BOONE, N.C. -
Appalachian State University men's track and field had a strong finish at the
Appalachian Pre-Conference Meet at the Holmes Center on Friday.
Stanley Broaden took
home the first place finish in the 55m hurdles and the 200m dash, while Nick Kelly placed second in the mile,
running a 4:23.14.
The Apps claimed two of the top-three places in the 400m
dash as Trey Edgerton finished first
with a 50.43 and Tyler Combs placed
third running a 50.52.
App State clinched the second-place finish in the 800m run
as Read Caulkins ran a 1:56.56 and Kenley Joseph took home the first-place
finish in the 300m dash with a 39.36.
Vandenberg paced the Mountaineers in the 3,000 as he finished first with a
In field events, senior Jared
Stalling finished second in the weight throw, whole Cole Finch placed second in the high jump with a 1.99m jump and Darrow Goff finished third overall.
Alex Lomax and Jacob Stowe claimed the top-two places
in the pole vault, while Stalling finished third overall in the shot put.
Appalachian will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 23 when it travels to Winston-Salem for the Southern Conference Indoor Championships.
The Apps will look to take the trophy home to after falling by half a point to
Western Carolina in 2012. The meet is slated to start at 3 p.m.