Sea Gull men, women take first in SU Rumble double-dual meet

Sea Gull men, women take first in SU Rumble double-dual meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams both took first overall on Saturday at the SU Track in the SU Rumble in a double-dual meet with Millersville University and Wesley College. The women's team defeated Wesley 323-86 and Millersville 330-34, while the men's team defeated Wesley 339-68.

MEN

Senior Luke Campbell continued to be a leader on the track for the Gulls, taking first in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles, while anchoring both relay teams. In the 110 hurdles, he posted a time of 14.42 seconds, before winning the 400 hurdles in 52.50 seconds.

In the 4x100-meter relay, he teamed with junior Jerel Madison and sophomores Zach Schmelz and Jack McCloskey to come in second in the meet with a time of 41.63 seconds. The time was good to tie for 12th in the country in the event.

To close out the day, Campbell, Schmelz, Madison, and sophomore Eric Halton placed first in the 4x400-meter relay, setting the No. 7 time in the country of 3:15.23.

Overall, the Sea Gulls gathered 14 first-place finishes in the meet. Halton notched the top spot in the 400-meter dash in a personal-record 48.15 seconds, which also moved him to 16th in the country.

Junior Tom McIntyre placed first in the 800-meter run in 1:55.95, and freshman Conner Masteran took first in the 5,000-meter run (15:50.86), while senior George Martinez set a personal-best time of 3:53.78 for first in the 1,500-meter run.

The Gulls saw three personal records fall in the throws, while placing first in all four throwing events. Sophomore Duncan Ferrin won the discus throw with a 140' 8" heave, while also taking first in the hammer throw with a personal-best 160' 1" toss.

Junior Graham Hensley won the shot put with a personal-record 45' 6.25" throw, and freshman Michael Millemann took first in the javelin throw with a personal-best 180' 7" throw.

In the jumps, sophomore Matthew Adedeji placed first in the high jump (6') and the triple jump (41' 2.5"), while junior Will Fountain won the pole vault (13' 11.25").

WOMEN

Freshman Ashley Luton and junior Ashley Jackson led the Salisbury women with two first-place finishes, each.

Luton set personal records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to win the 100 in 12.96 seconds and the 200 in 26.67 seconds.

Jackson won the long jump and the triple jump with leaps of 17' 0.75" and 35' 10", respectively.

Junior Stephanie Bidle also set a personal best, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.67.

Two more personal records fell in the throws for the Gulls. Senior Kate Forte won the hammer throw with a 148' 6" toss, and classmate Shannon Gilligan won the javelin throw with a 128' 11" heave.

The Gulls added two more top finishes in the field events, with junior Meghan McGowan winning the high jump (5' 4.25") and junior Tess Johnson winning the pole vault (9' 3").

To round out the running events, sophomore Chanel Beaudoin won the 400-meter dash in 57.43 seconds, junior Delaney Tregoning won the 800-meter run in 2:22.27, junior Abby Richards won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.83 seconds, and freshman Fiona Halloran won the 5,000-meter run in 19:09.98.

The Sea Gulls will begin their final push to the 2016 NCAA Division III national championships with the Swarthmore College Last Chance Meet on Monday, May 16. The meet is set to start at 4 p.m.

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