Four Sea Gulls selected for NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Four Sea Gulls selected for NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – The Salisbury University men's track & field team received news on Sunday morning that four student-athletes will be making the trip to Delaware, Ohio this week as the NCAA announced the field for its Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The Sea Gulls will send sophomore Luke Campbell and juniors Tyler Austin, Devon Hopkins, and Dylan Burkett to the championships.

Campbell, the defending national champion in the 110-meter hurdles, will compete in two events this week as he qualified in the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. Along with the title last year, he earned an additional All-American honor in the 400 hurdles. He will head to the championships this year as the top-seeded runner in the 110 hurdles, with a top time of 14.05 seconds, matching that of senior Adam Scalesse of the Coast Guard Academy, and seeded fourth in the 400 hurdles, with a top time of 52.36.

Campbell will begin his title defense with the qualifying round on Friday, May 23 at 6:45 p.m. Campbell will run the 400 hurdles qualifying round on Thursday, May 22 at 6:45 p.m., but he will not be alone. Hopkins has qualified as the seventh-seeded runner in the nation, with his top time of 52.61 seconds, which he achieved this past weekend at the Salisbury University Elite Final Qualifying Meet.

Tyler Austin, who picked up his first All-American award during the indoor season, will compete for the second-straight year in the 200-meter dash. His time at the Salisbury Final Qualifier of 21.37 seconds, has him seeded ninth. The qualifying heats for the 200-meter dash will take place at 7:15 p.m., on Thursday.

Burkett is the only student-athlete from Salisbury who will go straight into the finals, as he is seeded 15th in the shot put, with a top effort of 53' 11". Burkett's event will take place on Friday at 2:15 p.m.

The finals in all three track events will take place on Saturday.

Each event will see 20 total competitors vying for the national championships. To see the entire list of qualifiers, click here.

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