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Chris Wainscott
Chris Wainscott won the shot put event at the Bill Carson Invitational.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Track and Field Wraps Up Adidas Winthrop Invitational

The App State track and field team closed competition at the Adidas Winthrop Invitational on Saturday with 10 event wins and 28 top five finishes in addition to Friday’s seven event wins and 23 top five finishes.

In the men’s shot put, junior Chris Wainscott clinched gold with a toss of 17.46m (57′ 3.5″), which places him at third in the App State all-time list. Fellow junior Nathan Karl secured silver with a personal best toss of 16.67m (54′ 8.25″), which rounds out the top 10 in the program all-time list. Wainscott and Karl swapped spots in the men’s discus, as Karl finished first with a toss of 48.57m (159′ 4″) with Wainscott and freshman Jeremiah Burch Jr. taking second (48.34m (158′ 7″), PR) and third (44.66m (146′ 6″), PR), respectively.

The Mountaineers also took the top three spots in the women’s 400 meters and men’s 1,500 meters. Graduate student Hunter Robinson took first (56.04) and seniors Jelonnie Smith and Mariah Atwater took second (57.08) and third (57.51), respectively in the women’s 400 meters. In the men’s 1,500 meters, freshman Layne Hoyes clocked a personal best of 3:59.82 to clinch first and was closely followed by sophomore Rylan Haskett (4:00.10) and graduate student Jonah Bird (4:03.38, PR).

Senior Taylor Smith and freshmen Harrison Robinson and Addison Ollendick-Smith clinched gold in the women’s 100 meters (11.86), men’s 100-meter hurdles (14.69, PR), and women’s 800 meters (2:18.15, PR), respectively. In the men’s 400 meters, junior Cole Krehnbrink posted a personal best of 47.50 to finish first and take sixth in the all-time list, while freshman Jayvion Johnson stopped the clock at 49.39 for a personal best and fourth-place finish.

The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Taylor Smith, Hunter Robinson, Jelonnie Smith, and Atwater clocked a time of 45.83 to place first. In the women’s 4×400-meter relay team, Jelonnie Smith, senior Jada Branch, Hunter Robinson, and Atwater stopped the clock at 3:46.61 to garner gold. The men’s 4×400-meter relay team also placed first, as freshman Christian Gore, junior Jabari Dalton, freshman Brennin Beechum, and Krehnbrink stopped the clock at 3:16.27.

Sophomore Daiyanna Cooper recorded a toss of 52.16m (171′ 1″) to clinch first, which moved her to fifth in the program all-time list and senior Celia Agee garnered gold in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.45m (11′ 3.75″). In the men’s 200 meters, sophomore Miles Stephens placed first with a time of 21.57, which matched his personal best, set at the Georgia Tech Invitational last season.

The Mountaineers took the top three spots in the men’s pole vault, men’s 5,000 meters, and women’s long jump. Junior Taylor Fox landed first in the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 4.65m (15′ 3″), junior Ryan Teuscher set pace for the Mountaineers in the men’s 5,000 meters with a personal best time of 15:17.00, and junior Siby Yao led the Mountaineers in the women’s long jump, recording a leap of 5.95m (19′ 6.25″), which placed her first in the event and ninth in the all-time list.

In the women’s 5,000 meters, sophomore Linnea Maynard stopped the clock at 18:28.51 to garner gold.

At the Raleigh Relays, Donohue clocked a personal best of 17:01.34 in the women’s 5,000. She finished third in her heat and 86th overall out of 170 competitors. Her time puts her at sixth in the App State all-time list for the event.

The Mountaineers will split next week as they compete at the Texas Relays in Austin, TX, Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., and Bill Carson Invitational in Greenville, N.C.