Jones named Women's Coach of the Year; 16 named all-conference

Jones named Women's Coach of the Year; 16 named all-conference

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference released the 2018 Track & Field All-Conference teams on Friday morning and Salisbury University had 16 athletes recognized for their efforts but the Sea Gulls were led by Head Coach Jim Jones, who was named the 2018 Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year.

For Jones this is the fifth time in his career he has been named Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year with the last time being 2013. Jones helped guide the Salisbury women's track & field team to a second-place finish at the 2018 CAC championships, finishing just two points behind CAC champion Christopher Newport University.

Under his guidance the women's team saw four different records fall including three in the track events as the team saw the mile run record fall and both the 4x200-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay records. On the field events side the team watched the pole vault record fall on three separate occasions including just last week at the CAC championships.

Women

The women landed five individuals on the all-conference list of honorees as Kyleigh Dumas and Jacqueline Seymour led the way as the two first-team All-CAC selections. Dumas earned the honor after claiming a first-place finish in the pole vault. It is Dumas' second time earning all-conference honors as she was named a first-team honoree in 2017.

Seymour also earned first-team accolades for the first time in her career. Seymour earned a first-place finish in the high jump.

Glory Ebinama, Jamie Farley, and Shea McCloskey all earned second-team honors for their performances at the CAC championship. Ebinama made the second team in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes while Farley earned all-conference honors in the 400-meter dash. Ebinama and Farley each earned conference honors for the first time in their careers. McCloskey rounded out the list of second-team honorees as she picked up a second-place finish in the 800-meter run. McCloskey previously was named to the second team in 2016.

Men

The men's team had 11 representatives on the all-conference list of honorees as Duncan Ferrin and Donovan Beckett-Simms both were named to the first team. Ferrin picked up a first-place finish in the hammer throw to earn his first all-conference honor. Beckett-Simms earned his first All-CAC honor as he earned a first-place finish in the triple jump.

Eight different members of the maroon and gold were named to the second team. Ethan Binnix earned second-team honors in the 400-meter dash. Greg Leasure earned second-team recognition after a second-place finish in the pole vault. It is the first all-conference honor for both Binnix and Leasure. 

Conner Masteran earned the first all-conference honors of his career earning second-team recognition after his performance in the 10,000-meter run. 

The 4x100-meter relay team of Jack McCloskey, Mickey Van Gieson, Chris Leby, and Jeffrey McInnis also picked up all-conference honors.

The list of second-team honorees was rounded out by the 4x400-meter relay team of Alex Hardman, Tyler Hardman, Binnix, and Van Gieson.

Salisbury will return to action on Monday, May 14 when it competes in the Swat Last Chance Meet hosted by Swarthmore College. The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.  

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