BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State indoor men’s track & field opened the 2018-19 season with a second place finish at the Appalachian Open on Friday and Saturday.
The Mountaineers tallied 107 points in the meet. Wofford took home first place with 128 points.
The Black and Gold won a total of five events on the weekend.
Tristian Shaver took first in the pole vault, clearing 16-0.75 (4.90m), while Elliott Graves won the 55-meter hurdles in a PR time of 6.56 seconds.
Jabari Johnson won the 55-meter dash with a PR time of 6.43 seconds. Johnson also captured the 300-meter dash in 34.51 seconds, setting a new Holmes Center record in the process. Graves placed second in the 300-meter dash in a PR time of 35.15 seconds.
App State took three of the four top spots in the high jump. Jordan Dale placed second with a mark of 6-7.00 (2.01m), Daniel Lauffenburger was third with a PR height of 6-7.00 (2.01m) and Andrew Underdal was fourth with a mark of 6-3.25 (1.91m).
John Fravel earned a second place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:00.49.
Appalachian State will take time off for the holidays and will compete again on Jan. 11 and 12 at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational.
1. Wofford 128; 2. Appalachian State 107; 3. Winthrop 64.5 4. Gardner-Webb 64 5. UNC-Asheville 50; 6. Mount Olive 43; 7. Queens (N.C.) 23; 8. Mars Hill 19; 9. Lees-McRae 10.5
BOONE, N.C. — Ashley Muschiatti won the weight throw and shot put to lead the Appalachian State women’s track & field team to a second place finish at the season opening Appalachian Invitation on Friday and Saturday.
The Mountaineers tallied 132 points in the 10-team meet. Wofford won the team title with 141 points.
Muschiatti won the weight throw with a toss of 55-7.00 (16.98m), which represents a PR. She also posted a toss of 42-6.50 in the shot put, which was good for first place.
Competing in her first collegiate meet, Hassani Burris captured the triple jump with a mark of 37-8.00 (11.48m). Burris also recorded a second place finish in the long jump, covering 17-10.25 (5.44m).
In the pole vault, Hannah Emery won the event clearing 12-0.00 (3.66m), Lainey Hunnicutt finished in a tie for second with a mark of 11-5.50 (3.51m) and Sofia San Miguel was fourth with a height of 11-0.25 (3.36m).
Jelonnie Smith recorded the seventh fastest time in program history in the 300-meter dash, winning the event in 40.47 seconds. She also was second in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.19 seconds.
Appalachian State will compete again at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.
1. Wofford 141; 2. Appalachian State 132; 3. Gardner-Webb 52.5; 4. Col. of Charleston 50.5; 5. UNC-Asheville 49.5; 6. Mount Olive 37.5; t7. Mars Hill 23; t7. Winthrop 23; 9. Queens (N.C.) 13; 10. Lees-McRae 5