Ordway Wins Pole Vault, Delaware Track & Field Teams Post Seven Top Three Finishes at Towson Track & Field Invitational
March 26, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Drac Photography
TOWSON, Md. -- Shane Ordway was the University of Delaware’s lone individual champion with a first place finish in the pole vault, but Blue Hen athletes posted six top three finishes to highlight the Towson University Track & Field Invitational Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Ordway (at right), a junior from Norristown, Pa. (Methacton High School), captured the pole vault as he cleared the height of 13-feet, 5 1/4-inches to win the event for the second straight year and post his fourth career victory.
He was one of three Blue Hen men to finish in the top three. The Delaware women collected four top three finishes on the day.
Also for the Delaware men, Matt Hinkle was second in the javelin (151-2), Connor Whitesel placed third in the hammer (164-10), Marshall Hawkins was fourth in the 5,000 meters (15:46.53), John Farelli finished fourth in the discus (139-0), and Nick Alexander posted a fifth place showing in the shot put (48-11).
Delaware posted three runner-up finishes on the women’s side led by Tracy Powell in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (13:42.88), Leah Putman in the long jump (16-8 3/4), and Rachel Jensen in the discus (129-1). Courtney Sniscak was third in the hammer (143-2), the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Latoya James, Gabrielle Coleman, Alexa Windsor, and Putman was fourth (50.75), Briana Gray was fourth in the high jump (4-11 3/4), and Courtney Markow finished fourth in the pole vault (9-6 1/4).
Both Blue Hen teams will continue action next weekend when they travel to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. to take part in the Colonial Relays.
Delaware Men’s Finishers: 1st Place - Shane Ordway, pole vault (13-5 1/4); 2nd Place - Matt Hinkle, javelin (151-2); 3rd Place - Connor Whitesel, hammer (164-10); 4th Place - Marshall Hawkins, 5,000m (15:46.52); John Farelli, discus (139-0); Nick Alexander, shot put (48-11); 5th Place - Ed Bonnevie, 5,000m (16:04.16); Chris Engel, hammer (155-2), Joe Passalaqua, javelin (127-9); 6th Place - Kendall Poole, long jump (19-10 1/4); 7th Place - Chris Gerges, long jump (19-9 3/4); Nick Alexander, discus (118-7); John Farelli, shot put (41-10 1/2); 8th Place - Jeremy Simkins, 400m hurdles (58.28); 9th Place - Andrue Smith, 400m hurdles (58.28); 10th Place - Joe Passalaqua, discus (102-8); 11th Place - Joe Passalaqua, shot put (34-3); 21st Place - Mike O’Brian, 800m (2:08.53); 25th Place - Aidan Galasso, 800m (2:09.98).Back To Men's Outdoor Track Home Men's Outdoor Track Story Archive