CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ryan Brown posted a top 10 mark in the 5,000-meter run to lead App State men's track & field at the Charlotte Invitational.

Ryan Brown turned in a solid performance crossing second in a PR time of 14:25.46. His mark now ranks as the sixth best time in the event in program history. Ben Cignarale placed 10th in the event with a PR time of 14:48.07.

Cole Krehnbrink notched a PR in the 400-meter dash with a third-place finish in 48.92 seconds. Thomas Dixon Jr. was seventh with a time of 51.02 seconds.
The Mountaineers saw Jabari Johnson place third in the 100-meter dash in 10.90 seconds and Brenton Ervin finish in a tie for sixth with a time of 11.21 seconds.
Calbert Guest clocked a PR in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a fourth-place finish in 9:26.94, while Joshua Hairston was seventh in the 800-meter run with a PR time of 1:54.03.
In the pole vault, Patrick Freeman finished in a tie for fifth place with a mark of 15-3.50 (4.66m). Braden Underwood also placed seventh in the event with a mark of 15-3.50 (4.66m).
Dylan James crossed fourth in the 200-meter dash in 23.81 seconds and Dylan Blankenship was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.72 seconds.
App State also saw two place in the top eight of the long jump. Eric Haddock Jr. placed sixth with a mark of 21-8.75 (6.62m) and Tyler Lewis finished eighth with a PR leap of 21-6.75 (6.57m).
App State will now shift its focus to the Sun Belt Championships in Mobile, Ala. from May 13 to May 15.


Photo Courtesy: Ryan Brown, App State Sports