Farley breaks four records; women place second while men place fourth at CAC championships

Farley breaks four records; women place second while men place fourth at CAC championships

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The men's and women's track and field programs completed its weekend at the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon. The women finished second overall garnering 111 points for the weekend while the men placed fourth with 66 points.

Women

Glory Ebinama wrapped up her first CAC championship appearance with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash, posting a time of 8.02 seconds. She also picked up a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, recording a time of 26.75 seconds.   

Jamie Farley capped her impressive weekend by breaking four records in two races. In the 200-meter dash Farley broke the school record by posting a time of 25.76 seconds and earning a second-place finish. Her time breaks the previous record of 25.90 set by Kara Tolson in 2014.

Farley then went on to not only capture a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash but also broke the CAC indoor championship, CAC meet, and school records. Farley posted a time of 57.63 seconds, which breaks the previous CAC records, both set by Elizsha Streeter from Wesley College, of 58.32 seconds in a CAC meet and 58.32 seconds in the CAC indoor championships. Her time also breaks the record previously set by Farley earlier this season of 58.38 seconds.

In the 800-meter run Shea McCloskey captured a second-place finish while teammate Caroline Tyrrell placed fourth. McCloskey came home in a time of 2:25.23 while Tyrrell crossed the finish line in a time of 2:27.46.

Kate Sigman and Tyrrell finished back-to-back in the 1 mile run, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Sigman came home in a time of 5:30.44 while Tyrrell completed the race in a time of 5:33.35.

Alison Schwartz earned a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in a time of 10:47.59.

Taylor Bailey captured a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 9.44 seconds.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Caitlyn Rishell, McCloskey, Alicia Meier, and Farley earned a fourth-place finish, completing the race in a time of 4:09.40.

In the field events, Bailey continued her solid performance in her first championship, capturing a sixth-place finish in the triple jump. Bailey posted a jump of 34' 2.75" to earn the finish.

Men

Jack McCloskey posted a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash, coming home in a time of 7.15 seconds.

Both Ethan Binnix and Mickey Van Gieson finished back-to-back in the 400-meter dash, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Binnix posted a time of 51.31 seconds while Van Gieson came home in a time of 51.53 seconds.

Emmanuel Porquin earned a third-place finish in the 800-meter run, coming home in a time of 1:59.79.

Porquin went on to capture a sixth-place finish in the 1 mile run, crossing the finish line in a time of 4:26.36.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Van Gieson, Tyler Hardman, Alex Hardman, and Binnix earned the men's first victory of the afternoon. The team came home in a time of 3:26.32 to earn the win.

In the field events Matthew Adedeji earned a fourth-place finish in the triple jump, recording a distance of 44' 11.75".  

Donovan Beckett-Simms, who was competing in his first CAC championship, earned a second-place finish in the triple jump. Beckett-Simms posted a jump of 45' 2.25" to earn the finish. 

Salisbury returns to action on Sunday, February 25 when it travels to George Mason University to compete in the George Mason Winter Games. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.  

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