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Ava Studney
Ava Studney ties the App State record in the pole vault.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Track and Field Opens Indoor Season in Winston-Salem

The App State women’s track and field team opened the indoor season at the Visit Winston-Salem College Kick-Off at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday.

Sophomore Ava Studney clinched first in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.65m (11′ 11.75″). Senior Celia Agee placed second with a clearance of 3.50m (11′ 5.75″) and sophomore Caroline Fowlkes placed fourth with a clearance of 3.35m (10″ 11.75″).

In the women’s long jump, senior Taylor Smith placed third with a leap of 5.63m (18′ 5.75″). Junior Daiyanna Cooper took sixth in the women’s shot put with a toss of 13.45m (44′ 1.5″).

On the track, freshman Jayla Adams placed fifth in the 60-meter finals with a time of 7.70. Adams secured her spot in the finals with a time of 7.69, placing second in her heat and fifth overall in the preliminary race. Graduate student Alexia Moehling placed sixth in the women’s 60-meter hurdle final, clocking a time of 8.96. Moehling’s time places her at ninth in the App State all-time list for the event. She also finished first in her heat and fifth overall in the prelims with a time of 8.99. In the women’s 200 meters, sophomore Daye Talley stopped the clock at 25.83 for a new personal best and a fifth-place finish.

Sophomore Addison Ollendick-Smith also posted a sixth-place finish, stopping the clock at 1:39.01 in the women’s 600 meters. Ollendick-Smith’s time is within two seconds of her personal best and App State program record of 1:37.90, which she set last season.

The Mountaineers will return to the JDL Fast Track for the Mondo College Invitational on Jan. 13. Live results and a live stream of the meet will be available.