NEW YORK – The Salisbury University track & field program completed its weekend at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships with the men and women both earning second-place finishes overall. The Sea Gulls broke five more school records on Saturday to cap their weekend.
The women's team finished the weekend totaling 83 points to finish just four behind winner Penn State University Behrend. The men recorded 70 total points for the weekend as they finished 16 behind Stevenson University.
Taylor Bailey got Salisbury off to another strong start, breaking the first record of the day in the 60-meter hurdles. Bailey broke her own record of 9.28 seconds by posting a new mark of 9.23 seconds while earning a third-place finish.
Jamie Farley continued her exceptional season for the maroon and gold, breaking two records on the day. First in the 400-meter dash, Farley captured Salisbury's first first-place finish on the afternoon while breaking the school record. She posted a time of 57.11 seconds, which breaks the mark she set earlier this season of 57.63 seconds.
Then in the 200-meter dash Farley broke yet another record, this time posting a mark of 25.51 seconds while garnering a second-place finish. Her time broke the previous record of 25.74, which she posted just last week.
Glory Ebinama completed her solid weekend by capturing a third-place finish in the finals of the 60-meter dash. Her time of 7.87 seconds is just two hundredths of a second off her personal record time of 7.85 seconds.
She then went on to finish fourth in the 200-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 25.78 seconds.
Shea McCloskey earned a third-place finish in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:22.39.
The final women's record on the day to fall was in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Caitlyn Rishell, Alicia Meier, McCloskey, and Farley captured a third-place finish while posting a time of 4:03.16. Their time breaks the previous record of 4:04.25 back in 2015.
Ethan Binnix found his way into the record book for the Sea Gulls by posting a time of 1:06.96 in the 500-meter run. With the time, Binnix not only earned a fourth-place finish but also tied the record in the event set back in 2010 by Cory Beebe.
Emmanuel Porquin picked up Salisbury's second first-place finish for the day, earning the win in the 1,000-meter run. Porquin posted a time of 2:34.59 to earn the top finish.
Mickey Van Gieson and Alex Hardman each turned in solid performances in the 400-meter run, placing second and fourth respectively. Van Gieson crossed the finish line in a time of 50.11 seconds while Hardman finished less than a second off of his teammate, posting a time of 50.79 seconds.
Jack McCloskey earned a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, coming home in a time of 22.73 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Van Gieson, Tyler Hardman, A. Hardman, and Binnix garnered a second-place finish in the event, posting a time of 3:26.08.
In the field events Duncan Ferrin picked up a second-place finish in the weight throw after recording a throw of 54' 4".
Donovan Beckett-Simms rounded out the field performances with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump as he posted a jump of 45' 0.5".
For the weekend the team broke 10 total records in two days, with the women breaking eight and the men breaking two.
Salisbury will open its outdoor season on Friday, March 16 when it travels to Coastal Carolina for the Coastal Carolina Spring Break Meet. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The National Collegiate Athletic Conference will release the qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships this week.