Stevens starts pursuit of 3 NCAA titles

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Sarah Stevens qualified for the finals in the hammer throw and shot put, beginning her pursuit of 3 titles at the NCAA track and field championships.

Stevens, who will also compete in the discus, needed only one toss to qualify in the shot put. The Arizona State senior used three attempts in the hammer throw earlier in the day but had no problem reaching the finals.

Stevens is the defending national champion in the discus, and she won the 2007 indoor title in the shot put.

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