Martinez breaks 1,500 record to lead Gulls at Swarthmore Last Chance Meet

Martinez breaks 1,500 record to lead Gulls at Swarthmore Last Chance Meet

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field teams began their final push for the 2016 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championships on Monday at the Swarthmore College Last Chance Meet.

MEN

Senior George Martinez led the Salisbury men, as he broke the school record for the 1,500-meter run in the meet with a time of 3:51.83; Martinez beat the previous mark, set by Doug Mock, by .57 seconds. He set the 25th-best time in the country, while besting his own personal record by just under two seconds.

He was joined in the race by freshman Emmanuel Porquin, who also set a personal best, running in 3:58.77.

A third personal best was set by junior Tom McIntyre in the 800-meter run, as he finished 27th in a time of 1:54.65.

Juniors Graham Hensley and Andrew Volz gave strong performances for the Sea Gulls, as well, both finishing within the top 15 of the shot put and discus throw.

Volz took eighth in the shot put (46' 0.5") and 11th in the discus (126'), while Hensley placed ninth in the discus (129' 9") and 10th in the shot put (44' 2").

WOMEN

The Sea Gull women were led by junior Meghan McGowan and sophomore Chanel Beaudoin, who both notched fourth-place finishes.

McGowan placed fourth in the high jump with a top height of 5' 4.5", and Beaudoin ran the 400-meter dash in 59.26 seconds for her fourth-place finish.

Sophomore Jessica Lane also ran for the Gulls, taking 25th in the 5,000-meter run in 18:47.37.

Salisbury is next in action at the SU Track for the Salisbury University Elite Meet on Thursday, May 19 for a final effort before the outdoor championships. The meet is set for 4 p.m.

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