NEW YORK – The Salisbury University track & field program traveled to the historic New York Armory in New York City to compete in the 2019 Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday afternoon.
Two school records went down on day one of the championships as Kyleigh Dumas and the men's 4x200-meter relay team of Jack McCloskey, Michael Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and Ethan Binnix set new records in their respective events while also capturing victories.
Dumas continued her impressive indoor season as she not only won the pole vault but set a new record in the process clearing the bar at a height of 12' 2.5." Her new height surpasses the school record she, herself, previously had set just earlier this season with a height of 11' 8."
Both Sydney Ruckel and Ashley Mazer each turned in impressive performances in the 5,000-meter run. Ruckel placed third posting a time of 18:56.78 while Mazer came home in a time of 19:22.46 to place fourth.
In the 60-meter dash the duo of Glory Ebinama and Ashley Luton each qualified for the 60-meter dash finals on Saturday, March 2. Ebinama captured the victory in the event with a qualifying time of 7.91 seconds while Luton qualified with a time of 8.21 seconds and finished eighth.
On the men's side Conner Masteran and Mason Kimbell got the team off to a great start in the 5,000-meter run. Masteran captured the win in the event finishing the race in a time of 15:35.24 while Kimbell finished second with a time of 15:36.85.
Jeffrey McInnis qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash finishing fifth overall, running a time of 7.15 seconds in the preliminaries.
McInnis would go on to place sixth in the long jump posting a mark of 21' 5.5." He was edged by his teammate Chris Leby, who placed fourth after a jump of 21' 8.75."
Meanwhile, the 4x200-meter relay team of McCloskey, Van Gieson, Hardman, and Binnix captured the victory behind a record time of 1:30.17. The team broke their original record of 1:31.73, which they set earlier this season.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 2 when it returns for day two of the championships. The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.