Caruso, James Earn All-East Honors as Delaware Women’s Track Closes Out ECAC Championships
May 13, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
• Final Results
PRINCETON, N.J. -- University of Delaware sophomore Latoya James (at right) and junior Vicky Caruso each posted top six finishes in their finals competitions Sunday afternoon as the Blue Hen women’s outdoor track & field team closed out participation at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships at Princeton University’s Weaver Stadium.
James posted the top finish of the meet for the Blue Hens as she placed second overall in the 100 meter hurdles to earn All-East honors.
James, who placed third in her heat and fifth in the semifinals Saturday to advance, ran a time of 13.65 Sunday, just .07 off her own school record set earlier this season. She made a big improvement from a year ago when she placed 18th in the event. Hampton’s Breanna Norman won the race Sunday with a time of 13.45.
Caruso earned All-East honors for the fifth time in her UD outdoor career as she finished sixth in the 200 meter finals Sunday with a time of 24.31. The 2012 Colonial Athletic Association champion in the 200 meters had advanced after a sixth place finish in her heat Saturday. Lenora Guion-Firmin of UMES won the finals race Sunday in a time of 23.51.
Caruso earned All-East honors for the fifth time in her career after winning the 400 meters last season and placing fifth in the 200 meters, 4 x 100 meter relay, and 4 x 400 meter relay as a freshman in 2010.
In the field events Sunday, Delaware freshman Amira Idris was the Hens’ top finisher as she placed 18th in the triple jump with a leap of 38-feet, 10 1/20-inches. West Virginia’s Stormy Nesbit won the title with a jump of 42-1 3/4.
Also for the Hens on Sunday, freshman Kelsey Evancho placed 20th in the high jump after failing to clear the minimum height of 1.70 meters in her three attempts while sophomore Alana Pantale, who placed 31st in the ECAC discus throw Friday night, finished 23rd in the shot put after fouling on all three attempts.
Alison Barwise of Boston University won the high jump title with a leap of 6-1 1/2 while Duke’s Michelle Anuba captured the shot put title with a heave of 53-8 1/4.
The Blue Hens placed 27th overall in the team standings with 11 points. Duke won the team title with 77.5 points followed by Connecticut, Cornell, Maryland, George Mason, UMES, Liberty, Morgan State, Pittsburgh, and Boston College in the 46-team field.
Delaware will return to action Monday, May 14, when the Blue Hens take part in the Tuppeny Twilight Meet at Swarthmore (Pa.) College.
Final Team Standings: 1. Duke - 77.5; 2. Connecticut - 59; 3. Cornell - 44; 4. Maryland - 43; 5. George Mason - 41; 6. UMES - 40; 7. Liberty - 36; 8. Morgan State - 35; 9. Pittsburgh - 34; 10. Boston College - 31.....27. Delaware & Long Island - 11.....46. VMI - .5.
2nd Place - Latoya James, 100m hurdles (13.65 All-East)
6th Place - Vicky Caruso, 200m (24.31; All-East)
18th Place - Amira Idris, triple jump (38-10 1/2)
20th Place - Kelsey Evancho, high jump (no height)
23rd Place - Alana Pantale, shot put (no distance)