Three records go down on day two at Coastal Carolina

Three records go down on day two at Coastal Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, N.C. – The Salisbury University track & field program opened its 2018 outdoor season competing in the weekend long Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University on Friday afternoon.

The women broke three records, one of which had stood since 1997, while the men broke one record to round out the team's day of competition.

Women

Kyleigh Dumas got the Sea Gulls off to a flying start setting a new school record in the pole vault. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 11' 5.75" breaking the previous record of 11' 2.50" set by Sarah Taylor in 2015.

Alison Schwartz, who started her weekend on Thursday night, finished the 10,000 meter run in sixth-place while posting a time of 41:50.88.

Ashley Mazer posted a personal record in the 5,000-meter run coming home in a time of 18:45.42.

Two more records fell on the women's side as each the 4x200 and 4x800-meter teams set new records.  

The 4x200-meter relay team of Taylor Bailey, Alicia Meier, Ashley Luton, and Glory Ebinama completed the race in a time of 1:45.63. Their time beats the previous mark of 1:53.9 set back in 1997.  

The 4x800-meter relay team of Kate Sigman, Carly Sniffen, Claire Billings, and Shea McCloskey recorded a time of 9:55.28. The team's time broke the record set back in 2000 of 9:56.1.   

Men

Duncan Ferrin posted a new personal record in the hammer throw. Ferrin earned a third-place finish, recording a throw of 180' 5.50".

The men's 4x200-meter relay team turned in a solid performance for the maroon and gold. The team of Jack McCloskey, Mickey Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and Ethan Binnix posted a time of 1:30.45.

Conner Masteran earned a sixth-place finish in the men's 10,000-meter run on Thursday night, crossing the finish line in a time of 32:35.03.

Ryan Eville opened his outdoor season with a personal record performance in the 5,000-meter run as he crossed the finish line in a time of 16:07.47. 

In the 200-meter dash, Justin Williams captured a third-place finish with a time of 23.11 seconds.

Jeromy Green picked up a fourth-place finish in the mile run, coming home in a time of 4:47.77.

Mike Micozzi captured a sixth-place finish in the javelin throw, recording a distance of 176' 10".

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 17 when it will compete in the final day of competition in the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. The meet will start at 9 a.m.

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