AUSTIN – Sun Devil Track and Field had a NCAA Championships to remember. Over four days in Austin, Texas, ASU celebrated Turner Washington earning his fifth NCAA title, Sevanna Hanson becoming the second women’s outdoor pole vaulter in ASU history to finish as an All-American, program records in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays, the 4×4 nearly breaking the NCAA record, and nine total All-America honors – with eight of those being first team All-Americans. It’s the most All-America honors the Maroon and Gold have collected in one meet since the 2012 season (12). The men’s fifth place finish (41 points) is their best since 2010 (fourth, 79 points); the women finished 43rd with five points.
The final day of competition was highlighted by Grace Campbell tying her No. 3 all-time mark in the high jump. She went 1.84m/6-0.50 to tie for ninth place and finish as a Second Team All-American – becoming ASU’s first women’s high jump All-American since Shelly Choppa in 1994.
Full NCAA Championships Results
NCAA All-Time Lists
ASU Track All-Time Outdoor Champions
ASU Track All-Time Indoor Champions
ASU All-Time Team Finishes
4×1 & 4×4 Records Fall, Washington Takes Silver Day 1 of NCAA Championships
Hanson Finishes 4th in Pole Vault
Five Time National Champion! Turner Goes Out on Top!
NCAA Men Final Team Scores (points):
- Florida – 57
- Arkansas – 53
- Stanford – 44
- LSU – 43
- Arizona State – 41
Highlights from the week
- Turner Washington won the discus title on the last throw, going 66.22m/217-3 to upset Arkansas’ Roje Stona by two feet. It’s his second discus title – he won his first in 2021. His other three titles came in the indoor shot put (2021, 2022) and outdoor shot put (2021). Washington is the third-most decorated Sun Devil in NCAA history behind Jackie Johnson (7 titles) and Ryan Whiting (6 titles). Washington collected shot put silver two days prior to his discus victory. He ends his career as a nine-time All-American.
- ASU and Florida’s 4×400 relay squads went to the wire in two record-shattering performances. UF took the title in 2:57.74, a new collegiate record, but ASU finished on their heels in 2:57.78, a 1.36 second program record that’s unofficially No. 3 all-time in NCAA history and No. 2 in NCAA Championship meet history. In order, ASU’s relay consisted of Dubem Nwachukwu, Jeremiah Curry, Jalen Drayden, Justin Robinson and they ran to become ASU’s first 4×400 All-Americans since 2010.
- The 4×100 relay of Jalen Drayden, Jeremiah Curry, Trevin Moyer, and Justin Robinson ran 38.54 en route to their fourth-place finish in the finals. That set a new program record, besting the time they ran just two days earlier in the semifinals, and was the best 4×100 finish ASU has recorded since 2004 when the squad finished second in 39.14.
- The Sun Devils sent three to the 400m finals in Robinson, Nwachukwu, and Gamali Felix. Justin Robinson’s 44.51 was the No. 2 mark in ASU history and put him fourth, followed by Nwachukwu in fifth (44.92) and Gamali Felix in eighth (45.34). Florida was the only other school to place three on the 400m podium as well, with their runners earning fifth, second, and seventh.
- Senior pole vaulter Sevanna Hanson finished fourth Thursday night at the NCAA Championships after topping out at 4.30m/14-1.25, a personal best that ties for No. 2 all-time in Arizona State outdoor pole vault history. Hanson entered the championships ranked 27th in the country. She is one of just two women from ASU to earn outdoor All-America honors in the pole vault, joining April Kubishta who won the title in 2007 and finished fourth in 2008. In general, ASU has celebrated just one other women’s pole vault All-American since Kubishta – Hayley Rayburn at the 2021 indoor championships. With Hanson’s finish, ASU has had at least one women’s outdoor All-American every year dating back to 2000. Hanson was on fire all night. The bar started at 4.00m/13-1.50 which Hanson went over on the first attempt. She then made 4.15m/13-7.25 and 4.30m/14-1.25 on the first attempt as well. Hanson hasn’t gone over 4.23m since 2021 at the Grand Canyon Invitational, a mark that ranked third in ASU history at the time. Hanson’s fourth-place finish Thursday was the second-best from a Pac-12 vaulter behind Washington’s Nastassja Campbell who earned silver (4.45m/14-7.25).
NCAA Championship Results
(Top-8 = First Team All-American, 9-16 = Second Team All-American)
Wednesday, men’s semifinals
4×100: 9th place, 38.67 Q
Justin Robinson – 1st, 44.54 Q
Dubem Nwachukwu – 4th, 44.81 Q – No. 5 ASU history
Gamali Felix – 8th, 45.12 q – 11th ASU history
200m: Jeremiah Curry – 12th, 20.28
Shot put: Turner Washington – 21.04m/69-0.5, 2nd – Silver medal, 8-time All-American
4×400: 2nd place, 2:59.14 Q
Pole vault: Sevanna Hanson – 4.30m/14-1.25, 4th – No. 2 ASU history, All-American
Friday, men’s finals
4×100: 4th place, 38.54 – program record
Justin Robinson – 4th, 44.51 – No. 2 ASU history, All-American
Dubem Nwachukwu – 5th, 44.92 – All-American
Gamali Felix – 8th, 45.34 – All-American
Discus: Turner Washington – 66.22m/217-3, 1st – Gold medal, 9-time All-American
4×400: 2nd place, 2:57.78 – Silver medal, program record
Saturday, women’s finals
High jump: Grace Campbell – T-9th, 1.84m/6-0.50 – Ties PR; Ties No. 3 ASU history, Second Team All-American
Triple jump: Christina Warren – 22nd, 12.52m/41-1