Woodarek, Pantale, Putman Take First Place Finishes for Delaware Women's Indoor Track at Covert/Lehigh Invitational
February 5, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Marla Woodarek, Alana Pantale (at right), and Leah Putman all posted first place finishes to lead the University of Delaware women’s indoor track & field team to a strong showing at the John Covert Classic Indoor Track & Field Meet Saturday at Lehigh University’s Rauch Field House.
Delaware athletes posted 13 top five finishes overall as the Blue Hens completed another busy weekend that also saw squad members compete at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational Friday and Saturday in New York City.
Woodarek captured the 500 meter run with a time of 1:21.32 while Pantale captured the shot put title with a UD freshman record-tying toss of 43-feet, 11 3/4-inches, and Putman ran to a time of 9.01 in the 60 meter hurdles to claim top honors. Woodarek also teamed with Kathryn Jenkins, Kayla Hennessy, and Lauren Brooking to place third in the 4 x 400 meter relay (4:23.53) while Putman also placed fifth in the long jump (16-11 1/4).
Pantale, who also placed seventh in the weight throw (44-2), tied the UD freshman record in the shot put as she her throw matched the toss of Rachel Young back in the 2004 indoor season.
Among second place finishers for the Hens were Emily Bucciferro and Briana Gray in the high jump (4-11 3/4) while third place finishes included Carly Simmons in the 400 meters (1:02.29), Katie Deinert in the 3,000 meters (10:59.23), Kathy Loughran in the 5,000 meters (11:51.84), and Hennessy in the 60m hurdles (9.55).
Delaware will continue action this Friday when the Blue Hens return to New York to compete in the Lafayette/Rider Invitational at the New York Armory.
Delaware Competitors: 1st Place - Marla Woodarek, 500m (1:21.32); Alana Pantale, shot put (43-11 3/4); Leah Putman, 60m hurdles (9.01); 2nd Place - Emily Bucciferro, high jump (4-11 3/4), Briana Gray, high jump (4-11 3/4); 3rd Place - Carly Simmons, 400m (1:02.29); Katherine Deinert, 3,000m (10:59.23); Katy Loughran, 5,000m (11:51.84); Kayla Hennessy, 60m hurdles (9.55); 4 x 400m Relay (Jenkins, Hennessy, Woodarek, Brooking), 4:23.53; 4th Place - Jessica McDonald, triple jump (8-10 1/4); 5th Place - Leah Putman, long jump (16-11 1/4); Aretah Attarh, shot put (37-1 1/4); 6th Place - Gabrielle Coleman, 400m (1:06.88); Tijen Ozcan, 1,000m (3:29.01); Nicole Lombardo, triple jump (31-2 1/2); 7th Place - Katlin Town, triple jump (30-10 1/4); Jess Torres, 1,000m (3:33.58); Alana Pantale, weight throw (44-2); Jaclyn Marangella, pole vault (8-10 1/4); 8th Place - Lauren Paciorek, 60m hurdles (10.21); 9th Place - Lauren Paciorek, shot put (23-0 3/4); Courtney Sniscak, weight throw (39-11 1/2); Jessica McDonald, pole vault (7-10 1/2); 10th Place - Karissa Carty, long jump (14-4 1/2); 11th Place - Emily Bucciferro, long jump (14-2 1/4); Alyssa Kennedy, 3,000m (11:51.84); 13th Place - Nicole Lombardo, long jump (13-11 1/2); 14th Place Tyonna Brooks, 800m (2:34.49); 18th Place - Lauren Brooking, 800m (2:45.27)