Salisbury picks up nine victories at Blue & Silver Challenge

Salisbury picks up nine victories at Blue & Silver Challenge

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field program returned to action on Saturday afternoon making its first of three trips to Capital Athletic Conference rival Christopher Newport University for the Blue & Silver Challenge.

Women

Allison Keller got the women's team off a good start in the track events as she posted a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:02.17.

The maroon and gold dominated the 400-meter dash as four runners took the top-four places in the race. Caitlyn Rishell took home the win after clocking in at a time of 59.23 seconds while Alicia Meier placed second with a time of 59.80 seconds. Glory Ebinama and Ashley Luton rounded out the Salisbury finishers placing third and fourth respectively with times of 1:00.08 and 1:00.37.

Jamie Farley took home second in the 100-meter dash behind a time of 13.05 seconds.

Three Sea Gulls ran well in the 800-meter run led by the sister combination of Alyssa McCloskey and Shea McCloskey, who placed second and third crossing the finish line in times of 2:21.11 and 2:21.16. Keller rounded out the trio placing seventh with a time of 2:28.46.

Farley and Luton placed two and three in the 200-meter dash coming home in times 26.18 seconds and 26.93 seconds.

A trio of Salisbury runners garnered top three finishes in the 5,000-meter run as Sydney Ruckel captured the victory behind a mark of 19:01.05. Abigail Potter finished second while Jillian Swaim placed third posting times of 19:38.20 and 20:17.13.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Rishell, Ebinama, Meier, and Alyssa McCloskey captured the final track victory of the day for the women's team as it came home in a time of 4:02.41.

In the field events Kyleigh Dumas earned the victory in the pole vault as she cleared the bar at a height of 11' 7.75." her teammate Alyssa Collier finished sixth overall clearing the bar at a mark of 9' 0.25."

Maiya Chapman placed seventh overall in the shot put recording a distance of 33' 8.5."

In the discus Dalina Julien placed fourth overall while Chapman finished seventh. Julien recorded a throw of 119' 5" while Chapman posted a toss of 112' 4."

Imani Hasell recorded the women's team fifth win of the afternoon earning the victory in the hammer throw. Hasell posted a toss of 135' 10" to earn the first-place finish.

Men

Jeffrey McInnis captured the men's team first victory of the day in the long jump posting a mark of 22' 0.25" to earn the win. He went on to post a fourth-place finish in the triple jump behind a jump of 40' 2.75."

In the javelin throw Alex Hall earned a sixth-place finish behind a toss of 117' 8."

Zachary Stump earned the second victory of the day for the maroon and gold taking home first in the pole vault. Stump posted a vault of 14' 5.25" to earn the win. Hall placed fifth in the event behind a height of 10' 6."  

In the track events Ethan Gray turned in a strong showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase coming home in a time of 10:24.37.

Emmanuel Porquin earned a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter run after he crossed the finish line in 4:01.59.

Michael Van Gieson earned the men's third win of the day as captured the top spot in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 49.56 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash Alex Hardman finished seventh overall with a time of 11.40 seconds.

Porquin once again found himself amongst the top-three finishers, this time in the 800-meter run, as he placed third with a time of 1:56.24.

Two Sea Gulls finished back-to-back in the 400-meter hurdles as Justin Speirs and Caleb Mable placed second and third respectively with times of 58.27 seconds and 58.36 seconds.

Hardman, Ethan Binnix, and Jeffrey McInnis finished back-to-back-to-back in the 200-meter run placing third through fifth. Hardman finished in a time of 22.54 second while Binnix and McInnis came home in times of 22.79 seconds and 22.86 seconds.

In the 5,000-meter run Conner Masteran earned the team's fourth win of the afternoon taking first with a time of 15:15.16. Teammate Mason Kimbell finished third with a time of 16:16.00 while Ryan Eville placed seventh with a mark of 16:36.07.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Mable, Binnix, Isaiah Myers, and Justin Williams earned a second-place finish as the team came home in a time of 3:26.14.    

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 6 when it will travel across the bridge to Towson University for the Towson Invite. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.   

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