Campbell named CAC Athlete of the Year for record third time to lead All-CAC selections

Campbell named CAC Athlete of the Year for record third time to lead All-CAC selections

YORK, Pa. – Salisbury University men's track & field senior Luke Campbell became the first-ever three-time Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of Year, as the CAC announced the 2016 men's and women's outdoor track & field All-CAC teams. The Salisbury men and women both had 10 total all-conference selections between their respective first and second teams.

MEN

Campbell picked up four first-team selections for the second-straight season for the Gulls in the 110-meter hurdles, the 400-meter hurdles, the 4x100-meter relay, and the 4x400-meter relay. He has been first team in the 110 hurdles in all four years with Salisbury, while adding his third first-team selection in each other event.

The effort earned Campbell the third-straight CAC Athlete of the Year, while he was also the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2013.

Sophomore Zach Schmelz notched three first-team honors for the team, including his first in the 400-meter dash; he was second team in the 400 as a freshman. Schmelz was named to the first team in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, as well, marking the second-straight season he earned the honors.

Junior Jerel Madison earned first-team selections for both relays, as well, including his second-consecutive in the 4x100. Also in the relays, sophomore Eric Halton was named to the first team in the 4x400 and classmate Jack McCloskey was selected to the first team for the 4x100.

In the 1,500-meter run, senior George Martinez tallied his second All-CAC selection, being named to the first team for the first time. In 2014, he earned a second-team selection in the event.

Salisbury had two athletes earn their first nods to the all-conference first team. Sophomore Matthew Adedeji was named to the team in the triple jump, while freshman Michael Millemann was named in the javelin throw.

The Sea Gulls also grabbed two second-team selections. Halton paired his first-team 4x400 honor with a second-team nod in the 400-meter dash.

Freshman Billy Kirk earned his first All-CAC honor, taking second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

WOMEN

The Salisbury women were led by sophomore Chanel Beaudoin and junior Meghan McGowan, who both tallied first-team honors.

McGowan took her third-straight nod to the first team in the high jump.

Beaudoin tallied her first-team selection in the 400-meter dash, while she added three second-team awards to lead the team with four total. She was named to the second team in the 200-meter dash and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays.

Freshman Jamie Farley and junior Kelsey Larger were also named to the second team for both relays. The 4x100 selection for Larger and Beaudoin marks the second for both athletes.

Freshman Rachel Bakewell and junior Stephanie Bidle both tallied their first All-CAC selections, as Bakewell earned second team in the 4x100, and Bidle earned second team in the 4x400.

Bidle also earned a second-team selection in the 400-meter hurdles.

Senior Shannon Gilligan was named to the second team in the javelin throw, marking her fourth-straight All-CAC selection. She was named to the second team in 2013 and 2015, while earning a first-team nod in 2014.

The Gulls had three athletes earn their first All-CAC nods, with senior Kate Forte and sophomores Jacqueline Seymour and Amanda Ellen. Forte earned second team in the hammer throw, while Seymour and Ellen earned second team in the high jump and pole vault, respectively.

Including this season's selections, the Salisbury men now have 358 total All-CAC athletes in program history, and the women have 325 total All-CAC athletes.

The Sea Gulls are currently in competition at the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania for day two of the three-day meet on Friday, April 29.

To view the full men's All-CAC release, click here.

To view the full women's All-CAC release, click here.

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