Four Sea Gulls claim weekly CAC track & field awards

Four Sea Gulls claim weekly CAC track & field awards

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its weekly track & field awards on Tuesday and the Salisbury University men's and women's teams picked up a sweep of the four honors.

Freshmen Luke Campbell and Xavier Stinson collected the men's awards while senior Chelsea Tavik and junior Kara Tolson claimed the honors on the women's side.

Campbell was named the Track Athlete of the Week after competing in just one outdoor event this year, as one of the top finishers in the 110-meter hurdles at the Wake Forest Open this past weekend. Campbell was the only Division III runner to qualify for the finals of the event, placing fifth with a time of 14.53 seconds, which stands as the best time in Division III this season.

Stinson has won the high jump at two meets, claiming the event at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet two weeks ago, hosted at Salisbury University, clearing a height of 6' 0.75" and last weekend, at Wake Forest, Stinson claimed the top spot in the high jump "B" clearing 6' 6.25" to be named the CAC Field Athlete of the Week.

Campbell and Stinson also swept the men's awards on Jan. 19, during the indoor season.

Tolson was named the women's Track Athlete of the Week after placing in the top 10 in six events this outdoor season, claiming wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the Sigler Spring Meet and also took second that day in the high jump. At Wake Forest, the Bel Air, Md., native broke her own school record in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 24.81 seconds, which placed her ninth in a field of 109 runners, made up mostly of Division I student-athletes. The mark is the second-fastest in Division III this season.

This is Tolson's second weekly CAC award this season.

Tavik earned her third CAC Field Athlete of the Week award this season placing in the top 10 in three different events at Wake Forest, including being the top Division III finisher in the shot put and hammer. Tavik placed second in the shot put, with a top distance of 46' 2", while taking ninth in the hammer (149' 9") and eighth in the javelin (130'8").

The quartet of Sea Gulls will be off this week before returning to action at the Goucher Invitational on Saturday, March 30.

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