University of Delaware Sprinters Dominate; Prettyman Sets Freshman Record for Delaware at Rider-Lafayette Indoor Invitational
February 11, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEW YORK -- Sophomore Vicky Caruso continued her impressive run of victories in the sprint events, Lindsay Prettyman set a school freshman record in the 1,000 meters and teamed for a win in the 4 x 800 meter relay, and the University of Delaware recorded 11 top three finishes to highlight the Rider-Lafayette Indoor Track & Field Invitational Friday night at the New York City Armory.
Caruso ran her career victory mark to 19, including nine this season, as she won the 200 an 400 meter sprint events and then teamed with Asia Hollis, Nijah Dupiche, and Kristy Cox to capture the 4 x 400 meter relay.
Caruso’s winning time of 24.63 in the 200 meters was just .27 seconds off her school record while her clocking of 55.47 in the 400 meters was just .14 off her career best. The 4 x 400 meter relay team won its race with a time of 3:52.15.
The other three performers in the winning relay also enjoyed outstanding performances at the meet as Dupiche placed second in the 200 meters (25.57) and third in the 400 meters (57.32), Cox was second in the 400 meters (57.22) and third in the 200 meters (25.71), and Hollis placed fifth in the 400 meters (58.51) and sixth in the 200 meters (25.95).
Prettyman placed third in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:02.61, breaking the Delaware freshman indoor record of 3:02.85 set by Sarah Johnson back in 1999. Later in the meet, Prettyman teamed with Emily Gispert, Karen Mandrachia, and Rachel Wasserman to capture first place in the 4 x 800 meter relay with a time of 9:20.82.
Also for the Hens, freshman Courtney Markow posted a second place finish in the pole vault with a personal best leap of 11-feet, 3 3/4-inches, Alana Pantale was second in the shot put (43-1 1/2) and fifth in the weight throw (45-3 3/4), and Leah Putman placed fifth in the long jump (17-2), sixth in the 60 meters (8.17), and seventh in the 60 meter hurdles (9.35).
Delaware will continue action Feb. 19 at the Princeton University Invitational.
Delaware Competitors: 1st Place - 4 x 800m Relay (Emily Gispert, Karen Mandrachia, Rachel Wasserman, Lindsay Prettyman), 9:20.82; 4 x 400m Relay (Vicky Caruso, Asia Hollis, Nijah Dupiche, Kristi Cox), 3:52.15; Vicky Caruso, 200m (24.63); 400m (55.47); 2nd Place - Courtney Markow pole vault (11-3 3/4); Alana Pantale, shot put (43-1 1/2); Nijah Dupiche, 200m (25.57); Kristi Cox, 400m (57.22); 3rd Place - Kristi Cox, 200m (25.71); Lindsay Prettyman, 1,000m (3:02.61; UD Freshman Record); Nijah Dupiche, 400m (57.32); 5th Place - Alana Pantale, weight throw (45-3 3/4); Marla Woodarek, 500m (1:19.70); Leah Putman, long jump (17-2); Asia Hollis, 400m (58.51); 6th Place - Courtney Sniscak, weight throw (44-2); Asia Hollis, 200m (25.95); Rebecca Pepper, 1,000m (3:07.52); Carly Simmons, 500m (1:19.78); Leah Putman, 60m (8.17); Kayla Hennessy, 60m hurdles (9.34); 7th Place - Leah Putman, 60m hurdles (9.35); 8th Place - Aretah Ettarh, shot put (38-7 3/4); 10th Place - Karissa Carty, triple jump (30-9 1/4); Briana Gray, high jump (4-11); 11th Place - Karissa Carty, long jump (15-4); 12th Place - Rachel Wasserman, 500m (1:23.30); 13th Place - Emily Gispert, 1,000m (3:16.73); Tyonna Brooks, 500m (1:23.71); 14th Place - Rebecca Pepper, mile (5:15.99); 15th Place - Bethany Fox, 60m hurdles (9.60); 17th Place - Karen Mandrachia, 800m (2:28.36); 20th Place - Kayla Hennessy, 200m (27.04); 21st Place - Alyssa Kennedy, mile (5:40.94); Place not available: Katie Deinert, 5,000m (18:37.91).