Maggie Ewen wins hammer throw national title

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Maggie Ewen, a St. Francis High School graduate and member of the Arizona State track and field team, won a NCAA national championship in the hammer throw last week and broke the NCAA record. (Arizona State Athletics)
Maggie Ewen, a St. Francis High School graduate and member of the Arizona State track and field team, won a NCAA national championship in the hammer throw last week and broke the NCAA record. (Arizona State Athletics)

St. Francis High School graduate and Arizona State track and field redshirt junior standout Maggie Ewen capped off a record-breaking season with a NCAA national championship in the hammer throw last week at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Tracktown USA in Eugene, Oregon.

She shattered the NCAA record by more than a foot with a throw of 73.32 meters (240-feet-7) on her third toss.

Ewen is the second ASU female to win the hammer throw title. Chelsea Cassulo did it in 2013.

Later in the day, Ewen placed sixth in the shot put to add another First Team All-American award.

The next day on June 10, Ewen took second in the discus with a toss of 60.11 meters (197-feet-2), making her a three-time All-American.