Ferrin and Farley lead the way as four records fall at George Mason

Ferrin and Farley lead the way as four records fall at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field programs traveled to George Mason University to compete in the Mason Last Chance meet. The competing Sea Gulls set four new personal records, and four new school records were set throughout the day.

Duncan Ferrin and Jamie Farley set new school records in their respective events to headline an extremely successful day for the maroon and gold.


Farley got Salisbury off to a great start, earning two victories on the afternoon and setting a school record in the 500-meter run. Farley earned a first-place finish en route to breaking the record, posting a time of 1:19.06. Her time breaks the previous record set by Claire Lawrence of 1:21.39 back in 2013.

Farley earned her second win of the day in the 200-meter dash, coming home in a time of 25.74 seconds. For the season, Farley has broken three-school records, including the 200 and 400-meter races.

Taylor Bailey broke the Sea Gulls second record of the day, posting a time of 9.28 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. With the time, Bailey earned a third-place finish, but more importantly broke her own record she set earlier this season when she posted a time of 9.31 seconds.

Bailey continued her success in the field events, earning a third-place finish in the triple jump. She posted a jump of 35' 1".

Shea McCloskey recorded a personal record in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:21.80. The time was good enough for a sixth-place finish.

Kate Sigman also recorded a personal record for the day while earning a sixth-place finish in the mile run. Sigman completed the race in a time of 5:21.18.

The final women's personal record for the day was set by Imani Hasell in the weight throw. Hasell recorded a throw of 49' 6.25" to place second overall.


Ferrin led the men's side with not only a first-place finish in the weight throw, but also setting a new school record in the event. Ferrin posted a throw of 59' 11.25" to earn the top-finish and with the throw now ranks 13th in the NCAA.

Ferrin's throw breaks the previous school record set by Jay Drenner back in 2012 by over three feet when Drenner recorded a throw of 56' 4.75".    

Emmanuel Porquin broke the final school record of the afternoon for the maroon and gold, recording a first-place finish in the 1,000-meter run. Porquin recorded a time of 2:30.60 in the race to earn the top-finish and break the record.

Porquin's time breaks the previous school record of 2:30.78 set by Thomas Burke back in 2013.

Ethan Binnix picked up Salisbury's fourth first-place finish for the day, earning a victory in the 500-meter run. Binnix set a personal record in the race, coming home in a time of 1:07.24.

Donovan Beckett-Simms rounded out the afternoon for the Sea Gulls, picking up a second-place finish in the triple jump. Beckett-Simms posted a jump of 45' 7.75" to earn the finish.

Overall, Salisbury athletes broke four school records, set four personal records, and picked up four victories for the day. The men finished third while the women placed fourth overall in the meet.

The Sea Gulls return to action on Saturday, March 3 when they compete in two meets. Salisbury will host the Lloyd Sigler outdoor track meet while select runners will travel to New York City to compete in the 2018 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The outdoor meet will start at 11 a.m. while the indoor meet will begin at 9 a.m.    

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