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Four Delaware Standouts Post Top 10 Finishes at ECAC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships

PRINCETON, N.J.  --  Juniors Latoya James and Paige Morris, senior Vicky Caruso, and sophomore Amira Idris each posted a top 10 finish Sunday as the University of Delaware women's outdoor track & field team closed out competition at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) at Princeton University's Weaver Stadium. 

The Blue Hens finished in 25th place overall in the team standings over the three-day meet as they collected 12 points. Connecticut won the team title with 73 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Maryland-Eastern Shore with 53 points and host Princeton with 51 points. 

James, Caruso, and Morris each earned All-East honors by way of their top eight finishes as James placed fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.03, Caruso was sixth in the 200 meters with a clocking of 24.16, and Morris was eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 40-feet, 4 1/4 inches. 

Idris finished ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 40-3 1/4, just missing out on an All-East citation by one place, and Kelsey Evancho tied for 24th in the high jump after missing three times at the opening height of 5-5 1/4.  Idris posted her second Top 10 finish of the meet as she finished fifth in the long jump competition Saturday to earn All-East laurels. 

Shavon Briscoe of George Mason won the 100 meter hurdles event with a time of 13.35, Lenora Guion-Firmin captured the 200 meters title with a clocking of 23.38, Julia Koloski won the triple jump with a leap of 42-4, and Connecticut's Natasha McLaren won the high jump with a leap of 5-10 1/2. 

The Blue Hens, who posted a second place finish at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships last week for their best finish in over 20 years, had eight student-athletes compete at the event. 

James, the CAA 100 meter hurdles champion, earned All-East honors for the second straight year after placing second a year ago. Caruso, the CAA 200 meters and 4 x 100 meter relay champion, earned All-East honors in the 200 meters event for the third straight season after placing sixth in 2012 and fifth in 2011. Morris earned All-East honors for the first time in her career. 


Final Team Standings: 1. Connecticut - 73; 2. UMES - 53; 3. Princeton - 51.5; 4. George Mason - 49; 5. Pittsburgh - 47; 6. Villanova, Harvard - 36; 8. Cornell - 31; 9. Rutgers, Liberty - 28......25. Delaware - 12;.....54. Towson - 1. 

Delaware Competitors: 
5th Place  - Amira Idris, long jump (19-2); Latoya James, 100m hurdles (14.03; 13.70 in prelims; 14.02 in semifinals)
6th Place - Vicky Caruso, 200m, (24.16; 23.90 in preliminaries)
8th Place - Paige Morris, triple jump (40-4 1/4)
9th Place - Amira Idris, triple jump (40-3 1/4)
15th Place - 4 x 100 Meter Relay Preliminaries (Vicky Caruso, Nijah Dupiche, Toresha Foster, Chelsi Campbell), 47.08 (did not advance)
16th Place - 4 x 400 Meter Relay Preliminaries (Vicky Caruso, Nijah Dupiche, Chelsi Campbell, Toresha Foster), 3:47.61 (did not advance)
19th Place - Toresha Foster, 400m preliminaries (56.70; did not advance)
22nd Place - Lindsay Prettyman, 800m preliminaries (2:12.04; did not advance)
24th Place - Kelsey Evancho, high jump (no height)
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