Jelmini places fifth in shot put to lead ASU at NCAA Indoors
The final day of competition came to a close at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas, on Saturday night with freshman Anna Jelmini finishing fifth in the women’s shot put competition to score for the Sun Devils. Overall, the women scored four points and finished in a tie for 40th in the team race.
Jelmini, in her first NCAA event, came into the meet ranked 14th out of the 21 competitors and hit a big personal-best toss of 17.08m (56-00.50) on her second attempt of the event. That mark put her into the final among the Top 9 where she remained fifth overall to score four points for the team. Her mark also moved her into third on the school’s all-time list and made her just the fourth woman to hit a mark of 17m in competition.
The USTFCCCA will announce it’s All-Americans later this weekend where it is expected that all seven Sun Devils that competed will attain that distinction.
The outdoor season awaits the Sun Devils next weekend as ASU will play host to the Baldy Castillo Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe. The hammer throw (3 p.m.) and both pole vault competitions (6 p.m.) will be held Friday with all other events taking place on Saturday, which leads off with the discus at 10 a.m. and running events starting at 1 p.m.
2011 NCAA Indoor Championships
Arizona State Results
Day Two - Saturday, March 12
Women’s Shot Put
5. Anna Jelmini - 17.08m (56-00.50) - #3 all-time at ASU