Delaware Women Place Second at Navy Invitational Behind Wins from James and Reinson
March 24, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Backed by winning performances from sophomore Latoya James ( at right) in the 100 meter hurdles and from freshman Miranda Reinson in the pole vault, the University of Delaware women’s outdoor track & field squad posted a second place team finish at the Navy Invitational at Ingram Field Saturday afternoon.
Delaware, competing for the second time this spring, posted 33 top 10 performances for the day and earned 128 points to place second in the seven-team field. Host Navy won the team title with 241 points and was followed by Delaware, Maryland-Eastern Shore (123.5), Towson (111), Howard (76.5), Rowan (66), and American (7).
The Blue Hens will continue action next Saturday when Delaware competes at both the Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond (Mar. 30-31) and at the Towson Invitational (Mar. 30).
James, who won four meet titles and set the school record in the 60 meter hurdles during the indoor season and won the 100 meter hurdles at last week’s season-opening VCU Invitational, continued the momentum Saturday as she won the 100 meter hurdles competition with a time of 14.16. James, who set the UD record in the 100 meter hurdles as a freshman with a time of 14.07 last season as a freshman, also competed in the long jump at Navy and finished fifth with a leap of 17-2 3/4.
In addition to James, Reinson also captured a title at Navy as she won the pole vault competition with a leap of 11-1 3/4.
Also for the Hens, Nijah Dupiche was second in the 400 meters (57.55), Haley Gorenflo was second in the pole vault (10-8), Michelle White was second in the triple jump (35-6) and fourth in the long jump (17-4), Jillian Seamon was second in the javelin (121-5), and Courtney Sniscak was second in the hammer (165-10).
Putting in third place finishes for the Hens were Toresha Foster in the 400 meters (58.09), Lindsay Prettyman in the 800 meters (2:15.41), Breanna Nicholson in the 400 meter hurdles (1:06.32), and Courtney Markow in the pole vault (10-8). Foster was also fifth in the 200 meters (26.35).
Final Team Standings: 1. Navy - 241; 2. Delaware - 128; 3. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 123.5; 4. Towson - 111; 5. Howard - 76.5; 6. Rowan - 66; 7. American - 7.
Top 20 Delaware Finishers:
1st - Latoya James, 100m hurdles (14.16); Miranda Reinson, pole vault (11-1 3/4)
2nd - Nijah Dupiche, 400m (57.55); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-8); Michelle White, triple jump (35-6); Courtney Sniscak, hammer (165-10); Jillian Seamon, javelin (121-5)
3rd - Toresha Foster, 400m (58.09); Lindsay Prettyman, 800m (2:15.41); Breanna Nicholson, 400m hurdles (1:06.32); Courtney Markow, pole vault (10-8)
4th - Nicole Daly, 5,000m (18:09.69); Michelle White, long jump (17-4)
5th - Toresha Foster, 200m (26.35); Michelle Lambert, 5,000m (18:13.61); 4 x 100m Relay (Coleman, Brooks, Donovan, Muro), 50.95; Latoya James, long jump (17-2 3/4)
6th - Alexandra Muro, 100m (12.81); Amira Idris, long jump (17-1 1/2)
7th - Jessica Olsen, 800m (2:20.08); Katie Deinert, 5,000m (18:26.26); 4 x 400m Relay (Gispert, Olsen, Prettyman, Wasserman), 4:10.25; Alexis Gligor, pole vault (10-2)
8th - Emily Gispert, 800m (2:20.10); Sophie Kauffman, 5,000m (18:53.20); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (39-5 3/4)
9th - Alexandra Carroll, 400m (2:21.76); Alyssa Kennedy, 1,500m (4:52.96); Breanna Nicholson, 100m hurdles (16.00); Alana Pantale, shot put (39-5); Courtney Sniscak, discus (110-9); Aretah Ettarh, hammer (130-10)
10th - Megan Wiseman, triple jump (32-0 3/4)
11th - Alexandra Muro, 200m (27.04); Ali Lambert, 5,000m (19:39.68); Jessica McDonald, triple jump (31-8 3/4)
12th - Lauren Paciorek, long jump (15-9); Alana Pantale, hammer (118-4)
13th - Gabrielle Coleman, 100m (13.29); Spencer Nendza, long jump (15-6 1/4)
14th - Paige Morris, 200m (27.19); Kharys Whitehead, 1,500m (4:57.84); McKensie Walker, 100m hurdles (18.30)
15th - McKensie Walker, 400m hurdles (1:12.23)
17th - Michelle White, shot put (30-11 1/4)
18th - Rachel Wasserman, 1,500m (5:00.02); Erica Strickler, 400m hurdles (1:12.72)
19th - Lauren Paciorek, 400m hurdles (1:12.75)
20th - Alexandra Gervais, 1,500m (5:01.36); Lauren Paciorek, shot put (26-9 3/4)