Eleven Sea Gulls earn track & field all-conference honors

Eleven Sea Gulls earn track & field all-conference honors

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference league office released the 2017 Track & Field All-Conference teams on Thursday morning. The Salisbury University men's and women's track & field programs were recognized by the conference as 11 different members of the maroon and gold earned all-conference honors.

Women

The women were led by senior, Meghan McGowan who captured a first-place finish in the high jump to earn first-team honors for the third straight season. McGowan's jump not only won her the event but it also broke the CAC championship meet record, which was originally set by McGowan.

Kyleigh Dumas joined her teammate on the first team as she captured a first-place finish in the pole vault. It is Dumas' first all-conference honors.

Alison Schwartz earned second-team honors after placing second in the 10,000-meter run. Schwartz was joined on the second team by freshman Shea McCloskey. McCloskey captured a second-place finish in the 800-meter dash to earn her first all-conference selection.

Joining Schwartz and McCloskey on the second team was senior Kathleen Kammerer for her performance in the pole vault. Kammerer placed just one spot behind her teammate, Dumas, finishing second.

Men

The men were led by senior, Eric Halton who earned first-team honors after capturing a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Halton would also earn second-team honors in the 200-meter dash with a second-place finish.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Zach Schmelz, Justin Moutrie, Tyler Hardman, and Halton all earned first-team recognition as well with their victory.   

Jeffrey McInnis rounded out the list of first-team honorees after a fourth-place finish in the long jump. McInnis posted a personal record in the event to earn the victory and all-conference honor.

Schmelz earned second-team honors for his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, finishing just behind his teammate.

Alieu Cole rounded out the list of honorees for the men's side earning second-team recognition, the first outdoor honors of his career. Cole finished second in the 400-meter hurdles to earn all-conference honors.

Salisbury returns to action today, April 27 when it competes in the historic Penn Relays, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.  

To view the women's release, click here

To view the men's release, click here

 

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