ASU track and field finds mixed results at two meets

ASU jumper Keyasia Tibbs became the first ASU women's jumper to break 13 feet in the triple jump.

ASU track and field returned to the road this week, as a part of the team went to the 58th annual Mt. Sac Relay in Norwalk, California, and the rest of the top runners went to the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa California from Thursday to Saturday.

The Sun Devils competed well at Bryan Clay, having one of their own in the top five 13 times. The Sun Devils were having success in each level of the track, doing well in sprints, mid-distance, long distance, field events and relays. Redshirt sophomore Maggie Ewen had the best individual success at the meet for ASU, winning the discus throw and the shot put as well. She wasn't the only one to win her event, as redshirt junior Thomas Anderson won the men's shot put and junior Nathan Heitt won the men's pole vault.

The Sun Devils at Mt. Sac faced tough teams and only had one athlete in the top five. History was accomplished as junior Keyasia Tibbs became the first woman in ASU history to break the 13 feet mark in the triple jump event. Even with that strong performance, she only got 7th in the event. The Sun Devils weren't able to topple schools like Texas A&M, Michigan, Georgia and more.

With the conference championship looming for the Sun Devils, the time for the team to make the next step in their training and competing is coming closer as well. ASU will have another split weekend, with some athletes heading to the Chula Vista Olympic Invitational, while others will go to San Diego's Triton Invitational.


Reach the reporter at osoussi@asu.edu or follow @omarksoussi on Twitter.

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