WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams picked up a handful of top 10 finishes over the weekend at the Wake Forest Invitational while one Sea Gull earned an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, one tied a school record and another ran a personal best.
Sophomore Matt McMurdo placed 12th in the men's javelin competition, where his distance of 194' 10" was good to provisionally qualify him for the NCAA championships. Freshman Kara Tolson tied a four-year-old program record in the 200-meter dash, finishing in a time of 26.10 seconds, while junior Becca Stinner placed fourth in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:37.00, a personal record for the Darnestown, Md., native.
Salisbury had another strong finish in the steeplechase as senior Chris Barnard placed third in the men's competition with a time of 9:43.28.
The Sea Gulls saw three other top-five finishes with freshman Ryan Jackson placing fifth in the men's 5,000-meter run (15:20.87), sophomore Paul Herbert finishing fifth in the men's high jump B (6' 1.25") and Tolson taking third in the women's high jump B (5'1").
The Sea Gulls will be back in action next Saturday, March 26, when they travel to Towson, Md., for the Goucher College Invitational.