Women set two school records, men claim two facility records at John Colvert Classic

Women set two school records, men claim two facility records at John Colvert Classic

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams traveled to the John Covert Classic, hosted by Lehigh University on Saturday, coming away with seven wins, a pair of facility records and two school records.


Sophomore Luke Campbell continued his dominance in the 60-meter hurdles during his career, taking the top spot and setting a facility record at Rauch Field House, with a time of 8.16 seconds, .49 of a second clear of the second-place finisher.

Campbell made it a double, also claiming the win in the 400-meter dash, with a time of 50.09 seconds, just over a second shy of the school record, while junior Devon Hopkins finished fifth in the field in 52.54 seconds.

Junior Tyler Austin doubled as well; he continued to improve on his standing in the 60-meter dash, setting a personal record of 6.95 seconds, to claim the win and also set the Rauch Field House record. In the 200-meter dash, Austin ran another personal best, finishing in 22.84 seconds, to take the top spot.

Hopkins, Campbell and Austin joined junior Blake Bussard for a win in the 4x400-meter relay, with a time of 3:30.17.

Junior Thomas Burke earned a win in the 800-meter run, marking his second win in that event this season, finishing in 1:56.51. Sophomore Ian Wood took fourth-place in the event, covering the distance in 1:59.70.

The relay team of Burke, Wood and juniors, George Martinez and Brandon Horning earned a win in the 4x800-meter relay, with a time of 8:11.26.

Martinez picked up a second-place finish, as the top Division III finisher, in the mile run. He shaved more than four seconds on his personal record in the event, finishing in 4:25.37. Classmate Brandon Horning placed fourth in the event, finishing in 4:26.99.

Junior Dylan Burkett was the top Division III finisher in the weight throw, placing second with a top distance of 48' 8.75", while classmate Jeff Jordan placed fourth with a top effort of 45' 6.25".

Burkett and junior Ryan DiPascale placed second and third, respectively, in the shot put, as the top two Division III competitors. Burkett's second-place toss covered 50' 3.25", while DiPascale was good for a 46' 4" effort for third.

Sophomore Xavier Stinson finished fourth in the high jump, clearing 6' 4.75" and classmate Eric Wood earned a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run, finishing in 9:17.04.


Junior Ashley Reilly tied a school record in the pole vault, clearing 10' 0", matching the height cleared by freshman Sarah Taylor last week.

Sophomore Laura Hartman, and freshmen Makiah Green, Jasmin Daniels and Delaney Tregoning set another school record, earning a fifth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 10:20.83, breaking the record which had stood since 2007.

Freshman Meghan McGowan earned her second-straight second-place finish in the high jump, clearing 5' 3", the best effort by a Division III student-athlete in the event.

Junior Olivia Cloud earned a personal best, and a fifth-place finish as the top Division III finisher in the 3000-meter run, finishing in 11:19.22.

Senior Kara Tolson was the top Division III finisher in the women's 60- and 200-meter dashes, claiming ninth in the 200, with a time of 26.99 seconds, and crossing the finish line in 8.17 seconds in the 60, for a 10th-place finish.

Tolson teamed with senior Alex Greissinger, junior Ameera Teal and freshman Stephanie Bidle to claim sixth in the 4x400-meter relay, finishing in 4:18.53.

Freshman Ashley Jackson recorded a ninth-place finish in the triple jump, covering 33' 0.25".

The Sea Gulls return to action next Saturday, Feb. 8, when they travel to Vince Brown Invitational at Christopher Newport University.

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