Blue Hens Dominate Their Own Delaware Open; James Wins Three Events for UD
April 14, 2012
Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell, Mark Jordan and Chris Mlynarczyk
NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware women’s outdoor track and field squad hosted the annual Delaware Open Saturday at the Delaware Mini-Stadium and dominated the field, winning 18 of the 20 events, including three victories each from sophomore Latoya James (at right).
The annual non-scoring event featured men’s and women’s teams from Delaware, Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, Ursinus, Widener, Hood, Montgomery Community College, Wesley, Richard Stockton, Goldey-Beacom, Prince George’s Community College, Harcum Junior College, and Bergen County Community College.
Delaware was particularly dominating on the track where the Hens captured first place in every event led by the duo of James and Breanna Nicholson. James broke her own school record in the 100 meter hurdles, smashing her old mark of 14.07 with a time of 13.87. She then added a victory in the 100 meters (12.62) and was part of the ECAC-qualifying 4 x 100 meter relay (47.31) that took first place. The 4 x 100 meter relay team also included Toresha Foster, Amira Idris, and Nijah Dupiche.
Nicholson was the winner of the 400 meter hurdles in 1:04.61 and teamed with Toresha Foster, Alexandra Carroll, and Vicky Caruso to capture the 4 x 400 meter relay (3:53.60).
Other Blue Hen runners to bring home the gold were Dupiche in the 200 meters (25.46), Caruso in the 400 meters (54.37), Kayla Koonz in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:00.18), Meredith Steenkamer in the 800 meters (2:21.33), Lindsay Prettyman in the 1,500 meters (4:37.64), Alyssa Kennedy in the 3,000 meters (10:28.07), and Nicole Rittman in the 5,000 meters (18:53).
In the field events, Alana Pantale (at left) won two throwing events by capturing the shot put (43-2 1/4) and discus (141-1), Jennifer Holly (bottom left) won the pole vault (10-11 3/4), Paige Morris (bottom right) won the long jump (18-3) and was second in the triple jump (37-1), Idris won the triple jump (37-3 3/4) and was second in the long jump (17-10 3/4), and Courtney Sniscak won the hammer (161-11) and was second in the discus (128-5).
The only events the Blue Hens did not win were the high jump and javelin competitions.
Delaware will return to action this week at Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton Apr. 20-21 and at the Legacy Meet at Morgan State Apr. 20-21.
Delaware Top 10 Finishers:
1st Place - Vicky Caruso, 400m (54.37); Meredith Steenkamer, 800m (2:21.13); Lindsay Prettyman, 1,500m (4:37.64); Alyssa Kennedy, 3,000m (10:28.07); Nicole Rittman, 5,000m (18:53.14); Latoya James, 100m hurdles (13.87), 100m (12.62); Breanna Nicholson, 400m hurdles (1:04.61); Kayla Koonz, 3,000m steeplechase (12:00.18); 4 x 100m relay (Toresha Foster, Nijah Dupiche, Amira Idris, Latoya James), 47.31; 4 x 400m relay (Breanna Nicholson, Toresha Foster, Alexandra Carroll, Victoria Caruso), 3:53.60; Jennifer Holly, pole vault (10-11.75); Paige Morris, long jump (18-3); Amira Idris, triple jump (37-3.75); Alana Pantale, shot put (43-2.25), discus (141-1); Courtney Sniscak, hammer (161-11); Nijah Dupiche, 200m (25.46).
2nd Place - Toresha Foster, 400m (56.10); Rachel Wasserman, 800m (2:22.35); Emily Gispert, 1,500m (4:39.68); Nicole Daly, 3,000m (10:29.21); Karys Whitehead, 3,000m steeplechase (12:07.30); 4 x 400m relay (Lindsay Prettyman, Tyonna Brooks, Sydney Shepherd, Emily Gispert), 4:06.76; Kelsey Evancho, high jump (5-5); Miranda Reison, pole vault (10-11.75); Amira Idris, long jump (17-10.75); Paige Morris, triple jump (37-1); Courtney Sniscak, discus (128-5), Alana Pantale, hammer (132-0)
3rd Place - Nijah Dupiche, 100m (12.79); Alexandra Gervais, 800m (2:22.36); 4 x 100m relay (Gabrielle Coleman, Sydney Shepherd, Tyonna Brooks, Alexandra Muro), 49.77; 4 x 400m (Alexandra Gervais, Rachel Wasserman, Meredith Steenkamer, Kathryn Jenkins), 4:13.66; Megan Wiseman, long jump (17-1.25); Aretah Ettarh, shot put, 39-1); Jillian Seamon, javelin (141-1)
4th Place - Sophie Kauffman, 5000m (19:25.78); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-6); Michelle White, long jump (16-10)
5th Place - Amira Idris, 100m (12.88); Michele Lambert, 1500m (4:47.05); Elizabeth Sowden, 3000m (11:21.83); Emma Sidoriak, 5000m (19:36.35); Alexis Glogor, pole vault (9-11.75); Aretah Ettarh, hammer (122-07)
6th Place - Alexanda Muro, 200m (26.59); Kelley Donovan, 800m (2:26.95); Mckensie Walker, 400m hurdles (1:07.76); Courtney Sniscak, shot put (34-9.5)
7th Place - Gabrielle Coleman, 100m (13.41); Gabrielle Coleman, 200m (26.96); Tyonna Brooks, 400m (59.80); Francine Gebbia, 3000m (11:33.92); Lauren Paciorek, 400m hurdles (1:09.22); Kelsey Evancho, long jump (16-5.75)
8th Place - Alexandra Carroll, 400m (59.81); Bethany Fox, 100m hurdles (16.41); Latoya James, 400m hurdles (1:10.29); 4 x 100m relay (Paige Morris, Kelsey Evancho, Spencer Nendza, Jessica McDonald), 51.90; Spencer Nendza, triple jump (34-5.75)
9th Place - Jessica McDonald, triple jump (33-10)
10th Place - Tyonna Brooks, 200m (27.10); Nora Fadil, 1500m (5:18.07); Mckensie Walker, 100m hurdles (16.69)