TOWSON, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field program traveled across the bridge to compete at Division I Towson University in the Towson Invite on Saturday. Two new records fell for the maroon and gold as Zachary Stump and the women's 4x400-meter relay team found their ways into the record books.
In the women's 4x400-meter relay the team of Glory Ebinama, Jamie Farley, Alicia Meier, and Caitlyn Rishell ran into the record books posting a time of 3:58.47 to place fifth overall. Their time surpasses the previous mark of 3:59.49 set back in 2012.
The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Ashley Luton, Farley, Meier, and Ebinama was also solid, placing sixth overall with a time of 49.48 seconds.
Farley continued her impressive afternoon as she garnered a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 57.35 seconds.
In the field events Colleen Howard placed fifth in the high jump behind a mark of 4' 11."
Kyleigh Dumas finished second in the pole vault as she cleared the bar with a height of 11' 7.75."
Ethan Gray got the men's team off to a great start in the track events as he placed third in the 3,000-meter steeple chase with a time of 10:17.37.
A trio of Sea Gulls turned in a solid outing in the 400-meter hurdles as Caleb Mable, Justin Speirs, and Charlie Schueler finished fourth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Mable finished in 56.94 seconds while Speirs and Schueler posted times of 58.42 and 58.91 seconds.
Salisbury had two 4x400-meter relay teams earn top finishes in the event as the team of Hardman, Van Gieson, McInnis, and Ethan Binnix picked up the win behind a time of 3:18.68. Meanwhile, the team of Mable, Schueler, Williams and, Emmanuel Porquin placed sixth with a mark of 3:29.17.
McInnis continued his solid day in the track events placing fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.27 seconds.
In the 5,000-meter run Mason Kimbell posted a time of 15:58.44 to place sixth overall.
In the field events Stump finished first in the pole vault as he cleared the bar at a height of 15' 1." He surpasses the previous mark of 15' set by Kris Greenwell back in 2004.
McInnis placed fifth in the long jump with a mark of 22' 1.5" to earn the finish.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 13 when it hosts the Salisbury University Eastern Shore Challenge at the Salisbury University Track & Field Complex. The meet will begin at 9 a.m.