Appalachian State University men's track and field athletes Deji Adeneye and Jamal Tiller get another opportunity to compete outdoors in 2011, as the pair head to Eugene, Ore. to compete at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals.
The meet will be held at Heyward Stadium, and is slated to start June 23 and wrap up June 26.
Both Adeneye and Tiller will be competing in the triple jump, which will take place Saturday, June 25, starting approximately at 5:10 p.m.
Adeneye, the freshman did not compete in any meets throughout the season but looks to showcase his talents this weekend.
Tiller, also a freshman posted a stellar outdoor campaign, one in which he picked up all-Southern Conference honors, finishing third in the triple jump. His best leap of the 2011 season thus far came at the North Florida Invitational, where he jumped 49-00.75.
The USA Junior Championships serve as the selection meet for the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, which will be held July 22-24 in Miramar, Fla. The top two finishers in each event in Eugene, Ore. will be invited to compete as members of Team USA.
Appalachian State University women's track and field standout Cassie Crawford gets one more chance to showcase her talents this season, as the freshman will compete at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals. The USATF Junior national meet will take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, starting June 23 and concluding June 26.
Crawford, won the Southern Conference outdoor title in the pole vault and she also competed at the NCAA East Regionals in the event. Her best vault of the season came back at the beginning of the outdoor campaigning posting a mark of 12-9.5.
She currently is second on Appalachian's all-time list in the event. The Apex, N.C. native will get action underway Friday, June 24 with the pole vault starting at 10:15 a.m.
ASU PLACES LEAGUE-LEADING 34 STUDENT-ATHLETES ON ACADEMIC ALL-SoCon TEAM
34 Appalachian State University spring student-athletes were named to the Southern Conference academic all-conference team the league office announced Thursday afternoon. A total of 326 student-athletes, a record number for the spring season, were named to the team, representing all 12 SoCon institutions.
To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the spring season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded spring campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
Overall, the women’s outdoor track and field programs supplied the greatest number of honorees with 92, followed by baseball with 60 and men’s outdoor track and field with 45.
Among the SoCon schools, ASU and Western Carolina paced all league schools with 34 members on the academic all-conference team. Narrowly behind was Furman with 31 student-athletes earning the honor, along with 30 each from Samford and Wofford.
For the Black and Gold, outdoor women’s and track and field had the most honorees with 10, softball had six players pick up the honor, baseball posted five to the team, women’s golf four, men’s golf three athletes, men’s outdoor track and field two athletes and women’s tennis one.
2010-11 Appalachian State SoCon Spring Academic all-Conference Team:
Baseball: Zackry Briggs, Jr., Lexington, N.C., Exercise Science; Will Callaway, So., Greenville, S.C., Accounting; Seth Grant, Jr., Etowah, N.C., Exercise Science; Taylor Miller, Sr., Raleigh, N.C., Computer Science; David Port, Jr., Dunwoody, Ga., Graphic Arts/Imaging Technology, Men’s Golf: Jay Brown, So., Stoneville, N.C., Criminal Justice; Dustin Hudson, Sr., Hildebran, N.C., Business Administration; Josh Nichols, So., Kernersville, N.C., Management, Men’s Outdoor Track and Field: Josh Jirgal, So., Monroe, N.C., Athletic Training; Jake Goodchild, Sr., Hendersonville, N.C., Economics, Men’s Tennis: Alain Humblet, Jr., Montreal, Canada, Biology; Andrew McKinnon, So., Mooresville, N.C., Marketing; Ezekiel Sansing, So., Memphis, Tenn., Management, Softball: Allie Cashion, So., Waxhaw, N.C., Actuarial Science; Hannah Dow, Sr., Mattoon, Ill., Special Education; Michelle Gorzelle, Jr., Palatine, Ill, Health Promotion; Hayley Grabner, So., Purcellville, Va., Biology/Ecology; McKenzie Phillips, Sr., Newton, Ill., Recreation Management; Megan Rembielak, Jr., Advance, N.C., Marketing, Women’s Golf: Kristina Boo, So., Hassleholm, Sweden, Risk Management and Insurance; Rumbidzai Masamvu, So., Harare, Zimbabwe, Risk Management and Insurance; Yue Xu, So., Beijing, China, Communication/Electronic Media Broadcasting; Brittany Zachrich, Jr., Hickory, N.C., Health Promotion, Women’s Outdoor Track and Field: Michelle Brutus, Sr., Ridge, N.Y., History/Secondary Education; Stephanie Chapman, Jr., Asheville, N.C., History; Naadia Crutchfield, Jr., Greensboro, N.C., Communication/Electronic Media Broadcasting; Amanda Hamilton, So., Cary, N.C., Health Care Management; Erick Ivey, So., Clemmons, N.C., Communication/Journalism; Amy Neilson, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., Accounting; Dani Reese, Sr., Dayton, Ohio, Communication Studies; Deanne Tiplady So., Toms River, N.J., Communication/Advertising; Sarah Williamson, So., Charlotte, N.C., Health Care Management, Women’s Tennis: Gisela Fernandez, Jr., Guadalajara, Mexico, Communication/Advertising