ASU's Nettey earns All-America honor

ASU's Nettey earns All-America honor

Published Jun. 8, 2012 8:24 a.m. ET

Arizona State's Christabel Nettey earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the long jump during Thursday's second day of competition at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nettey had a jump of 6.37 meters (20 feet, 10.75 inches) to earn All-America distinction for the second consecutive year and give the Sun Devils nine points in the competition, good for 10th place at the halfway point.

ASU's Constance Ezugha finished 11th with a jump of 6.28m (20-7.75).

In the men’s high jump, sophomore Bryan McBride took 12th with a jump of 7 feet, 2.5 inches. The men's 4x400-meter relay team posted its fastest time of the year in the semifinals (3 minutes, 4.19 seconds), but it was only good for 10th best overall and failed to advance to the final.

Keia Pinnick is in eighth place after four events in the women's heptathlon. She is less than 200 points out of second place with arguably her two best events – the high jump and the 800 meters – still to come.

In the men’s 200-meter dash, junior Chris Burrows took 18th overall in 20.91.

The women’s 4x400-meter relay team of Brianna Tate, Brierra Winfrey, Alycia Herring and Kayla Sanchez finished 10th in 3:38.18.

The Sun Devils will resume action Friday, with Jordan Clarke (hammer), Chris Benard (triple jump) and Derick Hinch (pole vault) competing for the men, and Anna Jelmini (shot put) and Pinnick (heptathlon) in action for the women.

The leaders in the team standings are Texas (19 points) for the men and Stanford (22) for the women.