BOONE, NC – The App State women’s track and field team is set to split for the Camel City Invite and Doc Hale Virginia Tech Meet on Feb. 3-4.
The Camel City Invite, which will be held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, NC, is scheduled for a 1 pm start on Friday and a 9:30 am start on Saturday.
The Doc Hale Virginia Tech Meet will be held in Blacksburg, Va. The meet is scheduled for a 4 pm start on Friday and an 11 am start on Saturday.
Last Time Out
The Mountaineers last competed at the VMI Winter Classic on Jan. 27-28, where the 4×400-meter relay team of graduate students Jelonnie Smithsenior Jada Branchgraduate student Hunter Robinsonand senior Mariah Atwater earned gold with a new school record of 3:46.87. The previous record was 3:47.39, set in 2012.
Atwater, senior Taylor Smith, and Robinson went 1-2-3 in the women’s 200 meters with times of 24.42 (PR), 24.47, and 24.48, respectively. All three landed in the App State all-time list, with Atwater checking in at fifth, Smith at seventh, and Robinson at eighth. Atwater also placed first in the women’s 400 meters with a personal best of 56.02, which landed her at third in the App State all-time list. Smith went on to take third in the women’s 60 meters with a time of 7.52. In the women’s 800 meters, freshman Addison Ollendick-Smith took second with a personal best time of 2:15.13, which put her at 10th in the all-time list.
Sophomore Jasmine Posey landed second in the women’s triple jump with a personal best leap of 11.98m (39′ 3.75″) while freshman Ava Studney took third in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 3.51m (11′ 6.25″).
In the Sun Belt, App State ranks second in the women’s 4×400-meter relay category. Smith stands second in the women’s long jump (6.15m (20′ 2.25″)) and fourth in the women’s 60 meters (7.46). Branch is third in the women’s long jump (12.52m (41’1″)) and Atwater rounds out the top five in the women’s 400 meters. Around the Southeast Region, App State ranks 10th in the women’s 4×400-meter relay while Smith and Branch stand fourth in the women’s long jump and seventh in the women’s triple jump, respectively. Smith remains in the NCAA top-48, as she checks in at 27th in the women’s long jump.
For a second consecutive week, App State rounds out the top 20 in the USTFCCCA’s Southeast Region rankings. In the first week of event squad rankings, the Black and Gold’s women’s triple jump team checks in at sixth in the nation.
The Mountaineers will head to Huntington, W.Va. for the Marshall Invitational on Feb. 10-11.