Appalachian State University men's track and field competed in the Niswonger Invitational this weekend, garnering 16 top-ten finishes.




Marshall McRae was a higlight of the day as he finished first in the 60m dash, gathering a personal best record and moving into the tenth best time in Appalachian history, running it in 6.93.


Samuel Allen proved to be a force in the high jump event, finishing in fifth-place for the Mountaineers with a height of 6-5.0.


Appalachian also found success in pole vault as Matt Layne and Alex Lomax tied for fourth-place with heights of 14-6.0. Patrick Quinn followed, garnering a seventh-place finsh with a 14-1.0m height.


The triple jump event was another highlight for Appalachian on the day as Adedeji Adeneye gained first-place honors with a jump of 14.62m. Henry Bustle was not far behind, finishing in third-place (14.60m) and grabbing a personal-best while Jamal Tiller followed in fourth-place for the Mountaineers (14.53).


The Apps had three throwers in the top-ten in shot put as John Leonard (14.82), Nathan Milch (14.58) and Nick Sansotta (14.36) finished in fourth, fifth and sixth-place, respectively. Milch gathered a personal record in the event.


Mason Lasater (15.24m), Richard Bell (15.17) and Leonard (14.87) also finished in top-ten in the weight throw, each setting new personal-bests.


Chris Garrett was able to finish in third-place in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:45.52, while Kyle McFoy finished in sixth in the 5,000m run with a time of 15:10.34 and crushed his former best time by five seconds.


The Mountaineers will return to action on on Jan. 24 for the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.



Cagle, Crawford Lead Women at ETSU



Appalachian State women's track and field competed in the Niswonger Invitational at ETSU this weekend, finding 25 top-ten finishes.


Breanna Alston began the meet by finding a second-place finish for the Mountaineers in the 200m dash with a time of 24.50.


Shelby Howell and Taryn Stern finished fourth and fifth-place in the 800m run for the Apps with times of 2:17.52 and 2:18.23, respectively.


Katie Cagle had great meet for the Mountaineers, notching a first-place finish in the one mile run with a time of 5:16.86 and gaining a new personal-record.


Appalachian dominated the 5,000m run, finishing with six runners in the top-ten. Cagle finished second with a time of 17:42.21, followed by Brittany Williams (third), Meaghan McCauley (fifth), Kayla Schneider (sixth), Samantha Campanaro (ninth) and Allison Cook (tenth).


The 4x400 relay team of Alston, Howell, Stern and Krystal Clarke found a top-five finish, placing fifth with a time of 3:55.88.


Cassie Crawford won the pole vault event with a jump of 3.80m, while Chelsea Farr grabbed sixth-place and Debra Domermuth finished in ninth-place.


Appalachian found three top-ten finishes in the jumping events as Makayla Roten and Libby Florence each tallied an eighth-place finish in the high jump with jumps of 1.63m. Tatyana Bryant was sixth in the long jump with a jump of 11.66m.


Appalachian's throwers had a successful meet, as Brianna Tate took fourth (13.78m), Jasmine Suydam took fifth (13.23.m) and India McWhorter took eighth-place (12.80m) in the shot put. Jocelyn Parnell (17.08m) garnered third-place honors in the weight throw while Tate finished fifth (16.38m) and Gayshawna Watkins finished in tenth-place (15.51m).


Justine Stocks found a fourth-place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 10:24.28, while Tristin Van Ord was seventh with a time of 10:35.40.


The Mountaineers will return to action on Jan. 24 when they travel to the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.