Jaspers Go 1-2-5 In Men’s Hammer Throw at ASU Invitational
TEMPE, Ariz. – Manhattan College’s Love Litzell (Ostersund, Sweden) won the men’s hammer throw on the first day of the ASU Invitational from Sun Angel Stadium on Friday. The Jaspers took three of the top five places in the event, with Killian Barry (Dublin, Ireland) finishing second and Blerim Pocesta (Staten Island, N.Y.) securing fifth place.
Litzell had the only two marks over 60 meters in the competition, and his winning effort of 62.49 meters (205 feet) came on his final throw, after he had already secured the victory. All five of Litzell’s legal efforts would’ve won the event, as Barry’s second-place distance was 57.27 m (187’11). Pocesta, meanwhile, had a best throw of 53.22 m (174’7) to take fifth place.
In the women’s hammer throw, Lydia Wehrli (Anieres, Switzerland) was sixth (57.19 m, 187’7).The ASU Invitational concludes tomorrow, and Saturday’s events will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Manhattan will also send a contingent to the FDU Knight Invitational, which gets underway at 10 a.m.