Written by Justin Bohn
Saturday, 03 March 2012 21:00
Three Appalachian State men's track and field student-athletes competed strongly at the Virginia Last Chance meet on Saturday for the chance to qualify for NCAA Championship on March 9-10.
Junior Jared Stallings broke the school weight throw record with a throw of 63-9.50 to place fifth. Stallings' 63-9.50 broke Bob Smith's
throw of 63-7 from 2004. Stalling continued his great performance with a personal-best shot put throw of 55-9 to finish in fifth-place.
Senior Darius Purcell won the high jump by clearing 7-1.75 and just clipped the bar to earn a automatic qualifying mark. Purcell is still in contention for a chance to compete in Boise, Idaho at the NCAA Championships on March 9-10.
Senior AJ Dohanic false-started in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries for the first time in his career and was not able the break the school
The Mountaineers will kick off the outdoor season on March 9-10 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
Three Apps Competed at the Virgina Tech
Three Appalachian State women's track and field student-athletes competed strongly at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet on Saturday for the chance to qualify for NCAA Championship on March 9-10.
Freshman Jasmine Suydam threw a personal-best, 44-9.75 for a sixth-place finish and moved up to ninth all-time in ASU's record book.
The Mountaineer pole-vaulters Cassie Crawford and Chelsea Farr each cleared 11-11.25 and the sophomore Crawford finished first in the unseeded event while freshman Farr took home a fourth-place finish.
Photo Courtesy: Jared Stallings, ASU Athletics