Delaware Sets Two School Records at Final Day of New Balance Invitational; Idris Wins Triple Jump
February 4, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Chris Permar
NEW YORK -- The University of Delaware women’s indoor track & field squad enjoyed a record-setting afternoon during the second day of the New Balance Invitational Saturday at the New York City Armory.
Two Blue Hen records fell as freshman Amira Idris (at right) captured the triple jump title with a Delaware record leap of 40-feet, 6 3/4-inches and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Emily Gispert, Lindsay Prettyman, Alex Gervais, and Alexandra Carroll placed 10th with a new UD record time of 9:13.72.
Idris broke her own school record that she set earlier this season when surpassed the old Delaware triple jump record of 37-feet, 9 3/40-inches set by Lissy Dean during the 2004 season. The 4 x 800 meter relay team surpassed the previous school record of 9:15.09 set by Gispert, Prettyman, Jessica Olsen, and Rachel Wasserman last season.
In addition to the two records, the Hens also qualified for the ECAC Championships in March in three events. Idris and the 4 x 800 meter relay team each qualified for the meet as did the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Breanna Nicholson, Nijah Dupiche, Kelly Donovan, and Toresha Foster with a time of 3:52.34, which placed them 16th overall.
Also for Delaware, the 4 x 200 meter relay team of Idris, Dupiche, Nicholson, and Foster placed 10th in a time of 1:42.64, Foster was 14th in the high jump (5-3), and Vicky Caruso finished 23rd in the 200 meters with a time of 24.39.
1st Place - Amira Idris, triple jump (40-6 3/4 - UD Record; ECAC Qualifier); 10th - 4 x 200m Relay (Idris, Dupiche, Nicholson, Foster), 1:42.96; 4 x 800m Relay (Gispert, Prettyman, Gervais, Carroll), 9:13.72 (UD Record; ECAC Qualifier); 14th Place - Toresha Foster, high jump (5-3); 16th - 4 x 400m Relay (Nicholson, Dupiche, Donovan, Foster), 3:52.34 (ECAC Qualifier); 23rd - Vicky Caruso, 200m (24.39).