FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—The Arizona State track and field teams picked up victories in six field events, including both the men’s and women’s weight throws, on Friday at the NAU Tune Up at the Walkup Skydome.
“It was a nice night for us at NAU,” Director of Track and Field Greg Kraft said. “I told the team there’s nothing more we can do for ourselves than come here on a Friday night and compete, and one of the things we really wanted to work on was establishing consistency. From the very first event, you can see in the weight throw with Ryan Leslie and Kyle Lillie, we were able to do that, and build through the evening.”
On the women’s side of the weight, redshirt freshman Magdalyn Ewen won with a throw of 19.01m (62-4.50), the second time she’s thrown beyond the 19-meter mark this season. For the men, Ryan Leslie won with a throw of 18.78m (61-7.50).
Redshirt sophomore Ashley Weber and redshirt senior Kyle Lillie both took second with throws of 18.43m (60-5.75) and 17.47m (57-3.75), respectively, and junior Ginger Jarchow threw a personal best 16.31m (53-6.25) for seventh.
Also in the throws, redshirt senior Alex Hartig won the shot put with a throw of 15.51m (50-10.75), while Weber went on to throw a season best 14.58m (47-10.00) for third. In the men’s shot put, the Sun Devils went 2-3-4 with, led by redshirt sophomore Thomas Anderson’s throw of 18.79m (61-7.75). Junior Ahmed Hassan followed in third with a personal best 18.14 (59-6.25).
ASU swept the triple jump as well, with sophomore Keyasia Tibbs finishing with a mark of 12.35m (40-6.25), while junior Josh Dixon set his second personal best in two weeks with a jump of 15.70m (51-6.25).
Freshmen Darreyl Woodson and Chelsea Chess each recorded personal bests in the triple jump, Woodson placing fourth at 11.25m (36-11.00), while Chess placed fifth with a mark of 10.95m (35-11.25).
Redshirt senior Bryan McBride won the high jump with a clearance of 2.15m (7-0.50), while senior Edmond Baker took fourth at 2.07m (6-9.50).
In the pole vault, redshirt junior Tanner Greeley was the top collegiate finisher with his personal best clearance of 5.05m (16-6.75), which places him in a tie for No. 10 in school history with Joe Fazio (2010), Sean Piece (2005), and Stephen Dolk (2005).
“Today I jumped a PR of 5.05m, and it felt really good,” Greeley said. “It was my first time getting a personal best in about a year, so it was a long time coming.”
Sophomore Dillon Groener and senior Josiah Becker each tied for ninth with clearances of 4.75m (15-7.00).
Each of the three Sun Devils who ran in the 400m dash set personal bests, led by junior Sterling Winston, who took second with a time of 48.53. Redshirt junior Cody Moore took third at 48.61, while freshman Ronny Hall followed in seventh at 49.30.
Junior Ben Trotter made his Sun Devil debut in both the 60m dash and the long jump. In the jump, he took fourth at 6.65m (21-10.00), finished in fourth in the 60m dash finals at 6.92.
In the 60m hurdles, freshman Kendra Purifoye took fifth in both the 60m hurdles prelims and finals with times of 8.83 and 8.89, respectively. Purifoye also took fifth in the long jump at 4.88m (16-0.25).
Up next, the rest of the Sun Devil squad competes at the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Results will be available through deltatiming.com.
More thoughts from Coach Kraft:
“There were a lot of nice moments, Cody Moore had a good run for his first quarter, Ben Trotter came out and won the first heat he’s run for us in the 60m. Tanner Greeley had a PR in the pole vault and had some really nice jumps at the following bar. All in all, it was a solid day for us. We’re looking forward to the MPSF meet next weekend, and I think this group will need to have a solid day for us in order for us to finish in the top-three at that meet.
Women’s 800m Run
9. Paisley Pettway – 2:22.96
10. Mia Townsend – 2:23.14
Women’s 60m Hurdles Prelims
5. Kendra Purifoye – 8.83
Women’s 60m Hurdles Finals
5. Kendra Purifoye – 8.89
Women’s Pole Vault
5. Haleigh Fritts – 3.85m (12-7.50)
6. Nicole Kennedy – 3.85m (12-7.50)
Women’s Long Jump
5. Kendra Purifoye – 4.88m (16-0.25)
Women’s Triple Jump
1. Keyasia Tibbs – 12.35m (40-6.25)
4. Darreyl Woodson – 11.25m (36-11.00) (PR)
5. Chelsea Chess – 10.95m (35-11.25) (PR)
Women’s Shot Put
1. Alex Hartig – 15.51m (50-10.75)
3. Ashley Weber – 14.58m (47-10.00) (Season best)
4. Magdalyn Ewen – 13.64m (44-9.00)
Women’s Weight Throw
1. Magdalyn Ewen – 19.01m (62-4.50)
2. Ashley Weber – 18.43m (60-5.75)
7. Ginger Jarchow – 16.31m (53-6.25) (PR)
8. Jessika Byrd – 16.03m (52-7.25)
Men’s 60m Dash Prelims
3. Ben Trotter – 6.90
Men’s 60m Dash Finals
4. Ben Trotter – 6.92
Men’s 400m Dash
2. Sterling Winston – 48.53 (PR)
3. Cody Moore – 48.61 (PR)
7. Ronny Hall – 49.30 (PR)
Men’s Long Jump
4. Ben Trotter – 6.65m (21-10.00)
Men’s High Jump
1. Bryan McBride – 2.15m (7-0.50)
4. Edmond Baker – 2.07m (6-9.50)
Men’s Triple Jump
1. Josh Dixon – 15.70m (51-6.25) (PR, remains No. 7 in the record book)
Men’s Pole Vault
6. Tanner Greeley – 5.05m (16-6.75) (PR, No. 10 in the record book)
9. Dillon Groener – 4.75m (15-7.00) (season best)
9. Josiah Becker – 4.75m (15-7.00)
Men’s Shot Put
2. Thomas Anderson – 18.79m (61-7.75)
3. Ahmed Hassan – 18.14m (59-6.25) (PR)
4. Kyle Lillie – 17.66m (57-11.25)
8. Kyle Long – 15.47m (50-62.5)
Men’s Weight Throw
1. Ryan Leslie – 18.78m (61-7.50)
2. Kyle Lillie – 17.47m (57-3.75)
4. Kyle Long – 16.11m (52-10.25)