Three Mountaineers earn SoCon honors
by Staff Reports
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Appalachian State's Stanley Broaden and Cole Finch were named the Southern Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets over the weekend.
The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.
Broaden won the 60-meter hurdles at the ASU Pre-Conference meet with a personal-best time of 7.40 seconds, which was 0.02 seconds off the school record. He also won the 200-meter dash with a personal-record time of 22.22. He leads the SoCon in the hurdles going into this weekend's conference championships.
Finch placed second in the high jump at the ASU Pre-Conference meet with a season-best jump of 6'6 1/4.
Women's indoor track
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Elon's Sydney Griffin and Appalachian State's Brianna Tate were named the Southern Conference's Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets over the weekend.
In the field events, Tate placed second in the weight throw with a throw of 53-feet, one inch, and placed second in the shot put with a throw of 42-6 1/4. This was a personal best in the weight throw.
On the track, Griffin broke the Elon school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62 seconds. placing fourth at the Virginia Tech Challenge meet on Feb. 15. This puts her first on the SoCon list.
The 2013 SoCon Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held Feb. 23-24 at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.