|ASU Women's Track Competes at Liberty Quad|
|Written by Kelsey Campbell|
|Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:58|
Appalachian State Univeristy women's track and field participated in the Liberty Quad Indoor Meet, hosted by Liberty University on Monday.
The team posted five first-place finishes in the meet that included Liberty, Elon, James Madison, VMI and Virginia.
The Apps started the meet strong, taking the top-five spots in the 3,000m run, led by Tristin Van Ord's 10:06.05 time. Katie Cagle followed in second-place with Brittany Williams, Samantha Campanaro and Meaghan McCauley taking the next three spots.
Allison Cook managed to place first in the 1 mile run for Appalachian, posting a time of 5:11.85, making it her best time this season. Appalachian had two runners place in the top-five in the 800m run as Shelby Howell took first with a time of 2:17.43 and Torre Moser followed in fourth-place with a time of 2:20.54.
The Mountaineer 4x400 relay team of Taryn Stern, Kayla Schneider, Howell and Moser placed third of the seven teams, finishing with a time of 4:10.97.
Jocelyn took the title in the weight throw for the Apps, throwing a distance of 55-11.25, her second best throw this season.
Debra Domermuth was first in the pole vault event, clearing a height of 11-9.75
The high jumpers placed in second, third and fourth with Mary Theresa Montgomery leading the way, followed by Makayla Roten and Libby Florence, respectively. Each jumper cleared a height of 5-5.00.
Brianna Tate and Gayshawna Watkins took the top-two spots in the shot put as Tate threw a distance of 47-5.25 and Watkins had a throw of 45-11.25. The throw was a new personal record for Tate.
The Mountaineers will return to action this weekend in Boone when they host the Appalachian Pre-Conference Meet in the Holmes Center on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22.
Men's Track Finishes Liberty Quad Indoor Meet
Appalachian State University men's track and field finished up a meet at Liberty University on Monday.The Apps competed against teams such as Liberty, Elon, VMI, Virginia and James Madison.
Newcomer Chris Anderson finished second in the 3,000m run to start the meet off for Appalachian. He posted a time of 8:39.17.
Raphael Rojas finished first in the 400m run with a time of 49.29, his best time this season. Joshua Hanna followed in third place with a time of 50.65.
The 4x400 relay team of Rojas, Hanna, Peter Ovendorf and David Riddleberger notched a second-place finish with a time of 3:24.68.
Appalachian had three men in the top five in the weight throw with Nathan Milch taking the title with a throw of 52-10.00, good enough for a personal-best. Mason Lasater followed in second-place, while Richard Bell finished fifth for the Mountaineers.
Matt Layne was third in the pole vault event, clearing a height of 15-3.00 and recording a new personal record.
Samuel Allen closed out the meet with a first-place finish in the high jump with a height of 6-6.25.
The Mountaineers will return to action when they host the Appalachian Pre-Conference meet in the Holmes Center on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22.
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