Delaware Women Open CAA Track & Field Meet with Seven Top 10 Finishes; Eight Advance to Finals
May 4, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
• Live Scoring
• Day 1 Results
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The University of Delaware women capped the opening day of the Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday afternoon at George Mason University as the Blue Hens posted seven top 10 finishes and had eight athletes advance to the finals.
The second day of the meet will get underway on Saturday at 9 a.m. with championships being held in 15 events.
James Madison took the first day team lead with 45 points followed by Towson, William & Mary, Northeastern, defending champion Georgia State, George Mason, VCU, Delaware, and UNCW.
Highlighting the day for the Blue Hens were seven athletes competing in preliminaries and advancing to Saturday’s finals. Vicky Caruso, the defending CAA 400 meters champion and last year’s 200 meters runner-up, posted the top time in the 200 meter preliminaries with a time of 23.79 and was second in the 400 meters with a clocking of 53.98.
Latoya James had the second best time in the 100 meter hurdles (14.04), Emily Gispert had the second best time in the 800 meters with a school record time of 2:12.94; Lindsay Prettyman was fourth in the 800 meters (2:13.86), Breanna Nicholson was fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:02.68), Toresha Foster was seventh in the 400 meters (55.99), and Nijah Dupiche was eighth in the 400 meters (56.37). Gispert’s time broke the previous record of 2:13.67 set by Prettyman earlier this season.
Delaware’s top finisher in Friday’s finals competition was Jillian Seamon (at right). The senior and two-time defending CAA champion threw the javelin 129-feet to place third overall. Seamon completed her career with four career top three finishes at the CAA meet.
Also for the Blue Hens, Jen Holly was fifth in the pole vault (11-7 3/4), Courtney Sniscak was fifth in the hammer (159-1), Nicole Daly was sixth in the 10,000 meters (37:27.95), Michele Lambert was seventh in the 5,000 meters (17:45.37), Miranda Reinson was eighth in the pole vault (11-7 3/4), and Courtney Markow was 10th in the pole vault (11-1 3/4).
Team Standings After Day 1: James Madison - 45; 2. Towson - 29; 3. William & Mary - 26.5; 4. Northeastern - 26; 5. Georgia State - 25; 6. George Mason - 24.5; 7. VCU - 22; 8. Delaware - 19; 9. UNCW - 17.
3rd Place - Jillian Seamon, javelin (129-0)
5th Place - Jen Holly, pole vault (11-7 3/4); Courtney Sniscak, hammer (159-1)
6th Place - Nicole Daly, 10,000m (37:27.95)
7th Place - Michele Lambert, 5,000m (17:45.37)
8th Place - Miranda Reinson, pole vault (11-7 3/4)
10th Place - Courtney Markow, pole vault (11-1 3/4)
11th Place - Latoya James, long jump (18-1)
12th Place - Amira Idris, long jump (17-11 1/2); Alyssa Kennedy, 5,000m (18:16.57)
13th Place - Haley Gorenlfo, pole vault (10-8); McKensie Walker, 400m hurdles (1:06.72)
15th Place - Nijah Dupiche, 200m (25.07); Katie Deinert, 10,000m (39:21.88)
16th Place - Jessica Olsen, 1,500m (4:50.19); Alana Pantale, hammer (135-11); Nicole Rittman, 10,000m (39:37.73)
17th Place - Paige Morris, long jump (17-7 1/2); Meredith Steenkamer, 800m (2:20.31)
18th Place - Aretah Ettarh, hammer (131-2); Alexandra Carroll, 400m (58.58)
19th Place - Alexis Glifor, pole vault (10-2); Rachel Wasserman, 1,500m (4:57.81)
21st Place - Tyonna Brooks, 400m (59.86); Amira Idris, 100m (12.53)
31st Place - Tyonna Brooks, 200m (26.34)
1st - Vicky Caruso, 200m (23.79 - advances to finals)
2nd - Latoya James, 100m hurdles (14.04 - advances to finals); Vicky Caruso, 400m (53.98 - advances to finals); Emily Gispert, 800m (2:12.94 - advances to finals; UD school record)
4th - Lindsay Prettyman, 800m (2:13.86 - advances to finals)
5th - Breanna Nicholson, 400m hurdles (1:02.68 - advances to finals)
7th - Toresha Foster, 400m (55.99 - advances to finals)
8th - Nijah Dupiche, 400m (56.37 - advances to finals)