Salisbury men, women take first at Goucher College Classic

Salisbury men, women take first at Goucher College Classic

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams each grabbed first at the Goucher College Track & Field Classic on Saturday, with the men tallying 335 points and the women taking 317.5 points.

Men

The Sea Gull men were led by senior Luke Campbell and sophomore Zach Schmelz, who both tallied two first place finishes. Campbell, who is fresh off his third NCAA Division III Indoor 60-meter hurdles national championship just a week ago, catapulted himself back into the country's best in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles in his first outdoor races of the year. He used a time of 14.96 seconds to win the 110 hurdles for the sixth-best time in the country, before taking over the No. 2 spot in the nation in the 400 hurdles with a time of 53.99 seconds for the win.

Schmelz, also in his first outdoor action of the season after earning his first indoor national championship in the 4x400-meter hurdles with Campbell, junior Jerel Madison, and sophomore Eric Halton, won the 200- and 400-meter dashes. He now ranks 13th in the country in the 400 with a time of 49.31 seconds, while he ran the 200 in 22.34 seconds.

In all, the Gulls notched 14 first-place finishes in the Goucher Classic, while five personal records fell.

Senior George Martinez set his personal best and moved to 11th in the country in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:55.40.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Malcolm Milton took first in 10:01.99 for his personal record.

The Gulls added three more first-place finishes in the distance runs. Freshman Emmanuel Porquin led the way in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:09.61, sophomore Ben Meister won the 3,000-meter run in 9:01.41, and freshman Conner Masteran placed first in the 5,000-meter run in 15:50.86.

The other three personal records came in the field events. In the long jump, sophomore Jack McCloskey set a personal-best 21' 3.25" for first, while in the throws, sophomore Duncan Ferrin took first in the hammer throw with a personal-best 131' 7", and freshman Michael Milleman placed first in the javelin throw with a personal-best 159' 11".

Sophomore Ryan Pappas took first in the pole vault with a 12' 11.5" effort, while junior Graham Hensley won the shot put with a 44' 8" heave to round out the Gulls' successful day.

WOMEN

The Salisbury women came out on top in 13 events for the meet, with sophomore Jessica Lane and junior Ashley Jackson leading the way with two each.

Lane took first in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs; in the 1,500, she posted a time of 5:07.47, and in the 3,000, she won in 11:12.80.

Jackson moved to 12th in the country in the triple jump, winning with a distance of 35' 10". She also won the long jump with a 16' 10.75" effort.

Junior Meghan McGowan took over the No. 3 spot in the country in the high jump, as she placed first with a 5' 4.5" effort.

Also in the jumps, junior Kathy Kammerer finished first in the pole vault with a 9' 8.5" effort.

Senior Kate Forte set a personal record on the day in the hammer throw; she placed first in the event with a toss of 136'.

In the sprints, sophomore Chanel Beaudoin moved to 18th in the country in the 200-meter dash with a first-place finish in a time of 25.95 seconds. Freshman Jamie Farley led the way in the 400-meter dash with a 59.64-second race.

Junior Delaney Tregoning won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.72.

The Sea Gulls also took first in both hurdles' races, with junior Abby Richards in the 100-meter hurdles (16.12 seconds), and classmate Stephanie Bidle in the 400-meter hurdles (1:08.92).

Salisbury rounded out the day with a win in the 4x400-meter relay, as Tregoning, Jackson, and Bidle teamed with freshman Jill Ciritella for a time of 4:16.59.

Salisbury will return to action on Friday, April 1 for the first day of the Colonial Relays at the College of William and Mary. The start time is to be announced.

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