FAIRFAX, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field program opened its second half of the 2018-19 season at the George Mason Patriot Games on Saturday afternoon. Conner Masteran led the way for the Sea Gulls, breaking his second record of the season, this time in the 3,000-meter run.
Masteran broke yet another school record, shattering the 3,000-meter run record by coming home in a time of 8:36.75 to place third. His new mark breaks that of George Martinez, set back in 2014 when Martinez posted a time of 8:39.18.
Alex Hardman got the men's side off to a quick start, placing third in the 400-meter dash, coming home in 50.55 seconds.
In the 500-meter dash Isaiah Myers picked up a sixth-place finish posting a time of 1:09.00.
Emmanuel Porquin continued the men's strong showing, placing third in the 1,000-meter run by coming home in a time of 2:33.54.
Jack McCloskey garnered a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 22.90 seconds.
In the men's field events the maroon and gold were paced by Jeffrey McInnis and Chris Leby as the two finished back-to-back in the long jump. McInnis placed fourth while Leby finished fifth, posting marks of 21' 2" and 20' 8" respectively.
Zachary Stump, who was competing in his first meet as a Sea Gull, earned a fourth-place finish in the pole vault, recording a vault of 13' 9.25".
Leby continued his strong performance by picking up a first-place finish in the triple jump, posting a mark of 42' 2". McInnis came in right behind his teammate, placing second after recording a jump of 41' 10.5".
On the women's side Jamie Farley got the women off to a solid start by earning a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:00.41.
Two different 4x400-meter relay teams turned in solid performances as each finished in the top four. The team of Caitlyn Rishell, Ti'Aira Hairston, Alicia Meier, and Farley earned a first-place finish, coming home in a time of 4:07.37. The team of Juliana Ancalmo, Allison Keller, Alyssa McCloskey, and Shea McCloskey finished just three spots behind their teammates, posting a time of 4:14.63 to finish fourth.
In the field events two Sea Gulls turned in impressive performances in the pole vault, led by Kyleigh Dumas, who garnered a third-place finish by posting a vault of 11' 5.75". Meanwhile, teammate Julia Mullen finished sixth with a mark of 10'.
Colleen Howard earned a sixth-place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at a height of 4' 9".
Imani Hasell posted a fourth-place finish in the weight throw, recording a toss of 47' 11.75".
Salisbury returns to action on Sunday, February 3 when it travels to Capital Athletic Conference rival Christopher Newport University to compete in the Vince Brown Invitational. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.