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1A/2A/3A Boys Lacrosse
St. Stephens has a first round bye. They will host the winner of Western Guilford/Patton in the second round on Tuesday, May 9.

Patton travels to Western Guilford on Friday

Hickory goes to Northern Guilford.

Girls Lacrosse
Hickory has a first round bye. They will travel to Chapel Hill on Friday for a second round contest.

If you have to read this story to know what happened at Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend, you just flat missed it. After 2 weeks off of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, racing returned to action at Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday on Cosmo Motors Night at the Races.

First up on the night would be the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models and the first of their Twin 40 lap features for the night. Cole Glasson in the Lee Faulk Racing #5 would turn the fast lap in qualifying and start from the pole position with NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models points leader Ryan Millington in the #76 to his outside and the #9 of Charlie Watson and the #21 of Mike Darne making up row 2. Glasson and Millington would battle side by side for the first few laps until Millington would finally nose ahead and take the lead. Watson would see an opening and also put pressure on Glasson, eventually getting by and setting his sights on Millington. The race would run caution free and see 21 cars doing battle for positions all throughout the field. Watson would catch Millington with 10 laps to go and the pair would race hard weaving their way through traffic. Watson would use the traffic as a pick to take the lead with just two laps to go, but Millington would return the favor in traffic and regain the lead on the white flag. Millington would narrowly hold off Watson and win by 1/2 car length. Watson would finish 2nd and Glasson with another impressive Hickory Motor Speedway run would end up in 3rd. Mason Diaz in the #24 and Darne would round out the top 5.

The fast 4-Cylinders would hit the track next with their 15 lap event. Brian Mundy in the #6 would start from the pole after setting fast time in qualifying.

Unfortunately Mundy's night would be cut short as a result of a mechanical failure. Curtis Pardue in the #17 would drive on to the victory with Trivette in the #11 finishing 2nd and Cody Combs in the #9 coming home in 3rd. Mundy would round out the top 4.

Hitting the famed 3/8 mile oval next would be the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models for 50 laps in Round #4 of the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge.

Fresh off of his first win 3 weeks ago Alex Reece in the #18 would set the fast time in qualifying and start from the top spot with the #29 of Mitch Walker starting to his outside. The front pair would battle side by side for several laps before Reece would finally nose ahead and assume the top spot. Walker would battle side by side with returning Limited Late Model Champion Travis Byrd in the #77 for the second spot. Byrd would eventually get by and try to work his way to the leader. Reece, however, would prove too strong on this night and grab the win, giving him 2 in a row at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. Byrd would hold on for 2nd with Walker keeping the grip on the 3rd place finishing spot. Pat Rachels in the #34 and Mack Little in the #16 would round out the top 5.

The Cosmo Motors Street Stocks would roll off next for a 30 lap battle. Cody DeMarmels in the #18 would grab the top spot in qualifying and start from the pole. DeMarmels would battle early with Kevin Eby in the #03 for the top spot but would pull ahead after several laps. DeMarmels would look to be adding another trophy to his collection but mechanical problems would slow him on the backstretch with only 5 laps to go. Eby had kept DeMarmels within striking distance and as soon as troubles hit the leader he gladly drove on by. Eby would go on to take the win with Marshall Sutton in the #64 finishing second. Trey Buff in the #69 would grab his first Hickory Motor Speedway podium finish bringing his ride home in 3rd. Mark Whitten in the #77 would finish 4th and DeMarmels would finish in 5th.

Next up would be the One Design Super Trucks for their 35 lap feature. The One Design Super Trucks have become an exciting event each week they visit at Hickory Motor Speedway. Tyler Dayton in the #36 would start from the pole and battle side by side with Charlie Neill in the #26 for several laps. Dayton would move by and take the front spot with Neill left to battle with the #15 of Sheflon Clay. Clay would move around and try to run down the leader. Dayton would drive on to the win with Clay finishing in 2nd. The #51 of Allen Huffman would work his way up for a 3rd place finish with Joey Shuryan in the #30 finishing 4th.

Finishing out the night would be the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models for their second 40 lap feature of the night. After an 8 car invert from the finishing order from race #1, Thad Moffitt in the #46 would start on the pole with the #4 of Jonathan Findley to his outside. Going into turn one on lap one everyone would seemingly behave with the front duo holding positions side by side at the front. However, as the field progressed down the backstretch and into turns 3 & 4, the field would look more like a Rugby Scrum than a race. Cars sideways, scattering, 2 and 3 wide but after the smoke cleared Findley had jumped to the lead with Matt Thomas in the #87 hot on his heels. As Findley and Thomas were trying to put distance on the field the #9 of Charlie Watson was fervently working his way into striking distance. As the laps clicked off Watson would catch Thomas but Findley had built a substantial lead with only a handful of laps left the race looked to be settled. However, a caution for a spin with 4 laps to go would set up the field for an exciting restart. The battle for the lead would go side by side for 3 of those 4 laps with Findley and Watson battling hard for the win. Watson would finally complete the pass on the final lap and go on to take the win. Findley would grab a hard fought 2nd with Matt Thomas following in his tire tracks at the finish to come home in 3rd. Cole Glasson in the #5 finished 4th and Mike Darne in the #21 would round out the top 5.

Next week, Saturday May 6th, the CARS Racing Tour returns to Hickory Motor Speedway for Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick-GMC Truck and the ClickLiberty.com 300 presented by MTP Tire and Racing Center. This event last May ended with tempers flaring and action throughout the track. Twin-75 laps for both the CARS Racing Tour Late Models and the CARS Racing Tour Super Late Models will produce all kinds of excitement on the famed 3/8 mile oval. Advance Tickets are only $17, Tickets at the gate are only $20, kids 12 & under FREE!

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns to action in two weeks, Saturday May 13th, with the 321 Lawnmower Sales & Service Night at the Races presented by Whelen with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models, Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Catawba Realty & Insurance Classic Sportsmen, and the Allison Legacy Series are all in action.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 4/29/2017
4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
2 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC
3 9 Cody Combs Lenoir, NC
4 6M Brian Mundy

4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 6M Brian Mundy
2 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
3 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC
4 9 Cody Combs Lenoir, NC

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
2 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
3 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
4 21M Mike Darne Mooresville, NC
5 24 Mason Diaz
6 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
7 46 Thad Moffitt Concord, NC
8 23H Colby Howard Simpsonville, SC
9 87T Matt Thomas Miami, Fl
10 78 Madeline Crane Meansville, GA
11 12G Andrew Garcia Eagle Pass TX
12 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
13 33M Macy Causey
14 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
15 51H Christopher Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
16 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
17 41T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
18 1C Sheflon Clay
19 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
20 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC
21 3O Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC

Late Model - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/D NF
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
2 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
3 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
4 24 Mason Diaz
5 21M Mike Darne Mooresville, NC
6 87T Matt Thomas Miami, Fl
7 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
8 46 Thad Moffitt Concord, NC
9 78 Madeline Crane Meansville, GA
10 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
11 12G Andrew Garcia Eagle Pass TX
12 23H Colby Howard Simpsonville, SC
13 33M Macy Causey
14 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
15 1C Sheflon Clay
16 51H Christopher Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
17 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
18 41T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
19 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
20 3O Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC DNS
21 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC DNS

Late Model - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
2 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
3 87T Matt Thomas Miami, Fl
4 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX
5 21M Mike Darne Mooresville, NC
6 24 Mason Diaz
7 46 Thad Moffitt Concord, NC
8 78 Madeline Crane Meansville, GA
9 33M Macy Causey
10 23H Colby Howard Simpsonville, SC
11 12G Andrew Garcia Eagle Pass TX
12 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
13 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
14 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
15 1C Sheflon Clay
16 41T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
17 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
18 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC
19 3O Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC
20 51H Christopher Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
21 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC

Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
2 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
3 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
4 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
5 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
6 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
7 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
8 95H Jacob Heafner Dallas, NC
9 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC
10 7 Holden German York, NC
11 88S Jason Smith Claremont, NC
12 85 Bobby Griffin Stokesdale, NC
13 3D Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC
14 5 Juan Gonzales
15 41 Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
16 51H Christopher Huffman Connelly Springs, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
2 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
3 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
4 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
5 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
6 88S Jason Smith Claremont, NC
7 95H Jacob Heafner Dallas, NC
8 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
9 5 Juan Gonzales
10 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC
11 7 Holden German York, NC
12 51H Christopher Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
13 3D Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC
14 41 Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
15 85 Bobby Griffin Stokesdale, NC
16 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
2 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
3 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
4 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
5 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
6 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
2 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
3 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
4 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
5 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
6 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC DNS

Super Trucks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
4 30 Joey Shuryan Dearborn, MI
5 05T Tony Black Lexington, NC
6 99 David Messer Asheville, nc
7 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
8 17A Terry Absher North Wilkesboro, NC
9 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
10 3 Colby White Maiden, NC

Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC
2 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
3 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
4 30 Joey Shuryan Dearborn, MI
5 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
6 05T Tony Black Lexington, NC
7 17A Terry Absher North Wilkesboro, NC
8 99 David Messer Asheville, nc
9 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
10 3 Colby White Maiden, NC

Hickory Crawdads outfielder Yanio Perez has been named South Atlantic League's Player of the Week for April 24th-30th, following his monster week at the plate that helped the 'Dads take three out of four games from Columbia.

Perez, 21, led a resurgent offense this past week, as the Cuba native led all SAL batters with a .609 average, 5 home runs, 14 hits, 30 total bases, and 13 RBI over the 7-game stretch. The right-handed hitter is currently riding an 8-game hitting streak, which includes 6 multi-hit games.

Signed by the Rangers as an international free agent in 2016, Perez leads all 'Dads batters with a .358/.453/.642 slash line (AVG/OBP/SLG) in addition to collecting 6 home runs, 5 doubles and 18 RBI over 23 games with Hickory this season.

The 'Dads will travel to West Virginia for a 4-game series from Tuesday, May 2nd to Thursday, May 4th, before starting a 4-game set in Hagerstown on Friday, May 5th.

Continuing to build the 2017-18 signing class, Appalachian State University women's basketball head coach Angel Elderkin signed two more student-athletes, giving the class six athletes thus far for next season.

The Mountaineers will bring in a pair of international transfers, which is the first time coach Elderkin has signed international players. Anna Perez Gomez is from Spain and will arrive to the High Country after a pair of seasons at Eastern Wyoming, and Nicola Matthews is from Australia. She'll transfer to App after a season at College of Central Florida.

“We are really excited to add our first international players to our roster at Appalachian State," said Elderkin. "After the season, we addressed the needs within our backcourt, and both Anna (Perez Gomez) and Nicola (Matthews) fit those needs. I couldn't be more excited about the IQ, work ethic and skill set that they will bring to our program.”

Anna Perez Gomez | 5'10 | Guard | Canet de Mar, Spain | Eastern Wyoming Junior College
One of two international recruits to sign with the Mountaineers, Gomez played two seasons at Eastern Wyoming College where she developed her game. She is capable of creating her own shot and is efficient in scoring the ball while improving her 3-point game in two seasons. In 2016-17, she ranked third in Region 9 and second in the South Conference in scoring averaging 14.5 points per game. She also led the conference shooting an impressive 52.6 percent from the floor while posting a 37 percent shooting clip from outside the arc, a vast improvement from the nine percent she shot from 3-point land in her freshman season. She was named all-region her sophomore season and was voted by her teammates as the Most Valuable Player. In her first season at Eastern Wyoming, Gomez put in 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest. Prior to Eastern Wyoming, Gomez played her high school ball for CB Arenys in Liga Femenina de Baloncesto, which is the premiere league in Spain. She qualified for fourth in the regional championships in 2013-14 while posting a 19-5 mark with Interterritorial and finished runner-up in the sectional championship.

Elderkin on Gomez
“We are really excited to add Anna Perez Gomez to our program. She is a guard that can score off the bounce and from beyond the arc. Her IQ and work ethic will add depth to our backcourt.”

Nicola Matthews | 5'8 | Guard | Adelaide, Australia | College of Central Florida
Playing one season at College of Central Florida, Matthews didn't disappoint where she was second on the team in scoring averaging 11.9 points per game, led the way shooting an impressive 87 percent from the free throw line and finished second shooting 43.3 percent from the floor. The Australian was also second on the team averaging four assists per contest. Matthews scored in double figures in 18 contests including 12 of the last 13 games. During conference play, she elevated her play turning in 15.7 points and 4.8 assists per game. She scored a career-high 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting from the field while dishing out a personal-best 11 assists in another game. Prior to her one-year stint in Florida, Matthews played every year on the varsity team from Year 8-12 at Cabra Dominican College, while helping the team finishing runner-up in 2014. In 2013 and 2015, Matthews and her squad competed in the Australian National High School Championships, where she made a splash in both tournaments. In 2013, she finished 11th in scoring during the tournament scoring 14.3 points per game, first in free throw percentage at 82.4 percent when attempting at least 15 free throws. During the 2015 championships, Matthews ranked fourth in points per game at 23.0, first in free throw percentage shooting 85 percent, fifth in 3-pointers made and shooting 34 percent. In addition, she recorded 16 steals, which was the second most.

Elderkin on Matthews
“Nicola is a smart point guard who understands how to play in an uptempo system. Her ability to create for teammates and score from behind the arc is a great addition to our team.”

Luis Carpio hit a run-scoring double in the first inning, leading the Columbia Fireflies to an 11-2 win over the Hickory Crawdads on Sunday.

The double by Carpio started the scoring in a five-run inning and gave the Fireflies a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Michael Paez hit an RBI single and Jay Jabs hit a three-run double.

The Fireflies later scored in three additional innings to finish off the blowout, including three runs in the fifth.

Paez homered and singled, driving home four runs for Columbia.

Columbia right-hander Jordan Humphreys (5-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Demarcus Evans (0-3) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after allowing seven runs and five hits over two innings.

Yanio Perez homered and doubled, driving in two runs for the Crawdads.

The Crawdad fall to 9-15 on the first half of the season. Hickory is off Monday and goes on the road to West Virginia starting on Tuesday.

In another close Sunday afternoon outing in conference play, Appalachian State University baseball simply couldn’t bring home enough runs against Arkansas State, dropping the rubber match 4-1 at Smith Stadium.

The Mountaineers (18-26, 7-14 Sun Belt) were led by Jared McCarver (Alvarado, Texas/Alvarado), who hit his first home run with the Black and Gold, while the Red Wolves (22-21, 10-11 Sun Belt) were able to plate two runners in back-to-back innings to secure the game.

McCarver was one of five Diamond Apps to get a hit on the day, with Matt Vernon (Advance, N.C./Davie County), Tyler Stroup (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson), Conner Leonard (Winston-Salem, N.C./Reagan) and Calev Grubbs (Lexington, S.C./White Knoll) joining him.

Both Appalachian’s Luke Watts (Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central) (L, 2-5) and A-State’s Peyton Culbertson (W, 4-5) battled for four scoreless innings to begin the game with Watts tossing three no-hit.

The Red Wolves then broke the ice by getting two runs in the fifth and sixth off six hits total. Appalachian was able to respond with McCarver’s leadoff jack to left field, but wouldn’t be able to claw closer in the game.

App State’s bullpen would only allow one-hit innings the rest of the way to give the offense a chance, starting with Reed Howell (Goldsboro, N.C./Rosewood) giving 2.2 innings of relief and allowing just two hits while striking out one. Matt Brill (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline) closed for App, pitching a no-hit ninth inning while getting one strikeout.

The Mountaineers will head back out on the road, finishing its season series with UNC Asheville down the mountain before heading to Troy for league play next weekend. First pitch on Tuesday, May 2 is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Despite holding a 3-1 lead, Appalachian State softball fell to UTA 14-3 on Senior Day after the Mavs turned in two three-run frames and closed the ballgame with a seven-run seventh inning on Sunday at the Sywassink/Lloyd Family Softball Stadium in Boone.

Appalachian State (14-31, 2-18 SBC) made seven connections in game three, and Haley Stewart (Belmont, N.C./South Point) was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with three singles and scored one run. Vanessa Ciocatto (La Habra, Calif./La Habra (Deleware State)) grabbed her 19th start of the season and pitched 2.2 innings, and Kenzie Longanecker (Sanford, Fla./Winter Springs) (9-12) came in relief for 4.1 frames and rang up five Mavericks to bring her season total to 111 strikeouts.

Game Three: UTA 14, App State 3

After a quick first inning, the Mavs (26-22, 12-12 SBC) started rolling in the second scoring one run on three hits and had two in scoring position, but Keri White (Hampstead, N.C./Topsail) fielded her third double play as a Mountaineer to end the top of the second down by one.

In the third and fourth innings, the Mavs put two runners in scoring position in both outings, but Longanecker pulled App State out of the jam twice inducing two quick outs in the third and ending the fourth fanning two Mavericks.

Then the tables turned at the bottom of the fourth when App State jumped out to a 3-1 lead. With two outs on the board, Jenny Dodd (Mocksville, N.C./West Forsyth) blasted a home run that hit the side of the Sofield Indoor Facility to tie the game up at one apiece. With the momentum on Appalachian’s side, Stewart and Ally Walters (Orange City, Fla./University) followed Dodd with a single and a walk respectively, and White plated them in with a two-run RBI to left field.

At the top of the fifth, the Mavs regained the lead scoring three runs on three hits and one error to hold the one-run advantage, and added three in the sixth for the 7-3 lead.

Then at the top of the seventh, the Mavs extended their lead to 14-3 tacking on seven runs to put game three out of reach for the Mountaineers.

Up Next

App State softball will host their last opponent of the season, NCCU, Wednesday, May 3 for a doubleheader at 6 p.m at the Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium for Bingo Night.

Preston Scott had a walk-off double in the 10th inning, as the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Columbia Fireflies 9-8 on Saturday.

Yanio Perez scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a single.

The Crawdads tied the game 8-8 in the bottom of the ninth when Leody Taveras hit an RBI single, driving in Anderson Tejeda.

Reliever C.D. Pelham (1-0) went three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out three and walking one to get the win. Joseph Zanghi (0-2) didn't record an out and allowed one run in the South Atlantic League game.

Perez homered twice and singled, driving in four runs and scoring three in the win. Scott homered and doubled, driving in two runs.

Andres Gimenez homered and singled for the Fireflies.

Hickory improved to 5-1 against Columbia this season.

Appalachian State University women’s track and field finished up their only home meet of the season at the Ike Belk Track at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Mountaineers posted 28 top-five finishes en route to a strong day on the track and in the field for the Black and Gold.

Amber Daniel took third in the shot put with a throw of 38-9.00 feet. She placed fifth in the discus (106-6.00) and ninth in the hammer (137-11.00). Samantha Welborn took fifth in the hammer with a throw of 162-8.00, while Jessica Ricks finished 10th (127-6.00).

In the long jump, Darlene Girardeau placed first with a leap of 19-0.00 feet, while Chelsey Hargrave took second (18-5.00), K’Lynn Beal placed fourth (18-2.50), Ila Mumford finished fifth (18-1.00) and Makaila Roberts took sixth (17-9.50).

After finishing second in the long jump, Hargrave placed first in the triple jump with a jump of 42-0.75 feet. Beal finished second (40-5.50) and Mumford took fourth (34-9.00).

Makayla Roten won the high jump after clearing 5-7.25 feet. In the pole vault, Taylor Drummonds finished second with a jump of 12-6.75, while Lainey Hunnicutt took third with the same height.

Hannah Emery finished fifth in the vault with 11-7.00 and Sofia San Miguel finished seventh (11-1.00).

Appalachian State’s 4x100-meter relay team finished first with a time of 45.98. The team consisted of Catherine Crawford, Girardeau, Hargrave and LaBria King.

In the 1,500-meter run, Tristin Van Ord won the event with a time of 4:37.78 with Hana Ratcliffe right behind in second-place with a time of 4:38.05. Elisa Sargent finished fourth (4:40.20), Katie Farina in fifth (4:40.49), Sarah Venable in sixth (4:44.80), Emily Fedders in ninth (5:00.14), Megan Scannell in 10th (5:02.74), Natalie Richardson took 12th (5:12.17), Madison Simmons placed 14th (5:12.98) and Alison Peters took 15th (5:27.75).

Imani Chapman placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.28, while Roberts took second with a time of 14.48.

Girardeau won the 100-meter dash (11.85), while King finished in second (11.93). Crawford took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.11. Spencer finished third in the 800-meter run (2:26.25).

Brooke Brekke finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.21) and 10th in the 200-meter dash (27.53). King took second in the 200 meters with time of 24.42.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Grace Brooks, Kayla Hall, Alison Peters and Ratcliffe finished sixth with a time of 4:30.51.

Appalachian State University men’s track and field wrapped up its only home meet of the season on Saturday with the conclusion of the Mountaineer Meet.

The Mountaineers posted 22 top-five finishes en route to a strong showing on the Ike Belk Track inside Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Jordan Johnson blew away the competition in the long jump with a top jump of 23-10.00 for a first-place finish. That finish qualifies Johnson for Junior Nationals.

Michael Albert finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 48-4.75, while Nicolas Botett took eighth with a throw of 47-10.75. In the discus, Ellsworth Parham took sixth (149-7.00), while Botett finished seventh (148-5.00), Albert finished eighth (147-2.00), Mason Poteat finished ninth (142-5.00) and Peter Kenn took 11th (137-11.00).

Kenn took second in the hammer (162-3.00), while Albert finished seventh (127-4.00), Botett finished eighth (127-0.00) and Poteat took ninth (121-4.00).

In the high jump, Jordan Dale finished in a tie for first with a jump of 6-8.00, while Cole Finch finished third (6-5.50), Daniel Lauffenburger took fourth (6-3.50) and Nick Hinton took fifth (6-1.50).

Phillip Thomas finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 15-6.25, while Matt Layne took eighth (13-0.75) and Jackson Powers placed 10th (11-1.00).

The Mountaineers’ 4x100-meter relay team, consisting of Will Buckley, Johnson, Elliott Graves and Antonio Marcano Jr., finished first with a time of 41.04.

In the 1,500-meter run, Evan Georges took first with a time of 3:56.00, while Collin Loy took fourth (4:00.64), Michael Flanagan finished fifth (4:01.56) and Ian Foley finished eighth (4:06.70).

Graves took first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.61 and Andrew Spear finished second with a time of 14.79. In the 100-meter dash, Buckley took first with a time of 10.46, while Marcano Jr. finished second with a time of 10.60.

Ryan Hastings won the 400-meter dash (47.36) and Josh Hanna finished third (48.50). Jaxon Roberts finished fifth (50.69) and Powers took 11th (55.88).

Sean Doyle finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.31. Spear won the 400-meter hurdles (53.45) and Graves finished second (53.59).

In the 200-meter dash, Jabari Johnson finished first with a time of 22.06, while Hanna took second (22.32) and Roberts placed eighth (23.64).

The Mountaineers’ 4x400-meter relay team consisting of Hanna, Hastings, Spear and Brandon Smith finished first with a time of 3:25.59.

Despite holding a one-run lead for the first three innings, Appalachian State University baseball was unable to overcome an 11-hit day for Arkansas State, falling 5-3 on Saturday afternoon at Smith Stadium.

The Mountaineers (18-25, 7-13 Sun Belt) dropped just their third game in their last eight while the Red Wolves (21-21, 9-11 Sun Belt) snapped their four-game losing streak.

Appalachian got on the board in the first inning when back-to-back singles by Matt Vernon (Advance, N.C./Davie County (Florence-Darlington Tech)) and Jason Curtis (Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge) allowed Tyler Stroup (Thomasville, N.C./East Forsyth) to get a sacrifice fly, bringing in Vernon, to get the 1-0 lead.

Both teams went scoreless as pitchers dueled until the fourth inning when Arkansas State was able to plate four runs off four hits to take the lead.

Trying to work themselves back into the game, the Black and Gold scored one run in the six, after Avery Jackson (Ether, N.C./East Montgomery) and Brian Bauk (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) drew walks. To bring home Jackson, Bradley Davis (Woodruff, S.C./Woodruff) continued his impressive week at the plate by singling up the middle to get one of his team-high two RBI on the day.

A-State would score one in the seventh, but Appalachian continued to threaten in the eighth as Jackson and Conner Leonard (Winston-Salem, N.C./Reagan) hit back-to-back leadoff singles before Jackson hit a chopper down the right field line to plate one. The Apps forced a pitching change with the winning run at the plate and runners on first at second, but they would be unable to claw any closer on the day.

Southpaw Colin Schmid (New Bern, N.C./New Bern) took his usual Saturday start and went 4.0 innings before Matt Schaeffer (Port St. Lucie, Fla./John Carroll Catholic (Tallahassee C.C.)) provided relief. Schaeffer went 2.1 innings allowing just one hit and one run, striking out three before Tristan Helms (Aberdeen, N.C./Pinecrest) and Sean Mason (Austin, Texas/McNeil) finished off the game.

Mason finished with two strikeouts and allowed just two hits in his 2.1 innings of work.

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