Campbell named USTFCCCA Division III men's track Athlete of the Year

Campbell named USTFCCCA Division III men's track Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced its 2015 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field National Athletes of the Year on Wednesday, and Salisbury University junior Luke Campbell was named the men's track Athlete of the Year.

Campbell put together a strong meet for the Sea Gulls at the championships, winning two national championships, while also competing in Salisbury's All-American 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. He finished the meet with four-total All-American awards.

He defended his 110- and 400-meter hurdles' titles, including winning the 110 hurdles' championship for the third-straight season. Campbell set a school record and the second-best time in DIII history with a 13.63-second race in the 110 hurdles.

Campbell then won the 400 hurdles with a time of 50.57 seconds for his second-straight title in the event.

The Brunswick, Maryland native was the anchor for both relay teams, as the Sea Gulls set school records in both races.

In the 4x100-meter relay Campbell, senior Tyler Austin, junior Jerel Madison, and freshman Zach Schmelz finished sixth in the race in 41.01 seconds.

Salisbury ended the day with a fifth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. Campbell, Schmelz, senior Devon Hopkins, and freshman Eric Halton ran in 3:13.33.

The effort now gives Campbell seven national championships and 11 All-American awards, in total.

Campbell also was named All-Capital Athletic Conference first team in all four events, this season, repeating as the CAC champion in both hurdles' events.

To view the full USTFCCCA release, click here.

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