Three earn CAC honors as women sweep track awards

Three earn CAC honors as women sweep track awards

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference released weekly honors for the week ending February 3 and three Salisbury University track & field athletes earned conference recognition for their performances over the weekend.

Kyleigh Dumas and Jamie Farley swept women's track awards, while freshman Donovan Beckett-Simms was named the Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Dumas broke the school record in the pole vault. She captured a first-place finish in the pole vault, while also breaking the school record in the process. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 11' 3.75" breaking the previous record held by Sarah Taylor in 2014-15, who posted a height of 11' 1.75".

Farley went on to break the school record in the 400-meter dash, which was originally set be her in the 2017 season. She picked up a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 58.38 seconds. Her time in the 400-meter currently ranks 11th in the country. She also earned a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash, coming home in a time of 26.17 seconds.

Beckett-Simms broke the school record in the triple jump on day one of the Eastern Shore Invite. He posted a jump of 47' 1" to not only break the record, but also win the event. Beckett-Simms' jump broke the previous mark of 46' 7.25" set last season by current teammate Matthew Adedeji.

Salisbury returns to action on Friday, February 16 when it travels to Christopher Newport University for the first day of CAC Championships. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.   

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