PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field program traveled 15 miles down the road to University of Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend to compete in the Eastern Shore Combined Events Meet. The Sea Gulls turned in an impressive showing as three more school records fell over the course of the two-day meet.
Kyleigh Dumas, the 4x200-meter relay team of Jack McCloskey, Michael Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and Ethan Binnix, and Hardman once more all found their way into the track & field record books over the weekend.
Dumas set the tone for the weekend early on Friday afternoon, posting a new mark in the pole vault by clearing the bar at a height of 11' 8" to not only set the record but also earn the win. The new height surpasses the mark she previous set earlier this season of 11' 7.75."
Dumas was joined on the leaderboard by teammates Kara Osborne, Julia Mullen, and Alyssa Collier, who placed second, third, and fourth respectively. Osborne posted a height of 10' while Mullen and Collier cleared the bar at a height of 10' and 8' 11.75" respectively.
A flock of Sea Gulls turned in impressive performances in the weight throw, with Imani Hasell leading the way. Hasell earned the win in the event by recording a toss of 50' 1.75." Maiya Chapman placed second while Mullen and Alexandra Jakubowski finished fourth and fifth respectively. Chapman posted a throw of 41' 0.25" while Mullen recorded a toss of 39' 5" and Jakubowski had a throw of 29' 9.25."
In the triple jump, Osborne earned a second-place finish behind a mark of 32' 11.75" while teammate Breland Daye placed fourth after a jump of 31' 7.5." Osborne would go on to finish fourth in the long jump, recording a jump of 16' 0.5" to earn the finish.
Chapman and Hasell each had impressive showings in the shot put, with Chapman winning the event after a toss of 32' 8.25." Hasell finished in fourth place, posting a mark of 30' 5.75."
Farley continued her impressive showing by placing second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.00.
Yaye' Sy earned a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles.
A trio of Sea Gulls turned in solid runs in the 500-meter run as Shea McCloskey, Alyssa McCloskey, and Juliana Ancalmo placed second, third, and fourth respectively. Shea McCloskey finished in a time of 1:22.69 while her sister Alyssa McCloskey and Ancalmo came home in times of 1:23.34 and 1:24.01.
Brianna Murray posted a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, finishing in a time of 2:41.78.
Hardman found himself in the record books twice over the weekend as an individual in the 500-meter run and then again as part of the 4x200-meter relay team. Hardman's time of 1:06.64 not only earned the victory but posted a new school record, which broke the previous record of 1:06.96 that had been previously set by Cory Beebe and current teammate Binnix, who tied the record last season.
Binnix finished just behind Hardman, placing second with a time of 1:08.01 while Isaiah Myers rounded out the group in third with a mark of 1:09.66.
In the 4x200-meter relay, McCloskey, Van Gieson, Hardman, and Binnix picked up the win and a new school record with a time of 1:31.73. The team broke their own record which they set earlier this season when they posted a mark of 1:32.79.
A flock of Sea Gulls turned in impressive performances in the mile run as Christian Ciattei led the way with a third-place finish, coming home in 4:35.81. Andrew Robey and Carter Williams finished fifth and sixth respectively with times of 4:41.39 and 4:45.04.
McCloskey earned a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash, coming in at 7.17 seconds.
Hunter McEntaffer posted a fifth-place finish in the weight throw, recording a toss of 27' 7.25." He would go on to finish fifth in the shot put as well after a throw of 36' 10.5."
In the pole vault, Zachary Stump captured his second straight victory by clearing the bar at a height of 13' 5.75."
Salisbury returns to action on Friday, February 15 when it travels to Christopher Newport University to compete in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. Start times will be posted once more information becomes available.