SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University track & field athletes Jamie Farley and Kyleigh Dumas are heading to Geneva, Ohio to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute from May 23-25.
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How Jamie got here
Farley advanced to the 2019 track & field championships after a solid outdoor season in which she claimed eight combined top-five finishes in the both the 200 and 400-meter dashes. Farley advanced to the national championships behind season-best times of 25.06 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 56.46 seconds in the 400-meter dash, both of which were set at the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
How Kyleigh got here
Dumas was exceptional during her junior year campaign breaking the pole vault record twice while also earning a top individual finish at the historic Penn Relays. She earned three victories during the outdoor season, including the title at the 2019 CAC championships. She advanced to the championship behind a height and new school record of 12' 5.5", which she set at the SWAT Last Chance Meet on May 13.
Setting a high bar…literally
Since her sophomore season Dumas has been raising the bar for the Salisbury track & field program, quite literally. During her junior season Dumas broke the pole vault record and then reset the mark just 10 days later. At the CAC championships Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 12' 4.5" to break the previous mark of 12' 4", which she herself previously had set at the 2018 CAC championships. Both marks not only stood as personal and school records but also as CAC meet records. However, Dumas wasn't done as she reset the record this time at the SWAT Last Chance Meet, clearing the bar at a height 12' 5.5."
Farley has earned recognition multiple times this outdoor season from both the CAC and Eastern College Athletic Conference. She was named back-to-back CAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week in April while also being named the ECAC Division III South Women's Track Athlete of the Month for the month of April. In that month alone Farley accumulated seven top-five finishes in the eight races she participated in both as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams and as an individual in the 200, 400, and 800-meter dashes.
Last time out
The last time each of these athletes competed was on May 13 at the SWAT Last Chance Meet. Dumas set a mark of 12' 5.5" in the pole vault to break the school record while Farley placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.14 seconds. As part of the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay team Farley and her teammates finished second and third receptively with times of 49.38 seconds and 3:57.96.
Dumas will compete on Thursday, May 23 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the pole vault while Farley will run in the 200-meter preliminaries on Thursday, May 23 at 4:55 p.m. (Eastern Time). Farley will then run again on Friday, May 24 in the preliminaries of the 400-meter dash at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).