University of Delaware Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Places 7th at Coastal Carolina/Shamrock Inv.
March 16, 2013
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell & Mark Jordan
CONWAY, S.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s outdoor track & field team closed out competition at the second day of the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University Saturday at Shaw Stadium.
The Blue Hens recorded nine top 10 during the meet, which drew some of the nation’s top teams. Delaware placed seventh in the team relay standings with nine points, trailing only winner Coastal Carolina, Ohio State, St. Augustine’s, Purdue, Murray State, and Delaware State.
Delaware had two third place finishes during the two-day meet as the 4 x 200 meter relay team of Vicky Caruso, Toresha Foster, Chelsi Campbell, and Nijah Dupiche ran to a third place time of 1:38.50 and Paige Morris (at right) was third in the triple jump with a career-best leap of 39-feet, 10 1/2-inches.
Finishing fourth for the Blue Hens was the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Breanna Nicholson, Foster, Campbell, and Dupiche which ran to a time of 3:52.36.
Also for the Blue Hens, Latoya James was fifth in both the 100 meter hurdles (14.07) and long jump (18 1/2), Michelle Lambert was sixth in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 17:23.73, Lindsay Prettyman was seventh in the 800 meters (2:16.31), the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Caruso, Dupiche, Campbell, and Foster was seventh with a time of 47.24, and Nicholson was eighth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.11),
“Today was a windy day in South Carolina, but a very good season opener,” said Delaware head coach Wendy McFarlane. “This meet was competitive with over 50 teams and to be among the top 15 in any event is just the start we needed to boost our confidence. This is the best start we've had in five years, so I am excited for what is to come later this season.”
Delaware will return to action next Saturday when the Blue Hens take part in the West Chester (Pa.) Invitational.
Final Relay Team Scoring: 1. Coastal Carolina - 36; 2. Ohio State - 20; 3. St. Augustine’s - 17; 4. Purdue - 15; 5. Murray State, Delaware State - 10; 7. Delaware - 9; 8. Indiana Tech - 8; 9. Savannah State, Troy - 6......16. Benedict, Wagner - 1.
3rd Place - 4 x 200 Meter Relay (Vicky Caruso, Toresha Foster, Chelsi Campbell, Nijah Dupiche), 1:38.50; Paige Morris, triple jump (39-10 1/2); 4th Place - 4 x 400 Meter Relay (Breanna Nicholson, Toresha Foster, Chelsi Campbell, Nijah Dupiche), 3:52.36; 5th Place - Latoya James, long jump (18 1/2), 100m hurdles (14.07); 6th Place - Michelle Lambert, 5,000m (17:23.73); 7th Place - 4 x 100 Meter Relay (Vicky Caruso, Nijah Dupiche, Chelsi Campbell, Toresha Foster), 47.24; Lindsay Prettyman, 800m (2:16.31); 8th Place - Breanna Nicholson, 400m hurdles (1:04.11); 13th Place - Kellye Foulke, 5,000m (17:43.68); Vicky Caruso, 200m (24.90); Shanel Dickens, 800m (2:19.14); 16th Place - Toresha Foster, 400m (58.06); 19th Place - 4 x 100 Meter Relay (Amira Idris, Michele Simmons, Paige Morris, Breanna Nicholson), 49.42 ; 24th Place - Paige Morris, long jump (16-10 3/4); 25th Place - Chelsi Campbell, 200m (25.31); 29th Place - Amira Idris, 200m (25.42); 31st Place - Michelle White, long jump (16-3 3/4); 37th Place - Latoya James, 100m (12.71); 44th Place - Michelle White, javelin (62-9); 52nd Place - Amira Idris, 100m (12.87); 54th Place - Michelle Simmons, 400m (1:01.28); 57th Place - Michelle White, 100m hurdles (16.56); 69th Place - Paige Morris, 100m (13.13); 90th Place - Michelle Simmons, 100m (13.32)