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Jada Branch
Jada Branch currently leads the Sun Belt Conference in the women's triple jump.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Branch Wins Sun Belt Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Award

App State senior Jada Branch was named the Sun Belt’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. Branch is the first Mountaineer to nab the honor for the 2022-23 season.

Branch opened the season with a leap of 12.52m (41′ 1″) to land first in the women’s triple jump at the John Weaver Invitational on Dec. 2-3. The Stafford, Va. native also placed fourth in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.58m (18′ 3.75″).

In the women’s triple jump category, Branch leads the Sun Belt, is fifth in the Southeast Region, and ranks 27th in the NCAA. She also stands 12th in the SBC in the long jump category.

The Mountaineers are set to host the App State Split Open on Jan. 20 at Holmes Convocation Center and Varsity Gym. Track events are slated for a 4 p.m. start in the Holmes Center and field events are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. in Varsity Gym.