BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University men's track and field completed day one of the Mountaineer Open this evening, taking home the first place finish in the triple jump. The Apps competed at both the Mountaineer Open and the Niswonger Invitational as two distance runners traveled to Johnson City, Tenn. to compete in the 5,000m event.
In the weight throw, senior Jared Stalling placed second with an 18.00m throw, while Zane Lail finished in fourth and Nick Sansotta took home the fifth place finish. Lail threw personal-best distances, with a 15.10, while Sanotta tossed a 14.65m.
On day one of the Niswonger Invitational at East Tennessee State, the Black and Gold distance team saw a third place finish in the 5,000m event by senior Michael Lilley. Lilley crossed the line at a personal-best 14:58.07, while senior Will Raby finished in ninth, running a 15:18.67.
The Mountaineers will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 19 when they start day two of the Mountaineer Open. The meet is scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. at the Holmes Convocation Center.