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Brianna Tate took two first-place finishes at the Appalachian Invitational on Friday.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
Mountaineers Grab 15 Top-Five Finishes
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Friday 12/06/2013 (ET)
BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women's track and field kicked off its indoor season on Friday at the Appalachian Invitational inside the Holmes Center.

Appalachian grabbed 15 top-five finishes, highlighted by Tatyana Bryant and Brianna Tate, who each grabbed two first-place finishes. Bryant took home championships in the triple jump (38-6) and long jump (18-4.5) while Tate was the winner in the weight throw (56-95) and shot put (47-9.25).

Breanna Alston finished second in the 55-meter dash (7.13) and third in the 400 meters (56.23) while Catherine Crawford was second in the 200-meter dash (25.37) and fifth in the 55 meters (7.35). Cassie Crawford finished second in the pole vault (12-6.25) while Jasmine Suydam snagged two top-five finishes - a third-place mark in the shot put (44-2) and a fifth-place toss in the weight throw (47-8.5).

As a squad, the Appalachian women finished second with 130.5 points while Western Carolina took first with 215.2 points. USC Upstate (95.5) was third while Virginia Tech (17.7) took fourth among the Division I teams in attendance. Six Division II programs took part in the meet with King College (133) finishing first followed by Livingston (76), Mars Hill (67), Lees-McRae (32), Milligan (12) and Brevard (6)

The Mountaineers will have over a month off before they return to action when they take part in the ETSU Invitational on Jan. 17-18.

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