SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field programs concluded the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday as the women finished second overall recording 142 points, finishing just two points behind the women's champion Christopher Newport University, which recorded 144 points. Meanwhile the men placed third tallying 133 points for the weekend.
Jacqueline Seymour earned the Sea Gulls' first victory of the day earning the win in the high jump. Seymour cleared the bar at a height of 5' 2.50" defeating Christopher Newport University jumper Hannah Bowden by one and one quarter of an inch. Seymour helped Salisbury repeat as champions in the event defending her now coach, Meghan McGowan's, title from last year.
Dalina Julien earned a fifth-place finish in the discus throw recording a toss of 123' 3".
Taylor Bailey captured a third-place finish in the triple jump posting a mark of 35' 8.50".
Bailey continued her impressive afternoon picking up a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles coming home in a time of 16.10 seconds.
Kate Sigman and Carly Sniffen finished within seconds of each other in the 1,500-meter run placing fourth and sixth, respectively. Sigman came home in a time 4:54.79 while Sniffen crossed the finish line in a time of 5:03.98.
Jamie Farley and Caitlyn Rishell each posted solid finishes in the 400-meter dash placing second and fourth. Farley completed the race in a time of 58.02 seconds while Rishell finished just behind her teammate with a time of 58.63 seconds.
Shea McCloskey picked up a second-place finish in the 800-meter run coming home in a time of 2:19.30.
In the 400-meter hurdles Emily Wahlgren and Caroline Tyrrell finished back-to-back placing fifth and sixth. Wahlgren completed the race in a time of 1:09.52 while Tyrrell crossed the finish line in a time of 1:09.80.
Glory Ebinama earned a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash coming home in a time of 25.67 seconds. Her teammate, Farley, finished just behind her placing fifth overall posting a time of 26.17 seconds.
In the 4x400-meter relay, the team of Alicia Meier, Ebinama, Rishell, and Farley finished third completing the race in a time of 3:59.81.
Duncan Ferrin continued his great weekend for the maroon and gold picking up a third-place finish in the discus throw recording a toss of 132' 5".
Matthew Adedeji picked up a fifth-place finish in the high jump clearing the bar at a height of 6' 2".
Donovan Beckett-Simms earned Salisbury's second victory of the day posting a first-place finish in the triple jump. Beckett-Simms posted a jump of 48' 10.75" to earn the win as well as set a new school and CAC record. Beckett-Simms breaks the record he himself previously set earlier this season when he posted a mark of 47' 5.75". Adedeji finished fourth overall in the triple jump posting a mark of 46' 6.75".
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase Malcolm Milton earned a third-place finish coming home in a time of 9:33.11. Milton would also post a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles posting a time of 57.69 seconds.
Emmanuel Porquin garnered a sixth-place finish in the 1,500-meter relay crossing the finish line a time of 4:02.33. He went on to turn in a solid performance in the 800-meter run placing third overall after a race of 1:57.47 seconds.
A whole flock of Sea Gulls turned in exceptional performances in the 400-meter dash as they all finished in the top six. Ethan Binnix paced the group with a second-place finish completing the race in a time of 48.37 seconds. Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and Tyler Hardman finished fourth through sixth all finishing within less than two seconds of each other. Van Gieson placed fourth coming home in a time of 48.96 while both Hardman brothers placed fifth and sixth respectively as Alex Hardman came home in a time of 49.45 seconds and Tyler Hardman came home in a time of 50.45 seconds.
Salisbury returns to action on Monday, May 14 when it competes in the Swat Last Chance Meet hosted by Swarthmore College starting at 4 p.m.