PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field programs took the short trip down the road to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to compete in the Eastern Shore Indoor Invite. The Sea Gulls broke four school records on day one of the competition.
Kyleigh Dumas got the maroon and gold off to a flying start breaking the Salisbury indoor pole vault record. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 11' 3.75" to capture a first-place finish. Dumas breaks the record previously held by Sarah Taylor, who posted a height of 11' 1.75 inches back in 2014-15.
Julia Mullen finished just behind Dumas picking up a second-place finish. Mullen cleared the bar at a height of 10' 00".
Imani Hasell picked up a fourth-place finish in the weight throw after posting a throw of 43'1.75".
Two Gulls capture top-two finishes in the high jump as Jacqueline Seymour and Kaitlin Isabell finished back-to-back placing first and second respectively. Seymour earned the victory posting a jump of 5' 1" while Isabell posted a jump of equidistance.
Four Salisbury runners finished within seconds of the each other in the 5,000-meter run with Alison Schwartz leading the way. Schwartz earned a second-place finish crossing the finish line in a time of 19:24.82. Abby Potter and Ashley Mazer finished within three seconds of each other as Potter came home in a time of 19:55.92 and Mazer recorded a time of 19:58.67. Potter placed third while Mazer finished fourth. Sydney Ruckel rounded out the group placing fifth after coming home in a time of 20:57.22.
The 4x200-meter relay team of Bailey, Ashley Luton, Isabell, and Jamie Farley broke the school record after posting a time of 1:49.31. The team earned a second-place finish but more importantly broke the record of 1:50.50 set back in 2012.
Duncan Ferrin got the Sea Gulls off to a solid start with a second-place finish in the weight throw. Ferrin posted a throw of 52' 9" to earn the top-two finish.
Greg Leasure continued Salisbury's successful day earning a second-place finish in the pole vault after recording a height of 12' 9". Teammate Alex Hall picked up a fifth-place finish after posting a height of 12' 4".
In the high jump Matthew Adedeji posted a jump of 6' 2" to earn a second-place finish.
Donovan Beckett-Simms broke the third record of the day breaking the triple jump record with a jump of 47' 1" to earn a first-place finish. Beckett-Simms broke the record of 46' 7.25" previously held by Adedeji set during the 2016-17 season.
Four different Sea Gulls earned top-five finishes in the 5,000-meter run with three finishing back-to-back-to-back. Conner Masteran earned a first-place finish coming home in a time of 15:43.06. Mason Kimbell and Malcolm Milton finished second and third respectively posting times of 15:50.47 and 15:51.59. Andrew Robey rounded out to the group with a fifth-place finish crossinf the finish line in a time of 16:45.28.
The final record of the day to be broken was in the 4x200-meter relay by the team of Jack McCloskey, Mickey Van Gieson, Ethan Binnix, and Alex Hardman. They earned a second-place finish crossing the finish line in a time of 1:32.79. Their time breaks the original record of 1:37.23 set back in 2004.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, February 3 when it competes in day two of the Eastern Shore Invite. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.