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Celia Agee
Celia Agee won the pole vault as the Mountaineers hosted the App State Open.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Track and Field Win App State Open

App State women’s track and field hosted its App State Split Open meet on Friday, taking first in the team standings with 184 points. The Mountaineers totaled eight event wins and 26 top-five finishes on the afternoon.

App State claimed the top four spots in the women’s triple jump, led by senior Jada Branch who recorded a leap of 12.06m (39′ 6.75″), followed by junior Siby Yao (11.93m (39′ 1.75″) PR), senior Djamila Petersen (11.56m (37′ 11″)), and sophomore Jazmine Posey (11.33m (37′ 2″)).

Senior Taylor Smith landed first in the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.00m (19′ 8.25″). Petersen took third (5.45m (17′ 10.5″)) and Branch placed fifth (5.04m (16′ 6.5″)).

The Mountaineers went 1-2-3 in the women’s pole vault with senior Celia Agee placing first (3.56m (11′ 8.25″)), freshman Ava Studney taking second (3.46m (11′ 4.25″)), and freshman Caroline Fowlkes and graduate student Casey Meinert tying for third (3.21m (10′ 6.5″).

Junior Megan Plummer garnered gold in the women’s shot put with a toss of 11.42m (37′ 5.5″), while sophomore Graysen Arnold placed third with a mark of 10.93m (35′ 10.25″). Arnold also placed first in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 16.80m (55′ 1″).

On the track, sophomore Mariah McCord, junior Khalilah Razzak, and freshman Daye Talley took the top three spots in the women’s 55-meter finals, clocking times of 7.22, 7.39, and 7.41, respectively. In the women’s 3000 meters, Catherine Breault stopped the clock at 11:32.06 (PR) to take first and junior Bianca Copeman clocked a time of 5:31.31 (PR) to place first in the women’s mile.

The Mountaineers will travel to Lexington, Va. for the VMI Winter Classic on Jan. 27-28. Friday’s events are slated for a 1 p.m. start while Saturday’s events will start at 10 a.m.