(Lubbock, TX) Sun Devil Track and Field competed in Texas Tech’s Red Raider Open Friday and walked away with three gold medals and eight top-5 finishers. Justin Robinsonpicked up a victory in the 400m, Dayton Carlson won the 800m, and Lena Lebrun won the mile. ASU now has 11 national top-50 marks after the second meet of the year, with the men putting six in the top-50, and the women putting four. ASU returns to the track Jan. 27-28 for Arkansas’ Razorback Invitational.
ASU’s top national mark is Robinson’s 46.16 in the 400m. That moved him into second in the country. Carlson’s 1:48.46 in the 800m ranks sixth in the country, while Jalen Drayden’s21.00 in the 200m ranks 14th. The women’s highest-rank individual is Christina Warrenwhose triple jump mark of 12.65m/41-6 is 22nd.
Sun Devil Top-5 Finishers (national rank heading into Saturday Jan. 21)
200m – Jalen Drayden, 4th place, 20.93 (14th)
400m – Justin Robinson, 1st place, 46.05 (2nd)
800m – Dayton Carlson, 1st place, 1:48.77 (6th)
800m – Lena Lebrun, 5th place, 2:12.56 (41st)
Mile – Lena Lebrun, 1st place, 4:48.52 (32nd)
High jump – Jeremy Cody, 2nd, 2.10m/6-10.75 (22nd)
Pole vault – Austin Cox, 4th place, 5.23m/17-1.75 (27th)
Triple jump – Christina Warren, 3rd place, 12.65m/41-6 (22nd)
Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Will Edmonds