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.
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.
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.
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.