Track & field lands 16 on All-CAC teams; Jones named Men's Coach of the Year

Track & field lands 16 on All-CAC teams; Jones named Men's Coach of the Year

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference released its yearly indoor track & field awards on Thursday afternoon and the Salisbury University indoor track & field program had 16 athletes earn conference recognition, all of whom were led by Head Coach Jim Jones who was named the 2019 Indoor Track & Field Men's Coach of the Year.

For Coach Jones this is the fourth time in his career he has earned the accolade and first time since 2015. Under his tutelage the men's team picked up its first CAC indoor championship since 2015 while breaking four different school and CAC meet records during the indoor season.

Women

The women's team saw eight different athletes garner All-CAC honors in seven different events. Jamie Farley led all Sea Gull athletes with three first-team accolades after victories in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and 4x400-meter relay.

Farley was joined on the first team by 4x400-meter relay teammates Caitlyn Rishell, Alicia Meier, and Ti'Aira Hairston, all of whom received first-team recognition for the first time in their careers.

Glory Ebinama earned first-team honors for the first time in her career as well after placing first in the 60-meter dash.

Also earning first-team honors was Kyleigh Dumas in the pole vault. This is second consecutive All-CAC accolade for Dumas, who garnered first-team honors last season as well.

Both Imani Hasell and Alyssa McCloskey each found their way onto the second team after impressive performances in their respective events. Hasell finished second in the weight throw to earn the honor while McCloskey placed second in the 800-meter run.

Men

Meanwhile the men's team also had eight athletes earn All-CAC honors in four different events while three athletes earned second-team recognition in three events.

Conner Masteran led all Sea Gulls by being named to the first team in both 5,000 and 3,000-meter run. The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Alex Hardman, Michael Van Gieson, Isaiah Myers, and Ethan Binnix was also named to the first team after earning a first-place finish in the event.

Freshman Zachary Stump garnered his first All-CAC accolade by being named to the first team after a victory and CAC meet record vault in the pole vault.

Jeffrey McInnis garnered second-team honors in the triple jump, which was his first All-CAC honor of his career for the indoor season.

Joining McInnis on the second team is Jack McCloskey and Van Gieson. McCloskey picked up the second-team accolades after placing second in the 60-meter dash while Van Gieson garnered the honor for a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash.

Salisbury returns to action on Friday, March 1 when it travels to New York, New York to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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