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Samford men, ASU women Lead After Day One PDF Print
Written by Chandler Carver   
Saturday, 20 April 2013 21:27

Appalachian State leads on the women’s side with 71.5 points and Samford leads on the men’s side with 72 points. after day one of competition at the 2013 SoCon Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Eagle Track & Field Complex at Erk Russell Athletic Park. Saturday began with the women’s heptathlon and the men’s decathlon. Samford’s Ashley Cope leads the field in the heptathlon with 2,882 points after four events. Cope won the 200m dash in a time of 26.17 and won the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.35. Her mark of 10.15m (33’3.75”) placed her fourth in the shot put and her 1.51m (4’11.5”) mark was tied for third in the high jump. Samford’s Cody Russell leads in the decathlon with 3,243 points after five events. Russell finished second in the 100m dash (11.47) and first in the 400m dash (51.91).
Furman sophomore Sinead Haughey won the women’s 10,000m run with a facility-record time of 35:40.25, followed by Western Carolina’s Mara Smith (35:53.64) and Appalachian State’s Amanda Hamilton (36:33.28).On the men’s side, Davidson’s Demetrios Pagonis also broke the facility record in the men’s 10,000m with a time of 31:15.65, followed by Western Carolina’s Travis Alfaro (31:24.87) and Davidson’s Daniel Samet (31:25.98).
Appalachian State’s Jared Stalling took home the men’s hammer throw title with a mark of 56.96m (186’10”), improving on his second-place finish from last year. On the women’s side, Elon’s Kimberlyn Holt took home the individual crown with a mark of 53.45m (175’4”).
Cope took home her first individual title of the weekend, winning the women’s pole vault with a mark of 3.90m (12’9.5”). Samford’s Ryan Cook won the men’s individual title with a mark of 4.80m (15’9”).
Suzanne Martin of Elon won the women’s javelin throw with a mark of 41.85m (137’4”), followed by College of Charleston’s Christine Klinar (39.73m; 130’4”). On the men’s side, Samford’s Ben Davies took home the title with a throw of 58.21m (191’), followed by The Citadel’s Capers Williamson (55.66m; 182’07”).
Georgia Southern’s Jasmin Walker took home her second-consecutive long jump title with a mark of 5.82m (19’1.25”). On the men’s side, Steven Bastien of Samford won the title with a mark of 7.23m (23’8.75”). Elon made a clean sweep of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, with Emily Tryon finishing third (10:51.01), Tereza Novotna finishing second (10:42.95) and Caroline McCaslin taking home the individual title (10:42.89). On the men’s side, Appalachian State’s Chris Moen defended his 2012 title, recording a time of 9:02.33.
Preliminaries were also held Saturday in the men’s and women’s 100m, 200m 400m, 400m hurdles and 800m races, the women’s 100m hurdles and the men’s 110m hurdles. Western Carolina took home the top qualifying times in both the men’s and women’s 400m preliminaries, with Kendra Douglas recording the top women’s time (55.83) and Aaron Tribble recording the top men’s time (48.84).
Western Carolina’s Tayla Carter took home the top time in the women’s 100m dash preliminary with a time of 11.88, followed by last year’s champion, Georgia Southern’s Ebony Carter (12.00). Justin Emerson of Samford recorded the top men’s qualifying time (10.74), followed by Western Carolina’s Brandon Hairston (10.91).
Western Carolina’s Brittany Diggs recorded the fastest qualifying time in the women’s 100m hurdles, recording a time of 14.18. Appalachian State’s Stanley Broaden claimed the top time in the men’s 110m hurdles preliminaries with a time of 14.67.
Western Carolina’s Jocelyn Keen turned in the top time in the women’s 800m preliminaries with a time of 2:09.45. On the men’s side, Samford’s Brandon Hazouri recorded the top prelim time, recording a 1:51.32.
In the women’s 400m hurdles, Samford’s Danielle Blanco took home the top prelim time with a time of 1:01.27. Western Carolina’s Tyler Bentley led the men’s qualifiers with a time of 53.62. Carter also recorded the top time in the women’s 200m dash with a mark of 23.84, while Brandon Hairston of Western Carolina recorded the top time on the men’s side with a mark of 21.68.
Sunday’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. with the completion of the men’s decathlon. For a complete list of Saturday’s results and to follow Sunday’s live results, fans can visit the Southern Conference web site.

Men’s Team Results – Day 1

1. Samford              72
2. Appalachian State    55.5
3. Western Carolina     51
4. Davidson             26.5
5. The Citadel          13
6. Furman               11
7. Chattanooga           5
8. UNCG                 -
9. Wofford              -

Women’s Team Results – Day 1

1. Appalachian State    71.5

2. Elon                 54
3. Western Carolina     34.5
4. Samford              29
5. Georgia Southern     20
6. Furman               10
7. College of Charleston  8
8. Davidson               4
9. Wofford                3
10. The Citadel           -
11. UNCG                  -
12. Chattanooga           -

Men's All-Freshman Team - Day 1
10,000m Run

Daniel Samet, Davidson
Bradley Gossett, Furman
Luca Sieb, Samford

Hammer Throw
Brian Hill, Samford
John Leonard, Appalachian State

Long Jump
Steven Bastien, Samford
Tevin Johnson, Wofford
Dakota Richardson, The Citadel

Pole Vault
Patrick Quinn, Appalachian State

Javelin Throw

Adam Parker, Western Carolina
Christian Carswell, Western Carolina

3,000m Steeplechase

Michael Cornwell, Western Carolina
Ryan Doyle, Wofford

Women's All-Freshman Team – Day 1
10,000m Run
Dana Cox, Appalachian State

Hammer Throw

Kelsey Chandler, Georgia Southern
Brianna Tate, Appalachian State
Jasmin Brown, Western Carolina

Pole Vault
Audrey Diener, Appalachian State

Long Jump

Alyssa Felton, Georgia Southern
Ashleigh Rasheed, Georgia Southern
Jamie Glenn, Appalachian State

Javelin Throw

Ciera Holston, College of Charleston

3,000m Steeplechase

Caroline McCaslin, Elon
Tereza Novotna, Elon
Rachel Wooten, Samford

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