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Jazmine Posey
Jazmine Posey finished second in the triple jump, setting a new personal record of 11.98m, or 39-feet, 3.75-inches.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Track and Field Begin Competition at VMI Winter Classic

App State women’s track and field closed out the first day of the VMI Winter Classic on Friday, tallying six top-five finishes as well as two advancements to the women’s 60-meter final. Action at the VMI Winter Classic resumes Saturday at 10 a.m.

In the women’s triple jump, sophomore Jazmine Posey finished second with a personal best leap of 11.98m (39′ 3.75″) while senior Djamila Petersen took fourth with a jump of 11.65m (38′ 2.75″). Freshman Ava Studney landed third in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.51m (11′ 6.25″).

On the track, senior Taylor Smith and sophomore Siby Yao advanced to Saturday’s 60-meter final after finishing third (7.49) and eighth (7.70), respectively, in the semifinal. Smith, Yao, and sophomore Mariah McCord had advanced to the semifinal after clocking times of 7.59, 7.69, and 7.76, respectively in the prelims.

Sophomore Linnea Maynard finished third (18:04.71, PR) in the women’s 5000 meters, with senior Madison Christy following close behind, placing fourth overall (18:08.99, PR). Senior Claire Mason rounded out the top five in the women’s 1000 meters with a personal best time of 3:21.14.