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2009 ASU Invitational

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

On March 28, the Arizona State University Track and Field program hosted its second meet of the 2009 outdoor season, the ASU Invitational. The meet produced 17 NCAA regional qualifying marks for the Sun Devils, 120 total NCAA regional qualifying marks, seven meet records, and one stadium record. Kara Patterson, the 2008 US Olympic Trials champion competing for Purdue, established the new stadium record when she tossed the javelin 58.41m to win the women’s competition. Local track fans also had a chance to see former Arizona high school state champions Kristin Phillips and Natalie Johnson compete for their respective out-of-state schools.

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Kara Patterson set a new stadium record for the women's javelin

ASU freshman Mason McHenry recorded the sixth best time in school history, 1:48.25, in his outdoor 800 meter debut with the Sun Devils

2009 Baldy Castillo Invitational

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

On March 21, the Arizona State University track and field teams hosted the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, AZ. In College Station, Texas on the previous weekend, both teams placed fifth at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet is named in honor of former Sun Devil track and field coach Senon “Baldy” Castillo, who passed away on January 31 at the age of 90.

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Former Stanford All-American Lindsay Allen, now representing McMillan Elite, and current Sun Devil All-American Ali Kielty lead Heat 2 of the women's 1500 meter run

An all-star team featuring Allan Ayala from Guatemala won the men's 4x400 meter relay

2008 ASU Invitational

Monday, March 31st, 2008

The Arizona State University Track and Field program hosted its second meet of the 2008 outdoor season, the ASU Invitational. The meet produced 17 NCAA regional qualifying marks for the Sun Devils. It was also a homecoming of sorts for several former Arizona high school state champions, including Kristin Phillips, Tara Erdmann, and Natalie Johnson, who were competing for their respective out-of-state schools.

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Former Arizona high school champions Kristin Phillips and Tara Erdmann competing in the women's 1500

Former Xavier College Prep star Natalie Johnson, now competing for the University of Notre Dame

2008 Baldy Castillo Invitational

Monday, March 24th, 2008

One week after sweeping the men’s and women’s team titles at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Arizona State University Track and Field teams hosted the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, AZ. Jordan Fife of Team Indiana Elite established a new meet and stadium record in the 3,000 meter run; Renee Metivier Baillie established a new meet record in the women’s 3,000 meter run.

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Joey Heller in the Men's 1500

Kari Hardt wins the Women's 800

2008 Track and Field Season – Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Please stay tuned to AZRunning Productions for coverage of the following meets:

March 22: Baldy Castillo Invitational

March 29: Arizona State Invitational

April 6: Carlsbad 5000

April 12: Sun Angel Track Classic

April 17-20: Mt. SAC Relays (tentative)

May 6 & 8: NJCAA Region I Championships

May 10: AIA Track and Field Championships

May 16-17: PAC-10 Championships

June 27 – July 6: 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

Alan Webb will be a favorite to make the 2008 U.S. Olympic team