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From left to right: Nicole Wells, Addison Ollendick-Smith, Rhys Ammon, and Jasmine Donohue
photo courtesy of Sun Belt Conference

Appalachian State Women’s Track and Field Finish Second in Distance Medley Relay

The App State women’s track and field team closed out the first day of competition at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships with a podium finish in the women’s distance medley relay, a top-five finish in the women’s long jump, and three Mountaineers advancing to Tuesday’s finals.

Competition on Tuesday continues at 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) with the multi-events. Tuesday’s action will also be on ESPN+.

The highlight of Monday’s action was App State’s podium finish in the women’s distance medley relay. The quartet of freshmen Rhys Ammon and Nicole Wells, sophomore Addison Ollendick-Smith, and senior Jasmine Donohue stopped the clock at 11:47.73 for a second-place finish.

Graduate student Ashlee Osaji rounded out the top-five in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.93m (19′ 5.5″). Junior Daiyanna Cooper placed ninth in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 17.70m (58′ 1″). Cooper’s toss ties LaShanna Poole’s 2003 mark, for eighth in the App State all-time list. In the women’s 5,000 meters junior Catherine Breault posted a personal best of 17:51.77.

Freshman Jayla Adams and senior Taylor Smith advanced to the 60-meter finals after finishing sixth (7.54, PR) and seventh (7.55), respectively, in the prelims. Adams also qualified for the women’s 200-meter finals after finishing fifth with a time of 24.22 in the prelims. Advancing to the women’s 800-meter finals is Ollendick-Smith, who clocked a personal best of 2:13.76 to finish second in the prelim.

Women’s Team Standings | End of Day 1 | 5 of 17 Events Scored
1.Texas State – 34 points
2. Arkansas State – 33 points
3. Coastal Carolina – 25 points
4. ULM – 23 points
5. Marshall – 20 points
T6. App State – 12 points
T6. Georgia State – 12 points
T6. James Madison – 12 points
9. Troy – 10 points
10. South Alabama – 6 points
T11. Louisiana – 4 points
T11. Southern Miss – 4 points
12. Georgia State – 0 points