Sunday, 13 January 2019 17:57

App State Track and Field Teams Compete at ETSU Track & Field Invitational

Phylissa Greeley won the 800-meter run for Appalachian State Phylissa Greeley won the 800-meter run for Appalachian State Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State women's track & field won four events at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Phylissa Greeley won the 800-meter run by over five seconds from the second place finisher in 2:13.69. She also placed second in the one-mile run, bettering her personal best by nearly 11 seconds in 5:04.40.

App State took the top two spots in the pole vault. Hannah Emery captured first place by clearing 11-9.75 (3.60m) and Sofia San Miguel was right behind in second place with a mark of 11-5.75 (3.50m).

In the 5,000-meter run, Katelyn Butler crossed first overall with a time of 18:11.21 and Emily Fedders placed fifth in 18:52.44. App State also took first and fifth in the 400-meter run, with Jelonnie Smith finishing first in a season-best 58.13 seconds and Araybian Lilly placing fifth in 59.86 seconds.

The 3,000-meter run saw Hana Ratcliffe finish second in 9:58.72 and Izzy Evely cross fifth in 10:35.60. Ratcliffe's time now ranks as the ninth fastest time in the event in program history.

In the weight throw, Ashley Muschiatti took third with a mark of 54-8.25 (16.67m), while Victoria Wilform took fifth in the high jump with a mark 4-11.00 (1.50m).

Smith also earned a fourth place finish in the 200-meter dash in 25.26 seconds and Kylee Frady was fifth in the one-mile run in 5:15.66.

For the men, Tristian Shaver won the pole vault to lead the Appalachian State men's track & field team at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Shaver took first by nearly two feet. He cleared 16-0.75 (4.90m), with the second place finisher clearing 14-1.25 (4.30m).

App State had four runners place in the top-eight in the 5,000-meter run. Isaac Benz placed third in 15:20.72 and Ryan Brown was right behind in fourth with a time of 15:36.16. Luke Bennett was sixth in 15:41.85 and Ben Cignarale finished eighth with a time of 16:07.84.

The weight throw also saw multiple Mountaineers place in the top eight. Peter Kenn was third with a mark of 50-10.25 (15.50m), Zachary Weinstein was fourth with a PR mark of 50-2.50 (15.30m) and Michael Albert finished seventh with a distance of 49-2.25 (14.99m).

Michael Flanagan placed third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:42.76 and Jabari Johnson crossed third in the 200-meter run in a season-best time of 21.83 seconds.

Sean Doyle placed eighth in the 800-meter run in 1:58.83 and Daniel Lauffenburger was seventh in the high jump clearing 6-2.75 (1.90m).

Appalachian State will return to competition on Jan. 26 at the VMI Team Challenge.

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