Four Arizona State women's track and field athletes advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with performances Friday on the first day of the NCAA West Region Championships at Provo, Utah. Nationals will be June 7-10 in Sacramento, Calif.
The Sun Devil women are in second place in the team standings with 31
points while UCLA leads with 32.50. The men have not scored in the meet.
Freshman Jenna Kingma won the 5,000-meter run in 16:55.58 to score 10 points in the team race while earning a trip to the national meet.
She will be joined by Sarah Stevens and Jessica Pressley who finished
second and third, respectively, in the shot put. Stevens recorded a mark of 16.14 meters (52-11 1/2) while Pressley recorded a toss of 15.78 meters (51-9 1/2).
The final qualifier was Jacquelyn Johnson, who finished fifth in the high jump with a clearance of 1.71 meters (5-7 1/2). Johnson, who tied for fourth in the event, took fifth place in the jump off.
Stephanie Garnett (long jump) and Becky Holley (javelin) must await word from the NCAA to see if they will compete in the national meet.