Stump breaks pole vault record on day one of CAC championships

Stump breaks pole vault record on day one of CAC championships

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field program traveled to Christopher Newport University to compete in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. After one day of competition the women's team sits in second while the men are in fifth.

The Sea Gulls got off to a great start on day one led by Zachary Stump, who posted a new school and CAC meet record, while Conner Masteran and Ashley Mazer turned in solid performances in the 5,000-meter run.

Women

Mazer got the women's team off to a great start with a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, completing the race in a time of 18:56.50. Meanwhile, Sydney Ruckel came in just behind her teammate with a mark of 19:03.55 to finish fourth.

In the women's distance medley, the team of Allison Keller, Juliana Ancalmo, Alyssa McCloskey, and Christine Sturm garnered a third-place finish, coming home in 13:02.83.

Glory Ebinama earned a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash preliminaries, posting a time of 7.94 seconds, which qualifiers her for the finals tomorrow.  

In the field events, Kara Osborne posted a sixth-place finish in the long jump, recording a jump of 16' 0.25."

Imani Hasell earned a second-place finish in the weight throw, recording a toss of 51' 3.75."

Men

Stump posted a first-place finish in the pole vault while also setting a new school and CAC meet record in the event. Stump cleared the bar at a height of 14' 6.75", breaking the previous mark of 14' 0.25" which was set by Kris Greenwell back in 2004.  

Alex Hall finished sixth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 11' 7.75."

In the long jump, Jeffrey McInnis earned a fourth-place finish by posting a jump of 21' 6.25."

Masteran captured the Sea Gulls' second victory of the day, placing first in the 5,000-meter run by coming home in a time of 15:08.72. Teammate Mason Kimbell finished sixth overall, finishing in 15:51.46.  

The men's distance medley relay team of Jack Finnerin, Isaiah Myers, Corey Young, and Emmanuel Porquin posted a fifth-place finish, completing the race in a time of 10:51.51.

Charlie Schueler placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles, running a time of 9.17 seconds, which was good enough to advance to the finals tomorrow.

Both Jack McCloskey and McInnis turned in solid performances in the 60-meter dash preliminaries, finishing fourth and fifth respectively, each posting times of 7.15 seconds. With those times, McCloskey and McInnis both qualified for the finals tomorrow.   

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. for day two of the championships.

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