NEW YORK – The Salisbury University track & field programs competed in day one of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships at the New York Armory. The Sea Gulls turned in a solid performance on day one, breaking five school records throughout.
The men's team currently sits in second place with 16 points, just 12 points back of leader Misericordia University, which totaled 28 points on day one. Meanwhile the women are in fourth, totaling 21 points on day one of the championships.
Kyleigh Dumas got Salisbury off to an exceptional start, breaking not only the first record of the day but also earning the Gulls only first-place finish. Dumas picked up a victory in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 11' 7.75". Her vault breaks the record she previously set earlier this season of 11' 3.75".
Glory Ebinama broke the second record of the day for the maroon and gold, posting a new mark in the 60-meter dash. Ebinama recorded a second-place finish by crossing the finish line in a time of 7.85 seconds. Ebinama's time breaks the record she previously set earlier this season when she posted a mark of 7.89 seconds. With her time and finish Ebinama has qualified for the 60-meter dash finals on Saturday.
The women's distance medley relay team not only earned a second-place finish but also broke another Salisbury record. The team of Kate Sigman, Caitlyn Rishell, Shea McCloskey, and Carly Sniffen completed the race in a time of 12:52.06. Their time breaks the previous record of 12:57.80 set back in 2011.
The final women's record to fall on the day was set by the 4x200-meter relay team. The team of Taylor Bailey, Ashley Luton, Kaitlin Isabell, and Alicia Meier earned a sixth-place finish while posting a time of 1:47.96. Their time breaks the record that was set earlier in the season by the same team with a mark of 1:49.31.
Conner Masteran broke the fifth and final record of the day for the maroon and gold, breaking his original record in the 5,000-meter run. Masteran earned a third-place finish by posting a time of 15:17.25, which broke the previous mark of 15:22.85.
Jeffery McInnis garnered a fifth-place finish in the long jump after jumping a distance of 21' 2". Teammate Chris Leby finished a few spots back of his teammate, finishing eighth after a jump of 20' 3.50".
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 3 when it will compete in day two of the ECAC championships. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.