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Appalachian State’s Smith Finishes 26th At NCAA East Preliminary Round
Taylor Smith finished 26th in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminaries.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State’s Smith Finishes 26th at NCAA East Preliminary Round

App State junior Taylor Smith landed 26th overall in the women’s long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday.

Smith, who earned Second-Team All-Sun Belt accolades this season, posted a leap of 5.88m (19′ 3.5″) and finished fourth in her flight.

The Northern Charleston, S.C. native entered the competition ranked 46th in the East Region in the women’s long jump category, qualifying for the NCAA preliminary meet with her personal best leap of 6.11m (20′ 0.5″), set at the Sun Belt Championships (May 12-14). Smith caps the season tied for fifth with Linda McCoy in the App State all-time list in the event.

The NCAA East Preliminary Round will continue on Friday with the men’s events. Women’s events will conclude on Saturday. Junior Jada Branch will take part in the women’s triple jump, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.