Seymour wins high jump; Ferrin and Beckett-Simms break records at ECAC championships

Seymour wins high jump; Ferrin and Beckett-Simms break records at ECAC championships

BALTIMORE – The Salisbury University track & field programs traveled to Johns Hopkins University to compete in the two-day Eastern College Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships.

The Sea Gulls saw exceptional performances on both sides as the men's program saw two more records go down as Duncan Ferrin and Donovan Beckett-Simms each broke another record to add those their already impressive seasons. The team also saw a season-best performance from the men's 4x400-meter relay team while Jacqueline Seymour put an exclamation point on the two day event picking up the victory in the women's high jump.

Women

Seymour earned the victory in the high jump clearing the bar at a height of 5' 1.75". With that mark, Seymour was the 2018 ECAC Champion in the high jump adding to her list of accolades from this year that also includes winning the high jump at the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference championships.

Glory Ebinama and Jamie Farley each turned in solid performances in the 200-meter dash. Ebinama finished second while Farley finished fourth, posting times of 25.24 seconds and 26.11 seconds.

Farley also posted a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash coming home in a time of 58.52 seconds.

Men

Ferrin led the way on the men's side earning Salisbury's second win of the championships picking up a victory in the hammer throw. Ferrin posted a new school record in the event posting a mark of 199' 4" breaking the previous school mark he set earlier this season of 191' 4". With his throw Ferrin now sits fourth in the nation.

Beckett-Simms continued the team's success and successful freshman campaign, breaking the school record in the triple jump. Beckett-Simms posted a jump of 49' 11.75", which breaks the previous mark he previously set earlier this season of 48' 10.75". Beckett-Simms' mark now moves him into fourth in the nation, as well.  

Teammate Matthew Adedeji finished just behind Beckett-Simms with a jump of 45' 9.75".

Jack McCloskey earned a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash crossing the finish line in a time of 11.15 seconds.

The men's 4x400-meter relay team capped the successful meet for Salisbury posting a new season-best performance. The team of Alex Hardman, Mickey Van Gieson, Tyler Hardman, and Ethan Binnix captured a second-place finish coming home in a time of 3:16.94.

Salisbury returns to action when it travels to NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse beginning on Thursday, May 24.    

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