Pantale, Gispert Win Events for Delaware Women’s Outdoor Track & Field at VCU Invitational
March 16, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- Alana Pantale (at right) won two throwing events and Emily Gispert captured the 1,500 meters to lead the University of Delaware women’s outdoor track & field team at the Virginia Commonwealth Invitational Saturday at Sports Backers Stadium.
Pantale captured the hammer with a toss of 161-feet, 1-inch and added a victory in the shot put with a toss of 42-2 and a third place showing in the discus (134-3) to pace the Blue Hens. On the track, Gispert captured the 1,500 meters with a clocking of 4:43.07.
Overall, Delaware posted 22 top 10 finishes on the day, including Spencer Nendza, who was ninth in both the triple jump (34-11 1/4) and the javelin (90-3).
Also for the Hens, Kayla Koonz was second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:31.10), Rachel Wasserman was third in the 800 meters (2:21.18), Rachel Weinberger was fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:09.01), Aretah Ettarh was fourth in the shot put (41-1 1/2), Monica Hagenauer was fifth in the shot put (39-3 1/4), and Lindsay Guptill was fifth in the 800 meters (2:24.77).
Delaware will return to action next Saturday when the Blue Hens compete at the West Chester (Pa.) Ram Invitational.
1st Place - Alana Pantale, hammer (161-1), shot put (42-2); Emily Gispert, 1,500m (4:43.07); 2nd Place - Kayla Koonz, 3,000m steeplechase (11:31.10); 3rd Place - Alana Pantale, discus (134-4); Rachel Wasserman, 800m (2:21.18); 4th Place - Rachel Weinberger, 3,000m steeplechase (12:09.01); Aretah Ettarh, shot put (41-1 1/2); 5th Place - Monica Hagenauer, shot put (39-3 1/4); Lindsay Guptill, 800m (2:24.77)
6th Place - Mellissa Mazzo, 3,000m steeplechase (12:27.89); 7th Place - Nicole Filion, pole vault (9-10); 8th Place - Kelly Knauer, 400m hurdles (1:07.72); Miranda Reinson, pole vault (9-4 1/4); Emma Sidoriak, 5,000m (18:25.72); 9th Place - Courtney Markow, 400m hurdles (1:08.13); Courtney Sniscak, hammer (136-3); Spencer Nendza, triple jump (34-11 1/4), javelin (90-3); 10th Place - Bethany Fox, 400m hurdles (1:11.54); Alyssa Kennedy, 5,000m (18:53.35); Kari Elzey, hammer (136-3)
11th Place - Jessica McDonald, triple jump (34-8 1/4); 12th Place - Aretah Ettarh, hammer (123-7); 13th Place - Miranda Reinson, javelin (68-1); 15th Place - Alexandra Muro, 100m (12.92); 16th Place - Hannah Pepper, javelin (60-5); 17th Place - Alexandra Muro, 200m (27.42); Monica Hagenauer, hammer (109-9); Spencer Nendza, long jump (16-3 1/4); 18th Place - Alexandra Carroll, 400m (1:01.38); Hannah Pepper, triple jump (32-9); Samantha Reilly, 1,000m (5:10.21); 19th Place - Sydney Shepherd, 400m (1:02.48); Hannah Pepper, long jump (15-11)
22nd Place - Bethany Fox, 100m hurdles (16.47); 25th Place - Miranda Reinson, 100m (14.12); 28th Place - Jessica McDonald, long jump (14-11 1/4)