ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Latoya James and Lindsay Prettyman (at right) each captured first place finishes to lead the University of Delaware to four dual meet victories at the Navy Open Indoor Track & Field Meet Saturday at the Wesley Brown Field House.
James won the 60 meter hurdles in a time 8.62 seconds and Prettyman won the 1,000 meters with a career-best clocking of 2:54.94 as the Blue Hens (4-1) posted dual wins of 280-216 over James Madison, 294-191 over Maryland-Eastern Shore, 337-161 over Mt. St. Mary’s, and 270-255 over VCU. Host Navy defeated the Blue Hens by a score of 301-261. Delaware posted 33 top 10 finishes in the six-team competition.
The meet was the Hens’ first dual meet scoring competition in five seasons for head coach Wendy McFarlane and the first since the 1997-98 season when Delaware went 5-7 in dual meet competition. Every meet the Hens have competed in since 1997-98 was scored as a team finish.
Prettyman and James each won for the second straight week as Prettyman won the mile and James captured the 55 meter hurdles at last week’s season-opening Delaware Invitational at the Delaware Field House.
Finishing second for the Blue Hen women were Michele Lambert in the mile (5:11.56), Katrina Steenkamer in the 3,000 meters (10:12.92), Kelsey Evancho in the high jump (5-5), and Amira Idris in the triple jump (39-1 1/4).
Placing third for Delaware were Meredith Steenkamer in the 1,000 meters (3:05.42), Toresha Foster in the high jump (5-3), Idris in the long jump (18-2 1/4), and Paige Morris in the triple jump (38-7 3/4).
Foster was also fourth in the 4 x 400 meter relay, joining Kelley Donovan, Prettyman, and Sydney Shepherd to post a time of 3:58.82 while Morris was also fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-2 3/4.
Delaware will return to action next Saturday when the Hens travel to the University of Maryland Invitational at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md.
Final Delaware Dual Scores:
Delaware def. James Madison, 280-216
Delaware def. UMES, 294-191
Delaware def. Mt. St. Mary’s, 337-161
Navy def. Delaware, 301-261
Delaware def. VCU, 270-225
Delaware Top 20 Finishers:
1st Place - Lindsay Prettyman, 1,000m (2:54.94); Latoya James, 60m hurdles (8.62)
2nd Place - Michele Lambert, mile (5:11.56); Katrina Steenkamer, 3,000m (10:12.92); Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-5); Amira Idris, triple jump (39-1 1/4)
3rd Place - Meredith Steenkamer, 1,000m (3:05.42); Toresha Foster, high jump (5-3); Amira Idris, long jump (18-2 1/4); Paige Morris, triple jump (38-7 3/4)
4th Place - Kellye Foulke, mile (5:15.96); 4 x 400m Relay (Toresha Foster, Kelley Donovan, Lindsay Prettyman, Sydney Shepherd), 3:58.82; Distance Medley Relay (Rachel Wasserman, Alexandra Carroll, Shanel Dickens, Rachel Weinberger), 12:43.68
5th Place - Alyssa Kennedy, 3,000m (10:31.65); Courtney Markow, pole vault (11-3 3/4); Paige Morris, long jump (17-2 3/4)
6th Place - Samantha Reilly, 1,000m (3:17.18); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-4)
7th Place - Kayla Koonz, mile (5:24.75); Alexis Gligor, pole vault (9-10); Michelle White, long jump (17-0 1/2); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (35-4 3/4)
8th Place - Nicole Rittman, 3,000m (10:53.26); Karissa Carty, triple jump (34-10 1/4); Alana Pantale, shot put (41-3)
9th Place - Toresha Foster, 200m (25.88); Rachel Amey, 3,000m (11:08.25); 4 x 400m Relay (Lindsay Guptill, Chelsi Campbell, Alexandra Wilds, Kelly Knauer), 4:09.40; Michelle White, high jump (4-11); Jessica McDonald, triple jump (34-7 1/2)
10th Place - Michelle White, 60m hurdles (9.94); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (40-5 1/2); Megan Hagenauer, weight throw (43-4 1/2)