Weber breaks 3,000-meter record on final day at Coastal Carolina

Weber breaks 3,000-meter record on final day at Coastal Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, N.C. – Salisbury University track & field completed its weekend at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University on Saturday. Two Sea Gulls also started a new record for the program as each took part in a new race, the mile run.

Michael Weber found his way into the school record book, posting a new record in the 3,000-meter run. Weber's record was the fourth of the weekend and first on the men's side.

Women

Jamie Farley got the Sea Gulls off to a solid start on the final day of competition, picking up a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter run. Farley completed the race in a time of 57.54 seconds.

Kate Sigman added a new record to the Salisbury track & field women's record books as she posted the first mile time in program history. Sigman posted a time of 5:20.96 in a new event for the NCAA.

Men

Weber completed the 3,000-meter race in a time of 8:52.46, which breaks the previous mark of 8:58.86 set by Kyle Tockman back in 2013.  

Emmanuel Porquin found his way into the record books, setting a new record for the men's mile run. Porquin completed the race in a time of 4:22.74 in the Sea Gulls' first attempt in the new race.

Donovan Beckett-Simms turned in a solid performance in the triple jump, earning a fifth-place finish. Beckett-Simms posted a jump of 46' 6.25" which was just a quarter of an inch off the school record of 46' 6.50".    

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 31 when it travels to Capital Athletic Conference opponent Christopher Newport University for the Blue and Silver Challenge. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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