Arizona State University track and field standout Keia Pinnick earned her first-ever Pac-12 Championship on Sunday, winning the heptathlon competition at the Pac-12 Multis in Los Angeles, Calif.
The senior posted a new career-best of 5,801 points, which eclipsed her previous career high as she won two events on the final day of competition at Cromwell Field at Loker Stadium.
Pinnick outpaced runner-up Tatum Souza of UCLA by nearly 200 points as she won the first individual outdoor conference honor of her career. With the victory, she became the third Sun Devil to take the conference heptathlon championship in the past decade. ASU now has five titles in the event since 2004.
Pinnick opened Sunday with a winning mark of 5.92m (19-05.25) in the long jump. Her javelin throw was good enough for fourth-place and set up a strong performance in the 800-meter run, where she defeated Colorado’s Brianne Beemer to win in 2:15.06.
Pinnick won five events on the weekend and earned 10 points towards the ASU women’s team score. The Sun Devils will now prepare for the remainder of the Pac-12 competition in Los Angeles beginning Saturday, May 11.