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College track and field: Brenau University takes third at Appalachian Athletic Conference meet
Brenau University's Jasmine Reese and Myia Neal compete during the Appalachian Athletic Conference Track & Field Championship on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Montreat, N.C - photo by AJ Reynolds/Brenau University

The Brenau University track and field team finished third at the 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference meet Saturday in Montreat, N.C.

The Golden Tigers were led by Ayana Daniels and Destiny Gaudlock, who each set new conference records. Daniels soared to a height of 3.05 meters in the pole vault to capture first place as the junior surpassed the 2017 record of 2.97 meters, which was set by Reanna Elswick from Bryan College.

Brenau’s Destiny Gaudlock also set a new meet record with her first place finish in the javelin. The freshman recorded a throw of 36.42 meters, which bested Tennessee Wesleyan’s Rachel Lawhorn throw of 36.12 meters from 2016. Gaudlock also captured an eighth place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 10.03.

The 400-meter and 1600-meter relay teams also earned a pair of second-place finishes for the Golden Tigers at the championships. Myia Neal, Jasmine Reese, Gloria Clark and Tatiyana McClendon placed second with a time of 49.29 seconds in the 400 relay, while the 1600 relay team of Daniels, Deborah Ekeanyanwu, Kanyisola Anjorin and Nia Griffin also earned second place in 4:05.58.