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Jada Branch
Jada Branch finished first in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Track and Field Compete at Virginia Tech, Winston-Salem

App State women’s track and field rounded out the weekend’s competition at the Doc Hale VT Meet at Virginia Tech and Camel City Invite at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday, totaling 12 top-10 finishes over the course of the weekend.

Doc Hale VT Meet | Blacksburg, Va.
Saturday’s action saw senior Jada Branch record a leap of 12.61m (41′ 4.5″) in the women’s long jump, landing second overall. Branch’s jump was a mere 0.08 meters from her indoor personal best mark of 12.69m (41′ 7.75″). She currently stands sixth in the program all-time list in the event. Fellow senior Djamila Petersen finished ninth in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 11.62m (38′ 1.5″).

Junior Jasmine Donohue clocked a personal best in the women’s mile with a time of 5:04.96, finishing seventh in her heat and 17th overall.

Camel City Invite | Winston-Salem, N.C.
Junior Bianca Copeman finished eighth in the women’s 1,000 meters on Saturday, clocking a personal best time of 3:11.08, which puts her at eighth in the App State all-time list. Junior Megan Plummer recorded a toss to 11.72m in the women’s shot put, placing 15th overall. Sophomore Alexis Svoboda came within one second of her personal best, setting pace for the Mountaineers in the mile and recording a time of 5:12.52 to finish fifth in her heat and 24th overall.

The Mountaineers will head to Huntington, W.Va. for the Marshall Invitational on Feb. 10-11.