Delaware Pole Vaulters Win Two Titles, Seamon Wins Javelin for Blue Hens at Morgan State Track Invitational
April 23, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The University of Delaware swept the men’s and women’s individual pole vault titles and Jillian Seamon won the women’s javelin competition to highlight Blue Hen outdoor track and field performances at the Morgan State Invitational Saturday at Hughes Stadium.
Joe Passalaqua (at right) won the men’s pole vault, Courtney Markow captured the women’s pole vault title, and Seamon won her ninth career javelin crown as Delaware collected 28 top 10 finishes during a successful day.
The Delaware men placed sixth among 16 squads in the final team standings with 51 points while the UD women finished seventh among 19 teams with 50.5 points. Pittsburgh won the women’s team title while Sacred Heart won the men’s team crown.
Passalaqua was the lone Delaware men’s performer to win a title as he captured the pole vault with a leap of 14-feet, 8-inches. Markow, a freshman, won for the third time this season and she vaulted 11-4 1/4 to lead all women competitors. Seamon won the javelin event with a toss of 120-11.
Also for the Delaware men, Joe Grieco was second in the 1,500 meters (4:01.76), George Vallone was third in the pole vault (14-8), Ed Bonnevie finished fourth in the 5,000 meters (16:08.40), Daniel Kinkler was fourth in the javelin (170-3), and Ryan Beach recorded a fifth place showing in the discus (149-4).
On the women’s side, Delaware’s Jessie Ermak finished second in the 5,000 meters (18:28.50), Kayla Hennessy was second in the 400 meter hurdles (1:03.34), and Jessica Olsen recorded a third place showing in the 1,500 meters (4:51.46).
Both Delaware team’s will continue action this week at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia followed by competition at the West Chester (Pa.) University Open on Saturday.
Final Men's Team Standings: 1. Sacred Heart - 98; 2. Pittsburgh - 92; 3. UMES - 75.5; 4. Morgan State - 74; 5. UMBC - 71.5; 6. Delaware - 51; 7. Norfolk State - 48; 8. Delaware State - 47; 9. Coppin State - 40; 10. American & George Mason - 23.5; 12. Rowan - 23; 13. Essex CC & Long Island - 18; 15. Howard - 16; 16. Montgomery College - 1.
Delaware Men’s Finishers: 1st Place - Joe Passalaqua, pole vault (14-8); 2nd Place - Joe Grieco, 1,500m (4:01.76); 3rd Place - George Vallone, pole vault (14-8); 4th Place - Ed Bonnevie, 5,000m (16:08.40); Daniel Kinkler, javelin (170-3); 5th Place - Ryan Beach, discus (149-4); 6th Place - 4 x 100m Relay (Tim Kutchen, Tyreece Clayton, Vinny Fronczkowski, Ross Shober), 43.77; Nick Alexander, shot put (48-11 3/4); 7th Place - John Farelli, discus (144-3); Matt Hinkle, javelin (149-5); 8th Place - 4 x 400m Relay (Vinny Fronczkowski, Steve Forgo, Tyreece Clayton, Justin Molligan), 3:21.45; Kendall Poole, long jump (21-4 1/4); John Hally, 110m hurdles (15.11); 9th Place - Andrue Smith, 400m hurdles (55.58); 10th Place - John Farelli, shot put (44-9 1/2); Jeremy Simkins, 110m hurdles (15.41); 11th Place - Bobby Kennedy, discus (140-10); 12th Place - Chris Gerges, long jump (20-1 1/2); Ryan Braunagel, discus (137-11); 14th Place - Ross Shober, 100m (11.30); Jeremy Simkins, 400m hurdles (57.10); Marshall Hawkins, ,1,500m (4:17.63); 15th Place - Andrue Smith, 110m hurdles (15.98); Jim Schwendtner, shot put (39-7 3/4); 16th Place - Jim Schwendtner, discus (131-7); 17th Place - Tim Byrne, discus (131-0); Tyreece Clayton, 100m (11.37); 20th Place - Tim Kutchen, 100m (11.44); 21st Place - Nick Alexander, discus (128-4); 22nd Place - Vinny Fronczkowski, 200m (22.42); 30th Place - Vinny Fronczkowski, 400m (50.61); 31st Place - Tyreece Clayton, 200m (22.89); 36th Place - Steve Forgo, 400m (51.51); 38th Place - Justin Molligan, 400m (51.64).