Delaware Women’s Indoor Track & Field Squad Shines at Collegiate Challenge to Close Out Regular Season
February 23, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEW YORK -- The University of Delaware women’s indoor track and field team closed out the regular season Thursday with several outstanding performances at the Collegiate Challenge Meet at the New York City Armory.
Pole vaulter Jennifer Holly (at right), middle distance runner Lindsay Prettyman, and sprinters Nijah Dupiche and Toresha Foster each qualified for next week’s ECAC Championship regional meet at Boston and freshman Kelsey Evancho tied her own school freshman record in the high jump.
“We have nice group of talented athletes heading to ECAC’s,” said Delaware head coach Wendy McFarlane. “I am very proud of the team’s efforts this season. Everyone has worked hard, and even though some injuries set us back a little, we are still strong as a team and hope to continue this momentum into the ECAC championships next weekend.”
Delaware posted 13 top five finishes led by Holly, who won the pole vault with a leap of 11-9 3/4, and by Latoya James, who won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.64.
Runner-up finishes were put in by Katrina Steenkamer in the 3,000 meters (10:07.10), Courtney Markow in the pole vault (11-5 3/4), and Foster in the 400 meters (56.73).
Placing third for Delaware were Amira Idris in the long jump (18-8), Haley Gorenflo in the pole vault (10-11 3/4), Miranda Reinson in the pole vault (10-11 3/4), Evancho in the high jump (5-7), Prettyman in the 1,000 meters (2:55.79), Dupiche in the 400 meters (56.97), and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Foster, Dupiche, Breanna Nicholson, and Kelley Donovan (3:54.79).
Delaware will take part in the ECAC meet next weekend, March 3-4, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
In addition to Holly, Prettyman, Foster, and Dupiche, also expected to compete for the Blue Hens are Amira Idris in the triple jump, Latoya James in the 60 meter hurdles, Evancho in the high jump, Paige Morris in the long jump, and relay competitors Alexandra Carroll, Alex Gervais, Kelley Donovan, and Emily Gispert.
Delaware Finishers: 1st - Jennifer Holly, pole vault (11-9 3/4; ECAC Qualifier); Latoya James, 60m hurdles (8.64); 2nd - Courtney Markow, pole vault (11-5 3/4); Katrina Steenkamer, 3,000m (10:07.10); Toresha Foster, 400m (56.73; ECAC Qualifier); 3rd - Amira Idris, long jump (18-8); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-11 3/4); Miranda Reinson, pole vault (10-11 3/4); Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-7, UD Freshman Record); 4 x 400m Relay (Foster, Dupiche, Nicholson, Donovan), 3:54.79; Lindsay Prettyman, 1,000m (2:55.79; ECAC Qualifier); Nijah Dupiche, 400m (56.97; ECAC Qualifier); 5th - Paige Morris, triple jump (37-6 3/4); 6th - Paige Morris, long jump (17-11); 4 x 400m Relay (Carroll, Prettyman, Muro, Shepherd), 3:58.81; Jessica Olsen, mile (5:10.52); Nijah Dupiche, 200m (25.41); Alexandra Carroll, 500m (1:17.09); 8th - Michelle White, triple jump (35-6 3/4); Toresha Foster, 200m (25.46), Breanna Nicholson, 400m (58.63); Alyssa Kennedy, 3,000m (10:31.66); 9th - 4 x 400m Relay (Brooks, Gispert, Olsen, Gervais), 4:11.72); Michele Lambert, 3,000m (10:40.26); Emily Gispert, 800m (2:19.09); Rachel Wasserman, 1,000m (3:03.02); 10th - Latoya James, long jump (16-9 3/4); Alexandra Gervais, 800m (2:19.85); 11th - Spencer Nendza, triple jump (33-6); 13th - Kelsey Evancho, long jump (16-4 1/4); Francie Gebbia, 1,000m (3:15.25); 14th - Bethany Fox, 60m hurdles (9.61); Katie Deinert, 3,000m (10:54.59); Erica Sickler, 500m (1:24.46); 16th - Emma Sidoriak, 3,000m (11:09.79); Breanna Nicholson, 200m (25.92); 17th - Karissa Carty, long jump (15-3 1/4); Kayla Koonz, 3,000m (11:13.54); Kelley Donovan, 400m (1:00.87); 18th - Spencer Nendza, long jump (15-1 1/2); Tyonna Brooks, 400m (1:01.19); 19th - Ali Lambert, 3,000m (11:24.98); Sydney Shepherd, 400m (1:01.22); 21st - Ali Muro, 200m (26.57); 25th - Kelley Donovan, 200m (26.96); 26th - Tyonna Brooks, 200m (27.08).Back To Women's Indoor Track Home Women's Indoor Track Story Archive