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Jada Branch
Jada Branch finished first in the triple jump at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State’s Branch Named to All-Conference First Team

App State senior Jada Branch earned first team All-Sun Belt honors for her performance at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, the league announced Wednesday.

Branch garnered gold in the women’s triple jump at the championship meet, recording a personal best leap of 12.85m (42′ 2″). Her leap moved her to third in the App State all-time list, just below Peighton Simmons’ leap of 13.28m (43′ 7″) and Ronda White’s school record of 13.46m (44′ 2″).

The Stafford, Va. native was also part of the 4×400-meter relay team that set a new App State program record with a time of 3:43.42 on Feb. 21. The Mountaineers finished fourth overall in the event at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships.

App State’s outdoor season will open on March 24-25 with the Adidas Winthrop Invitational.