News · Austin Kratz (’18) Gears Up For NCAA Indoor Championships

February 6, 2019

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TEMPE – The biggest weekend of the indoor season will see the Sun Devils travel to three different meets across the country to take on the nation’s best, looking to move up on the NCAA’s descending order list.
With just under a month until the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Sun Devils have two women and two men in position to advance to the championship meet in Birmingham, Alabama.
Some of the fastest times of the last few years in the sprints have come on the tracks inside the Randal Tyson Indoor Facility, and Austin Kratz and Co. lace up to add to that history and send a Sun Devil to the Championship in the sprints for the first time since 2016.
What to Watch For
There’s plenty to look out for this weekend as the Sun Devils head out to improve their places on the NCAA’s descending order list.Just across the eastern border, Samantha Noennig and the Sun Devil women’s throwers headline festivities in Albuquerque. ASU has three All-Americans entered in the throws at the Don Kirby Elite, but all three are seeking their first NCAA Indoor berth.

Joining the throwers at Don Kirby will be Jessica BarreiraDerrick Monroe and the ASU jumps crew that has been shuffling the record book all season.

Down south on the SECNetwork+, Nia BrownJosephine Anokye and the women’s sprinters will look to continue to drop their times on the fastest track in the country.

Freshman Austin Kratz is the only Sun Devil man to lead the team in two events as he has the fastest 60 and 200-meter times in 2019. He’ll get a second opportunity on a banked track down in Fayetteville, as well as a chance to race against some of the fastest men in the country.

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