NEW YORK – The Salisbury University men's and women's track program ran away with the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday afternoon as the women totaled 150 points while the men totaled 132.5 points.
Conner Masteran and Ethan Binnix found their way into the history books as each broke a school record. Mastran broke the 3,000-meter record for the second time this season while Binnix posted a new mark in the 500-meter dash.
Imani Hasell gave the women the Sea Gulls' first victory of the day by posting a win in the weight throw behind a toss of 46' 8."
Colleen Howard picked up a second-place finish in the high jump as she cleared the bar at a height of 5' 3."
Glory Ebinama earned the second victory of the day for the maroon and gold, earning a first-place finish in the 60-meter dash by coming home in a time of 7.87 seconds. Teammate Ashley Luton placed eighth overall as she posted a time of 8.31 seconds.
In the 400-meter dash a flock of Sea Gulls turned in impressive performances as Jamie Farley paced all runners with a first-place finish, coming home in 58.26 seconds. Caitlyn Rishell finished third overall, posting a mark of 1:00.06, while Alicia Meier and Luton finished fifth and seventh. Meier came home in 1:00.91 while Luton posted a time of 1:03.01.
Alyssa McCloskey captured a third-place finish in the 500-meter dash, completing the race in 1:20.11.
In the 800-meter run Shea McCloskey garnered a fifth-place finish behind a mark of 2:22.70.
Freshman Juliana Ancalmo completed the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:08.06 to finish third overall.
A trio of Salisbury runners turned in solid performances in the 200-meter run with Farley leading the way, finishing second overall, coming home in 26.08 seconds. Teammate Ebinama placed fourth while Rishell finished eighth. Ebinama ran a time of 26.39 seconds while Rishell posted a mark of 27.09 seconds.
In the 3,000-meter run five Sea Gull runners finished in the top six spots, including the top four places. Sydney Ruckel led the way with the third victory of the afternoon for the maroon and gold, coming in at 10:50.78. Ashley Mazer placed second with a time of 11:03.14, while Allison Keller and Christine Sturm placed third and fourth with times of 11:31.14 and 11:49.44. Shea McCloskey rounded out the group with a sixth-place finish and a time of 12:06.25.
The 4x400-meter relay team rounded out the afternoon with a second-place finish as the squad of Meier, Luton, Farley, and Alyssa McCloskey came in with a mark of 4:04.84.
Masteran placed second overall in the 3,000-meter run, breaking the school record in the process by posting a new mark of 8:35.53, breaking his previous record of 8:36.75, which he set earlier this season.
Zachary Stump earned a second-place finish in the pole vault, posting a vault of 14' 6.25."
Emmanuel Porquin earned a fifth-place finish in the mile run, coming home in 4:24.71.
Jeffrey McInnis earned a fourth-place finish in the men's 60-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 7.15 seconds.
Michael Van Gieson captured Salisbury's fourth victory of the day, winning the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.35 seconds. Teammate Alex Hardman came in just behind Van Gieson with a mark of 49.97 seconds to finish third.
Binnix posted yet another victory for the maroon and gold while also breaking the school record as he ran to the win in the 500-meter dash with a mark of 1:06.58. His time breaks the previous mark set by teammate Alex Hardman of 1:06.64, which occured earlier this season. Isaiah Myers finished sixth overall, posting a time of 1:08.35 in the process.
In the 1,000-meter run Porquin found himself atop the heap capturing the win, for Salisbury's fifth, in a time of 2:32.64.
Van Gieson, Jack McCloskey, and Hardman all turned in solid performances in the 200-meter dash. Van Gieson finished second with a time of 22.45 seconds while McCloskey finished right behind him in third with a time of 22.52 seconds and Hardman placed sixth, posting a time of 22.96 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Hardman, Van Gieson, Myers, and Binnix concluded the championships with the sixth and final victory for the maroon and gold, posting a mark of 3:23.97 to earn the win.