NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track and field teams competed in the Blue & Silver Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track at TowneBank Stadium. Team scored were not accumulated for the events.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Jason Cave broke the tape for the Sea Gulls in the 5,000-meter run, winning the event in 15:42.09.
- Sam Bodmer was the only participant in the men's 10,000-meter run, finishing in a time of 34:39.58.
- Caleb Mable set a new personal best (56.25 seconds) en route to winning the 400-meter hurdles, while Justin Speirs (57.81) finished right behind his teammate in second place.
- Ethan Gray won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 10:31.26, while the 4x400-meter relay team of Nazaire Spencer, Sherrod Frye, Brian Hufford and Ryan Temple won its race in 3:30.06.
- Andrew McGinley and Zachary Stump continued their success in the high jump and pole vault, respectively. McGinley cleared 1.90 meters (6-2.75) to win his event, while Stump vaulted over 4.30 meters (14-1.25) to win his.
- Frye finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 13.94 meters (45-9), a new personal best.
- Brian Duperval won both the shot put (14.96m, 49-1) and discus throw (39.92m, 131), setting a new personal best in the former.
- Travis Zimmerman came out on top in the hammer throw, picking up 46.23 meters (151-8) through the air.
- Cameron Hasko (53.61m, 175-11) and Keifer Thomas (51.63m, 169-5) finished one-two in the javelin throw, each setting a new personal best.
- Danielle Jensen continued her early success in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the event again in a time of 16.62 seconds.
- Colleen Howard won her third high jump in as many events, scaling 1.60 meters (5-3).
- Jensen picked up another gold in the triple jump with a distance of 10.61 meters (34-9.75).
- The Sea Gulls had a plethora of second-place finishers, including Makenzie Hirsch (200-meter dash – 27.73), Heather Delaplaine (800-meter run – 2:22.56), Alyssa Santoro (5,000-meter run – 19:57.34) and Sophia Crozier-Carole (pole vault – 3.05 meters, 10).
- The Sea Gulls return to Virginia on Saturday for the Virginia Wesleyan University Invitational.
- First events are slated to start at 11 a.m.