SALEM, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's indoor track team competed in the Roanoke Last Chance Meet on Saturday afternoon. Five runners and athletes for the maroon and gold turned in a final performance in hopes of qualifying the for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships that will be held next weekend.
Duncan Ferrin turned in a solid performance in the weight throw earning a first-place finish. Ferrin recorded a throw of 54' 9.50", which broke the Kerr-Cregger Facility record set earlier this season.
In the triple jump Matthew Adedeji posted a jump of 44' 5.50" to capture a second-place finish.
Eric Halton found his way into the record books at the Kerr-Cregger Facility breaking the record for the 400-meter dash. Halton captured a first-place finish completing the race in a time of 49.21 seconds, which was also a new personal record.
Teammate Alex Hardman finished fourth overall in the 400 coming home in a time of 50.24 seconds. Hardman's time was also a new personal best for him.
Hardman would also place fourth in the 200-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time of 22.88 seconds while Halton finished sixth posting a time of 23.47 seconds.
Jamie Farley turned in an impressive performance in the 400-meter dash capturing a first-place finish. Farley came home in a time of 59.15 seconds winning by a full six seconds.
She would go on to place fourth in the 200-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time of 26.63 seconds.
They will now await to hear the official qualifying list for the national championships that will be released Monday.
The Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships will be held March 10-11 at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.