David Veenstra
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

David Veenstra expects to graduate in August 2022 with a master’s degree in sports journalism. Veenstra has covered ASU track and field for Inferno Intel.

Latest from David Veenstra

As Brittney Griner awaits trial, discontentment grows closer to home for Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX - Phoenix Mercury All-Star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith turned to Twitter Thursday night and tweeted a clown emoji that some believe was directed at Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard.


‘We believe in body autonomy’: Mercury’s Brianna Turner, Vanessa Nygaard react to Roe v. Wade decision

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard and forward Brianna Turner spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.


Throwing light on greatness: ASU’s Jorinde van Klinken ends outdoor career with discus title

EUGENE, Ore. – A soaked but smiling Jorinde van Klinken walked out of the discus cage at Hayward Field for the final time with a pitchfork emblazoned across her chest and a national title in her possession.


Freshmen Friday: ASU’s Ralford Mullings, Dayton Carlson steal show at NCAA track and field championship

EUGENE, Ore. – Arizona State’s Dayton Carlson finished sixth and set a new school record in the men’s 800-meter final and ASU freshman Ralford Mullings broke through for bronze in the men’s discus finals during day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.


Throwers launch ASU women to first place after Day 2 of NCAA track and field championship

EUGENE, Ore. – The Arizona State women are sitting in first place after day 2 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. Jorinde van Klinken got second in shot put. Beatrice Llano got third, and Shelby Moran fifth in hammer throw.


ASU’s Turner Washington second in shot put; Dayton Carlson advances to 800-meter final at NCAA track and field championship

EUGENE – Arizona State’s Turner Washington took second in the shot put finals, and Dayton Carlson continued his dominance on the track during day one of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.


ASU’s Dayton Carlson is confident heading onto one of track’s biggest stages: The NCAA championships

TEMPE – Dayton Carlson surprised everyone at the Pac-12 Championships last month. Everyone except himself. The ASU freshman now finds himself on one of track and field’s biggest stages – the NCAA outdoor championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.


Sun Devils send 11 to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

TEMPE – Arizona State University is sending 11 athletes to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which run Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.


Brittney Griner: a look back at the 100 days since Mercury star’s detainment in Russia

PHOENIX- Brittney Griner was detained 100 days ago in Russia. Frustration grows for family, friends and fans.


Sun Devils send 30 to Arkansas for NCAA West Region Track and Field prelims

PHOENIX – Arizona State arrives in Arkansas with 30 Sun Devils who qualified for the NCAA West Regional Preliminary taking place Wednesday through Saturday in Fayetteville.


Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith absence not related to disagreement with Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX – Despite a bench disagreement with teammate Diana Taurasi during a loss in Las Vegas, Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed Thursday night’s home loss against Dallas due to a non-COVID illness and not because of a fight, the team said.


Jorinde van Klinken’s two titles lead way for ASU in Pac-12 Track and Field Championships

EUGENE, Oregon – Although she wasn’t satisfied with her performance, Jorinde van Klinken led the way for ASU’s women in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.