Martinez breaks 3,000-meter record at George Mason

Martinez breaks 3,000-meter record at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field team sent a select group of student-athletes to the George Mason Winter Games on Sunday, with junior George Martinez claiming a school record and junior Thomas Burke earning a win.

Martinez broke the school record in the 3,000-meter run, finishing in sixth place with a time of 8:39.18. Martinez eclipsed the previous best time of 8:44.40, which had stood since 2007 when Eric Graves posted the mark.

Burke picked up his win in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:55.96, while sophomore Ian Wood placed sixth in 1:57.21.

Sophomore Luke Campbell was the top Division III finisher in the 60-meter hurdles, placing fourth, with a time of 8.11 seconds.

Freshman Meghan McGowan placed fifth in the women's high jump with a top clearance of 5' 3.25".

Junior Dylan Burkett took a pair of sixth-place finishes, with a top effort of 46' 9.5" in the shot put and 47' 2.5" in the weight throw.

Salisbury will send student-athletes to its final last chance meet next week in New York before the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships a week later.

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