Sea Gulls send small group to Susquehanna in final prep for CAC championships

Sea Gulls send small group to Susquehanna in final prep for CAC championships

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams send a contingent of athletes to the Susquehanna Invitational at Susquehanna University on Friday evening to continue their 2015-16 indoor season.

Women

The Salisbury women saw one personal record fall in the meet, while tallying six top-30 finishes.

Junior Kathy Kammerer and senior Sierra Crist led the Sea Gulls, notching top-10 placements in the pole vault. Kammerer took fifth with a 9' 5.75" leap, with Crist just behind in sixth with an 8' 11.75" effort.

The Gulls added a top-15 finish with Meghan Smith finishing 12th in the 60-meter hurdles in 10.85 seconds.

Sophomore Alexis Kent set her personal best in the 200-meter dash with a 29.62-second race to place 27th. She also took 22nd in the 400-meter dash with a 1:07.69 time.

Also with a top-30 finish, freshman Carly Sniffen placed 26th in the 800-meter run in 2:36.10.

Men

The Sea Gull men had a successful day, as well, finishing with 12 top-30 finishes, while four personal records were broken.

The team's top finish came in the weight throw by sophomore Duncan Ferrin; Ferrin set a personal-best 48' 8" heave to take third in the event. Junior Andrew Volz placed sixth in the same event with a 45' 5" toss, while junior Graham Hensley took 18th with a 37' 7.25" throw.

The same trio also fared well in the shot put, as Volz (45' 10.25") took sixth, setting a personal best, and Hensley (45' 3.75") took seventh. Ferrin placed 13th with a 40' 7.75" heave.

Another top-10 finish came from junior Carmelo Barresi in the 60-meter dash, placing fourth in the preliminary race, with a 7.20-second time, also setting a personal record.

Senior Jarrell Young and freshman Robbie Calloway placed in the top 20 of their events. Young took 17th in the 400-meter dash (53.36 seconds), and Calloway placed 19th in the 800-meter run (2:04.27). Young also broke a personal record in the 200-meter dash, as he placed 20th in a time of 23.94 seconds.

Salisbury finished out the day with the 3,000-meter run, as sophomore Malcolm Milton placed 18th in 9:22.51, and junior Justin DeJausserand finished 29th in 9:33.58 in top-30 efforts.

The Sea Gulls are next in action in the Capital Athletic Conference championships on Sunday, February 21 at Christopher Newport University; the meet is set for 9 a.m.

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