VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Salisbury University track and field teams put up impressive results against competition from Division I schools, private clubs and postgraduate athletes in the Betty S. Rogers Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Virginia Wesleyan University, with both the men's and women's teams coming away as victors.
The Sea Gull men earned 213 points, more than double the score of the next-highest team, while the Sea Gull women tallied 142 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Ryan Temple earned a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the line in 4:11.81.
- Matt Grossi and Sam Bodmer finished two-three in the 5,000-meter run, with Grossi coming in at 15:50.15 and Bodmer at 16:00.43.
- Caleb Mable notched two top-three finishes in the hurdles, taking third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.80 seconds) and second in the 400-meter hurdles (57.22 seconds).
- Ethan Gray blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, winning by more than 30 seconds with a time of 10:23.37.
- Both relay teams won their respective events. The 4x100-meter relay team of Dylan Schwarzmann, Tyson Bowie, Zion Wamley and Jacob Shelton broke the tape in 44.11 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team of Justin Speirs, Mike Heinz, Brian Hufford and Temple held off a private club team to win its race in 3:31.15.
- Andrew McGinley cleared 1.85 meters to win the high jump, his fourth straight win in the event.
- Wyatt Parks won the pole vault with a height of 4.20 meters, while Zachary Stump came in right behind Parks at 4.05 meters.
- Bowie tied for second in the long jump at 6.47 meters.
- The Sea Gulls swept the podium finishes in the shot put, with Brian Duperval (14.64 meters), Travis Zimmerman (13.76 meters) and Luis Smith (13.59 meters) earning the gold, silver and bronze, respectively.
- The same Salisbury triumvirate finished in the top three slots of the hammer throw as well, with Zimmerman (48.86 meters, a personal best) coming in at first place, Smith (40.47 meters) in second and Duperval (39.24 meters) in third.
- Duperval also finished third in the discus throw (39.21 meters).
- Cameron Hasko won the javelin throw at 49.55 meters, and teammate Keifer Thomas finished second at 48.72 meters.
- Heather Delaplaine earned a pair of second-place finishes, recording a 2:26.77 time in the 800-meter run and finishing the 1,500-meter run in 5:00.06.
- Alyssa Santoro and Allyson Wagner finished one-two in the 5,000 meter run, with Santoro breaking the tape in 19:41.69 and Wagner coming in right behind at 19:52.32.
- Danielle Jensen continued her season-long excellence in the hurdles, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 15.92 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.31. Both marks were personal bests for Jensen.
- Kayla Camiscoli finished third (17.60 seconds) in the 100-meter hurdles and second (1:12.97) in the 400-meter hurdles, while Courtney Martin scored a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (1:14.13).
- The 4x400-meter relay team of Zoe Lynch, Martin, Camiscioli and Jensen finished second in its race with a time of 4:32.74.
- Alyssa Collier was the only competitor in the pole vault, clearing 3.05 meters.
- Makayla Davis picked up two more top-three finishes in throwing events, winning the shot put at 10.22 meters and claiming second in the hammer throw at 32.63 meters.
- The Sea Gulls now return to Salisbury for their third home meet of the season, the Eastern Shore Challenge, on Saturday, April 10.
- First events from the SU Track & Field Complex are scheduled for 11 a.m.