SELLINSGROVE, Pa. – A new Salisbury University record was set and the mens' and women's track & field teams brought home four wins at the Susquehanna Invite on Sunday, hosted by Susquehanna University.
Sophomores Whitney Handy, Alex Greissinger, Kara Tolson and freshman Michelle Clark combined to set a new top time for a quartet of Sea Gulls in the women's 4x200-meter relay. The group covered the distance in 1:50.50, also earning the win in the event.
Tolson earned another victory at the meet, taking the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.80 seconds while junior Claire Lawrence placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:34.42).
In the field events Salisbury came up strong as well. Jennifer Houghton picked up a win and a third-place finish. The senior's best distance in the weight throw covered 47' 9.75" earning her the win as Salisbury took four of the top six places. Classmate Rachel Holtzman finished second in the weight throw with a top heave of 46' 8.25" as senior Holly Defnet (42' 2") took fifth and sophomore Sadie Mangold (39' 4") placed sixth.
Houghton placed third in the shot put, with a top throw of 35' 4.5" with Defnet (34' 11") finishing fourth.
Salisbury's field event dominance continued on the men's side with senior Jay Drenner earning a win in the weight throw and a second-place finish in the shot put. The Eldersburg, Md., native covered 52' 11" in the weight throw and 46' 5.5" in the shot put with freshman Ryan DiPascale (45' 2.25") just behind him in third.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action next Sunday, Feb. 19, as they look to become the first Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Champions. The league's inaugural indoor championships will be held at George Mason University.