Dumas and Stump break pole vault records; Sea Gulls 1st and 4th after day one

Dumas and Stump break pole vault records; Sea Gulls 1st and 4th after day one

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field program traveled down Route 13 to Christopher Newport University on Friday to compete in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Sea Gulls saw record breaking performances from both Kyleigh Dumas and Zachary Stump as each athlete broke school records in the pole vault en route to capturing the CAC title in the event.

Women

In the women's field events Dumas defended her title in the pole vault and set a new school record in the process as she picked up the victory in the event with a height of 12' 4.5." The height breaks the previous school record Dumas set last year at the CAC championships when she cleared the bar at 12' 4."

Teammates Julia Mullen and Alyssa Collier finished third and sixth, respectively, as Mullen cleared the bar at a height of 10' 4.75" and Collier at a mark of 9' 9."

Breland Daye garnered a seventh-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 32' 5.5."

In the hammer throw Imani Hasell placed fifth behind a toss of 136.'

In the track events Glory Ebinama and Ashley Luton advanced to the finals in the 100-meter dash as they placed second and third, respectively. Ebinama crossed the finish line in a time of 12.39 seconds while Luton clocked in with a mark of 12.72 seconds.

A flock of Sea Gulls qualified for the 200-meter dash finals behind impressive showings in the preliminaries. Jamie Farley, Ebinama, and Caitlyn Rishell placed second through fourth with marks of 25.18, 25.62, and 25.71 seconds, respectively, while Luton finished sixth with a time of 25.94 seconds.

Sydney Ruckel earned the Sea Gulls' second victory of the day as she took home first place in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 40:06.15. Ashley Mazer finished sixth overall behind a mark of 41:34.69.

Men

Stump earned the third victory of the day for the maroon and gold as he claimed the win in the pole vault with a school mark of 15' 7." He broke the record previously set by himself earlier this year of 15' 1." 

Conner Masteran came home in a time of 33:57.47 in the 10,000-meter run to finish third overall.

Charlie Schueler qualified for the finals in the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.12 seconds to finish fourth in the preliminaries.  

In the 100-meter dash preliminaries both Jeffrey McInnis and Justin Williams qualified for the finals as McInnis finished with the top time of 10.48 seconds while Williams came home in 11.06 seconds to place fifth.

McInnis continued his solid first day at the championships as he also qualified for the 200-meter dash, earning a second-place finish with a mark of 21.76 seconds. Meanwhile, teammates Alex Hardman and Mickey Van Gieson finished fourth and fifth, respectively with marks of 22.18 seconds and 22.22 seconds. Williams rounded out the group of qualifiers with a time of 22.38 seconds.  

Chris Leby was solid in the field events with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump behind a leap of 42' 2.75."

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, May 4 when it competes in day two of the championships. The meet will start at 10 a.m.  

New School Records

Name Event Mark
Kyleigh Dumas Pole Vault 12' 4.5"
Zachary Stump Pole Vault 15' 7"

Women Standings

  1. Salisbury - 39
  2. Mary Washington - 37
  3. Southern Virginia - 33
  4. Christopher Newport - 28
  5. York - 24
  6. PSU-Harrisburg - 18
  7. Frostburg St. - 16 

Men Standings

  1. Mary Washington - 49
  2. Frostburg St. - 41
  3. York - 37
  4. Salisbury - 20
  5. Christopher Newport - 17
  6. PSU-Harrisburg - 16
  7. Southern Virginia - 15

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