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Appalachian State Sweeps SoCon Indoor Track & Field Championship
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Release: 02/27/2011
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DAY TWO RESULTS

FINAL RESULTS

Day Two Photo Gallery

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Appalachian State men and women won the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The title was the eighth for the Mountaineer men since 2000 and third in a row, and it is the ninth women's title for Appalachian State since 2000.

On the men's side, Appalachian State scored 216.33 points followed by Western Carolina with 149 points in the final standing.  The Mountaineer women tallied 185 points with Western Carolina coming in second place with 110.5 points.   

Sunday began with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon.

Samford sophomore Brandon Bassett broke the men's SoCon heptathlon record with 5,063 points. Bassett took first place in the long jump (6.91m, 22'8") and pole vault (4.55m, 14'11") while finishing second in the 60m hurdles (8.77) and third in the shot put (11.51m, 37'9.25") and high jump (1.96m, 6'5").  He also ran a 7.29 in the 60m dash and completed Sunday's events in the 1000m with a time of 3:09.61.

The Bulldogs took the top two spots in the event with junior Donald Cooper placing second with 4,926 points.  Appalachian State senior Jake Goodchild finished third with 4,770 points.

Western Carolina freshman Tyler Bentley started Sunday's heptathlon events by taking first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.63.  Basset took top honors in the pole vault while Western Carolina sophomore Luke Burton won the 1,000m with a time of 2:48.61.

In the women's pole vault, Appalachian State freshman Cassandra Crawford claimed first place with a mark of 3.80m (12'5.5").

Western Carolina sophomore Cordell Livingston defended his 60m hurdle title by posting a time of 8.11. On the women's side, Catamount junior Nicole Okolo won event with a time of 8.52.

Sophomore Alex Taylor of Appalachian State won the men's mile run in a time of 4:12.35. For the women, Samford sophomore Lauren D'Alessio won with a time of 4:59.79.

In the men's 60m dash, Appalachian State junior Dennis Moore won the event with a time of 6.79. Breanna Alston, a freshman from Appalachian State, took the top spot for the women with a time of 7.58, which set the mark for the fastest conference time this season.

Brunson Miller, a sophomore at The Citadel, repeated as the men's 400m dash champion with a time of 48.11. Western Carolina senior Jane't Carothers claimed her third straight 400m title, recording a time of 55.34.

In the men's 800m, Davidson freshman Andrew Lantz took first place with a time of 1:54.99. On the women's side, Samford senior Hillary Neal won the 800m by posting a time of 2:10.42.  Defending champion Micah Wessinger from The Citadel finished third a time of 2:12.79.

Appalachian State freshman Jamal Tiller finished first in the men's triple jump with a leap of 15.59m (51'1.75"). Elon's Veronica Day won the women's triple jump with a distance of 12.24m (40'2").

In the men's weight throw that featured the conference record being broken twice, Appalachian State senior Malcolm Styers recorded a mark of 18.96m (62'2.5").  With his conference record throw, Styers claimed his third consecutive weight throw title in the Indoor Championship.   For the women, Appalachian State senior Whitney Smyre won her second weight throw event in three years after posting a mark of 17.92m (58'9.5").

In the men's 200m dash, Appalachian State junior Dennis Moore claimed the top spot by recording a time of 21.62. On the women's side, Mountaineer freshman Breanna Alston took first place with a time of 24.48 while defending champion Carothers from Western Carolina finished in second with a time 24.59.

Appalachian State junior Sean Soderman won the men's 5000m in a time 14:39.59. For the women, the College of Charleston freshman Dena O'Brien broke the 22-year-old conference record in the 5000m with a time of 16.46.59.  After lapping the entire field in the race, O'Brien finished 1:02.55 ahead of the next closest competitor.

The championships concluded with the men's and women's 4x400m. The Citadel men ended Western Carolina's four-year streak by posting a time 3:17.76.  The Citadel were represented by Daniel Till, Christian Graham, Chris Sievert and Brunson Miller.  Western Carolina women won the 4x400m for the fifth consectutive year.  Competing for the women were Felisha Garren, Shalyn McMichael, Felicia Paulding and Jane't Carothers who recorded a time of 3:50.35.

For complete results from the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, fans can visit the official scoring website.

Men's Team Results - Final

1. Appalachian State

216.33 points

2. Western Carolina

149 points

3. Samford

127.33 points

4. Davidson

53.33 points

5. The Citadel

49 points

6. Chattanooga

36 points

7. Furman

21 points

8. Wofford

5 points

9. UNCG

1 point

Women's Team Results - Final

1. Appalachian State

185 points

2. Western Carolina

110.5 points

3. Georgia Southern

97 points

4. Elon

84 points

5. Samford

62.5 points

6. College of Charleston

49 points

7. UNCG

31 points

8. Furman

21 points

9. The Citadel

13 points

10. Davidson

8 points

11. Wofford

2 points

12. Chattanooga

0 points

Men's Individual Awards

Most Outstanding Athlete

Cordell Livingston - Western Carolina

Most Outstanding Track Performer

Chris Moen - Appalachian State

Most Outstanding Field Performer

Malcolm Styers - Appalachian State

Freshman of the Year

Jamal Tiller - Appalachian State

Coach of the Year

John Weaver - Appalachian State

Women's Individual Awards

Most Outstanding Athlete

Lynndsey Hyter - Georgia Southern

Most Outstanding Track Performer

Jane't Carothers - Western Carolina

Most Outstanding Field Performers

Lynndsey Hyter - Georgia Southern

Freshman of the Year

Breanna Alston - Appalachian State

Coach of the Year

John Weaver - Appalachian State

Men's All-Freshman Team - Day 2

Heptathlon

Sam Lusty - Western Carolina

Tyler Bentley - Western Carolina

Weight Throw

Cameron McRae - Western Carolina

Dylan Gidado - The Citadel

Jonathan Newton - Western Carolina

Triple Jump

Jamal Tiller - Appalachian State

Bob McNeil - Western Carolina

Justin Strickland - Western Carolina  

60m Hurdles

Tyler Bentley - Western Carolina

Chris Sievert - The Citadel

Sam Lusty - Western Carolina

60m Dash

Justin Emerson - Samford

Ron Duncan - Western Carolina

Tim Smith - The Citadel

200m Dash

Ron Duncan - Western Carolina

Aaron Tribble - Western Carolina

Sidney Rhodes - Western Carolina

400m Dash

Blane Woodfin - The Citadel

Sidney Rhodes - The Citadel

Aaron Tribble - Western Carolina

800m Run

Andrew Lantz - Davidson

Henry Stevens-Carty - Samford

James Perez - Furman

Mile Run

Layton Dorsett - Samford

Nathan Wanuch - Chattanooga

Kyle McLarty - Chattanooga

5000m Run

Paul Katam - UNCG

Layton Dorsett - Davidson

Kenny Hinman - UNCG

Women's All-Freshman Team - Day 2

Pole Vault

Cassandra Crawford - Appalachian State

Claire Goodson - College of Charleston

Rachel Gregory - Samford

Weight Throw

Ana DeLeon - Appalachian State

Shelby Builta - Samford

Sydney Revis - Western Carolina

60m Hurdles

Kwajelin Holsendolph - Georgia Southern

Stephanie Hicks - Georgia Southern

Nakristin Greene - Western Carolina

60m Dash

Breanna Alston - Appalachian State

Kwajelin Holsendolph - Georgia Southern

Kristen Campbell - Appalachian State

200m Dash

Breanna Alston - Appalachian State

Kristen Campbell - Appalachian State

Bria Bell - Elon

400m Dash

Bria Bell - Elon

Breahna Morrison - Appalachian State

Veronica Luedke - Elon

800m Run

Julie Hart - Elon

Katie Kessler - Wofford

Jocelyn Keen - Western Carolina

Mile Run

Catherine Burton - Furman

Alyssa Burkert - Wofford

Kelly Montague - UNCG

5000m Run

Dena O'Brien - College of Charleston

Allyson Oram - Elon

Megan Mavity - Davidson  
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