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Originally published: 2013-04-03 22:45:12
Last modified: 2013-04-03 22:45:11

Quinn named track athlete of the week

by Staff Reports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State men's pole vaulter Patrick Quinn has been named as the Southern Conference Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Quinn won the pole vault competition at the Beaches vs. Mountains meet over the weekend with a vault of 15-9 1/4 feet, the fifth-best mark in Appalachian State history and second-best mark in the SoCon this season.

His performance over the weekend marked a new personal-best and is the fourth time he has finished in the Top-10 in the pole vault during the outdoor season. The freshman vaulter took home a seventh-place finish at the SoCon Indoor Championships in February.

Quinn is the second Mountaineer to earn Field Athlete of the Week honors this season, joining senior thrower Jared Stalling, who captured back-to-back honors during the first two weeks of the season.