SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams sent a small contingent of athletes to the Swarthmore College SWAT Last Chance Meet on Monday, as the Sea Gulls are in their final stretch until the NCAA championships.
Senior Thomas Burke moved up to tie for 21st in the country with his effort in the 800-meter run. He took 12th in the meet with a time of 1:52.18.
Sophomore Thomas McIntyre also ran in the 800, finishing 57th with a time of 1:56.99. His time was just over a second off of his personal best.
The Sea Gull throwers put forth a strong meet, setting some top distances of the spring and one personal best.
Senior Ryan DiPascale placed second in the shot put (53' 4.25") to set a new personal record.
He was joined in the top 10 of the event by sophomore Andrew Volz and senior Dylan Burkett. Volz finished sixth with a 46' 9.5" toss for his best throw of the year, while Burkett finished ninth with a 45' 6.5" heave.
Sophomore Graham Hensley gave the Gulls their fourth athlete in the top 15 of the shot put, as he took 11th with a 44' 5.25" toss.
Volz also set his best distance of 2015 in the discus throw with a 133' 7" toss to take 13th in the event.
Burkett placed fourth in the discus to lead the Gulls with his best throw of the season (149' 8"), while senior Jeffrey Jordan finished 10th in the event (138' 8").
The Salisbury women had a strong meet, as well, with two finishes within the top 10, along with having a personal record set and another tied.
Sophomore Sarah Taylor led the team with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 10' 8.75".
Sophomore Ashley Jackson notched the other top-10 finish, taking sixth in the triple jump with a 35' 5" effort. Jackson also took 14th in the long jump with a 16' 5.75" leap.
Taylor was joined in the pole vault by sophomore Kathy Kammerer, who placed 11th in the event. She tied her personal record with a 10' 2.75" vault.
Freshman Jessica Lane was the only Sea Gull to run in the track events for the women, setting a personal record in the 5,000-meter run. She placed 21st in the race in 18:37.86.
The Sea Gulls are back in action on Friday, May 15 in the Salisbury University Elite Meet, as the teams will make one final push towards the NCAA Division III championships; the meet is set for 3 p.m., at the SU Track.