SALISBURY, Md. – With a gusty wind playing a significant role all afternoon, the Salisbury University track and field teams began their pursuit of Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) glory on the first day of the 2021 C2C Outdoor Championships, held at the SU Track & Field Complex.
Through just two events on each side, the Sea Gull men sit in second place out of six teams with 23 points, while the Sea Gull women accumulated six points and are currently in fifth.
Day One began with the men's and women's hammer throw and ended with the men's and women's 10,000-meter run. The men's and women's pole vault, originally scheduled for Day One, were both pushed back a day due to excess wind.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Travis Zimmerman opened the meet on a high note for the Sea Gulls, winning the hammer throw to earn 10 team points. Zimmerman hit 48.95 meters on his third attempt out of six, finishing 5.7 meters ahead of the second-place finisher.
- Luis Smith (43.24 meters) finished in third in the hammer throw to pick up six team points, while Brian Duperval's (37.85 meters) sixth-place finish picked up one point.
- Sam Bodmer picked up six points with a third-place finish in the 10,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in season-best 34:38.89.
- Alexandra Jakubowski finished fourth in the hammer throw, earning four points with a distance of 37.70 meters.
- Sydney Ruckel took a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run, finishing the distance in 41:34.55 to pick up two points.
- The Sea Gull men and women return for Day Two of the C2C Outdoor Championships on Saturday morning.
- The rescheduled pole vault events will begin at 9:30 a.m. The day's regularly scheduled events, as well as broadcast coverage on the Sea Gull Sports Network (SGSN), will begin at 11:30 a.m.