PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Salisbury University track & field team traveled to the University of Pennsylvania to compete in the historic 123rd Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The Sea Gulls turned in solid performances all round at the relays.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Zach Schmelz, Justin Moultrie, Tyler Hardman, and Eric Halton earned a victory in their heat coming home in a time of 3:21.51. With the win the team was awarded a Penn Relays Wheel for their Efforts.
Meghan McGowan competed in the high jump and posted a ninth-place finish.
Over 200 athletes from more than 35 countries competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, whose spotlight on the world stage took them through the Penn Relays. The 2017 edition will once again bring the top athletes from around the globe as the next generation of superstars look to make their mark at Franklin Field. 2016 marked the 13th-straight year the Penn Relays has totaled over 100,000 spectators going to watch the world's greatest athletes in competition.
Founded in 1895 and officially named The Penn Relay Carnival, the relays gained recognition as the world's first and largest track and field relay meet and is the nation's longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The event has drawn top high school, college and world-class athletes from around the globe and has been the scene of numerous American and world records.
Salisbury will next compete at the SWAT Last Chance Meet held by Swarthmore College on Saturday May 15. The meet is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m.