Track & Field picks up seven victories at Captains' Classic; Masteran breaks record

Track & Field picks up seven victories at Captains' Classic; Masteran breaks record

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury track & field program traveled to Christopher Newport University to compete in Captains' Classic on Saturday afternoon.

The Sea Gulls saw a record breaking performance from Connor Masteran, who ran into the Salisbury University record books breaking the mark in the 3,000-meter run.


The women's team got off to a quick start picking up four top-five spots in the 400-meter dash with three Sea Gulls finishing in the top three places. Caitlyn Rishell, Ashley Luton, and Alicia Meier finished first through third respectively as Rishell picked up the win behind a mark of 58.13 seconds. Luton posted a time of 58.60 seconds while Meier crossed the finish line in a time of 59.67 seconds. Juliana Ancalmo rounded out the group of maroon and gold runners placing fifth with a time of 1:01.72.

Shea McCloskey earned Salisbury's second victory of the day placing first in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:16.85. Jamie Farley finished just behind her teammate as she posted a second-place finish with a mark of 2:20.26.

In the 1,500-meter run Alyssa McCloskey finished third with a time of 4:59.19 while Sydney Ruckel took fifth with a mark of 5:00.96, with Carly Sniffen rounding out the trio taking seventh behind a mark of 5:03.79.

Allison Keller claimed the third win of the day for the Sea Gulls picking up the victory in the 5,000-meter run coming home in 19:08.59. Abby Potter and Jillian Swaim finished back-to-back finishing fourth and fifth with times of 19:29.29 and 19:38.59.

The 4x100-meter relay team earned the maroon and gold's fourth victory of the afternoon as the pairing of Meier, Glory Ebinama, Farley, and Luton came home in 48.63 seconds.   

The 4x400-meter relay team of Ti'Aira Hairston, Shea McCloskey, Ancalmo, and Alyssa McCloskey posted the team's fifth victory of the day behind a time of 4:05.41.

In the field events Colleen Howard earned the win in the high jump behind a jump of 5' 1.25."

Kyleigh Dumas garnered the sixth victory in the pole vault with a vault of 11' 7.75" while teammate Alyssa Collier placed third with a height of 9' 2.25."

In the triple jump Breland Daye finished third with a distance of 31.'

Dalina Julien garnered a seventh-place finish in the discus throw behind a toss of 113' 10."

Imani Hasell and Julia Mullen rounded out the field performances picking up third and sixth-place finishes in the hammer throw behind tosses of 138' 09" and 120' 07."


Isaiah Myers got the men's team off to a solid start with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash posting a time of 51.23 seconds.

In the 800-meter run Emmanuel Porquin finished in a time of 1:56.23 to place second.

Porquin went on to pick up the Sea Gulls seventh victory of the day and first on the men's side placing first in the 1,500-meter run posting a time of 4:04.85.

Masteran, while placing second in the 3,000-meter run, ran into the record books behind a time of 8:47.76. His time breaks the mark of 8:52.26 which was set just last year by Michael Weber. Teammates Mason Kimbell and Ryan Eville placed fifth and sixth posting times of 9:19.73 and 9:41.67.

Ethan Gray andAndrew Robey finished back-to-back in the 3,000-meter steeplechase placing second and third. Gray crossed the finish line in a time of 10:24.28 while Robey came home in 10:48.33.

In the 4x100-meter relay the team of Justin Williams, Mickey Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and Jeffrey McInnis finished second with a time of 41.78 seconds.

In the field events Alex Hall placed second in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 10' 11.75."

McInnis finished third in the long jump with a distance of 21' 9.50" while Chris Leby placed fifth behind a jump of 21' 3.50."

Hall rounded out the day for the maroon and gold with a fifth-place finish in the javelin throw as he recorded a toss of 115' 5."

Salisbury returns to action when it returns to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete in the historic Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The meet will start at 9 a.m. on April 25.   

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