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Jocelyn Parnell earned a SoCon title in the javelin throw on Saturday at the conference championships
Courtesy: SoCon Photos
Women's Track Stands in Second After Day One
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Saturday 04/26/2014 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University women's track and field has a second-place standing after the first day of competition at the 2014 Southern Conference Championship meet.

Katie Cagle notched a fourth-place finish for the Mountaineers in the 10,000m run on Saturday, posting a time of 36:34.11. The time was a personal best and good enough for a fifth-place ranking on Appalachian's all-time records list.

Breanna Alston qualified for three finals on Sunday, placing second in the 400m dash (54.99), fifth in the 100m dash (12.09) and third in the 200m dash (24.15). Her 200m dash preliminary time is the fastest time she has recorded all season.

Kayla Schneider gained six points for the Mountaineers by finishing third in the 3,000m steeplechase on Saturday. Schneider finished in 10:55.84, posting the second-best time in Appalachian history.

Brianna Tate led the throwers in the hammer throw, placing fifth with a throw of 106-3, a new personal best.

Krystal Clarke recorded a fifth-place finish in the long jump, gaining four points for the team with a distance of 18-8.00, while Cassie Crawford, Sydney Cook and Debra Domermuth placed third, fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Apps in the pole vault event. Cook cleared a height of 11-7.00, which was a new personal record.

Jocelyn Parnell was the first Mountaineer to win a title, as she placed first in the javelin throw with a distance of 142-7.00. The throw ranks Parnell third on the all-time record list.

After day one of competition, the Mountaineers are in second place with 49.5 points. They trail Samford, who recorded 62.5 points on day one.

The SoCon Championships will continue on Sunday morning with awards being presented in the afternoon. 

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