NEW ORLEANS – The Salisbury University men's track & field team moved two spots in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings, now sitting as the No. 11 team in the nation, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The Sea Gulls earned 78.31 points to see their spot drop by two, within a logjam of four teams separated by just 1.18 points. The University of Mount Union sits in eighth with 79.49 points, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 78.76 points and Christopher Newport University (78.59) at No. 10.
The rankings are based on current outdoor season performances and performances from 2013, through the third week of the rankings.
Salisbury currently has five top-20 performances during the 2014 outdoor season, led by junior Dylan Burkett and sophomore Luke Campbell. Burkett ranks fifth nationally in the discus, with a top effort of 159' 1" and Campbell is fifth in Division III in the 110-meter hurdles (14.83 seconds). Devon Hopkins ranks 12th in the event, with his 15.10-second performance.
The Sea Gulls will travel north this weekend for the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton University. The event begins on Friday.