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Written by Kelsey Campbell   
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:29

The Appalachian State University men's track and field placed third at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

Jackson Powers finished the competition in fifth-place in the decathalon for the Mountaineers, posting five points for the team.

 

The Appalachian 4x100 relay team of Antonio Marcano Jr., William Buckley, Clay Allen and Marshall McRae took the SoCon title, placing first with a time of 40.62. McRae, Joshua Hanna, Raphael Rojas and David Riddleberger then led the team in the 4x400 relay, finishing second with a time of 3:15.19.

 

McRae and Buckley went third and fourth in the 100m dash, posting times of 10.57 and 10.60, respectively, each finding new personal bests. Buckley followed that performance up with a second-place finish in the 200m dash, recording a new personal best time of 21.64.

 

Rojas notched a third-place finish in the 400m run, adding six points to the team score with a time of 47.96. The time was a new personal record. Kenley Joseph found five points for the Mountaineers when he placed fourth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.42, a new a personal record.

 

The Mountaineers were led by Kyle McFoy in the 5,000m run as he placed third with a mark of 15:00.41, gaining six team points.

 

The throwers gained 23 team points on Sunday as Nathan Milch led the way, taking the shot put title with a throw of 51-10.50, a new personal best. He then placed third in the discus, throwing a distance of 150-7.00, also a personal best.

 

Appalachian ended the conference meet with two jumpers with titles as Samuel Allen took first-place in the high jump, clearing a height of 6-8.00 and Jamal Tiller took first in the triple jump with a mark of 49-5.00.

 

Milch, Allen and Tiller were the only Mountaineers to win league titles, helping the Mountaineers to a third-place finish with 165.5 points. Samford won the conference championship with 207 points, followed by Western Carolina in second-place with 204 points.

 

The App State women finished fourth-place.

 

The 4x100 relay team of Krystal Clarke, Catherine Crawford, Taryn Stern and Breanna Alston placed second with a time of 46.56, earning eight points for the Mountaineers. The 4x400 relay team, consiting of the same runners, then posted a second-place finish, finishing with a time of 3:43.69. The 4x400 relay time is a new Appalachian record.

 

Alston had a successful day for the Apps as she finished second in the 400m run with a time of 54.00. The time broke all Appalachian records, ranking her first in school history. Alston followed that performance up with a fourth-place finish in the 200m dash, posting a time of 24.36.

 

Tristin Van Ord scored seven points for the Mountaineers on the second day of competition, placing fourth in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:32.10, the sixth best time in App history. Van Ord then finished sixth in the 5,000m run with a time of 17:35.95.

 

Mary Theresa Montgomery and Makayla Roten led the team in the high jump, each clearing a height of 5-7.00 with Montgomery placing fourth and Roten placing sixth.

 

Brianna Tate notched a SoCon title in the shot put on Sunday, throwing a distance of 47-11.25. The throw was a personal best and places her fifth on the Appalachian all-time record list. Jasmine Suydam led the throwers in the discus, notching a third-place finish in the discus with a mark of 146-1.00 for a new personal record and the sixth-best mark in App State history.

 

Tate and Jocelyn Parnell were the only Mountaineer to win titles, helping the team to a fourth-place finish with 126 points. Samford took the conference championship with 166.5 points, followed by Western Carolina in second-place (155 points) and Elon in third-place (131 points).

 

 

Men’s Individual Awards

Most Outstanding Athlete

Steven Bastien, Samford

 

Most Outstanding Track Performer

Brandon Hazouri, Samford

 

Most Outstanding Field Performer

Sidney Jordan, Samford

 

Freshman of the Year

Nathan Milch, Appalachian State

 

Coach of the Year

Rod Tiffin, Samford

 

 

Women’s Individual Awards

Most Outstanding Athlete

Jasmin Walker, Georgia Southern

 

Most Outstanding Track Performer

Jasmin Walker, Georgia Southern

 

Most Outstanding Field Performer

Emily Allen, Samford

 

Freshman of the Year

Teghan Henderson, Chattanooga

 

Coach of the Year

Rod Tiffin, Samford

 

 

Men’s All-Freshman Team

Decathlon

Jackson Powers, Appalachian State

Andrew Patterson, Samford

Tim Buzyan, Western Carolina

 

1,500 meters

Brock Baker, Furman

Nate Riech, Furman

Trevor Janssen, Chattanooga

 

400 meters

Adrian Ortado, Western Carolina

 

100 meters

William Buckley, Appalachian State

Antonio Marcano, Jr., Appalachian State

 

110 Hurdles

Eric Blake, Western Carolina

Phillip Thomas, Appalachian State

400 Hurdles

Jay Vines, Samford

 

200 meters

William Buckley, Appalachian State

Adrian Ortado, Western Carolina

 

5,000 meters

Brock Baker, Furman

Tanner Hinkle, Furman

Paul Stuart, Chattanooga

 

Discus Throw

Brian Smith, Samford

Nathan Milch, Appalachian State

Richard Bertrand, The Citadel

 

Shot Put

Nathan Milch, Appalachian State

Brian Smith, Samford

 

High Jump

Samuel Allen, Appalachian State

Mick Noel, The Citadel

Jackson Nosbisch, The Citadel

 

Triple Jump

Josh McSwain, Western Carolina

Chris Powell, Davidson

Jerry Bryant, Western Carolina

 

 

Women’s All-Freshman Team

1,500 meters

Ansley Bos, Samford

Kimberly Johansen, Elon

Jessica York, Chattanooga

 

400 meters

Asha Stegall, Georgia Southern

 

100 Hurdles

LeNeisha Kearse, Western Carolina

 

800 meters

Hannah Rieden, Davidson

 

400 Hurdles

Jennifer Esposito, Elon

Latasha Price, Western Carolina

LeNiesha Kearse, Western Carolina

 

200 meters

Catherine Crawford, Appalachian State

 

5,000 meters

Teghan Henderson, Chattanooga

Tristin Van Ord, Appalachian State

Elyse Bierut, Elon

 

Discus Throw

Breanna Warren, Elon

Aerial Horton, Samford

Taylor Hall, Wofford

Shot Put

Aerial Horton, Samford

Breanna Warren, Elon

India McWhorter, Appalachian State

High Jump

Anisia Starege, Western Carolina

Makayla Roten, Appalachian State

Audrey Florence, Appalachian State

Triple Jump

Carrie Abraham, Elon

Jayna Coyle, Elon

Tiffani Lewis, Western Carolina

 

 

Men’s Final Results

1. Samford 207

2. Western Carolina 204

3. Appalachian State 165.5

4. The Citadel 91

5. Furman 55

6. Chattanooga 52

7. Davidson 31.5

T- 8. UNCG 5

T-8. Wofford 5

 

 

 

 

Women’s Final Results

 

1. Samford 166.5

2. Western Carolina 155

3. Elon 131

4. Appalachian State 126

5. Georgia Southern 117.5

6. Davidson 28

7. Chattanooga 26

8. The Citadel 23

9. UNCG 20

10. Wofford 15

11. Furman 10

 

 

 

 

  
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