Salisbury lands seven on USTFCCCA Mideast All-Region teams

Salisbury lands seven on USTFCCCA Mideast All-Region teams

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced its 2015-16 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-Region selections, and the Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams combined for seven honorees for the Mideast region.

In order to be selected to the All-Region team, an athlete must be ranked in the top five in the region for an individual event or be in the top three for a relay team.

Senior Luke Campbell led the Sea Gulls with four all-region nods, tying for the most awards among men's athletes. He earned the selections in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, 60-meter hurdles, and 4x400-meter relay.

Campbell is currently preparing for the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships for the 60-meter hurdles, as he ranks third in the country with a time of 7.98 seconds.

Also collecting multiple selections, sophomore Zach Schmelz was named to the all-region team in the 4x400 relay and the 400 dash.

Junior Jerel Madison and sophomore Eric Halton joined Campbell and Schmelz on the Sea Gulls' all-region 4x400 relay team. The relay team is also heading to the indoor national championships, which ranks 11th in the nation with a time of 3:18.93.

The Sea Gulls added two more men's all-region honorees in sophomore Duncan Ferrin in the weight throw and junior Will Fountain in the heptathlon.

Junior Meghan McGowan earned the Sea Gulls' all-region selection for the women's team in the high jump. She also earned a spot in the indoor national championships in the event, sitting at No. 11 in the country with a height of 5' 6.5".

The Sea Gulls are next in action on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 for the NCAA indoor national championships. Salisbury will also be competing in the Coastal Carolina University Invitational to continue the beginning of the 2016 outdoor season on the same dates.

To view the full USTFCCCA release, click here.

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