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NEWARK, Del. – When it comes to track & field, home meets aren’t typically a common occurrence. There’s usually only a handful of times each year that teams get to compete on their home tracks.

The members of the University of Delaware track & field programs weren’t going to waste their opportunity on Saturday when the Blue Hens posted 15 wins in a dominant performance at a sun-splashed Delaware Classic, hosted at Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium.

“It was a great event and I was pleased with the way our girls performed,” head coach Wendy McFarlane-Smith said. “We had outstanding efforts from a variety of athletes and in a variety of events. I’m excited to see how we continue to build and get better as the outdoor season goes on.”

In total, Delaware won 15 of the 20 events on the day.

Seniors Isis Pinkney (100m, 200m, 4x100) and London Freeland (4x100, 4x400, 400m hurdles) led the way each with three wins on the day. Junior Andriene Rose (4x100, long jump) also was a part of two wins on the 4x100 and taking home the long jump title.

The Blue Hens nearly swept the throws events, taking home the top spot in the javelin, hammer throw and discus.

Freshman Myrissa McFolling-Young continued her outstanding debut season with a win the discus (145’4”), which was the fourth longest throw in school history. She also finished second in the shot put with a toss of 43’ 3 ¾, good for sixth best in school history.

In the hammer, senior co-captain Melissa Zegeer unleashed a throw of 158’ 6” to win the event, while teammate Olivia Duffy placed second with a mark of 140’ 10”. Sophomore Niyah Cosme led a top-three sweep in the javelin with a toss of 133’ 6”. Senior Kristina Valko (2nd – 120’ 4”) and sophomore Alexa Vecchione (3rd – 104’ 11”) were right behind Cosme.

The track events started with Freeland, Pinkney and Rose, teaming with freshman Taliah Cintron to win the 4x100 in a time of 49.24.

Junior Ashley Bailey continued her winning ways, with her sixth win of 2017-18, clearing 12’ in the pole vault to lead a 1-2-3 sweep by the Blue Hens.

Along with Rose’s win the long jump, Delaware came away victorious in the triple jump by Olivia Goncerz (35’ 10”) and high jump by Nadia Khoury (5’5”).

Other victories for the Blue Hens included Syndi Stovall in the 400m (59.36), Carlyn McGrath in the 100m hurdles (14.61) and Deja Rodriguez-Santiago in the 3000m (10:45.61).

To round out the day, the Blue Hens took the top spot in the 4x400 relay with Freeland teaming with Stovall, Kai Starnes and Bema Kyeadea-Amponsah to clock in at 4:00.18.

Delaware will return to the road this upcoming week when they head to compete in the prestigious Florida Relays.