Salisbury closes out Coastal Carolina Invitational in day-two action

Salisbury closes out Coastal Carolina Invitational in day-two action

CONWAY, S.C. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams wrapped up the Coastal Carolina University Invitational on Saturday in the second day of the meet.

MEN

Junior Will Fountain led the men's team by taking first in the pole vault with a top height of 12' 7.5".

In the seeded pole vault competition, sophomore Ryan Pappas placed 10th with a top leap of 13' 11.25".

In all, the Sea Gulls totaled five top-10 finishes, with the other three coming in the track events. Senior George Martinez led the team in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:58.83 for fifth, while junior Tom McIntyre finished 10th in the race in 4:01.04.

Freshman Emmanuel Porquin finished eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:57.73. Porquin also notched a top-20 finish in the 1500, taking 16th in 4:02.51.

Junior Justin DeJausserand set a personal record on the day in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing 11th in the race with a time of 10:17.43.

The Gulls added one more individual top 20 in the running events, as sophomore Alieu Cole took 17th in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15:64 seconds.

Juniors Graham Hensley and Andrew Volz garnered finishes within the top 20 of the shot put. Volz led the way in 13th with a heave of 45' 7", while Hensley took 20th with a 42' 4.75" toss.

Salisbury closed the day with a 13th-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay, as Cole, Fountain, freshman Robbie Calloway, and senior Jarrell Young ran a time of 3:32.08 to come in 13th.

WOMEN

The Sea Gull women tallied three top-10 finishes during the second day of the meet, led by the 4x400-meter relay team of juniors Delaney Tregoning, Kelsey Larger, and Stephanie Bidle and freshman Jamie Farley. The team posted a time of 4:06.78 to take ninth in the final event of the day.

Farley took 10th in the 400-meter dash to lead the individual track events with a time of 58.98 seconds, while sophomore Chanel Beaudoin followed just behind in 11th with a time of 59.14 seconds.

Beaudoin and Farley also fared well in the 200-meter dash. Beaudoin came in 17th with a time of 26.02 seconds, and Farley tied for 20th in 26.37 seconds.

The other top-10 finish came in the high jump; sophomore Kaitlin Isabell came in 10th in 5' 1". Also in the high jump, Tregoning tied for 18th with a 4' 11" leap, and sophomore Jacqueline Seymour tied for 20th with a 4' 9" effort.

Tregoning added another top-20 finish in the 800-meter run, running in 2:25.39.

Salisbury added four more top-20 placements in the hurdles, as junior Abby Richards placed 19th in the 100-meter hurdles (16.25 seconds).

In the 400-meter hurdles, Bidle placed 13th in 1:09.07, freshman Emily Langsdorf placed 18th with a personal-record time of 1:11.43, and freshman Sierra Montz took 20th in 1:12.05.

The Sea Gulls are next in action on Saturday, March 26 in the Goucher College Classic; the meet is set to begin at 9 a.m.

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