Men's track & field at No. 22 heading to final regular-season meet

Men's track & field at No. 22 heading to final regular-season meet

NEW ORLEANS – With less than a week until the NCAA announces the field of student-athletes for the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, the Salisbury University men's sits at No. 22 in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings.

The Sea Gulls moved up one spot, thanks to a strong showing at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier on Monday, grabbing 43.52 points, just 2.4 points behind 21st-ranked Washington and Lee University.

Salisbury is just .28 of a point clear of No. 23 Bowdoin College.

The rankings are based on the national standings by individual student-athletes. Salisbury has five performances that rank in the top 20 nationally, the cut-off point for qualifying for the national championship.

Sophomore Luke Campbell currently has the fastest time in the nation this in the 110-meter hurdles (14.05 seconds) and ranks fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (52.36 seconds).

Junior Dylan Burkett is 12th nationally in the shot put (53' 11") while Devon Hopkins is 20th in the 400-meter hurdles and Thomas Burke is 20th in the 800-meter run.

The Sea Gulls will have on final opportunity to improve their performances, hosting the Salisbury Last Chance Meet this Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.

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