Campbell, 4x400 relay team earn NCAA selections to DIII championships

Campbell, 4x400 relay team earn NCAA selections to DIII championships

INDIANAPOLIS - The Salisbury University men's track & field team will be heading to the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships with a group of four athletes in three different events. The national championships are set to take place from Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Senior Luke Campbell will be making his fourth appearance at the outdoor championships and is looking to defend his national titles in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. He is currently ranked second in the country in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.04 seconds; a win would mark his fourth-straight national championship in the event.

In the 400 hurdles, Campbell holds the top spot in the country with a time of 51.24 seconds and is looking for his third-straight national title in the event. In all, he currently holds nine total individual national championships, including his three indoor 60-meter hurdles titles. 

By taking home at least one national championship during the outdoor meet, Campbell would set the Division III record for most individual national titles between the indoor and outdoor seasons.

The third event for the Sea Gulls at the championship meet will be the 4x400-meter relay, with the team made up of Campbell, junior Jerel Madison, and sophomores Zach Schmelz and Eric Halton. The group ranks seventh in the country with a time of 3:12.62, a time that the team ran on Saturday in the Salisbury Elite Meet to take first and set the school record.

The group is the defending indoor national champion in the 4x400 relay, winning the program's first relay championship in a time of 3:16.69.

The Sea Gulls will begin their championship journey with the preliminaries for the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay on Thursday, beginning at 4 p.m.

To view the full NCAA Selections, click here.

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