NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track and field team traveled to Capital Athletic Conference opponent Christopher Newport University to compete in the CU Holiday Open on Sunday afternoon. The Sea Gulls were led by senior Conner Masteran, who found his way into the record books breaking his own record in the 5,000-meter run.
Colleen Howard got the maroon and gold off to a solid start in the field events earning a third-place finish in the high jump clearing the bar at a height at 4' 11.75".
A quad of Salisbury athletes turned in great performances in the pole vault led by Kyleigh Dumas, who picked up her first victory of the season. Dumas cleared the bar at 11' 1.75" to earn the win. Julia Mullen finished just behind her teammate placing third with a vault of 9' 8". Kara Osborne and Alyssa Collier finished back-to-back finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Osborne cleared the bar at a height of 8' 8.25" while Collier posted a jump of 8' 2.50".
In the triple jump Breland Daye placed fifth-overall with a jump of 29' 10.25".
Imani Hasell earned a fourth-place finish in the weight throw with a throw of 45' 11.25".
In the mile run Christine Strum finished fourth while Allison Keller and Catie Cambon placed sixth and seventh. Sturm came home in 5:35.64 while Keller and Cambon posted times of 5:41.23 and 5:42.85, respectively.
Jamie Farley placed fifth in the 400-meter dash coming home in a time of 59.81 seconds.
A trio of Sea Gulls finished top-five in the 800-meter run led by Shea McCloskey, who placed second overall with a time of 2:25.58. Alyssa McCloskey finished just behind her big sister, placing third and crossing the finish line in 2:26.92. Teammate Juliana Ancalmo placed fifth posting a time of 2:29.11.
Farley continued her solid afternoon in the 200-meter dash finishing fourth with a time of 26.42 seconds. Glory Ebinama earned a sixth-place finish posting a time of 26.61 seconds.
Masteran led the team with a win in the 5,000-meter run coming home in a time of 15:07.65 to post a new record in the event. Masteran breaks the record he set in the even last season when he posted a time of 15:17.25.
In the 200-meter dash Mickey Van Gieson and Jack McCloskey finished back-to-back placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Van Gieson posted a time of 22.89 seconds while McCloskey came home in a time of 23.03 seconds.
Alex Hardman earned a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash coming home in a time of 51.33 seconds. Van Gieson finished just behind his teammate, placing fifth with a time of 51.42 seconds.
Emmanuel Porquin picked up a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run coming home in a time of 2:00.52.
Porquin continued his solid afternoon placing third in the mile run posting a time of 4:26.13.
In the field events Alex Hall placed fifth overall in the pole vault clearing the bar at a height of 11' 9.75".
Jeffrey McInnis earned the Sea Gulls second victory of the day placing first in the long jump. McInnis recorded a jump of 21' 8" to earn the win. Teammate Chris Leby earned a third-place finish recording a jump of 20' 8".
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, January 26 when it travels to George Mason University to compete in the George Mason University Open. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.