University of Delaware Women to Compete in Five Events at ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday in Boston
March 4, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BOSTON -- The University of Delaware women’s indoor track and field squad will have competitors in five events this weekend as the Blue Hens take part in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Head coach Wendy McFarlane will take 11 student-athletes to the competition led by record-setting sophomore Vicky Caruso, who will take part in three events Saturday. The meet features all the top NCAA Division I teams and atheletes in the East who met qualifying times and distances during the season.
Caruso, who has collected 13 meet individual and relay titles this indoor season while setting two school records, will compete in the 400 meters (top time 55.28 this year) at 2:20 p.m., the 200 meters (24.06 seconds) at 3:30 p.m., and team with sophomore Nijah Dupiche, senior Asia Hollis, and senior Kristi Cox in the 4 x 400 meters (3:47.41) at 4:25 p.m.
Caruso earned All-East honors in three different events at last year’s ECAC championship when she placed sixth in the 4 x 400 meter relay, seventh in the 200 meters, and ninth in the 400 meters. Hollis and Cox were also members of that All-East relay team in 2009.
Dupiche (56.67) and Cox (57.63) will also compete in the 400 meters while McFarlane will pick four from a group that includes senior Karen Mandrachia, sophomore Rachel Wasserman, and freshmen Emily Gispert, Jessica Olsen, Rebecca Pepper, and Lindsay Prettyman to compete in the 4 x 800 meter relay (9:20.82) beginning at 4:40 p.m.
Delaware’s lone field event competitor will be freshman Alana Pantale (at right), who will compete in the shot put (44-feet, 4-inches) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Pantale earlier this season established school freshman records in both the shot put and the weight throw.
Those athletes who advance from Saturday’s trials will compete in Sunday’s finals beginning at 11a.m.
The Blue Hens finished 22nd in the team standings at last year’s ECAC Championships for the squad’s second straight top 25 finish.Back To Women's Indoor Track Home Women's Indoor Track Story Archive