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App State Track And Field Weekend Events
Maya Hanks recently set the best mark in the Sun Belt Conference this season in the triple jump.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Track and Field Weekend Events

Maya Hanks captured both the long jump and triple jump to lead App State women’s track & field at the Weems Baskin Invitational.

Hanks won the long jump on Friday with her first jump of the day, which covered 18-11.25 (5.77m). She then went on to win the triple jump on Saturday by nearly a foot. Yet again, Hanks posted the top mark in the event on her first attempt, covering a PR mark 40-6.25 (12.35m).

The 4×400-meter relay team broke a school record in the event. Taylor Smith, Ani Judd, Peighton Simmons and Jelonnie Smith crossed in a time of 2:41.64, bettering the previous mark of 2:42.92, set in 2003.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Jasmine Donohue, Izzy Evely, Elizabeth Fuller and Sarah Venable crossed second in 9:20.72.

Donohue and Evely also posted top-five finishes in the 1,500-meter run with times of 4:37.71 (PR) and 4:46.94, respectively.

Bridget Kunkel shattered her PR by nearly 20 seconds in the 3,000-meter run. Kunkel crossed fourth overall in the event with a time of 10:23.58.

Also in the triple jump, Simmons placed third with a mark of 38-6.00 (11.73m) and Nevaeh Haddock was fourth in the long jump, covering 18-7.00 (5.66m).

Madison McCoy took fifth in the hammer throw with a PR toss of 162-6 (49.54m). Her mark betters her standing in program history to eighth place. McCoy also bettered her mark in the discus, moving from tenth place to eighth place with a toss covering a PR distance of 145-9 (44.43m).

The Mountaineers saw another athlete better her standing in the record books. LaBria King posted a time of 11.81 seconds in the 100-meter dash, bettering her standing of eighth place in program history by .02 seconds.

App State will return to action next weekend at the Chanticleer Classic hosted by Coastal Carolina.

App State men’s track & field competed at a pair of meets over the weekend and saw a 15-year old school record fall.

The Mountaineers primarily competed at the Weems Baskin Invitational at South Carolina. App State also sent competitors in distance events to the Raleigh Relays.

The tandem of Jabari Johnson, Cole Krehnbrink, Thomas Dixon Jr. and Jabari Dalton teamed up to finish in 2:19.12. The mark betters the previous record time of 2:19.85 set in 2006 by Josh Cox, Chris Cutter, Charles Derrickson and Mark Sturgis.

At the Raleigh Relays, App State saw Dwayne Lillie and Michael Flanagan compete in the 5,000-meter run. Lillie crossed in 14:44.22 and Flanagan finished in 14:53.57. The marks place Lillie third in the Sun Belt and Flanagan fifth. Ryan Brown also etched his name into the record books in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Brown finished with a PR time of 9:03.76, which ranks seventh in program history.

App State had a solid performance in the hammer throw, taking four of the top six spots. Zachary Weinstein finished first with a PR toss of 161-9 (49.32m). Zane Johnson was right behind in second with a PR toss of 161-2 (49.14m). Evan Hardin placed fifth with a mark of 155-3 (47.32m) and Chrystian Smith finished sixth with a toss of 151-9 (46.26m).

Nathan Karl added another victory in a field event on the weekend for the Black and Gold, taking first in the shot put with a PR throw of 50-7.25 (15.42m). Jacob Soorus was third in the event with a mark of 48-3.25 (14.71m).

The Mountaineers saw two finish in the top five in the long jump with Jordan Johnson placing fourth with a mark of 23-6.50 (7.17m) and Eric Haddock Jr. finishing fifth, covering 23-1.50 (7.04m).

App State will return to action next weekend at the Chanticleer Classic hosted by Coastal Carolina.