GENEVA, Ohio – Salisbury University track & field athletes Kyleigh Dumas and Jamie Farley competed in the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday at the SPIRE Institute.
"This was Kyleigh's highest height at an NCAA championship and I am very proud of her for that," head coach Jim Jones said. "She continues to surprise me with new heights and records. This is a good experience for her because she now knows she can compete with the best in the country."
Dumas captured a 14th-place finish in the event clearing the bar at a height of 12' 3.5." She improved on her height from a year ago when she cleared the bar at a height of 11' 11.75" at the 2018 national championships.
"I'm glad that I got in the competition and put up a good fight," Dumas said. "I'm not exactly happy with how I placed, I was really hoping for a better day overall but there is always next year. I am happy though that I am now consistently clearing bars above 12 feet."
Farley competed in the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash on Thursday evening and finished 20th overall in the event, crossing the finish line in a time of 26.00 seconds.
"It was a tough start for Jamie but I know she will use this performance as motivation for tomorrow," Jones said. "Today will serve as a good warmup for tomorrow in the 400-meter preliminaries. We talked about getting off to a quick start and not to panic if you are behind early. I know she will run with the fire she always brings and be ready to go."
Farley will return to track on Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) to compete in the 400-meter preliminaries.