FARIFAX, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field programs traveled to George Mason University to compete in the 2018 Patriot Games. Glory Ebinama headlined the day for the maroon and gold as she broke the 60-meter dash school record. Each team captured second-place finishes as the men totaled 94 points and the women earned 73.
Ebinama captured a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash posting a time of 7.89 seconds. Her times breaks the previous record of 7.93 seconds set back in 2014-15 by Chanel Beaudoin. Ebinama finished just five one hundredths of a second behind a runner from George Mason and an unattached runner.
Jamie Farley picked up a first-place finish for the maroon and gold in the 400-meter dash. Farley posted a time of 59.66 to earn the victory. Teammate Caitlyn Rishell came in just behind her teammate placing sixth overall, coming home in a time of 1:03.82.
Shea McCloskey garnered a sixth-place finish in the women's 800-meter run. McCloskey completed the race in a time of 2:25.12.
Farley continued her successful day in the women's 200-meter dash. Farley posted a time of 26.12 seconds to earn a third-place finish.
Alison Schwartz was impressive in the women's 3000-meter run capturing a fourth-place finish. Schwartz posted a time of 10:58.30 to earn the top-four finish.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Farley, McCloskey, Alicia Meier, and Ashley Luton earned Salisbury's second victory of the afternoon with a first-place finish. The team combined to complete the race in a time of 4:13.26.
In the field events Taylor Bailey paced the Gulls with a sixth-place finish in the long jump. Bailey posted a distance of 16' 1" finishing less an inch and a half behind the fifth-place finisher.
Bailey continued her solid performance for the afternoon with a third-place finish in the triple jump. Bailey posted a distance of 34' 3" to clear the fourth-place finisher by two feet.
Jacqueline Seymour earned a third-place finish in the women's high jump clearing the bar at a height of 5' 1". Kaitlin Isabell finished just behind her teammate in fifth-place as she posted a height of 4' 11".
Jack McCloskey got the Sea Gulls off and running earning a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash. McCloskey recorded a time of 7.09 seconds to earn the top-three finish.
Alex Hardman earned a second-place finish in the men's 400-meter dash. Hardman posted a time of 51.28 seconds to earn the top-two finish. Freshman Ethan Binnix and sophomore Mickey Van Gieson finished just behind their teammate placing fourth and sixth respectively. Binnix completed the race in a time of 51.62 seconds while Van Gieson came home in a time of 51.96 seconds.
Emmanuel Porquin posted a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run coming home in a time of 1:58.71 seconds.
Two Sea Gulls posted back-to-back finishes in the 200-meter dash. Hardman and Van Gieson finished the race placing fourth and fifth posting times of 23.09 and 23.19 seconds respectively.
In the 4x400-meter relay the team of Van Gieson, Binnix, Porquin, and Hardman captured a second-place finish. The team completed the race in a time of 3:29.46 to edge out to the Mount St. Mary's team by four tenths of a second.
In the field events Matthew Adedeji garnered a fourth-place finish in the high jump. Adedeji cleared the bar at a height of 5' 10.5" to earn the finish.
A trio of Gulls turned in impressive performances in the triple jump as freshman Donovan Beckett-Simms, Adedeji, and Leby finished second, third, and sixth respectively. Beckett-Simms tallied a distance of 43' 11.75" while Adedeji and Leby posted jumps of 43' 7" and 41' 9.25".
Duncan Ferrin captured a second-place finish in the weight throw tallying a distance of 51' 3.75".
Salisbury returns to action when it travels to compete in the two-day Eastern Shore Invitational beginning on Friday, February 2 and running through Saturday, February 3. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.