FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams traveled to the University of Mary Washington for the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The men finished second while the women finished third overall at this year's championships.
In the track events Alison Schwartz got the Gulls off and running with a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run coming home in a time of 39:32.83.
Jessica Lane turned in a solid performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase posting a fourth-place finish. Lane came home in a time of 12:18.55.
Two Sea Gulls earned top-eight finishes in the 1,500-meter run as Carly Sniffen and Christine Sturm finished fourth and sixth, respectively. Sniffen crossed the finish line in a time of 5:02.12 while Sturm finished the race in a time of 5:02.96.
Sturm captured a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run coming home in a time of 18:43.76. Teammate Abigail Potter finished ninth overall crossing the finish line in a time of 18:56.63.
Both Abby Richards and Emily Wahlgren turned in solid performances in the 100-meter hurdles. Richards placed fourth with a time of 16.01 seconds while Wahlgren crossed the finish line in a time of 16.10 seconds to finish fifth.
Wahlgren continued her success in the in the 400-meter hurdles earning a fourth-place finish coming home in a time of 1:07.26.
Jamie Farley posted a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash coming home in a time of 59.90 seconds. Teammate Summer Bingaman finished just two seconds behind Farley finishing the race in a time of 1:01.97.
Farley turned in another solid performance in the 200-meter dash completing the race in a time of 27.08 seconds to place fifth.
Ashley Luton captured a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time of 13.59 seconds.
Freshman Shea McCloskey earned a second-place finish in the 800-meter dash. McCloskey came home in a time of 2:22.05, just over three seconds behind the first-place finisher.
In the 4x400-meter relay the team of Bingaman, Wahlgren, McCloskey, and Richards placed sixth overall completing the race in a time of 4:27.24.
In the field events McGowan earned Salisbury's first win of the day earning a victory in the high jump. McGowan posted a jump of 5' 7.25" to earn the win and repeat as CAC high jump champion. Her jump not only won her the event but also broke the CAC championship meet record, which was originally set by McGowan.
Teammates Isabell and Seymour finished behind McGowan in third and fourth, respectively. Isabell cleared the bar at a height of 5' 0.50" while Seymour posted a jump of 5' 0.50".
Kyleigh Dumas captured the Sea Gulls' second victory of the weekend earning a first-place finish in the pole vault. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 10' 10" to earn the win.
A flock of Gulls finished behind their teammate in the pole vault as Kathleen Kammerer, Amanda Ellen, Sarah Taylor, and Tess Johnson all finished within the top six. Kammerer placed second after clearing the bar at a height of 10' 6" while Ellen finished third and Taylor placed fourth posting heights of 10' 6". Johnson rounded out the group finishing sixth clearing the bar at a height of 9' 10".
Wahlgren showed off her versatility capturing a fifth-place finish in the long jump after jumping a distance of 16' 0.50".
Three different Sea Gull freshmen finished back-to-back-to-back in the discus placing sixth, seventh, and eighth. Dalina Julien placed sixth after recording a toss of 115' 9.75" while Victoria Isidron recorded a throw of 112' 9.50". Donyae Miles rounded out the trio placing eighth after recording a throw of 108' 10.50".
Conner Masteran got the men's side off and running with a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run coming home in a time of 32:59.55.
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase Malcolm Milton captured a fourth-place finish completing the race in a time of 9:37.44.
Both Emmanuel Porquin and Greg Bisant finished back-to-back in the 1,500-meter run. Porquin placed seventh coming home in a time of 4:06.24 while Bisant placed eighth crossing the finish line in a time of 4:09.88.
Bryan Howell placed eighth in the 110-meter hurdles completing the race in a time of 16.21 seconds.
Eric Halton earned the first victory of the day on the men's side capturing a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Halton came home in a time of 48.11 seconds breaking the CAC championship meet record.
Zach Schmelz finished just behind his teammate placing second after crossing the finish line in a time of 48.99 seconds. Justin Moultrie placed fifth overall coming home in a time of 50.55 seconds while Tyler Hardman finished eighth after crossing the finish line in a time of 51.66 seconds.
Parker Harrington captured a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run after coming home in a time of 1:58.87.
In the 400-meter hurdles Alieu Cole and Warren Jones finished second and third, respectively, while Howell placed eighth overall. Cole completed the race in a time of 56.86 seconds while Jones finished the race a tenth of a second behind his teammate crossing the finish line in a time of 56.96 seconds. Howell came home in a time of 59.16 seconds to round out the trio.
Both Halton and Schmelz continued their success in the 200-meter dash as Halton placed second and Schmelz finished fourth. Halton posted a time of 22.28 seconds while Schmelz finished the race in a time of 22.53 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay team earned the maroon and gold's second first-place finish of the day. The team of Schmelz, Moultrie, Hardman, and Halton crossed the finish line in a time of 3:22.70 to earn the victory.
In the field events Adedeji captured a fourth-place finish in the triple jump after jumping a distance of 44' 8.25".
Adedeji continued his success in the high jump posting a sixth-place finish after clearing the bar at a height of 6' 0.75".
In the hammer throw Andrew Volz placed third overall recording a throw of 153' 7.25".
Two Gulls earned top-eight finishes in the javelin as Michael Millemann and Will Fountain placed third and seventh, respectively. Millemann posted a throw of 154' 2.75" while Fountain recorded a throw of 137' 5.50".
McInnis captured the third men's victory of the championships recording a personal record jumping a distance of 23' 1.25" to earn the win in the long jump. Adedeji captured a fourth-place finish after recording a jump of 21' 11.50". Leby rounded out the Sea Gull trio capturing an eighth-place finish after a jump of 21' 2".
Volz, Hensley, and Ferrin all finished in the top six of the shot put with Volz placing third, Hensley finishing fourth, and Ferrin placing sixth. Volz recorded a throw of 48' 11.50" while Hensley posted a toss of 48' and Ferrin rounding out the group with a throw of 44' 9.50".
In the pole vault Fountain captured a third-place finish clearing the bar at a height of 14' 1.25". River Souder earned a fifth-place finish after clearing the bar at a height of 12' 9.50" while Alex Hall finished seventh after a vault of 12' 3.50".
Salisbury returns to action on Thursday, April 27 when it will compete at the historic Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania.