Ordway Wins Pole Vault, Delaware Track & Field Teams Post Seven Top Three Finishes at Towson Track & Field Invitational
DATE: March 26, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Chris Permar
TOWSON, Md. -- Shane Ordway was the University of Delaware’s lone individual champion with a first place finish in the pole vault, but Blue Hen athletes posted six top three finishes to highlight the Towson University Track & Field Invitational Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Ordway, a junior from Norristown, Pa. (Methacton High School), captured the pole vault as he cleared the height of 13-feet, 5 1/4-inches to win the event for the second straight year and post his fourth career victory.
He was one of three Blue Hen men to finish in the top three. The Delaware women collected four top three finishes on the day.
Also for the Delaware men, Matt Hinkle was second in the javelin (151-2), Connor Whitesel placed third in the hammer (164-10), Marshall Hawkins was fourth in the 5,000 meters (15:46.53), John Farelli finished fourth in the discus (139-0), and Nick Alexander posted a fifth place showing in the shot put (48-11).
Delaware posted three runner-up finishes on the women’s side led by Tracy Powell in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (13:42.88), Leah Putman (at right) in the long jump (16-8 3/4), and Rachel Jensen in the discus (129-1). Courtney Sniscak was third in the hammer (143-2), the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Latoya James, Gabrielle Coleman, Alexa Windsor, and Putman was fourth (50.75), Briana Gray was fourth in the high jump (4-11 3/4), and Courtney Markow finished fourth in the pole vault (9-6 1/4).
Both Blue Hen teams will continue action next weekend when they travel to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. to take part in the Colonial Relays.
Delaware Women’s Finishers: 2nd Place - Tracy Powell, 3,000m steeplechase (13:42.88); Leah Putman, long jump (16-8 3/4); Rachel Jensen, discus (129-1); 3rd Place - Courtney Sniscak, hammer (143-2); 4th Place - 4 x 100m Relay (Latoya James, Gabrielle Coleman, Alexa Windsor, Leah Putman), 50.75; Briana Gray, high jump (4-11 3/4); Courtney Markow, pole vault (9-6 1/4); 5th Place - Michele Lambert, 5,000m (20:59.23); Jessica McDonald, triple jump (33-4 3/4); 6th Place- Jessica McDonald, pole vault (8-6 1/4); Emily Bucciferro, high jump (4-7 3/4); Rachel Jensen, hammer (131-2); 7th Place - Rachel Wasserman, 800m (2:22.71); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (36-10 1/2); 8th Place- Paige Morris, long jump (15-6); 9th Place - Lauren Paciorek, javelin (55-3); 10th Place - Karissa Carty, long jump (14-9 1/4), triple jump (31-10); 12th Place - Aretah Ettarh, discus (101-10), Katlin Town, triple jump (30-5 1/2); 14th Place - Courtney Sniscak, discus (100-7); 16th Place - Alyssa Kennedy, 1,500m (4:59.27); Katlin Town, long jump (13-6); 18th Place - Tijen Ozcan, 800m (2:31.69); 21st Place - Lauren Paciorek, shot put (22-4 1/2); 24th Place - Katie Deinert, 1,500m (5:16.07); 25th Place - Alex Finocchio, 1,500m (5:20.18); 26th Place - Allie Gedney, 800m (2:38.64); 32nd Place - Katie Deinert, 800m (2:44.52); 34th Place - Alex Deinert, 800m (2:46.86).