The App State men’s and women’s track team opened competition at the War Eagle Invitational, hosted by Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Friday. At the close of the day, the Mountaineers tallied seven top-10 finishes.
On the track, sophomore Ben Datte stopped the clock at 9:37.31 for a personal best and sixth-place finish in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase. Following Datte, was freshman Jackson Nichols, who took ninth with a time of 9:51.34.
Junior Jasmine Donohue finished seventh in the invitational section of the women’s 1500 meters with a personal best of 4:30.77. Donohue’s time moves her to sixth in the App State all-time list in the event. Freshman Karsyn Kane also posted a seventh-place finish, clocking a personal best of 11:11.56 in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.
In the women’s long jump, junior Taylor Smith landed sixth with a leap of 5.75m (18′ 10.50″) and fellow junior Jada Branch tied for tenth with a leap of 5.56m (18′ 3″). Freshman Daiyanna Cooper took tenth in the women’s hammer throw with a personal best toss of 50.60m (166′ 0″).