Delaware Women’s Outdoor Track & Field to Compete in 10 Events this Weekend at ECAC Championships
May 9, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The University of Delaware women’s outdoor track & field team will be well represented this weekend when the Blue Hens take part in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium.
The Blue Hens, who placed fifth in the team competition at last week’s Colonial Athletic Association Championships, will take 10 student-athletes to the meet as they take take part in the 200 meters, 400 meters, 100 meter hurdles, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay, high jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, and javelin.
The event, which features the top NCAA Division I track & field athletes on the East Coast, will get underway Friday afternoon and continue with competition on Saturday and Sunday.
Delaware, which placed 28th in the team standings at the ECAC meet last season and 20th in 2010, will be represented by Vicky Caruso in the 200 meters (Saturday at 1:40 p.m.) and 400 meters (Saturday at noon), Toresha Foster in the 400 meters (Saturday at noon), Latoya James in the 100 meter hurdles (Saturday at 11:15 am), Kelsey Evancho in the high jump (Sunday at 10 a.m.), Amira Idris in the triple jump (Sunday at 11 a.m.), Alana Pantale in the discus (Friday at 5:30 p.m.) and shot put (Sunday at 10 a.m.), and Jillian Seamon in the javelin (Saturday at noon).
In addition, Caruso, Nijah Dupiche, Breanna Nicholson, and Foster will also compete in the 4 x 400 meter relay Saturday at 2:20 p.m. while Caruso, Idris, Dupiche, and Foster will compete in the 4 x 100 meter relay Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
Caruso, a junior who captured the 200 meters at last week’s CAA Championships, is the defending ECAC champion in the 400 meters and also placed fifth in the 200 meters as a freshman in 2010. Seamon, a two-time CAA javelin champion who placed third in the event last week, will be competing in the ECAC javelin competition for the fourth time in her career after finishing 14th in 2009, 15th in 2010, and 21st last season. In addition, the 4 x 400 meter relay team placed 10th last year while Pantale was 18th in the discus and James was 18th in the 100 meter hurdles.
Delaware sophomore Lindsay Prettyman and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Prettyman, Emily Gispert, Jessica Olsen, and Meredith Steenkamer also qualified for the ECAC meet but will not compete.
Live scoring for the event is available online at: http://www.lancertiming.com/ecac/results/index.htm.