BOSTON -- A total of 17 University of Delaware student-athletes will be competing in 13 different events this weekend when the Blue Hens take part in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Boston University Armory.
Head coach Wendy McFarlane will be taking one of her largest contingents during her tenure as the Blue Hens look to complete a successful indoor season and improve upon last year’s 20th place finish.
The annual meet, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, includes 120 ECAC Division I member schools and is held in conjunction with the men’s IC4A Championships. Cornell is the defending champion for both the men and women. The women’s events will begin Saturday at 3 p.m. and resume Sunday at
Competing for the Blue Hens will be Amira Idris (triple jump), Courtney Markow (pole vault), Toresha Foster (400m; 4 x 400m relay), Nijah Dupiche (400m; 4 x 400m relay), Kelley Donovan (4 x 400m relay), Latoya James (60m hurdles), Michelle Lambert (3,000m), Lindsay Prettyman (800m; 1,000m; 4 x 400m relay; distance medley relay), Chelsi Campbell (4 x 400m Relay; distance medley relay), Shanel Dickens (4 x 400m relay; distance medley relay), Breanna Nicholson (4 x 400m relay), Rachel Wasserman (distance medley relay), Meredith Steenkamer (distance medley relay), Alana Pantale (shot put; weight throw), Kelsey Evancho (high jump), Paige Morris (triple jump), and Emily Gispert (1,000m; distance medley relay).
A total of 10 Blue Hens have qualified for the meet for the second straight year led by hurdler Latoya James, jumper Amira Idris, and sprinter Toresha Foster.
All three earned All-East honors a year ago with top 10 finishes as James placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles, Idris finished sixth in the triple jump, and Foster placed eighth in the 400 meters.
Also for the Hens last year, Gispert and Prettyman led the distance medley relay team to an 11th place finish and the 4 x 800 meter relay team to a 12th place finish, Morris was 19th in the long jump, Dupiche was 20th in the 400 meters, Prettyman was 23rd in the 800 meters, Foster, Donovan, Nicholson, and Dupiche placed 26th in the 4 x 400 meter relay, and Evancho was 27th in the high jump.