YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference league office released weekly honors for the week ending January 28. Salisbury University Track & Field senior Meghan McGowan and junior Zach Schmelz earned conference recognition for their performances at the Patriot Games at George Mason University.
McGowan captured a first-place finish, one of the Sea Gulls' two wins on the afternoon, in the high jump. She cleared the bar at a height of 5' 7.75" which proved to be a new school record and now ranks third best in all of NCAA Division III Track & Field. Competing in just two meets this season McGowan has earned top-two finishes in both, placing second at the Christopher Newport University Holiday Open in early December.
Schmelz capped off a great day earing three top-10 finishes. In the 200-meter dash he finished just fractions of a second off the top three finishers placing fourth with a time of 22.92 seconds. Schmelz captured his second fourth place finish of the afternoon in the 400-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time of 50.54 seconds. Schmelz helped the 4x400-relay team earn the Sea Gulls second win of the day. The team finished the race in a time of 3:23.41 to earn the win.
Salisbury will compete this upcoming weekend on February 4 at the Vince Brown Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University. The meet scheduled to start at 9 a.m.