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ASU Men Tab Nine Top-Eight Finishers at PSU PDF Print
Written by Justin Bohn   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 09:37

Appalachian State University men’s track and field posted nine top-eight finishers at Penn State’s Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday. In 60-meter hurdles, freshman Stanley Broaden grabbed a fourth-place finish with a personal-best time of 8.16, which puts him fifth all-time in

ASU’s record book, while senior AJ Dohanic crossed the finish line in 8.26 for sixth-place. Junior Landon Powell rounded out the Mountaineers top sprinters with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash (6.91) and a tenth place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.25).
Junior Alex Taylor ran a personal-best time of 4:05.73 to place sixth in the mile and is now second all-time in the Apps’ record book.  Senior Brian Graves competed in the 5,000-meter run for the first time this season and placed eighth with a time of 15:18.60.
Senior Darius Purcell and freshman Daryl Saunders finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively in the high jump. Purcell cleared 7-0.50 while Saunders cleared the 6-10.75 mark.
This week’s Southern Conference Field Athlete of the Week, Jared Stalling earned a sixth-place finish in the weight throw (59-5) and a eighth-place showing in the shot put (53-5).
The Mountaineers travel to Birmingham, Ala. for the Samford/UAB/BSC Invite on Feb. 10-11.

 


Women’s 4x400m Relay Team Breaks ASU Record at PSU

 


Appalachian State University women’s track and field posted six top-eight finishers at Penn State’s Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday. Sophomore Breanna Alston ran a season-best 24.68 200-meter dash to take a third place finish and finished in sixth in the 60-meter dash (7.69).
Senior Asia Dunlap missed breaking ASU’s 400m record by 0.43 of a second to place seventh (56.76).
Last week Dunlap, Breahna Morrison, Shenita Martin, and Alston nearly missed breaking the 4x400-meter relay record but today the speedy four-some shattered the school record (3:49.39) by nearly two seconds.
Sarah Williamson ran a personal-best an Appalachian season-best 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:11.02 to take a eighth-place finish.
Freshman Chelsea Farr continued her strong rookie performance by clearing 12-9.50 in the pole vault to place runner-up and take the second spot in ASU’s record book, while Cassie Crawford cleared a season-best 12-1.50 for ninth-place.
Gayshawna Watkins threw a Mountaineer’s season-best 56-2.50 for a sixth place finish in the weight throw. Erika Ivey grabbed an eighth-place finish (38-8.25) in the triple jump.
The Mountaineers travel to Birmingham, Ala. for the Samford/UAB/BSC Invite on Feb. 10-11.

 


Photo Courtesy: Alex Taylor, Southern Conference Athletics

  
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