App State senior Ryan Brown and junior Jasmine Donohue were named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. It is the first time during the outdoor season that the Mountaineers have garnered the weekly distinction.
Brown broke the longstanding App State program record in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase on April 8 at the Duke Invitational, clocking a time of 8:51.28 to finish fourth overall in the race. The previous record of 8:51.40 was set in 1996 by Chris Huffstickler. Brown currently leads the Sun Belt Conference in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase as well as men’s 1500 meters. The Raleigh, N.C. native currently stands 10th in the NCAA East Region in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase event.
Donohue stopped the clock at 17:12.76 for a personal best in the women’s 5000 meters, also on April 8 at the Duke Invitational. The Charlotte, N.C. native took second in the second section of the event and finished 16th overall. She now stands second in the conference in the women’s 5000 meters and also ranks sixth in the women’s 1500 meters.