk about ASU’s throwing history without starting with Magdalyn “Maggie” Ewen and Jorinde van Klinken. Ewen won 10 conference crowns and four NCAA titles during his four-year Sun Devil career, and van Klinken won his third NCAA crown and third Pac-12 title last season. Ewen won the 2021 Diamond League shot put title, just won the 2022 USATF Championships where she won shooting gold and enters the World Championships with the fifth best shot mark and the 16th best hammer mark . Van Klinken has been training since ending his NCAA outdoor career in June and placed seventh in his best event – the discus.

Beatrice Llano ranks second in program history behind Ewen with his 72.10m / 235-06 hammer mark from last June’s NCAA Championships. The four-time All-American is just under eight yards off world leader Brooke Andersen’s 79.02.

Christabel Nettey and Chris Benard have continued to grind since graduating from ASU in 2013. They both competed at Tokyo 2020, with Nettey finishing 22nd in the LJ (6.29m) and Benard finishing 18th in the triple (16.59m) after winning bronze at the Olympics. trials (17.01m). .