Salisbury finishes strong at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational

Salisbury finishes strong at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Salisbury University track & field program wrapped up its time at the three day Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational on Saturday afternoon with the women's team finishing fourth overall while the men finished in a tie for seventh.


Jamie Farley opened the day for the women's team with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash, coming home in a time of 57.72 seconds.

In the women's 100-meter dash finals Glory Ebinama earned a sixth-place finish, crossing the finish line in a time of 12.93 seconds. Ebinama improved one spot in the finals from her qualifying run in which she finished seventh.

Alyssa McCloskey turned in a solid run in the women's 800-meter dash placing eighth, battling runners from all divisions of college athletics and three unattached runners. McCloskey posted a time of 2:20.96 to earn the finish.   

The day was closed out by the women's 4x400-meter relay team posting a sixth-place finish. The combination of Ashley Luton, Farley, Shea McCloskey, and Alyssa McCloskey combined to complete the race in 4:04.95.


In the field events on the men's side Zachary Stump turned in a solid outing in his first outdoor meet of the season. Stump cleared the bar at a height of 14' 5.5" to finish sixth overall.  

Emmanuel Porquin ran well in the Jamie McCarthy Mile Run as he placed ninth overall positing a time of 4:28.08, competing against runners from multiple collegiate divisions and two runners from the Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club.  

Porquin would also post a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter dash posting a time of 1:57.02.

The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Ethan Binnix, Michael Van Gieson, Isaiah Myers, and Alex Hardman garnered a fourth-place finish completing the race in a time of 3:22.35.  

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 30 when it travels to Capital Athletic Conference opponent Christopher Newport University to compete in the Blue & Silver Invitational. It will be the first of three total trips the team will make to Newport News, Virginia this outdoor season. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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