NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its weekly computer rankings and the Salisbury University men's track & field team sits at No. 17 in the nation on the heels of a strong performance at the Johns Hopkins University/Loyola University Invitational this past weekend.
The Sea Gulls received 61.30 points in the final ranking this year that will include performances from 2013 along with the 2014 season. Salisbury is less than two points behind No. 16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (63 points).
Salisbury currently has five performances which rank in the top 15 nationally, led by sophomore Luke Campbell's fifth-ranked time of 53.20 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, set this past weekend.
Devon Hopkins' time of 53.54 in the 400-meter hurdles, ranked ninth nationally, and Dylan Burkett's 12th-ranked performance in the discus (161' 5") and 15th-ranked effort in the shot put (52' 3.25") were also established this weekend.
Campbell also ranks 11th in the country in the 110-meter hurdles, from a meet earlier this season.
The Sea Gulls will be in action this Saturday, traveling to Newport News, Va., for the Captains' Classic, hosted by Christopher Newport University.
To see the entire top 25 for both men and women, click here.