Delaware Pole Vaulters Win Two Titles, Seamon Wins Javelin for Blue Hens at Morgan State Track Invitational
April 22, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The University of Delaware swept the men’s and women’s individual pole vault titles and Jillian Seamon (at right) won the women’s javelin competition to highlight Blue Hen outdoor track and field performances at the Morgan State Invitational Saturday at Hughes Stadium.
Joe Passalaqua won the men’s pole vault, Courtney Markow captured the women’s pole vault title, and Seamon won her ninth career javelin crown as Delaware collected 28 top 10 finishes during a successful day.
The Delaware men placed sixth among 16 squads in the final team standings with 51 points while the UD women finished seventh among 19 teams with 50.5 points. Pittsburgh won the women’s team title while Sacred Heart won the men’s team crown.
Passalaqua was the lone Delaware men’s performer to win a title as he captured the pole vault with a leap of 14-feet, 8-inches. Markow, a freshman, won for the third time this season and she vaulted 11-4 1/4 to lead all women competitors. Seamon won the javelin event with a toss of 120-11.
Also for the Delaware men, Joe Grieco was second in the 1,500 meters (4:01.76), George Vallone was third in the pole vault (14-8), Ed Bonnevie finished fourth in the 5,000 meters (16:08.40), Daniel Kinkler was fourth in the javelin (170-3), and Ryan Beach recorded a fifth place showing in the discus (149-4).
On the women’s side, Delaware’s Jessie Ermak finished second in the 5,000 meters (18:28.50), Kayla Hennessy was second in the 400 meter hurdles (1:03.34), and Jessica Olsen recorded a third place showing in the 1,500 meters (4:51.46).
Both Delaware team’s will continue action this week at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia followed by competition at the West Chester (Pa.) University Open on Saturday.
Final Women's Team Standings: 1. Pittsburgh - 124.5; 2. Towson - 95; 3. Sacred Heart - 88; 4. UMES - 75; 5. Hampton - 72; 6. Morgan State - 63.5; 7. Delaware - 50.5; 8. Norfolk State - 37; 9. Long Island - 24; 10. Howard - 23; 11. George Mason & Essex CC - 22; 13. Delaware State - 19.5; 14. Coppin State - 18; 15. UMBC - 13; 16. Hagerstown CC - 6; 17. District of Columbia - 4; 18. Rowan & Seton Hall - 1.
Delaware Women’s Finishers: 1st Place - Jillian Seamon, javelin (120-11); Courtney Markow, pole vault (11-4 1/4); 2nd Place - Jessie Ermak, 5,000m (18:28.50); Kayla Hennessy, 400m hurdles (1:03.34); 3rd Place - Jessica Olsen, 1,500m (4:51.46); 7th Place - Latoya James, 100m hurdles (14.69); Jessica McDonald, pole vault (8-4 3/4); 8th Place - Lindsay Prettyman, 800m (2:17.55); Alyssa Kennedy, 1,500m (4:56.89); 9th Place - Emily Gispert, 800m (2:17.54); Karen Mandrachia, 1,500m (5:00.83); 10th Place - Briana Gray, high jump (4-11); 11th Place- Kaylee Pineault, 5,000m (20:25.48); 13th Place - Aretah Ettarh, shot put (38-2 3/4); 14th Place - Kayla Hennessy, 100m hurdles (15.16); 15th Place - Paige Morris, long jump (17-3 1/2); 16th Place - Allie Gedney, 1,500m (5:23.36); 17th Place - 4 x 400m Relay (Jessica Olsen, Lindsay Prettyman, Rachel Wasserman, Emily Gispert), 4:11.43; Leah Putman, 100m hurdles (15.33); 18th Place - Leah Putman, long jump (16-6); 19th Place - Karissa Carty, triple jump (34-3); Rachel Wasserman, 800m (2:21.94); Bethany Fox, 400m hurdles (1:07.20); 20th Place - Latoya James, long jump (15-6 3/4); Carly Simmons, 800m (2:22.10); 21st Place - Jessica McDonald, triple jump (33-1 1/4); 22nd Place - Katlin Town, triple jump (31-11 1/2); 24th Place - Bethany Fox, 100m hurdles (16.33); 31st Place - Paige Morris, 100m (13.55).