Delaware Wins Six Events, Morris Sweeps Jumps for UD Women at Towson Track & Field Invitational
March 31, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
TOWSON, Md. -- University of Delaware sophomore Paige Morris (at right) swept the long jump and triple jump competitions and Blue Hen athletes won four other events to highlight action at the Towson University Outdoor Track & Field Invitational Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Morris won the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 5-inches and then set a personal best in winning the triple jump with a distance of 37-10 3/4 to lead the Blue Hens.
She now has four career outdoor titles to her credit, including three in the long jump.
Delaware also received first place performances from Vicky Caruso in the 200 meters (23.79), Lindsay Prettyman in the 800 meters (2:15.63), Alyssa Kennedy in the 5,000 meters (18:09.97), and Miranda Reinson in the pole vault (11-7 3/4).
Caruso, a record-setting junior who was competing for the first time this spring, has now won 22 career meet titles while Reinson, a freshman, won her second straight pole vault title of the season, Kennedy was a winner in the 5,000 meters for the second striaght week, and Prettyman captured her third meet title this spring.
Overall, the Hens had 19 top five finishes and 34 top 10 performances during the one-day, non-scoring meet.
Delaware had three second place finishes as Jessica Olsen was the runner-up in the 1,500 meters (4:40.49), Courtney Sniscak was second in the hammer throw (164-11), and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Caruso, Toresha Foster, Nijah Dupiche, and Breanna Nicholson.
Nicholson was also third the 400 meter hurdles hurdles (3:48.9) and Prettyman was third in the 400 meter relay (4:01/.19) with teammates Kelley Donovan, Alexandra Muro, and Alex Carroll.
The Blue Hens will return to action next weekend at the Colonial Relays at William & Mary and at the University of Pennsylvania Invitational.
Delaware Top 20 Finishers:
1st - Vicky Caruso, 200m (23.79); Lindsay Prettyman, 800m (2:15.63); Alyssa Kennedy, 5,000m (18:09.07); Miranda Reinson, pole vault (11-7 3/4); Paige Morris, long jump (18-5), triple jump (37-10 3/4)
2nd - Jessica Olsen, 1,500m (4:40.49); 4 x 400m Relay (Caruso, Foster, Dupiche, Nicholson), 3:48.9; Courtney Sniscak (hammer), 161-11
3rd - Nichole Rittman, 10,000m (38:58.61); Breanna Nicholson, 400m hurdles (1:04.96); 4 x 400m Relay (Donovan, Muro, Prettyman, Carroll, 4:01.19; Courtney Markow, pole vault (11-1 3/4)
4th - Emily Gispert, 800m (2:16.98); Meg O’Brien, 3,000m steeplechase (12:00.51); Michelle White, triple jump (36-1 1/2)
5th - Toresha Foster, 200m (25.82); Kharys Whitehead, 3,000m steeplechase (12:00.61); Jillian Seamon, javelin (124-8)
6th - Bethany Fox, 100m hurdles (15.88); Haley Gorenflo, pole vault (10-8); Alana Pantale, discus (128-6)
7th - Nijah Dupiche, 200m (25.96); Kayla Koonz, 3,000m steeplechase (12:17.52); Michelle White, long jump (16-7 1/4)
8th - Aretah Ettarh, shot put (40-4 1/4); Alana Pantale, hammer (138-8)
9th - Alex Carroll, 400m (59.34); Katrina Steenkamer, 1,500m (4:48.94); 4 x 400m Relay (Olsen, M. Steenkamer, Gispert, Jenkins), 4:11.29; Courtney Sniscak, discus (115-8)
10th - Meredith Steenkamer, 800m (2:20.94); Spencer Nendza, long jump (15-3 1/2); Alana Pantale, shot put (37-2 1/2)
11th - Amira Idris, 100m (12.88); Jessica McDonald, triple jump (32-9 1/2); Aretah Ettarh, hammer (120-11)
12th - Michelle Lambert, 1,500m (4:53.58); Bethany Fox, 400m hurdles (1:10.52); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (32-6 1/2)
13th - Courtney Markow, 400m hurdles (1:10.40); Spencer Nendza, javelin (67-6);
14th - Alexandra Muro, 200m (26.67); Lauren Paciorek, 400m hurdles (1:10.52); Michelle White, javelin (62-8)
15th - Tyonna Brooks, 400m (1:00.95); Jessica McDonald, long jump (14-3);
16th - Alexandra Muro, 100m (13.17); Tyonna Brooks, 200m (26.90); Erica Sickler, 400m hurdles (1:10.75)
17th - Lauren Paciorek, long jump (13-9 3/4)
19th - Kelley Donovan, 800m (2:24.37);
20th - Sydney Shepherd, 400m (1:02.67); Michelle Lambert, 800m (2:25.92).