|Mountaineers End Season at NCAA Prelims|
|Written by Ryan Bower|
|Saturday, 25 May 2013 20:46|
Appalachian State University men's track and field saw five regional qualifiers finish competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Irwin Belk track on the campus of North Carolina A&T over the weekend. Stanley Broaden, who finished the 400-meter hurdles in 42nd place after posting a time of 54.05 seconds on Thursday, ended his
season with a 36th-place showing in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday, running the event in 14.21 seconds
Chris Moen and Josh Cox took 36th and 38th, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Moen finished in a time of 9:11.42 while Cox came in at 9:20.29.
Jared Stalling saw his prolific career come to an end with a 27th-place finish in the discus throw on Thursday. His mark of 50.66 meters (166-2) was not enough to place him among the top 12 competitors who will advance to the NCAA Championships.
Despite not reaching the national championship round, Stalling finished his outdoor career as a two-time Southern Conference Most Outstanding Field Performer and ranks in the top-five in Appalachian State history in the discus, hammer and shot put. Alex Taylor, who ran in the 1,500-meter run on Thursday, finished in 44th place with a time of 3:55.48.
On the women's side,
Breanna Alston and Cassie Crawford competed in the 200-meter dash and pole vault, respectively, to wrap up the Mountaineers' season after Amanda Hamilton competed in the 10,000-meter run on Thursday.
Alston captured 28th overall, seventh in her heat, with a time of 24.00 seconds in the 200-meter dash while Crawford finished in a 19th-place tie in the pole vault with a leap of 3.70 meters (12-1.5). Hamilton capped off her impressive career with a 41st-place showing in the 10,000-meter run the previous day.
Despite boasting some of the top athletes in the NCAA East Region, the Mountaineers did not see any athletes finish among the top-12 in Greensboro, the placing needed to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships next month.
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