Ewen's memorable performance highlights ASU's weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Maggie Ewen took home some hardware and created some history in her final performance as a Sun Devil

Four women represented the ASU track and field team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships this weekend, and after four days in Eugene, OR, the Sun Devils will be coming home with some hardware.

In the final performance of her collegiate career, ASU redshirt senior thrower Maggie Ewen capped off one of the best athletic careers in ASU history in memorable fashion. 

Ewen finished first in both discus and shot put, making her just the sixth woman in the history of the NCAA to accomplish the feat in the same event. 

In her final discus throw on Saturday afternoon, Ewen hurled the discus 60.48m/198-5 feet to capture her fourth NCAA title.

Just days prior on Thursday, the Minnesota native claimed her third NCAA crown in shot put with a tremendous throw of 19.17m/62-10.75 feet.

That mark became the second best throw in the history of the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

With numerous accolades and after breaking record after record during her time as Sun Devil, Ewen has an astounding resume as she ends her collegiate career.

Among just a few notable statistics, Ewen has four NCAA track and field titles, seven Pac-12 titles, and two NCAA track and field records.

Ewen has been remarkable, and she will go down as one of the most prominent figures not only in the lore of ASU track and field, but in the history of Sun Devil athletics. It is more than likely that the Sun Devil alum will trade in her maroon and gold attire for a red, white and blue uniform in the near future.


Aside from Ewen’s memorable capstone at Hayward Field, ASU redshirt freshman thrower Samantha Noennig finished seventh in shot put, redshirt sophomore thrower Kaylee Antill finished 24th in the women’s hammer throw, and redshirt senior middle distance runner Alethia Marrero just missed a spot in Saturday’s 800-meter final after finishing fourth in her heat race.

Both Ewen and Noennig took home All-America honors, and with the conclusion of Saturday’s festivities, the four women created some lasting memories as the ASU track and field season officially came to a close.


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