Dumas and Beckett-Simms find their way into the record books at Towson

Dumas and Beckett-Simms find their way into the record books at Towson

TOWSON, Md. – The Salisbury University track and field program returned to action on Saturday, competing at Towson University in the Towson Invitational. Both Kyleigh Dumas and Donovan Beckett-Simms found their way into the Salisbury University track and field record books with each posting a record in their respective events, as Dumas tied a record and Beckett-Simms broke one that had stood for two decades. 

Women 

Dumas got the Sea Gulls off to a solid start in the field events, picking up a third-place finish in the pole vault as she cleared the bar at a height of 11' 5.75". Her vault ties the previous record Dumas herself set earlier this season at Coastal Carolina back in March.

Kaitlin Isabell earned a fifth-place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at a height of 5' 0.5" while her teammate Jacqueline Seymour finished seventh after a jump of 5' 0.5".   

Taylor Bailey earned a seventh-place finish in the triple jump, posting a jump of 34' 11.75". 

In the track events, Glory Ebinama captured a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 25.34 seconds. 

Kate Sigman earned a seventh-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, completing the race in a time of 4:57.48. 

In the 5,000-meter run, three Sea Gulls turned in solid races as Ashley Mazer paced the group with a third-place finish. Mazer crossed the finish line in a time of 19:24.20. Teammates Abigail Potter and Fiona Halloran placed fifth and seventh respectively, coming home in times of 19:45.62 and 20:16.21. 

Men 

Beckett-Simms not only captured a second-place finish in the triple jump but also broke a 20-year old record in the process. He posted a jump of 47' 5.75", which broke the previous mark set by Tony Hill back in 1998 with a jump of 46' 6.5".     

Emmanuel Porquin turned in an impressive afternoon for the maroon and gold, capturing a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run, coming home in a time of 1:57.22. 

He continued his success in the 1,500-meter run, earning a second-place finish after crossing the finish line in 4:02.54. 

Malcolm Milton earned Salisbury's first victory of the day on either side, claiming a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Milton came home in a time of 9:55.74 to earn the win. 

Conner Masteran and Mason Kimbell each ran hard in the 5,000-meter run, placing fourth and sixth, respectively. Masteran came home in a time of 15:30.96 while Kimbell crossed the finish line in a time of 15:53.49.    

Duncan Ferrin continued the Gulls winning ways in the field events, earning a top-finish in the hammer throw. Ferrin recorded a throw of 176' to earn the victory. 

Mike Micozzi and Mike Millemann earned back-to-back finishes in the javelin throw, finishing second and third, respectively. Micozzi recorded a throw of 174' 3" while Milleman posted a throw of 174' 3" as well. 

Jeffrey McInnis earned a fourth-place finish in the long jump, posting a distance of 22' 7.75". 

In the pole vault, Greg Leasure earned a third-place finish clearing the bar at a height of 13' 5.25".   

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 21 when it competes at Christopher Newport University in the Captain's Classic. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.     

 

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