YORK, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams have garnered three-of-four possible weekly awards from the Capital Athletic Conference, as junior Luke Campbell and senior Dylan Burkett swept the men's Track Athlete of the Week and Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, while sophomore Ashley Jackson was named the women's Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
This is the first CAC award for each of them for the outdoor season, while it marks the second time this athletic season that the trio combined for the three awards in the same week, as they accomplished the feat during the first week of indoor competition in December.
Campbell paced the Sea Gulls with two top finishes in the Big Dawg Invitational on Saturday at UMBC, setting two top-10 times in the country in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. He began the day with first in the 110 hurdles with a 14.73-second race, good for second in the country, before taking first in the 400 hurdles with a 54.23-second time; his 400 hurdles time ranks eighth in the nation.
Burkett tallied two finishes within the top three in the throws, while moving into the top 20 in the nation in the discus. He now sits 17th in the country after taking first in the discus at UMBC with a 149' 3" toss. Burkett added a third-place finish in the hammer throw with a 135' 8" effort.
Jackson set a school record in the triple jump with a 36' 9.5" leap, as she now owns the indoor and outdoor program records for the event. With the jump, she is ranked No. 14 in the country and took first in the event at UMBC. She also finished second in the long jump with a 16' 10.5" jump. The award was Jackson's first-career outdoor CAC Athlete of the Week honor.
Salisbury returns to action on Friday, April 3 for day one of the Colonial Relays at College of William and Mary for a two-day event that will continue on Saturday, April 4.