CHESTER, Pa. – A small contingent of student-athletes from the Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams traveled to the SWAT Last Chance Meet, hosted by Swarthmore College, in hopes of improving on their already strong times as they attempt to acquire invitations to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Freshman Luke Campbell claimed two wins, taking the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles (14.61 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (52.62 seconds). Campbell's time in the 400 hurdles was his best this season, and moved him up to the 10th-fastest time in the nation this year. Sophomore Devon Hopkins placed sixth in the 400 hurdles, with a time of 55.27 seconds.
Freshman Xavier Stinson continued his outstanding rookie season in the high jump, earning another win, clearing a top height of 6' 7.75".
Sophomore Dylan Burkett earned two third-place finishes, with a personal record in the shot put (50' 11.5") and a top effort of 148' 9.75" in the discus.
Sophomore Thomas Burke earned a 10th-place finish, out of 64 runners, in the 800-meter run, with a time of 1:53.69, just over half a second off his school-record pace.
On the women's side, junior Kara Tolson collected a win in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 25.66 seconds, while senior Chelsea Tavik posted a top effort of 47' 6.25" in the shot put, also earning the win.
Junior Sadie Mangold earned a second-place finish in the hammer (143' 11") and placed sixth in the discus (98' 7").
Senior Claire Lawrence finished the 800-meter run in 2:21.45 to finish in 21st, of 45 runners.