PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Salisbury University track and field team opened its season on Saturday afternoon traveling to University of Maryland Eastern Shore to compete in the Eastern Shore Cappy Anderson Invitational.
Imani Hasell got the Sea Gulls off to a solid start earning a second-place finish in the weight throw. Hasell recorded a throw of 47' 2" to earn the finish. Teammate Maiya Chapman finished fifth overall after posting a throw of 36' 5".
A trio of Salisbury athletes finished one through three in the pole vault as Julia Muller, Alyssa Collier, and Kara Osborne finished first, second, and third respectively. Muller cleared the bar at a height of 10' while Collier and Osborne posted heights of 8' and 6' 9".
Colleen Howard posted a second-place finish in the high jump clearing the bar at a height of 5' 3".
Chapman continued her impressive showing garnering a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 33' 9".
Breland Daye rounded out the Salisbury performance in the field events with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump recording a distance of 32' 8".
In the track events Christine Sturm placed eighth overall in the mile run crossing the finish line in a time of 5:40.87.
Jamie Farley earned a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash coming home in a time of 1:01.15.
Alyssa McCloskey captured a fifth-place finish in the 500-meter run crossing the finish line in a time of 1:22.78.
Four Sea Gulls found themselves within the top five places in the 800 meter dash with Shea McCloskey leading the way with a first-place finish. McCloskey came home in a time of 2:24.81 while Juliana Ancalmo came in just behind McCloskey finishing the race in a time of 2:28.83. Liana Foianini and Briana Murray placed fourth and fifth respectively crossing the finish line in times of 2:38.26 and 2:42.34.
Glory Ebinama placed fifth in the 200-meter dash coming home in 26.23 seconds.
Ashley Mazer earned a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run crossing the finish line in a time of 10:54.64.
Alex Hall recorded the men's teams only first-place finish of the afternoon winning the pole vault by clearing the bar at a height of 12'.
In the men's shot put Hunter McEntaffer finished sixth posting a throw of 36' 7".
Leby and McInnis continued their impressive performances earning a third and fifth-place finish in the triple jump posting jumps of 42' 5" and 37' respectively.
In the track events Emmanuel Porquin earned a third-place finish in the 800-meter dash. Porquin came home in a time of 2:02.47.
A trio of Sea Gulls placed third through fifth in the 400-meter dash. Alex Hardman placed third with a time of 51.26 seconds while Mickey Van Gieson and Ethan Binnix placed fourth and fifth respectively. Van Gieson came home in a time of 51.73 seconds while Binnix finished the race in 51.75 seconds.
Jack McCloskey earned a fifth-place in the 60-meter dash coming home in a time of 7.45 seconds.
Porquin continued his impressive performance placing third in the mile run coming home in a time of 4:34.86. Meanwhile teammate Jack Finnerin earned a sixth-place finish in the mile crossing the finish line in a time of 4:38.87.
Conner Masteran earned a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run while Mason Kimbell and Ian Hinson placed fifth and sixth overall. Masteran came home in a time of 8:50.75 while Kimbell and Hinson crossed the finish in times of 9:38.08 and 9:41.71 respectively.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Van Gieson, Hardman, Charlie Schueler, and Binnix earned a third-place finish completing the race in a time of 3:27.50.
Salisbury returns to action on Sunday, December 9 when it travels to Christopher Newport University. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.