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.
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.
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 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.
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.