Dumas breaks pole vault record; men sit in first while women place fourth after day one at championships

Dumas breaks pole vault record; men sit in first while women place fourth after day one at championships

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University track & field programs opened day one of the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships on Friday afternoon at the Salisbury Track & Field Complex.

The Sea Gulls turned in solid efforts on both sides led by Kyleigh Dumas, who broke yet another record during her exceptional sophomore campaign. Currently the men sit atop the standings while the women sit in fourth.

Women

Dumas picked up one of Salisbury's two victories on the opening day of the championships. Dumas cleared the bar at a height of 12' 4", which not only broke the school record but also broke the CAC record. Her vault breaks the previous mark she set just two weeks ago of 12' while also moving her into 13th-place in the nation.

In the long jump Taylor Bailey captured a third-place finish after posting a jump of 17' 8.75".

Imani Hasell garnered a third-place finish in the women's hammer throw after recording a throw of 143' 2".

Jillian Swaim turned in a solid performance in the 10,000-meter run earning a sixth-place finish crossing the finish line in a time of 43:51.14.

Men

Duncan Ferrin continued his impressive senior year campaign, earning a first-place finish in the hammer throw. Ferrin posted a throw of 187' 4" to earn the victory beating the field by 27 feet.

Conner Masteran and Mason Kimbell both turned in great performances in the 10,000-meter run, placing second and fourth, respectively. Masteran finished just five seconds off winner Joseph Lightbody from Christopher Newport University, coming home in a time of 33:11.46, while Kimbell completed the race in a time of 33:50.08.

Greg Leasure earned a second-place finish in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a height of 13' 11.75".

In the long jump Jeffrey McInnis posted a mark of 22' 10.50" to garner a fourth-place finish.

Michael Millemann placed third overall in the javelin throw, recording a toss of 177' to finish just a foot shy of the second-place finisher.

As it currently stands, the University of Mary Washington sits in first on the women's side while defending CAC champion Christopher Newport is holding strong in second on both sides. Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg is third on the women's side. Mary Washington and York College of Pennsylvania round out the top-four on the men's side.

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, May 5 when it will compete in day two of the CAC championships beginning at 10 a.m.   

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