SALISBURY, Md. – Back at home for the first time in four weeks, the Salisbury University track and field teams stood out from a lineup of 11 teams at the Eastern Shore Challenge on Saturday at the SU Track & Field Complex.
The men's teams dominated their field with 246.5 points, more than double the score of second-place Division I Delaware State (126) with Catholic (85.5) rounding out the top three. The Sea Gull men have now won all four team-scored events in which they have participated during the outdoor season.
The women's teams finished in second with 184 points, within shouting distance of winner Delaware State (196) and miles ahead of third-place Catholic (88). The Sea Gull women have finished on the podium in all four of their steam-scored events this spring.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Zachary Stump set a new school record in the pole vault, winning the event with a personal best of 4.88 meters (16-0). Stump's mark currently sits fourth nationally.
- Wyatt Parks finished second behind Stump at 4.05 meters (13-3.5).
- Nazaire Spencer finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.52 seconds.
- Ryan Temple and Mike Heinz cracked the top three in the 800-meter run, with Temple finishing second (1:58.99) and Heinz taking third (1:59.39).
- The Sea Gulls swept the podium in the 1,500-meter run. Matt Grossi won the event in a time of 4:13.94. Jason Cave finished second in 4:14.48, while Christian Ciattei crossed third in 4:15.05. The three SU runners all finished nearly 10 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
- Cave finished third in the 5,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in 15:42.87.
- Caleb Mable won the 400-meter hurdles in 55.53 seconds, setting a new personal record; his time currently ranks 20th nationally. Mable also finished second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.50 seconds).
- Justin Speirs finished second behind Mable in the 400-meter hurdles in 56.45 seconds.
- Salisbury's 4x100-meter relay team of Dylan Schwarzmann, Tyson Bowie, Zion Wamley and Jacob Shelton earned a silver medal with a time of 43.35 seconds.
- Spiers, Brian Hufford, Heinz and Temple broke the tape in the 4x400-meter relay (3:28.23), finishing two seconds quicker than the field.
- Andrew McGinley tied for third place in the high jump (1.88 meters, 6-2).
- Bowie claimed third place in the long jump (6.28 meters, 20-7.25).
- Travis Zimmerman (13.48 meters, 44-2.75) and Brian Duperval (13.44 meters, 44-1.25) finished one-two in the shot put. Zimmerman also won the hammer throw at 48.58 meters (159-4).
- Cameron Hasko and Keifer Thomas each set personal bests in the javelin throw, with Hasko (55.39 meters, 181-9) winning and Thomas (51.85 meters, 170-1) finishing runner-up.
- Colleen Howard broke a school record and maintained her national hold on the high jump, winning the event for her fourth straight meet by clearing 1.74 meters (5-8.5). Howard has been the national leader in the high jump since Salisbury's spring season began on March 6.
- Zoe Lynch earned a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash (1:05.09).
- Heather Delaplaine cruised to victory in the 1,500-meter run, completing the circuit in a personal-best 4:56.63, nearly 15 seconds ahead of second place. Delaplaine also claimed gold in the 800-meter run, breaking the tape in 2:26.51, with Destinee Ekanem finishing third in the event (2:30.24).
- Alyssa Santoro (19:54.61) and Sydney Ruckel (20:08.59) finished second and third, respectively, in the 5,000-meter runs.
- Danielle Jensen earned podium finishes in the two hurdling events. She took third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.02 seconds) and second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.79). Courtney Martin finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:13.33.
- Alyssa Collier won the pole vault by scaling 3.2 meters (10-6), while Sophia Crozier-Carole finished second at three meters even (9-10).
- Jensen earned another top-three finish in the long jump (4.7 meters, 15-5) and triple jump (10.19 meters, 33-5.25), claiming the bronze in both events.
- Makayla Davis finished third in the shot put with a distance of 10.29 meters (33-9.25).
- Alexandra Jakubowski finished top-three in both the hammer throw (34.51 meters, 113-3) and javelin throw (26.32 meters, 86-4), claiming third and second, respectively.
- The Sea Gulls will head back to Newport News, Va., next Saturday for the New Captains Classic. The first events are set to begin at 9 a.m.
- The meet will be Salisbury's final tune-up before the inaugural Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) Championships on April 30 and May 1, set to be hosted at the SU Track & Field Complex.