Track & field teams combine for more than 500 points at Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet

Track & field teams combine for more than 500 points at Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams opened the outdoor portion of their schedule by hosting the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet, coming away with a pair of decided victories.

Women

The women's team won 14 events to score 316 points claiming the victory, with Shenandoah University placing second with 92 points.

Sophomore Lauren Snyder earned three wins for the Sea Gulls on the day, taking two individual honors and as part of a relay victory. Snyder ran to a win in the 200-meter dash, in a time of 27.29 seconds, and grabbed the top spot in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.19.

Snyder teamed with senior Ameera Teal and freshmen Makiah Green and Stephanie Bidle to win the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 4:11.44.

Sophomore Kelsey Larger finished second in the 200-meter dash, behind Snyder, and picked up the win in the 100-meter dash, crossing the line in 13.40 seconds.

Larger also joined with senior Alex Greissinger and freshmen Delaney Tregoning and Jasmin Daniels for a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay, with a time of 4:11.59.

Freshman Ashley Jackson grabbed a pair of wins, claiming the long jump, with a top distance of 16' 3.75", and the triple jump, covering 33' 6.5". Jackson finished just ahead of classmate Abby Richards (31' 4") in the triple jump and was just in front of junior Ashley Reilly (16' 2.5") in the long jump.

Reilly took the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles, in 15.94 seconds, just ahead of Richards (16.01) and placed second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:11.41), behind the Greissinger, who took the top spot in a time of 1:09.22.

Daniels claimed the win in the 800-meter run, in 2:28.75, just ahead of Tregoning (2:29.43), while junior Olivia Cloud won the Stephen Berstler Jr., 5,000-meter run, in a time of 19:38.37.

Freshman Sarah Taylor earned the win in the pole vault, clearing 10' 0", while classmate Kathy Kammerer finished second (9' 6.25").

Freshman Lauren Rogers picked up the win in the high jump, clearing 5' 2.25", ahead of Tregoning (4' 11"), in second place.

Senior Sadie Mangold claimed a win and two second-place finishes, taking the top spot in the hammer throw, with a top effort of 127' 7", ahead of second-place finishing Kate Forte (114' 2"). Mangold placed second in the discus (99' 6") and the shot put (31' 9.5").

Sophomore Shannon Gilligan earned the top spot in the javelin, with her top throw covering 114' 11".

Teal placed second in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 1:02.65.

Men

The men's team won seven events, compiling 241 points; nearly 100 clear of Shenandoah's 147 points, in second place.

Junior Jeffrey Jordan earned a win and two second-place finishes in the throwing events, taking the top spot in the discus, with a best effort of 136' 10". He also finished second in the hammer (128' 9") and shot put (42' 7.5").

Sophomore Eric Wood ran away with the 3,000-meter steeplechase win, finishing in 9:48.92 and also finished second in the 800-meter run (1:59.88).

The men's 4x400-meter relay team, made up of junior Blake Bussard, sophomore Jarrell Young and freshmen Will Fountain and Elijah Harris earned the top spot in 3:31.96.

Bussard also earned a pair of second-place finishes, individually, in the 110-meter hurdles (17.56 seconds) and the 400-meter hurdles (58.16).

Harris grabbed the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles, with a top time of 17.48 seconds.

In the Stephen Berstler Jr., 5,000-meter run, Salisbury took the top three spots, led by seniors Nathan Austin (15:44.53) and Nick Hanifee (16:33.52). Freshman Connor Hesselbirg placed third (16:40.63).

Salisbury's remaining wins came from freshman Carmelo Barresi in the 200-meter dash (22.98 seconds) and classmate Jason White in the pole vault, clearing 13' 3".

Freshman Matt Hoerr earned a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, finishing in 4:19.29.

The teams will return to action next weekend, March 14-15, at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.

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