SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track team competed in the Swarthmore Final Quarter Meet on Monday afternoon hosted by Swarthmore College. Alison Schwartz broke her third school record this season as she posted a personal record as well in the 5,000-meter run to lead the team.
Schwartz got the Gulls off and running in the 5,000-meter run crossing the finish line in a time of 18:22.47. Not only did the time break her own personal record by 12 seconds but Schwartz also broke the record of 18:24.77, currently held by Hailey Spinapont set back in 2013.
Fiona Halloran finished just behind her teammate coming home in a time of 18:57.77.
Christine Sturm competed hard in the 1,500-meter run crossing the crossing the finish line in a time 4:57.13.
Meghan McGowan got the Sea Gulls off to a successful start in the field events capturing a second-place finish in the high jump. McGowan cleared the bar at a height of 5' 4.5".
Tess Johnson continued the maroon and gold's success in the field events capturing a fourth-place finish in pole vault. Johnson cleared the bar at a height of 10' 11.75".
Teammate Kathleen Kammerer finished just three places behind Johnson finishing seventh. Kammerer posted a jump of 10' to earn the finish.
On the men's side Jack McCloskey turned in solid performances in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. McCloskey came home in a time of 11.33 seconds in the 100 and crossed the finish line in a time of 22.82 seconds in the 200.
Eric Halton earned the Gulls only win of the afternoon capturing a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Halton completed the race in a time of 48.97 seconds to earn the victory.
Emmanuel Porquin ran hard in the 1,500-meter run coming home in a time of 3:59.42.
Teammates Andrew Volz and Graham Hensley placed back-to-back in the shot put earning an eighth and ninth-place finish respectively. Volz recorded a toss of 47' 8.5" while Hensley posted a throw of 47' 7".
Salisbury will return to action on Thursday, May 18 when it competes at the Mideast Invite hosted by Widener University.