App State Track Caps Off Weekend Meets....Appalachian State University women's track and field finished up the last day of the Florida Relays on Saturday, participating in four relays.
The 1,600 sprint medley team of Taryn Stern, Breanna Alston, Krystal Clarke and Shelby Howell started the day off with an eighth-place finish, recording a time of 3:58.62. The time is a new App State record.
Alston, Stern, Clarke and Catherine Crawford followed that performance up by placing 44th in the 4x100 relay with a time of 47.26.
Stern, Howell, Justine Stocks and Torre Moser were ninth in the 4x800 relay, recording a time of 9:13.28. The 4x400 relay team of Alston, Clarke, Stern and Howell finished off the day by placing 43rd with a time of 3:48.15.
While some of the Mountaineers competed in Florida, other Appalachian athletes traveled to the Liberty Invitational where they finished up their last day of competition on Saturday.
Tristin Van Ord and Torre Moser finished first and second in the 1,500m run, recording times of 4:37.66 and 4:43.41, respectively. Samantha Campanaro was third in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 11:44.71.
Janet Watson led the high jumpers when she cleared a height of 5-3.00, placing fourth, while Debra Domermuth was the leader for the Mountaineers in the pole vault as she cleared a height of 11-11.75 and placed second.
India McWhorter was sixth in the discus throw at the Liberty Invite, throwing a distance of 139-2 and recording a new personal best.
The Appalachian State University men's track and field finished up the Florida Relays on Saturday, posting seven finishes on the day.
The 1,600m relay team of Joshua Hanna, Marshall McRae, William Buckley and Raphael Rojas started Saturday off with a 12th-place finish and a time of 3:25.05. The 4x100 relay team of Clay Allen, Antonio Marcano Jr., Buckley and McRae followed that performance up by placing 25th with a time of 41.02.
Jamal Tiller led the Mountaineers in the triple jump as he placed 16th, jumping a distance of 48-9.50. John Leonard placed in the top-20 in the shot put, throwing a distance of 47-3.75 for an 18th-place finish.
Trey Edgerton, Allen, McRae and Buckley placed 28th in the 4x200 relay, recording a time of 1:28.19, while Hanna, Rojas, Edgerton and David Riddleberger led the Apps in the 4x400m relay. They placed 53rd with a time of 3:19.36.
The distance medley team finished off the events at the Florida Relays for Appalachian as Hanna, Rojas, Josh Cox and Chris Anderson placed ninth with a time of 10:27.47.
While some of the team competed in Florida, other Mountaineers traveled to the Liberty Invitational where they finished up their second day of competition on Satuday.
Michael Ellis competed in the 3,000m steeplechase for Appalachian, garnering a second-place finish and a time of 9:42.15.
Samuel Allen was second in the high jump, clearing a height of 6-6.25, while Phillip Thomas was third in the pole vault with a height of 14-9.00.
The Mountaineers had two triple jumpers in the top-five as Henry Bustle placed third and Adedeji Adeneye was fourth with jumps of 47-1.50 and 46-6.75, respectively. Bustle's mark was good enough for a new personal best.
Nathan Milch led the team in throws as he was first for the Mountaineers in the discus throw (146-11) and first for the Apps in the shot put (49-7.00).
ASU Women's Tennis Tops Terriers
Appalachian State University womens tennis won the doubles point and cruised to a 5-2 win over Wofford in Southern Conference action on Saturday at the Reeves Tennis Center.
The Mountaineers (6-15, 2-6 SoCon) took an early 1-0 lead by winning the doubles points and took four of six singles matches to top the Terriers (5-13, 1-7).
Appalachians No. 2 doubles team of Clare Cox/McKayla Zupan earned an 8-1 win while it No. 3 tandem of Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen came away with an 8-5 victory.
In singles play, Jessica Thaggard was the first to finish off her opponent at No. 5 by a final of 6-2, 6-2 while Armellino earned a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 4. Cox picked up a win at No. 1 (7-6 (7-3), 6-0) and Gabrielle Wreder came away with a victory at the No. 3 spot (6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4).
The Mountaineers return to action on Sunday when they take on Western Carolina at 2:30 p.m. at the Appalachian tennis Courts.
Appalachian State 5, Wofford 2
Apr 05, 2014 at Spartanburg, S.C. (Reeves Tennis Center)
1. Clare Cox (APP) def. Sarah Evans (WOF) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
2. Audrey Coventry (WOF) def. Mackenzie LaSure (APP) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
3. Gabrielle Wreder (APP) def. Julia Paulson (WOF) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4
4. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 6-3, 7-5
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. Taylor Carlson (WOF) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kalli Karas (WOF) def. Megan Mullen (APP) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1
1. Sarah Evans/Julia Paulson (WOF) def. Mackenzie LaSure/Gabrielle Wreder (APP) 8-5
2. Clare Cox/McKayla Zupan (APP) def. Taylor Carlson/Kalli Karas (WOF) 8-1
3. Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen (APP) def. Emily Erickson/Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 8-5
Appalachian State 6-15, 2-6 SoCon
Wofford 5-13, 1-7 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,2,4,1,3,6)
Mountaneers Downed at UNCG
An early hole was too much to climb out of as Appalachian State University mens tennis lost it second-straight Southern Conference contest in a 5-2 loss at UNCG on Saturday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (7-11, 4-2 SoCon) fell behind early and never recovered as the Spartans (11-6, 4-2) picked up the crucial doubles point and won three singles matches to clinch the win before Appalachian picked up its first point.
Oliver Casey improved to 11-5 on the season as he earned a win at No. 2 singles for the Mountaineers, downing his opponent by a final of 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. Zach Bost tallied App States final point of the day with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win at the No. 4 spot.
Two other singles matches went to three sets, but Appalachian couldnt come away with a win in either contest. Jack Maddocks fell at No. 5 (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) and Jan-Willem Kleynhans dropped his contest at No. 6 (1-6, 6-4, 6-1).
UNCG largely dominated doubles play, winning at No. 2 by a final of 8-4 and at No. 3 by a score of 8-3. Appalachians duo of Bost/Sebastien King put up a valiant effort at No. 1, but fell by a final of 8-7 (7-2).
The Mountaineers return home on Sunday when they square off against Chattanooga at 11 a.m. at the Appalachian Tennis Courts as part of a mens and womens tennis doubleheader.
UNCG 5, Appalachian State 2
Apr 05, 2014 at Greensboro, N.C. (UNCG Tennis Courts)
1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-4, 6-4
2. Oliver Casey (APP) def. James Dougherty (UNCG) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
3. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Daniel Hoang (APP) 6-3, 6-2
4. Zach Bost (APP) def. Gaston Murray (UNCG) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
1. Ahmet Sarioglu/James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Zach Bost/Sebastien King (APP) 8-7 (7-2)
2. Nazhone Wilkins/Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) 8-4
3. Cameron Smith/Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) 8-3
Appalachian State 7-11, 4-2 SoCon
UNCG 11-6, 4-2 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1,6,2,4,5)
Photo Courtesy: Breanna Alston, ASU Athletics