Christopher Newport Men Secure Back-to-Back CAC Indoor Track & Field Titles
Christopher Newport Men Secure Back-to-Back CAC Indoor Track & Field Titles

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Christopher Newport compiled 233 points to run away with the 2017 CAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday at the Freeman Center, securing its second straight indoor crown. 

Salisbury finished in second place for the second year in a row with 116 points, with Wesley taking third with 79 points. Mary Washington placed fourth with 59 points, edging fifth-place York (58) by one point. Frostburg State (41), Penn State Harrisburg (31), and Southern Virginia (5) rounded out the team scores in sixth through eighth, respectively. 

Team Standings
1. Christopher Newport - 233
2. Salisbury - 116
3. Wesley - 79
4. Mary Washington - 59
5. York - 58
6. Frostburg State - 41
7. Penn State Harrisburg - 31
8. Southern Virginia - 5 

The Captains secured 10 gold medals in the 16 events en route to the convincing victory, including a quartet of new CAC Championship meet records. 

Ryan Scott won a pair of events for CNU, taking top honors in the 60 hurdles (8.17) and 200 meters (22.15). His 200 time set a new CAC Championship meet record, besting the time of 22.30 set by Wesley's Anthony Simpson in 2016. 

The Captains dominated the distance events, with meet records being set by Sam Murch in the 5,000 (15:07.54), Grayson Reid in the 3,000 (8:33.12), and Jeff Dover in the mile (4:17.30). Reid also placed second in the 5,000, just under three seconds behind Murch. 

Cullen Monahan secured the other individual win for CNU on the track, crossing first in the 800 at 1:55.41. The Captains also won the distance medley relay in a time of 10:42.45, with Cavanaugh McGaw, Matthew Maropoulus, Jarrell Hibler, and Jason Putnam contributing to the victory. 

In the field events, Wesley Shrieves joined Scott as another multiple-event winner for CNU. Shrieves took gold in both the long jump (6.93m) and high jump (2.02m). Dominique Torres won the triple jump at 14.44 meters for the Captains. 

Salisbury captured a trio of first-place finishes on its way to second place in the team standings. Eric Halton won the 400 with atime of 49.90, headlining a Sea Gull sweep of the top three placings in the event. Duncan Ferrin nabbed the other individual win for SU in the weight throw (15.97m). The Salisbury 4x400 relay of Zach Schmelz, Halton, Justin Moultire, and Alex Hardman took first with a time of 3:22.91. 

Third-place Wesley was paced by a title in the 60-meter dash from Greg Taylor, who crossed in 6.89 seconds. 

Leading fourth-place Mary Washington was Daniel Forjan, who grabbed top honors in the shot put with a mark of 15.50 meters. 

York's lone victory of the day came from Darris Rodrigues in the pole vault. Rodrigues posted a mark of 4.25 meters to secure 10 points for the Spartans.