Salisbury men claim CAC indoor track & field championship for second season, women take second

Salisbury men claim CAC indoor track & field championship for second season, women take second

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Salisbury University men's track & field team dominated the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday, winning for the second consecutive year, while the women finished second.

The men earned seven wins in 15 events, to compile 190 points, 99 clear of second-place the University of Mary Washington. The women, who finished with 133.5 points on the strength of five event victories, were edged by the Eagles (155 points) after Salisbury won the inaugural event last year.

Senior Jacob Adedeji and sophomore Thomas Burke each figured into Salisbury's point total with two wins. Adedeji claimed the 200-meter dash, breaking the CAC record, with a time of 22.48 seconds and took the high jump, clearing a height of 6' 3.5". Burke was the best in the CAC in the 800-meter run, covering the distance in a CAC record time of 1:56.37.

Burke teamed up with freshmen Jarrell Young and Ian Wood and junior Matthew Hallenbeck to claim the distance medley relay with a time of 10:44.50, breaking the CAC record by nearly 10 seconds.

Salisbury also earned two individual titles in the throwing events as sophomores Ryan DiPascale and Dylan Burkett claimed the shot put and weight throw, respectively. DiPascale took down the CAC shot put record, with his top distance covering 49' 7.25", while Burkett's 49' 3" earned the title in the weight throw.

The Sea Gulls' final win came in the 4x400-meter relay as freshman Luke Campbell along with sophomores Devon Hopkins, Blake Bussard and Richard Newman broke the CAC mark with a time of 3:25.96.

Campbell came up .01 seconds shy of his previous school record in the 60-meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 8.28 seconds. Campbell led three Gulls across the line in the finals trailed by Newman (8.53 seconds) and Hopkins (8.77).

Freshman Kyle Tockman finsihed second in the 5,000-meter run, with a time of 15:33.42.

Adedeji finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.01 seconds, .03 seconds behind York (Pa.) College's Sean Welsh, sophomore Tyler Austin took third with a time of 7.04 seconds.

Newman finished just behind Adedeji in the 200-meter dash, finishing in second place with a time of 22.77 seconds. Salisbury took four of the top five places with Campbell (22.93) taking fourth and Austin (23.05) fifth. Stinson placed second in the high jump, clearing 6' 1.5".

Newman (50.30 seconds) and Campbell (50.41) finished second and third in the 400-meter dash while junior Matt McMurdo took second in the shot put, with a top distance of 49' 7".

Wood placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.02 and Hallenbeck took third in the 1 mile, covering the distance in 4:31.33.

Senior Paul Herbert covered 42' 5.25" in the triple jump to place third.

Junior Kara Tolson earned three victories for the women's team, earning the CAC title in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Her time of 26.19 seconds in the 200-meter dash broke her own CAC record and her 7.96 second time in the 60-meter dash broke her own program record.

Tolson also joined junior Alex Greissinger, sophomore Brooke Schulz and freshman Lauren Snyder to claim the top spot in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:09.32.

Senior Chelsea Tavik defended her two CAC indoor titles, claiming the shot put and the weight throw. Tavik's top effort of 45' 9" in the shot put broke the CAC record while 49' 4.25" in the weight throw was more than seven feet better than the second-place finisher.

Senior Claire Lawrence finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.59 while junior Sadie Mangold finished in second in the weight throw with a top effort of 42' 2".

Tolson also picked up a third-place finish in the high jump, clearing 4' 11.75".

Snyder placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.44 seconds and freshman Kelsey Larger (27.63 seconds) took fourth.

The quartet of Lawrence, sophomore Ameera Teal, and freshmen Kayla Parlavecchio and Laura Hartman finished third in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:27.68.

The Sea Gulls will return to Fairfax next Sunday, Feb. 24, for the George Mason Winter Games.

Salisbury's CAC Champions

Men

Jacob Adedeji – 200-meter dash (22.48)&
Jacob Adedeji – high jump (6' 3.5")
Thomas Burke – 800-meter run (1:56.37)&
Dylan Burkett – weight throw (49' 3")
Ryan DiPascale – shot put (49' 7.25")&
4x400-meter relay (3:25.96)&
  - Luke Campbell, Devon Hopkins, Blake Bussard, Richard Newman
Distance medley relay (10:44.50)&
  - Thomas Burke, Jarrell Young, Ian Wood, Matthew Hallenbeck 

Women

Chelsea Tavik – shot put (45' 9")&
Chelsea Tavik – weight throw (49' 4.25")
Kara Tolson – 60-meter dash (7.96)

Kara Tolson – 200-meter dash (26.19)&
4x400-meter relay (4:09.32)
  - Alex Greissinger, Brooke Schulz, Lauren Snyder, Kara Tolson

Salisbury record in italics
& - CAC championship record

Men's Team Results

1. Salisbury University – 190 points
2. University of Mary Washington – 91 points
3. York (Pa.) College – 65 points
4. Frostburg State University – 63 points
5. Wesley College – 46 points 

Women's Team Results

1. University of Mary Washington – 155 points
2. Salisbury University – 133.5 points

3. York (Pa.) College – 88.5 points
4. Frostburg State University – 52 points
5. Wesley College – 27 points

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