This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

Presented by Courtyard By Marriott at the University of Delaware

University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some memorable dates in Blue Hen history.


April 26, 2014

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Blue Hens Capture Third Straight Meet Title, Win 14 Events at Delaware Classic

NEWARK, Del. - The University of Delaware outdoor track & field squad captured a meet team title for the third straight week as the Blue Hens won 14 of the 20 events to take first place at their own Delaware Classic at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium.

Head coach Wendy McFarlane's squad dominated the meet, which included over 1,000 athletes from the college, high school, and club levels. The Blue Hen women won the Division I team title with 343.5 points to outdistance runner-up Loyola (151), Villanova, UMES, George Mason, and Towson. The Villanova men captured the four-team Division I title.

Delaware, which won team titles at the Delaware Open on Apr. 12 and at the JMU Invitational on Apr. 19, had one double-winner on the day as Alana Pantale (at left) captured the shot put (42-feet, 10 1/4 inches) and the discus (142-3) while also placing second in the javelin (121-6) and third in the hammer (151-4).

Other Blue Hen champions were Latoya James in the 100 meter hurdles (14.17), Alexandra Muro in the 100 meters (12.54), Paige Thompson-Charles in the 200 meters (25.99), Jessica Olsen in the 800 meters (2:19.49), Michele Lambert in the 3,000 meters (10:17.88), Megan Crowley in the 400 meter hurdles (1:06.29), the 4 x 100 meter relay (49.12), the 4 x 400m relay (4:04.13), Kelsey Evancho in the high jump (5-5.75), Courtney Markow in the pole vault (11-5.75), Paige Morris in the long jump (17-8.75), and Monica Hagenauer in the hammer (156-2).

Muro was also second in the 200 meters (26.12) while Evancho was second in the long jump (17-6.75), Crowley was third in the 100 meter hurdles (15.55), and Courtney Sniscak was second in both the discus (135-0) and hammer (152-11).