Salisbury men, women both win Lloyd Sigler Meet to begin outdoor season

Salisbury men, women both win Lloyd Sigler Meet to begin outdoor season

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams opened their 2016 outdoor season on Saturday, hosting the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet at the SU Track. The Salisbury men took first in the meet with 251 points, and the women took first with 332 points.

MEN

The men's team was paced by 10 first-place finishes in the meet, including three from junior Andrew Volz and two apiece from sophomores Alieu Cole and Jack McCloskey.

Volz led the Gulls in the shot put, discus throw, and hammer throw. He used an effort of 43' 10.75" in the shot put for the top spot, a toss of 124' 5" in the discus for first, and a heave of 146' 2" in the hammer for first.

Cole took first in both of the hurdles events, with a time of 16.10 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and a time of 59.02 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles.

McCloskey, competing in his first outdoor action for the Sea Gulls, collected the top spots in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. His times of 11.19 seconds and 22.26 seconds, respectively, were good to lead the way.

Also running in his first outdoor meet with the team, freshman Dan Stretz placed first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:14.20.

In the field events, sophomore Ryan Pappas made his outdoor debut, as well, taking first in the pole vault with a top effort of 14' 5.25".

WOMEN

The Sea Gull women captured 14 first-place finishes on the day for the victory, led by two each from junior Ashley Jackson and senior Kate Forte.

Jackson took first in both the long jump and the triple jump. Her best leap in the long jump was 16' 6", while her top distance in the triple jump was 35' 3".

Forte led in the shot put and the hammer throw, while setting a personal best in the shot put with a 32' 3" heave. She used a 130' 2" effort in the hammer for the top spot.

Also in the jumps, junior Sarah Taylor placed first in the pole vault with a 10' 5.25" effort, and sophomore Kaitlin Isabell took first in the high jump with a 5' 0.5" leap.

Senior Shannon Gilligan grabbed the other top finish in the throws for the team, taking first in the javelin throw (117' 11").

In the sprints, sophomore Breanna Sherman took first in the 100-meter dash in 13.00 seconds.

Three of the team's top finishes came in the middle-distance and distance runs.

Junior Delaney Tregoning led the way in the 800-meter run in 2:28.37.

In the 1,500-meter run, freshman Fiona Halloran took first in 5:16.67, and sophomore Jessica Lane tallied the top spot in the 5,000-meter run in 19:08.15.

In the hurdles, junior Abby Richards took first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.00 seconds.

Classmate Stephanie Bidle added another first in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.33.

Bidle and Tregoning then teamed with junior Kelsey Larger and freshman Jill Ciritella to close out the win for the Gulls with first in the 4x400-meter relay, running in 4:16.30.

Salisbury is next in action at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12.

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