SALISBURY, Md. – Hosting for the second straight week, the Salisbury University track and field teams both finished on the podium against competition from nine other schools, including a pair of Division I programs, at the Salisbury University Spring Meet on Saturday afternoon at the SU Track & Field Complex. The men's team breezed to first place overall, while the women's team finished third.
The Sea Gull men accumulated 168 points, putting a margin of 59 between themselves and second-place Division I school Delaware State (109). Fellow Division I program UMBC (98) finished third, while Shenandoah (97) and Catholic (71) rounded out the top five.
The Sea Gull women scored 107.5 points to finish solidly in third place. Delaware State and UMBC finished tied for first with 139 points each. Catholic (66) and Virginia Wesleyan (49.5) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Salisbury did the bulk of its scoring in the field events. Andrew McGinley won the high jump, clearing a personal-best 1.95 meters (6-4.75), while Zachary Stump triumphed in the pole vault with a height of 4.20 meters (13-9.25). Sherrod Frye took third in the triple jump with a new personal-best 13.45 meters (44-1.5).
- The Sea Gulls swept the medal podium in the shot put, with Brian Duperval (14.47m, 47-5.75) beating out teammates Luis Smith (13.99m, 45-10.75) and Travis Zimmerman (13.28m, 43-7) for the gold. All three marks were personal bests.
- Zimmerman placed and set new personal bests in both the discus and hammer throws, landing in second in the hammer throw (47.12m, 154-7) and in third in the discus (38.52m, 126-4).
- Keifer Thomas won the javelin throw with a distance of 51.03 meters (167-5), while Cameron Hasko finished right behind him in second at 49.27 meters (161-8).
- On the track side, Nazaire Spencer notched a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash (51.17), while Jason Cave set a new personal best and finished third in the 5,000-meter run (15:21.33).
- Justin Speirs finished less than a quarter-second behind first in the 400-meter hurdles, breaking the tape in a personal-best 57.54 seconds for the silver. Ethan Gray crossed the line second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:24.22).
- Salisbury's 4x400-meter relay team of Speirs, Brian Hufford, Mike Heinz and Ryan Temple finished second in a time of 3:32.13, just under three-quarters of a second behind the winning time of Delaware State.
- Much like the men, the Salisbury women saw great success in the field. Colleen Howard set a personal best in the high jump for the second straight week, clearing 1.70 meters (5-7) to win the event.
- Alyssa Collier won the pole vault by clearing a personal-best 3.05 meters (10), while Sophia Crozier-Carole finished right behind her in second at 2.75 meters (9-0.25).
- Heather Delaplaine took the bronze in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the final line in 4:58.84.
- All three Sea Gulls in the 400-meter hurdles set personal bests, with Danielle Jensen (1:12.32) breaking the tape and Courtney Martin (1:14.94) and Kayla Camiscioli (1:15.26) finishing second and third, respectively. Jensen also finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.51).
- Salisbury hits the road in two weeks for the Blue & Silver Invitational, hosted by Christopher Newport University, on Saturday, March 27.
- The first event from Newport News, Va., is set for 9 a.m.