Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:56

App State Track and Field Competes at Charlotte Invitational

Jalen Virgil won the 100-meter dash in his first race of the year Jalen Virgil won the 100-meter dash in his first race of the year Appalachian State Athletics

Madison McCoy, Elisa Sargent and Jelonnie Smith entered the top-10 all-time in program history to lead Appalachian State women's track & field at the Charlotte Invitational.

McCoy turned in a fifth place finish in the discus with a mark of 142-3 (43.35m). Her mark shattered by PR by nearly seven feet and moves into 10th place all-time in the event in program history.

Sargent, who was racing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time in her career, crossed in 11:08.89 to finish fourth overall in the event. Her time now ranks as the 10th fastest time in the event in program history.

Smith placed third in the 400-meter dash with a PR time of 56.03 seconds. Her time moves her into ninth-place in the event in program history.

Also in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Izzy Evely placed sixth with a time of 11:21.72.

Hannah Emery turned in a season-best mark of 11-8.50 (3.57m) in the pole vault, placing second overall.

The 4x100-meter relay tandem of Samara Gibson, Erin Morrison, Jessica Dixon and Smith finished fourth in 47.42 seconds.

Sarah Venable posted a third-place finish in the 800-meter run with a PR time of 2:16.91 and Baylee Bilyeu finished fourth in the shot put with a PR toss of 42-2.00 (12.85m).

The Black and Gold will compete again next weekend at the Duke Invitational on Apr. 19 and Apr. 20.

Elliott Graves captured the 400-meter hurdles and Jalen Virgil won the 100-meter dash to lead Appalachian State men's track & field at the Charlotte Invitational.

Graves won the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this season in 52.59 seconds, which was nearly .31 seconds faster than the next hurdler.

Virgil, who is also a member of the football team, won the 100-meter dash in his first race of the year with a time of 10.65 seconds. His mark was .11 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

Virgil also teamed with De'Shawn Ballard, Brenton Ervin and Jabari Johnson for a first-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay in 40.77 seconds.

Graves was third in the 110-meter hurdles in a season-best 14.44 seconds, while Ballard placed third in the 100-meter dash in 10.83 seconds.

App State posted three top-eight finishes in two events.

In the hammer throw, Peter Kenn was third was a throw of 177-7 (54.14m), Evan Hardin was sixth with a PR mark of 157-11 (48.14) and Zachary Weinstein was right behind in seventh with a PR toss of 156-4 (47.66).

The 3,000-meter steeplechase saw Ryan Brown place fourth with a time of 9:17.61, Lawson Benfield finish sixth in a season-best 9:31.49 and Zachary Mercer cross seventh in a PR time of 9:39.75.

Kenn was also second in the discus with a toss of 148-5 (45.24m), with Michael Albert finishing fifth in the event with a toss of 139-11 (42.66m). Albert also was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 45-7.75 (13.91m).

The high jump saw Daniel Lauffenburger finish in a tie for third with a season-best mark of 6-4.00 (1.93m) and Andrew Underdal finish in a tie for sixth place, clearing 6-2.00 (1.88m).

App State now has just two meets remaining before the Sun Belt Championships in Jonesboro Ark. from May 10 to May 12. The Mountaineers will compete again next weekend at the Duke Invitational.

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