YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference league office released the 2016-17 first and second team indoor track & field awards Friday morning. Salisbury University was well represented with nine runners and athletes earning conference recognition for their performances in the CAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Sophomore Jamie Farley and senior Meghan McGowan led the way for Sea Gulls on the women's side as each of them earned All-CAC First-Team honors. Farley captured her first first-team selection after her performance in the 400-meter dash. Farley got a first-place finish in the event crossing the finish line in a time of 59.32 seconds.
McGowan earned her third consecutive individual championship and first-team selection in the high jump. McGowan posted a jump of 5' 8.50" to win the title while also breaking her own school record she set less than a month prior, breaking the CAC meet record, and CAC record overall. Her jump also ranks her second in all of Division III Indoor Track & Field as well.
Kyleigh Dumas, who was competing in her first CAC championships, was named All-CAC Second Team after her second-place finish in the pole vault. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 10' 10" to beat out four of her teammates and finish just under three inches behind first.
Six different members of the maroon and gold earned All-CAC honors on the men's side for their outstanding performances at the championships.
Eric Halton and Zach Schmelz swept the 400-meter dash finishing first and second respectively. Halton earned his first All-CAC First-Team selection with his victory in the 400, crossing the finish line in a time of 49.90 seconds. Schmelz would finish just fractions of a second behind his teammate crossing the finish line in a time of 50.57 seconds to place second and earn a second-team nod.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Schmelz, Halton, Justin Moultrie, and Alex Hardman garnished first-team honors after their first-place finish. The team combined for a time of 3:22.91 to earn the victory by four one hundredths of a second.
Duncan Ferrin earned his first All-CAC First-Team accolade with his victory in the weight throw. Ferrin posted a throw of 52' 4.75" to earn the win.
Junior Matthew Adedeji rounded out the list of honorees earning his second consecutive All-CAC Second-Team honor. Adedeji finished second in the triple jump posting a jump of 45' 3.50".
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To view the women's release, click here
To view the women's video recap, click here
Salisbury will compete in the George Mason University Winter Games on February 26. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.