SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field team hosted its annual Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet on Saturday. Both the men's and women's team earned overall victories with great performances from the track and the field athletes scoring 306 and 267 points, respectively.
In the track events Ashley Luton got the Sea Gulls off to a flying start capturing a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Luton crossed the finish line in a time of 13.76 seconds.
Luton would once again turn in an impressive performance this time in the 200-meter dash. She placed third coming in a time of 28.85 seconds while teammate Caitlyn Rishell finish one spot ahead of her in second. Rishell finished the race in a time of 27.95 seconds.
Rishell earned Salisbury's first top finish of the day capturing a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time 1:02.99, nearly three seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Classmate Summer Bingaman finished third, posting a time of 1:07.01.
Shea McCloskey earned the second first-place finish of the day for the maroon and gold. McCloskey won the 800-meter run completing the race in a time of 2:31.82, 19 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
In the 1,500-meter run a pair of Sea Gulls turned in impressive performances. Christine Sturm and Jessica Lane placed first and second, respectively. Sturm finished the race in a time of 5:09.81 while Lane came in a time of 5:14.00.
A trio of Salisbury runners earned recognition in the Stephen Berstler Jr., 5,000-meter run. Junior Alison Schwartz led the way as she earned a first-place finish coming in a time of 18:35.48. Teammates Fiona Halloran and Sturm finish hundredths of a second from each other as Halloran finished in a time of 19:03.35 to place second while Sturm finished third with a time of 19:03.66.
Emily Wahlgren and Abigail Richards finished back-to-back in both the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles for the maroon and gold. Wahlgren captured the victory in both events finishing in a time of 16.29 seconds and 1:12.97, respectively. Richards placed second in both races as she crossed the finish line in times of 16.61 seconds and 1:15.00.
In the 4x400-meter relay the team of Rishell, McCloskey, Wahlgren, and Bingaman earned the first-place finish completing the race in a time of 4:37.05.
The Sea Gulls continued their success in the field events literally jumping into them with great finishes in the high jump. Jacqueline Seymour earned a first-place finish clearing the bar at a height of 4' 11.75". Teammate Kaitlin Isabell finished just two inches behind Seymour placing second after clearing the bar at a height of 4' 9.75".
Kyleigh Dumas captured yet another first-place finish for Salisbury in the pole vault. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 10' 4.25" to earn the victory. Teammates Kathleen Kammerer and Bingaman finished just behind Dumas. Kammerer placed second with a height of 9' 4.50" while Bingaman finished third after a tie breaker but also clearing the bar at a height of 9' 4.50".
Wahlgren captured another first-place finish on the day, this time in the long jump, recording a jump of 16' 7.25".
Victoria Isidron captured a third-place finish in the shot put after recording a distance of 32' 1.50".
Three different Sea Gulls recorded impressive performances in the javelin throw. Dumas led the trio capturing her second first-place finish of the afternoon posting a throw of 86' 8". Amanda Ellen placed second with her throw of 82' 6" while Bingaman finished third with a throw of 75' 2".
Carmelo Barresi and Dylan Lucas got the Sea Gulls off and running on the men's side in the track events. Barresi earned the first first-place finish of the afternoon finishing the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.28 seconds. Lucas came in just behind his teammate at 11.42 seconds to place second.
The duo finished the exact same way in the 200-meter dash. Barresi placed first with a time of 22.81 seconds while Lucas finished second with a time of 23.36.
In the 400-meter dash two different Salisbury runners made a splash near the top of the list. Tyler Hardman recorded a second-place finish posting a time of 54.55 seconds while teammate Michael Van Gieson finished third with a time of 54.68 seconds.
Salisbury climbed back to the top of the ladder in the 800-meter run with two runners finishing in the top two. Emmanuel Porquin captured the victory finishing in a time of 2:02.85 while Parker Harrington finished second after crossing the finish line in a time of 2:05.48.
In the 1,500-meter run Michael Weber edged out Porquin to place second with Porquin finishing third. Webber completed the race in a time of 4:14.54 while Porquin crossed the finish line in a time of 4:16.18.
With a field of all Sea Gulls in the Stephen Berstler Jr., 5,000-meter run and a race for bragging rights Billy Kirk emerged victorious. Kirk completed the race in a time of 15:51.56 while teammates Branson Oduor and Connor Hesselbirg finished second and third, respectively. Oduor crossed the finish line in a time of 15:53.07 and Hesselbirg finishing in a time of 16:06.63.
In the 400-meter hurdles a duo of Sea Gulls earned recognition for their performances. Freshman Marco Ramirez placed second overall crossing the finish line in a time of 1:00.35 while sophomore Warren Jones finished third with a time of 1:01.49.
Kirk earned his second win of the day in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finishing the race in a time of 9:48.27.
In the 4x400-meter relay the team of Will Fountain, Ramirez, Van Gieson, and Hardman earned a second-place finish after crossing the finish line in a time of 3:35.95.
Fountain earned his only first-place finish of the day in the pole vault. He cleared the bar at a height of 11' 11.75". Freshman Alex Hall and River Souder finished just behind Fountain in a tie for second after posting heights of 10' 11.75".
Graham Hensley earned a first-place finish in the shot put tallying a throw of 42' 08" while finishing third in discus with a throw of 122' 08". Andrew Volz finished just behind his teammate in the shot put recording a throw of 42' 07.50" while edging him out in the discus with a throw of 137' 03".
Volz also captured a third-place finish in the hammer throw posting a throw of 141' 01".
Sophomore Michael Millemann captured a first-place finish in the javelin throw totaling a distance of 161' 10". Fountain finished behind his teammate in second after a throw of 140'.
Salisbury will next compete at the 49er Classic March 16-18 hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The meet is scheduled to start 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16.