Two school records fall at SWAT Last Chance Meet

Two school records fall at SWAT Last Chance Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams sent a handful of student-athletes to the SWAT Last Chance Meet, hosted by Swarthmore College on Monday, for one of their final efforts at posting a time worthy of invitation to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships later this month. Two Sea Gulls posted school records at the meet, and two Gulls came home with wins.

Sophomore Kara Tolson set a new school mark in the 200-meter dash, placing fourth in the race with a time of 25.13 seconds. She was the top Division III finisher in the event.

Senior Jennifer Houghton claimed the hammer throw competition with a top heave of 151' 1" and took second in the shot put, covering 40' 9".

Senior Anna Steinman posted a time of 4:58.60 in the 1,500-meter run while classmate Becca Stinner finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11:27.55, to place fourth.

Senior Chris Barnard finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, completing the race in 9:11.30, which shattered his own school record by more than nine seconds while junior Tyler Miluski finished the race in 10:06.55.

Senior Jay Drenner claimed the top spot in the hammer throw, covering a top distance of 178' 1", finishing nearly 15 feet ahead of the next-closest competitor. Drenner also placed second in the discus, with a top throw of 149' 8".

Senior John Fitzgerald ran the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:48.49, to finish 16th among more than 70 runners in the event. The time was just eight seconds off the school-record pace. Senior David Toller ran the event in 15:24.57.

Sophomore Matthew Hallenbeck finished the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:00.88.

Nine Sea Gulls will make the trip to Ewing, N.J., for the teams' final regular-season meet this Thursday, May 17 – the Lions' Last Chance Meet, hosted by The College of New Jersey.

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