Ferrin breaks hammer throw record at Blue and Silver Challenge

Ferrin breaks hammer throw record at Blue and Silver Challenge

NEWOPRT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's track programs traveled to Christopher Newport University to compete in the Blue and Silver Challenge on Saturday.

Duncan Ferrin headlined the afternoon as he found his way into the men's record books, setting a new mark in the hammer throw.

Women

Kaitlin Isabell got the Sea Gulls of to a solid start picking up a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 13.27 seconds.

Glory Ebinama picked up Salisbury's first victory of the day in the 200-meter dash, coming home in a time of 26.19 seconds. Caitlyn Rishell came in just behind her teammate in a time of 27.46 to earn a third-place finish.

Rishell continued her success in the 400-meter dash earning the Sea Gulls second victory of the day. Rishell came home in a time of 1:00.50 while teammates Ashley Luton and Alicia Meier placed second and fourth, respectively, with times of 1:00.94 and 1:01.53.

Shea McCloskey garnered a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, completing the race in a time of 2:24.09.

A trio of Gulls turned in solid performances in the 5,000-meter run. Ashley Mazer captured a second-place finish, coming home in a time of 18:51.63. Fiona Halloran and Abby Potter finished back-to-back placing third and fourth, respectively. Halloran turned in a time of 19:34.25 while Potter posted a mark of 19:37.29.

Taylor Bailey earned the third victory of the day for the maroon and gold in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 15.41 seconds.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Caroline Tyrrell picked up a fifth-place finish, coming home in a time of 1:14.06.

Tyrrell continued her success in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing third overall with a time of 12:40.14.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Bailey, Jamie Farley, Isabell, and Ebinama captured a second-place finish, coming home in a time 56.85 seconds.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Luton, Ebinama, Meier, and Farley garnered a first-place finish, posting a mark of 4:06.96.

In the field events Jacqueline Seymour captured the fourth victory of the day in the high jump. Seymour cleared the bar at a height of 4' 11". Isabell finished just behind her teammate, placing third after a performance of 4' 11" while Bethany Williams placed fifth after clearing the bar at a height of 4' 9".

Kyleigh Dumas also picked a win for the maroon and gold, placing first in the pole vault with a mark of 10' 6".

Bailey and Williams continued their success in the long jump placing second and fifth, respectively. Bailey posted a jump of 16' 7.25" while Williams recorded a mark of 15' 4".

Bailey earned her second victory of the day in the triple jump, recording a distance of 34' 10.25".

Dalina Julien finished second in the discus, posting a distance of 122' 7".

Imani Hasell earned a victory in the hammer throw, recording a throw of 127' 6". Hasell also went on to finish fifth in the shot put with a throw of 34' 8.25".

Summer Bingaman posted a third-place finish in the javelin throw, posting a mark of 96' 10".

Men

Jack McCloskey got the men's team off to a solid start earning a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash, coming home in a time of 11.17 seconds.

McCloskey finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.09 seconds, while Mickey Van Gieson placed sixth posting a time of 22.68 seconds.

Van Gieson continued his success in the 400-meter dash, placing third with a time of 49.65 seconds. Alex Hardman finished just behind his teammate, placing fifth with a time of 50.29 seconds.

Emmanuel Porquin earned a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, completing the race in a time of 1:56.43.

Porquin continued his success in the 1,500-meter run, placing fourth with a time of 4:00.60.

Conner Masteran and Mason Kimbell finished back-to-back in the 5,000-meter run, placing third and fourth, respectively. Masteran posted a time of 15:21.33, while Kimbell finished in a time of 15:47.25.

Malcolm Milton earned a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, coming home in a time of 1:00.26.

Milton earned the men's first victory of the day in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, completing the race in a time of 9:50.42.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Van Gieson, Tyler Hardman, Alex Hardman, and Ethan Binnix earned a second-place finish, completing the race in a time of 3:24.32.

In the field events, Matthew Adedeji picked up Salisbury's second win of the day on the men's side in the high jump. Adedeji cleared the bar at a height of 5' 11.5".

Alex Hall finished third in pole vault, posting a mark of 12' 11.75".

Chris Leby and Adedeji finished back-to-back in the long jump separated by one inch. Leby placed second posting a jump of 21' 4" while Adedeji finished third with a jump of 21' 5".

Ferrin captured a first-place finish in the hammer throw while also setting a new record behind a throw of 186' 7". Ferrin's throw breaks the previous record of 183' 9" set by Jay Drenner back in 2012.

Ferrin also earned a fourth-place finish in the discus throw, recording a throw of 141' 3".

Donovan Beckett-Simms earned a first-place finish in the triple jump, recording a distance of 46' 4.25", while Adedeji placed fourth with a jump of 43' 6". Leby rounded out the trio, finishing sixth with a jump of 41' 1".

Mike Micozzi earned the Sea Gulls final victory of the day, placing first in the javelin with a mark of 176' 3".

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 7 when it travels to Rowan University for the Oscar Moore Track & Field Invitational. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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