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Sophomore Kelsey Evancho was the meet's lone double winner as she captured the high jump and long jump titles
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Delaware Women’s Indoor Track & Field Captures Frank Colden Inv. Team Title; Wins Six First Place Finishes

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 02/09/2014
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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.  --  Thanks to six first place finishes, including two by sophomore Kelsey Evancho in the high jump and long jump, the University of Delaware women’s indoor track & field team captured the team title at the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College Saturday.

Delaware, which took first place in six of the 15 events on the day, registered 188.5 total points to easily win the team title in the 16-team event. Messiah finished second with 82.5 points followed by Lebanon Valley (78), Muhlenberg (56), and host Ursinus (43).

Evancho was the meet’s lone dual champion on the women’s side as she won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 3 3/4-inches and added a first place finish in the long jump with a distance of 16-10 3/4.

Also picking up victories for Delaware were Alyssa Kennedy in the mile run (5:17.04), Alana Pantale in the shot put (41-0 1/4), and the 4 x 200 meter and 4 x 800 meter relay teams.

Alexandra Muro, Michele Simmons, Spencer Nendza, and Courtney Markow teamed to win the 4 x 200 meter relay in 1:50.29 while Mellissa Mazzo, Alex Gervais, Melissa Talley, and Alexis Gligor combined to win the 4 x 800 meter relay in 10:26.35.

The Hens also recorded eight runner-up finishes led by Muro in the 60 meters (8.08), Simmons in the 200 meters (26.73) and 400 meters (1:01.86), Rachel Weinberger in the mile (5:29.67), Markow in the pole vault (10-11 3/4), Nendza in the triple jump (35-3 3/4), and by the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Megan O’Dell,, Megan Crowley, Madison Powel, and Carolyn Darr (4:18.26), and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Gabrielle Alaimo, Rebecca Gessler, Kennedy, and Weinberger (10:29.49).

In all, Delaware recorded 31 top 10 finishes during the meet.

The Hens will return to action next weekend when Delaware takes part in the Lafayette/Rider Invitational at the New York City Armory on Feb. 14.

AGATE: 

Final Team Scoring: 1. Delaware - 188.5; 2. Messiah - 82.5; 3. Lebanon Valley - 78; 4. Muhlenberg - 56; 5. Ursinus - 43; 6. Neumann - 31; 7. Alvernia - 22.5; 8. Stevens - 20; 9. Albright - 17; 10. Howard CC - 13; 11. Bryn Mawr - 7.5; 12. CC of Philadelphia, Wesley - 5; 14. Delaware Valley - 4; 15. Stevenson - 3; 16. Chestnut Hill - 2.

Delaware Top 10 Finishers:                               

1st Place - Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-3 3/4), long jump (16-10 3/4); Alyssa Kennedy, mile (5:17.04); 4 x 200m Relay (Alexanda Muro, Michele Simmons, Spencer Nendza, Courtney Markow), (1:50.29); 4 x 800m Relay (Mellissa Mazzo, Alexandra Gervais, Melissa Talley, Alexis Gligor), 10:26.35; Alana Pantale, shot put (41-0 1/4)
2nd Place - Alexandra Muro, 60m (8.08); Michele Simmons, 200m (26.73), 400m (1:01.86); Rachel Weinberger, mile (5:29.67); 4 x 400m Relay (Megan O’Dell, Megan Crowley, Madison Powel, Carolyn Darr), 4:18.26; 4 x 800m Relay (Gabrielle Alaimo, Rebecca Gessler, Alyssa Kennedy, Rachel Weinberger), 10:29.49; Courtney Markow, pole vault (10-11 3/4); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (35-3 3/4)
3rd Place - Carolyn Darr, 200m (27.11); Megan Crowley, 60m hurdles (9.35), high jump (5-1 3/4); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-6)
4th Place - Megan O’Dell, 400m (1:02.91); Monica Hagenauer, shot put (39-8 1/2)
5th Place - Carolyn Darr, 60m (8.21); Gabrielle Alaimo, mile (5:33.80); Victoria Goral, pole vault (10-0); Aretah  Ettarh, shot put (38-4)
6th Place - Madison Powel, 800m (2:26.92); Rebecca Gessler, mile (5:35.0); Alexis Gligor, pole vault (10-0); Courtney Sniscak, shot put (36-2)
7th Place - Mellissa Mazzo, mile (5:37.85)
8th Place - Lindsay Guptill, 800m (2:27.67)
10th Place - Alex Gervais, 400m (1:07.71)
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