Men and women claim Eastern Shore Invite title; two more records fall

Men and women claim Eastern Shore Invite title; two more records fall

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field programs completed their weekend at the Eastern Shore Invite on Saturday afternoon, as both men and women claimed victories. The women also saw two more records fall, as Jamie Farley and Taylor Bailey broke records in the 400-meter run and 60-meter hurdles, respectively.

Women

Farley started off her day picking up a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash. She completed the race in a time off 26.17 seconds, just a second off the winner from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Just one race later, Farley broke her own record, which she set in the 2015-16 season. Farley earned the win in the 400-meter run, coming home in a time of 58.38 seconds. Farley's previous record stood at 59.15 seconds.

Teammate Caitlyn Rishell finished just seconds behind Farley, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:01.74 to earn a fifth-place finish.

Shea McCloskey and Caroline Tyrrell finished just six seconds apart in the 500-meter run, placing third and fifth, respectively. McCloskey posted a mark of 2:24.45, while Tyrrell came home in a time of 2:30.86.

A flock of Sea Gulls finished within 13 seconds of each other in the mile run, as Kate Sigman paved the way with a third-place finish and time of 5:29.23. Carly Sniffen, Christine Sturm, and Tyrrell placed fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Sniffen came home in a time of 5:36.64, while Sturm and Tyrrell posted times of 5:40.05 and 5:42.91.

In the 3,000-meter run, four Salisbury runners finished in the top four, as Alison Schwartz led the way, capturing the victory with a time of 11:00.06. Ashley Mazer, Abby Potter, and Sturm placed second, third, and fourth, respectively, posting times of 11:04.58, 11:15.06, and 11:27.98.

Bailey broke the sixth and final record of the weekend for the maroon and gold in the 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 9.45 seconds broke the previous time of 9.53 seconds set in 2012 by Michelle Clark.

In the 4x400-meter relay the team of Summer Bingaman, Rishell, Claire Billings, and McCloskey earned a fifth-place finish after crossing the finish line in a time of 4:25.22.

Bailey continued her afternoon success in the field events, garnering a sixth-place finish in the long jump. She recorded a jump of 16' 5" to earn the finish.

Imani Hasell earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put after recording a throw of 30' 3".

Men

Jack McCloskey got the men's team off to a flying start with a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter dash, coming home in a time of 7.10 seconds.

Emmanuel Porquin picked up a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:02.00. Ryan Clocker finished just two places back of his teammate after crossing the finish line in a time of 2:06.54.

Porquin continued his successful afternoon with a second-place finish in the mile run, recording a time of 4:26.85.

A host of Sea Gulls finished within seconds of the each other in the 3,000-meter run, with David Strickland leading the way. Strickland captured a first-place finish with a time of 9:11.86, while Malcolm Milton finished just behind his teammate in second with a time of 9:13.27. Andrew Robey, Ryan Eville, and Mason Kimbell finished fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Robey came home in a time of 9:27.75, while Eville and Kimbell came home in times of 9:30.90 and 9:40.42.   

Conner Masteran led the way for Salisbury in the 5,000-meter run capturing a first-place finish with a time of 15:43.06. Kimbell placed second posting a time of 15:50.47 while Milton and Robey placed third and fifth, respectively. Milton posted a time of 15:51.59, while Robey earned a time of 16:45.28.

Bryan Howell earned a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, coming home in a time of 9.14 seconds. Meanwhile teammate Marco Ramirez placed sixth, crossing the finish line in a time of 9.77 seconds.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Michael Van Gieson, Ethan Binnix, Tyler Hardman, and Alex Hardman finished fifth, completing the race in a time of 3:35.59.

In the field events, Chris Leby earned a fourth-place finish in the long jump after jumping a distance of 21' 7".

Duncan Ferrin finished fourth in the shot put, recording a throw of 38' 1".

Salisbury will return to action on Friday, February 16 when it travels to Christopher Newport University to compete in the first day of the Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.    

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