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Brianna Tate notched her second SoCon title in the shot put this season, helping the Apps to a fourth-place finish.
Courtesy: SoCon Photos
Women's Track Finishes Fourth at SoCon Meet
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 04/27/2014 (ET)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University women's track and field completed the second day of competition at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships, finishing in fourth-place.

The 4x100 relay team of Krystal Clarke, Catherine Crawford, Taryn Stern and Breanna Alston placed second with a time of 46.56, earning eight points for the Mountaineers. The 4x400 relay team, consiting of the same runners, then posted a second-place finish, finishing with a time of 3:43.69. The 4x400 relay time is a new Appalachian record.

Alston had a successful day for the Apps as she finished second in the 400m run with a time of 54.00. The time broke all Appalachian records, ranking her first in school history. Alston followed that performance up with a fourth-place finish in the 200m dash, posting a time of 24.36.

Tristin Van Ord scored seven points for the Mountaineers on the second day of competition, placing fourth in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:32.10, the sixth best time in App history. Van Ord then finished sixth in the 5,000m run with a time of 17:35.95.

Mary Theresa Montgomery and Makayla Roten led the team in the high jump, each clearing a height of 5-7.00 with Montgomery placing fourth and Roten placing sixth.

Brianna Tate notched a SoCon title in the shot put on Sunday, throwing a distance of 47-11.25. The throw was a personal best and places her fifth on the Appalachian all-time record list. Jasmine Suydam led the throwers in the discus, notching a third-place finish in the discus with a mark of 146-1.00 for a new personal record and the sixth-best mark in App State history.

Tate and Jocelyn Parnell were the only Mountaineer to win titles, helping the team to a fourth-place finish with 126 points. Samford took the conference championship with 166.5 points, followed by Western Carolina in second-place (155 points) and Elon in third-place (131 points).

App State director of track and field John Weaver was also recognized by the Southern Conference on Sunday for his contributions to college track and field. The conference commissioner awarded Weaver for being a liaison from the NCAA to the SoCon for so many years and recognized him for everything he has done for the league.

Women's Team Results

1. Samford


2. Western Carolina


3. Elon


4. Appalachian State


5. Georgia Southern


6. Davidson


7. Chattanooga


8. The Citadel




10. Wofford


11. Furman


Women’s Individual Awards

Most Outstanding Athlete

Jasmin Walker, Georgia Southern

Most Outstanding Track Performer

Jasmin Walker, Georgia Southern

Most Outstanding Field Performer

Emily Allen, Samford

Freshman of the Year

Teghan Henderson, Chattanooga

Coach of the Year

Rod Tiffin, Samford


Women’s All-Freshman Team

1,500 meters

Ansley Bos, Samford

Kimberly Johansen, Elon

Jessica York, Chattanooga

 400 meters

Asha Stegall, Georgia Southern

100 Hurdles

LeNeisha Kearse, Western Carolina

800 meters

Hannah Rieden, Davidson

400 Hurdles

Jennifer Esposito, Elon

Latasha Price, Western Carolina

LeNiesha Kearse, Western Carolina

200 meters

Catherine Crawford, Appalachian State

5,000 meters

Teghan Henderson, Chattanooga

Tristin Van Ord, Appalachian State

Elyse Bierut, Elon


Discus Throw

Breanna Warren, Elon

Aerial Horton, Samford

Taylor Hall, Wofford


Shot Put

Aerial Horton, Samford

Breanna Warren, Elon

India McWhorter, Appalachian State 


High Jump

Anisia Starege, Western Carolina

Makayla Roten, Appalachian State

Audrey Florence, Appalachian State


Triple Jump

Carrie Abraham, Elon

Jayna Coyle, Elon

Tiffani Lewis, Western Carolina 

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