Full Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Seven wins, three ECAC qualifying times and one school record.

Not a bad day for the University of Delaware track & field program at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness on Thursday, where the Blue Hens came out victorious, outscoring eight other teams with a team total of 192.5 points.

“I’m proud of our team’s performance today. I think we are on pace for a lot more outstanding performances,” head coach Wendy McFarlane-Smith said. “I’m excited to see our team continue to progress in the coming weeks of training and competition leading into the ECAC Championships and the spring season.”

Seniors Isis Pinkney (60m) and Liz McGroarty (800m), along with juniors Emily Paolucci (5000m), Ashley Bailey (pole vault) and Nadia Khoury (high jump) were joined by freshman Susanna Weir (3000m) and the 4x400m relay as the Blue Hens’ seven wins at the meet.

McGroarty continued her outstanding final campaign with a record breaking run of 2:11.58 in the 800m to win the event and break Jeannette Bendolph’s previous school record of 2:12.36. An hour later, McGroarty stepped on the track again and qualified for her second ECAC event, clocking in at 2:52.49 in the 1000m run.

Bailey posted her third win of the season in the pole vault, clearing 12’ 11 ½”, the second-best mark in program history. Prior to this year, no Blue Hen had ever cleared more than 12’ 6”, Bailey has now accomplished that feat twice in two months.

The 4x400m relay of London Freeland, Sydni Stovall, Carly Pettipaw and Bendolph clocked in at 3:52.03 to win the event and earn a spot in the ECAC Championships early next month.

Bendolph wasn’t done as the junior qualified for the ECACs in the 800m, stopping the clock in 2:13.43.

Pinkney’s time of 7.74 in the 60m not only won her the event, but was also a season best for the Wilmington, Del. native.

Paolucci took home the top spot in the 5000m with a new personal best of 18:01.53.

The Blue Hens’ grabbed the top two spots in the 3000m with Weir (10:14.52) and sophomore Mackenzie Jones (10:15.26) finishing 12 seconds better than the rest of the field.

Khoury claimed her first collegiate victory in the high jump, clearing 5’ 5” to top the rest of her competition.

Senior Angie Spadaccini ran a 2:58.53 in the 1000m, a new personal best and the 10th best time in program history.

Sophomore Sofia Janotti and junior Carlyn McGrath capped off the big day for the Blue Hens in the pentathlon with 2907 and 2865 points, respectively. That puts them both in the top four spots on the program’s all-time indoor list.

The Blue Hens wrap up the indoor regular season next Saturday with a trip to the Princeton Invitational.