BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University women's track and field team had first place finishes in both the weight throw and the long jump on Day 1 of the Mountaineer Open. The Apps competed both at the Mountaineer Open and the Niswonger Invitational as four distance runners traveled to Johnson City, Tenn. to compete in the 5,000m event.
The Mountaineers clinched top-five finishes in the weight throw and the only two places in the triple jump, as junior Ana DeLeon paced the Apps with a 15.78m throw in the weight throw.
On day one of the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn., the Apps long distance team took home the first place finish as Amanda Hamilton led the pack, crossing the line at 17:20.82, and Justine Stocks finished third with a personal-best 17:48.48 in the 5,000m event. Katie Cagle and Sarah Williamson finished in fourth and fifth as Cagle crossed the line at 17:49.39 and Williamson finished at 17:50.31.
The Mountaineers will be back in action on 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.