University of Delaware Athletes Post Record-Breaking Performances at Lafayette/Rider Winter Games
Prettyman finished second in the 3,000 meters as she broke her own school record with a time of 9:32.76, shaving nearly 10 seconds off her previous mark; Erlanger was fourth in the 1,000 meters as her time of 2:55.87 broke Prettyman’s rookie record set in 2011; Lambert was third in the mile with a clocking of 4:56.95; and Hagenauer was fifth in the shot put (40-11 1/4) and sixth in the weight throw (52-9 3/4).
Prettyman, Erlanger, Lambert, and Hagenauer (weight throw) all qualified for the ECAC Championships March 8-9 at Boston University.
“I was very pleased with the team's effort today,” said Delaware head coach Wendy McFarlane. “Especially Prettyman's elite performance and school record in the 3,000 meters, Michele Lambert's eight-second personal best in the mile, freshman Betsy Erlanger's personal best and freshman record in the 1,000 meters, and Monica Hagenauer in the weight throw. Everyone really stepped up in their performances this week.”
In all, Delaware athletes recorded 16 top 10 finishes during the day.
Also for the Hens, Kelsey Evancho was third in the high jump (5-3); Megan Crowley was sixth in the high jump (5-1); Alana Pantale was sixth in the shot put (40-3 1/2); Toresha Foster was eighth in the 200 meters (57.11); Haley Gorenflo was eighth in the pole vault (10-10); Aretah Ettarh was eighth in the shot put (39-11 1/2); Courtney Sniscak was ninth in the weight throw (47-9 1/4); Alexandra Carroll was ninth in the 500 meters (1:17.98); Nicole Filion, Alexis Gligor, and Courtney Markow all tied for ninth in the pole vault (10-10); and Emily Gispert was 10th in the mile (5:03.14).
Delaware will return to action next Sunday, Feb. 23, when the Blue Hens compete at the Princeton Invitationalz.
No Team Scoring
Delaware Top 20 Finishers:
2nd Place - Lindsay Prettyman, 3,000m (9:32.76 (UD school record; ECAC Qualifier)
3rd Place - Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-3)
4th Place - Betsy Erlanger, 1,000m (2:55.87; UD freshman record; ECAC Qualifier); Michelle Lambert, mile (4:56.95; ECAC Qualifier)
5th Place - Monica Hagenauer, shot put (40-11 1/4)
6th Place - Megan Crowley, high jump (5-1); Alana Pantale, shot put (40-3 1/2); Monica Hagenauer, weight throw (52-9 3/4; ECAC Qualifier)
8th Place - Toresha Foster, 200m (57.11); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-10); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (39-11 1/2)
9th Place - Courtney Sniscak, weight throw (47-9 1/4); Alexandra Carroll, 500m (1:17.98); Nicole Filion, pole vault (10-10); Alexis Gligor, pole vault (10-10); Courtney Markow, pole vault (10-10);
10th Place - Emily Gispert, mile (5:03.14)
11th Place - Alyssa Kennedy, 1,000m (10:13.99); Michelle White, long jump (16-11 1/2)
13th Place - Madison Powel, 500m (1:19.59); Carolyn Darr, 60m (8.13); Kelsey Evancho, long jump (16-10 3/4)
14th Place - Nicole Daly, 1,000m (10:33.32); Irene Cedano, weight throw (45-3)
15th Place - Lindsay Guptill, 500m (1:19.91); Michele Simmons, 60m (8.16)
16th Place - Melanie Macchiaverna, high jump (4-11); Tyler Jackson, 200m (25.78); Megan O’Dell, 500m (1:19.92); Melissa Mazzo, 3,000m (10:46.03); Breanna Nicholson, 200m (58.11)
17th Place - Leslie Ope, 60m hurdles (9.43)
18th Place - Megan Crowley, 60m hurdles (9.48); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (34-8 1/4)
20th Place - Shannon Kelly, 3,000m (10:56.46); Shanel Dickens, 500m (1:22.84); Aretah Ettarh, weight throw (41-10 3/4)