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Moen, Purcell Lead ASU at Vulcan Invitational PDF Print
Written by Justin Bohn   
Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:16

First-place performances by Chris Moen in the mile and Darius Purcell in the high jump lead Appalachian State University men’s track and field on Friday and Saturday at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by Samford, UAB and BSC. The senior

from Rockville, Md., Moen ran a season-best time of 4:10.16 to claim the mile title, and also finished eighth in the 800-meters (1:55.61).
In the 3,000-meter run, Will Raby earned a seventh-place finish (8:26.63) while Sean Soderman crossed the finish line in 10th (8:31.22). Freshman Stanley Broaden finished in eighth with a 8.24 mark in the 60-meter hurdles, while senior AJ Dohanic finished in 10th-place (8.30) after posting a personal-best time of 8.17 in the preliminaries.
Landon Powell finished in 11th-place with a time of 6.98 in the 60-meter dash. Tyler Combs, Broaden, Daryl Saunders, David Riddleberger posted a time of 3:22.95 in the 4x400-meter relay to claim a seventh-place finish.
The dynamic high jump duo of Purcell and Saunders continue to have spectacular seasons.  Purcell cleared 7-00.25 to place first while Saunders earned a fourth-place finish (6-8.75). Sophomore Jamal Tiller rounded out the Mountaineers top-performers with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (48-11.75).
The Mountaineers will compete on Friday in Boone, N.C. for the Appalachian Pre-Conference Open Meet at 3 p.m.          



Hamilton Speeds into ASU Record Book          


Solid performances by Amanda Hamilton and the 4x400-meter relay team leads Appalachian State University women’s track and field at the Vulcan Invitational, hosted by Samford, UAB and BSC, on Friday and Saturday. The junior from Cary, N.C., Hamilton ran the Mountaineers’ fifth fastest 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:53.69 to place third, and also ran the seventh fastest mile in ASU’s history with a mark of 5:01.90.  Hannah Orders ran the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:09.77  good for 11th-place finish.
In the 200-meter dash, Breanna Alston finished in seventh with a time of 25.00, while D’Shawrna McLucas earned an 11th-place finish (25.36). A week after breaking the school record Alston, Asia Dunlap, Breahna Morrison and Shenita Martin posted a time of 3:54.97 in the 4x400-meter relay to place fourth.
In the high jump, Shaquiela Robinson cleared 5-5 good for seventh-place while freshman Janet Watson finished in 11th-place by clearing 5-3. Tatyana Bryant rounds out Appalachian’s top-performers with a personal-best 18-6.5 for fifth-place in the long jump.
The Mountaineers will compete on Friday in Boone for the Appalachian Pre-Conference Open Meet at 3 p.m. 

Photo Courtesy: Darius Purcell, ASU Athletics

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