Men's track & field jumps into national rankings at No. 19

Men's track & field jumps into national rankings at No. 19

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its weekly national rankings on Wednesday and for the first time since the 2010 season, as Salisbury University men's track & field team has entered the rankings, sitting at No. 19 in the nation.

Salisbury earned 52.87 points, narrowly trailing Defiance College which has 53.20 points in the rankings. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse leads the way atop the rankings with 189.82 points, and is one of four Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams in the top five spots in the rankings.

The Salisbury men boast seven performances which rank in the top 25 in the nation this year, led by freshman Luke Campbell, whose time of 14.52 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles ranks fourth in the country and his time of 53.15 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles is fifth best in the nation.

Salisbury remained the top team in the rankings within the Mideast Region, with 300.28 points, more than 70 points clear of second-place Haverford College.

The Salisbury University women rank third in the Mideast Region with 192.85 points, behind only Johns Hopkins University (418.95 points) and Moravian College (228.47).

The Salisbury teams will next be in action Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27 as they travel to the historic Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

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