Three Sea Gulls win events at Penn Invitational

Three Sea Gulls win events at Penn Invitational

PHILADELPHIA – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams picked up a number of personal records and seven top-three finishes on Saturday at the Penn Invitational.

Seniors Chris Barnard and Brandon Lane each picked up wins on the men's side while sophomore Chelsea Tavik won for the women.

Barnard won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing the finish line with a time of 9:36.16, while Lane earned his win in the men's triple jump, covering a distance of 45' 6.5". Tavik kept her dominance in the shot put going, using a heave of 40' 9" to earn the win.

Tavik also picked up a third-place finish in the women's javelin, covering a distance of 125' 1". Sophomore Matt McMurdo had a strong showing the javelin on the men's side, placing third with a distance of 175' 7".

Freshman Ryan Jackson had one of the Sea Gulls' many personal records, shaving a handful of seconds off his top performance in the 5,000-meter run, placing third with a time of 15:06.61. Junior Becca Stinner picked up a second-place finish in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:31.53.

The Sea Gulls will take part in a two-day event next weekend when they travel to the West Chester Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9.

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