February 10, 2012
Dell'Aira leads Wheaton at Valentine Invitational
BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Ashley Dell'Aira (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) recorded a pair of Top 15 finishes for the Wheaton College women's indoor track & field team at the 2012 Valentine Invitational Friday afternoon. The event was hosted by Boston University.
Dell'Aira placed third in the long jump (16' 9 1/4") and 13th in the triple jump (38' 6"). Sophomore Ashante Little (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet) placed 12th in the 400m dash (56.69) while classmate Mollie Lane (Hanover, Mass./Hanover) took 12th in the high jump (5' 2 1/4").
Senior Tope Waheed (East Providence, R.I./East Providence) finished 19th in the weight throw (45' 5") while junior Sylvia Okoye (Stanhope, N.J./Pope John XXIII Regional) was 31st (39' 6"). Senior Mickey Jusme (Providence, R.I./Classical) rounded out the Top 50 finishers for Wheaton as she placed 32nd in the long jump (15' 8 3/4").
The men's team will compete tomorrow at the Valentine Invitational. The women return to action next Saturday when they compete at the NCAA New England Championship at Smith College.