NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University men's track & field team sent junior Will Fountain to Christopher Newport University on Monday and Tuesday to represent the Sea Gulls in the CNU Pentathlon/Heptathlon. He finished second in the event with 4,167 points in the two-day event.
With the 4,167-point performance, Fountain broke the school record of 4,033 points. That mark was set by Devon Hopkins in 2014.
Fountain secured his spot during day two, as his three-best performances came during the second day of events. His top finish was first place in the pole vault with a height of 11' 5.75", and he set a personal best by finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles to start the day in 9.27 seconds. He also took second in the 1,000-meter run in 2:59.39.
During the first day of action, Fountain competed in all four of the events run, putting him in second place heading into day two of the seven-event competition.
Fountain set personal records in the 60-meter dash and the long jump, the first two events of the meet. He place fourth in the 60 dash with a time of 7.21 seconds, while finishing sixth in the long jump with a distance of 18' 7". His highest individual score of the meet came in the 60 dash with 809 points.
After adding third place in the high jump (5' 5.25") and fourth place in the shot put (33' 3"), Fountain was sitting in second with 2,328 points, allowing for his day-two performance to keep him in the spot.
Fountain and the Sea Gulls now look forward to the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships, continuing the indoor season on Friday March 4 and Saturday, March 5. The Gulls will also be competing in their first outdoor meet of the spring season, hosting the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet on March 5, beginning at 11 a.m. at the SU Track.