Track and field shine at Annual Double Dual
Jason Lewis and Lawrence Trice won a pair of events and both Jasmine Chaney and Dominique’ Maloy had a hand in three more wins as the duo paced the Arizona State University track and field program at the annual Double Dual in Tucson on Saturday night inside Drachman Stadium on the Arizona campus. Lewis, who posted three marks good enough to rank among the Top 10 all-time in the event, helped the men sweep both Arizona and Northern Arizona for the fourth year in a row. In all, the Sun Devils won 17 events on the day (11 men and six women) while also recording 17 personal-best marks.
The ASU men defeated the host Wildcats, 115-85, for their fourth win in a row over their rivals while also taking a 132-47 decision over the Lumberjacks for ASU’s 13th win in a row from its northern neighbors. On the women’s side, the Sun Devils fell to UA, 107-93, but defeating NAU, 127-63, marking the women’s 20th win in a row over NAU. The Wildcats swept the Lumberjacks, winning 115-56 in the men’s standings and 129-56 in the women’s.
Lewis competed in a trio of throws and posted wins in the hammer and discus before finishing second in the shot put behind teammate Ryan Whiting. Lewis won the hammer with a toss of 66.21m (217-3) before claiming the discus with a mark of 58.95m (193-5). Those marks rank as the third and fifth-best all-time, respectively, in the Double Dual. Whiting was the winner in the shot put with a toss of 21.26m (69-09.00) to give ASU wins in all three weight events while Lewis was runner-up in 18.70m (61-04.25). Those marks ranks first and ninth, respectively, in Dual history.
The men completed the sweep of all the throws as Eddie McClain took the javelin with a toss of 62.08m (203-8). The Sun Devils won two more field events on the day as Joe Fazio won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 4.91m (16-01.25) and Christabel Nettey won the women’s long jump at 6.28m (20-07.25). Nettey’s mark ranks as the eighth-best in Double Dual history.
On the track, Chaney led the charge as she was victorious in the 100m dash (11.76) and helped both relays to wins. First, she anchored the 4x100m team of Dominique’ Maloy, Kayla Sanchez and Nettey to a winning time of 44.96 before joining with Maloy, Keia Pinnick and Sanchez to take the 4x400m in 3:36.47, the third-fastest time in Dual history. Maloy also won the 400m dash in 53.64, the 10th-fastest time in Dual history. The final women’s win came in the 3,000m steeplechase where Kauren Tarver ran 10:29.36, which is the fifth-best time in Dual history.
The men’s sprints once again had a strong night as ASU took the 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles and 800m run before also claiming the 4x400m relay. Individually, Lawrence Trice took the 100m and 200m events as he ran 10.39 and 21.10, both personal-best times. His 100m time also was fast enough to make the Dual Top 10 in the third position. Donald Sanford was victorious in the 400m dash with a time of 46.73 before he and Justin Kremer, Ray Miller and John Kline won the 4x400m relay in 3:10.16. Ian Caracciolo won the 400m hurdles in 53.98 while Mason McHenry took the top placement in the 800m run with a time of 1:48.91. McHenry’s time ranks sixth-best all-time in Dual history.
Rookie Jordan Clarke had a pair of strong marks in the throws as he recorded the sixth-best toss in ASU history in the hammer with his mark of 60.81m (199-6) while his toss of 56.41m (185-1) in the discus ranks him 10th all-time. The hammer throw also produced the only other ASU Top 10 mark on the day as Ashley Lampley moved onto the list at No. 10 with her mark of 51.23m (168-1).
The Pac-10 heptathlon and decathlon championships will be held at California next weekend (May 8-9) with the remaining events contested one week later (May 15-16), also in Berkeley, Calif.