Arizona track and field sees victories at ASU Invitational
The Arizona track and field team sent about 10 athletes to compete in the ASU Invitational this weekend.
In her season debut, senior thrower Alyssa Hasslen claimed a victory in the women’s shot put with a throw of 54-feet-10-inches. The women’s team dominated the shot put competition, as sophomore Baillie Gibson took second place with a toss of 53-feet-10.5-inches. Junior Omotayo Talabi followed in third place, with a mark of 51-feet-5-inches
The victories continued for the women throwers when Gibson placed first in the discus throw with her mark of 178-feet-3-inches. Taylor Freeman earned third place with his throw of 175-feet-3-inches.
For the men’s squad, senior Kevin Jani earned a runner-up finish in the 800-meter run with his time of 1:52.84. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase competition, freshman Thomas Valente posted a personal best mark of 9:32.31.
The Wildcats will go on to compete at the Stanford Invitational this weekend in Palo Alto, Calif.