Reilly, Campbell break school records for second time this season

Reilly, Campbell break school records for second time this season

NEWARK, Del. – The Salisbury University track & field teams traveled to the Thomson Invitational, hosted by the University of Delaware, on Saturday for the teams' first indoor meet of 2013, coming away with a pair of school records.

Sophomore Ashley Reilly and freshman Luke Campbell have competed in two meets during the 2012-13 season, and have broken school records in each meet.

Campbell improved upon his record mark in the 60-meter hurdles by .01 of a second, posting a time of 8.43 seconds while claiming the top spot in the event, out of 25 competitors.

Reilly broke the women's pole vault record for the second consecutive meet on Saturday, clearing a height of 9' 4.25" while taking 17th place in the event. The mark is four inches higher than her record-setting performance in early December at the CNU Holiday Open.

Salisbury nearly claimed another school mark in the meet as freshman Xavier Stinson cleared a height of 6' 6", just 1/4" shy of the program best, set in 2009, while claiming the top spot in the event.

Along with the record-breaking performances, the Sea Gulls also had two other top finishers in their event.

Sophomore Thomas Burke picked up a win in the 800-meter run, covering the distance in a time of 1:57.52. The race win was Burke's first collegiate indoor win.

Senior Chelsea Tavik, the defending national champion in the shot put, claimed the event in her first effort this season, with a top heave of 44' 3.5". Tavik also claimed a third-place finish in the weight throw, with a top distance of 49' 2.5".

Sophomore Ryan DiPascale claimed third in the men's shot put, with a distance of 46' 9.5".

The Gulls will return to action on next Saturday, Feb. 2, when they travel to the Frank Colden Invitational in Collegeville, Pa.

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