University of Delaware Wins Nine Events at John Covert Indoor Track & Field Classic at Lehigh
February 4, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Chris Permar
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The University of Delaware women’s indoor track & field dominated the action Saturday at the 20th annual John Covert Track & Field Class at Lehigh University’s Rauch Field House as the Blue Hens took first place in nine events in the non-scoring meet.
Delaware, which got double-win efforts from jumper Paige Morris, distance runner Alyssa Kennedy, and sprinter Ali Muro (at right), captured half of the 18 events to cap a successful day on the track.
Morris won two events as she captured the long jump with an ECAC-qualifying leap of 18-feet, 10 1/2-inches and added a second title with a winning leap of 37-10 3/4 in the triple jump.
Muro won the first two events of her career as she captured the 200 meters with a clocking of 27.16 and added a second first place finish with a time of 1:01.21 in the 400 meters.
Kennedy was the third Blue Hen with multiple wins as she captured the mile run with a time of 5:24.64 and then teamed with Allie Gedney, Francine Gebbia, and Katrina Steenkamer to win the 4 x 800 meters in a time of 10:47.05.
Also winning titles for the Blue Hens were Nicole Daly in the 5,000 meters (18:39.09), Mirando Reinson in the pole vault (10-10), and Aretah Ettarh in the shot put (40-2).
Delaware also collected seven second place finishes led by Mckensie Walker in the 500 meters (1:22.42), Gabrielle Coleman in the 60 meters (8.28), Kelsey Evancho in the high jump (5-1), Courtney Markow in the pole vault (10-10), Alana Pantale in the shot put (40-1 1/4), and Hannah Pepper in the triple jump (36-7). Walker also teamed with Hannah DeMartino, Tyonna Brooks, and Rachel Wasserman to finish second in the 4 x 400 meter relay in a time of 4:18.03.
Top Delaware Finishers:
1st - Nicole Daly, 5,000m (18:39.09); Alyssa Kennedy, Mile (5:24.64); Ali Muro, 200m (27.16); 400m (1:01.21); 4 x 800m Relay (Gedney, Gebbia, K. Steenkamer, Kennedy), 10:47.05; Miranda Reinson, pole vault (10-10); Paige Morris, long jump (18-10 1/2; ECAC Qualifier), triple jump (37-10 3/4); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (40-2)
2nd - Mckensie Walker, 500m (1:22.42); Gabrielle Coleman, 60m (8.28); 4 x 400m Relay (Walker, DeMartino, Brooks, Wasserman), 4:18.03; Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-1); Courtney Markow, pole vault (10-10); Alana Pantale, shot put (40-1 1/4); Hannah Pepper, triple jump (36-7)
3rd - Kayla Koonz, 5,000m (20:22.51); Rachel Wasserman, 800m (2:23.81); Alyssa Kennedy, 1,000m (3:17.38); Courtney Sniscak, weight throw (47-0 1/4)
4th - Tyonna Brooks, 500m (1:23.65); Emma Sidoriak, 3,000m (11:04.75); Aretah Ettarh, weight throw (46-7 1/4)
5th - Hannah Pepper, 200m (27.61); Jennifer Holly, pole vault (10-4); Megan Wiseman, triple jump (35-6 3/4)
6th - Mckensie Walker, 60m hurdles (10.11); Alexis Gligor, pole vault (9-10); Alyson Leppla, shot put (34-9 3/4); Alana Pantale, weight throw (43-7 1/4)
7th - Katrina Steenkamer, 800m (2:27.91); Gabrielle Coleman, 200m (28.00); Megan Wisenman, long jump (16-11 1/4)
8th - Tyonna Brooks, 200m (28.00); Alyson Leppla, weight throw (39-5 3/4); Jessica McDonald, triple jump (34-4 1/4)
9th - Francine Gebbia, Mile (5:45.60); Erica Sickler, 400m (1:05.63); Hannah DeMartino, 1,000m (3:26.99); Jillian Seamon, weight throw (38-9 1/2); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (34-0 3/4)
11th - Erica Sickler, 200m (28.53); Karissa Carty, triple jump (32-8 1/2)
13th - Kelsey Evancho, long jump (16-0 1/4); Spencer Nendza, long jump (16-0 1/4);
15th - Karissa Carty, long jump (15-9 1/2)
16th - Allie Gedney, Mile (5:56.24)
18th - Spencer Nendza, 200m (30.42)