Outdoor Track and Field 2010

Marquis Dendy Finishes 8th at Junior Worlds

Pic Courtesy of Photorun.com and Letsrun.com

Middletown Triple Jumper Marquis Dendy finished 8th in the world on Sunday at the Junior World Championships in Moncton, Canada.

He reached the finals by jumping of 15.69 meters  (51′ 5-3/4″) on Saturday in the prelims, and then jumped a very consistent 15.53 (50’11-1/2″)  in the finals.  Dendy will return to Middletown in the fall for his senior year, where he hopes to build on his success. Congratulations Marquis on an amazing season and on representing the United States!!

ESPN RISE Article on Dendy and AAU Results

Dendy Leads the Field, Emerson Finishes On Top

Middletown standout Marquis Dendy headlines the 2010 Outdoor Track and Field All-State team.

Dendy Qualifies for Junior Worlds

Middletown Junior phenom Marquis Dendy finished 2nd in the United States at the Junior USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend in the Triple Jump. His jump of 51-2 1/4 was 2nd only to University of Florida Freshman Oma Craddock. The Junior Nationals competition consists of high school athletes and also college freshmen.

Dendy will compete for the United States on July 25th in Moncton, Canada at the IAAF World Junior Championships. The meet runs from July 19th through the 25th.  Congratulations Dendy!!

Flotrack video of Dendy at NB Nationals in NC

Place Athlete Name
Affili tion Mark

1 Omar Craddock
Florida 16.56m 54-4 +1.8

2 Marquis Dendy
unattached 15.60m 51-2 ¼ +3.7

3 O’Daylon Thibeaux
Louisiana-Lafayette 15.58m 51-1 ½ +2.7

Emerson, Lee Earn Gatorade AOY

Delcastle’s Celena Emerson and Archmere’s Ryan Lee earned Delaware Gatorade Track and Field Athletes of the Year for 2010.

Dendy Sets National Meet Record!!!!

Middletown standout Marquis Dendy broke a National Scholastic Championship Meet Record in the Triple Jump on Friday Evening in Greensboro, NC. Dendy’s jump of 52’07.25 broke the existing record of 52’05.5 set back in 1997 by Len Herring of Florida. We can only look forward to what he can accomplish during his senior year!

Friday Results

Boys Triple Jump Championship
National: N 54-10.25 7/29/2004 Kenny Hall, Tara, Baton Rouge, LA
Meet: M 52-05.50 6/14/1997 Len Herring, Eastside, Gainsville, FL
Freshman: F 49-02.75 1997 Maurice Robinson, Blount, Prichard, AL
Sophomore: O 51-03.25 1992 Andre Scott, Seminole, Sanford, FL
Junior: J 54-10.25 7/29/2004 Kenny Hall, Tara, Baton Rouge, LA
Senior: S 53-11.25 8/1/1998 Greg Yeldell, N. Rowan, Spence, NC
Name Year School Finals Wind
1 967 Marquis Dendy 11 Middletown, DE 16.03m 0.4 52-07.25
FOUL(+0.0) 16.03m(0.4) 15.89m(0.1) PASS PASS FOUL(1.5)
2 2124 Carlton Lavong 10 Collegeville, PA 15.49m 0.3 50-10.00
14.67m(1.1) FOUL(1.0) 15.49m(0.3) FOUL(1.1) FOUL(1.2) FOUL(0.3)
3 2410 Jonathan Gardner 10 Chicago, IL 15.09m 0.1 49-06.25
14.52m(1.1) 15.09m(0.1) 14.32m(0.3) 14.16m(1.6) FOUL(1.7) 14.71m(1.5)
4 2147 CJ Davidson 11 Clemson, SC 15.02m 1.4 49-03.50
14.48m(1.7) 15.02m(1.4) 15.02m(0.2) FOUL(1.1) PASS 14.62m(1.0)

Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to Marquis Dendy of Middletown and Celina Emerson of Delcastle Tech for being awarded 2010 Athletes of the Year in Delaware.

Meet of Champions


DIAA Meet of Champions 2010 – Results

Picture page, courtesy of Bud Keegan Images

ESPN RISE Write-up from Dyestat.com

Under near perfect conditions, the Meet of champions produced state records, meet records, and some of the top times in the nation.

Tatnall’s Haley Pierce ran the 3200 in  a blistering 10:17.52, the #3 time in the United States in 2010, and a new state record by 10 seconds. She split a 5:07 through 1600M!!!  Her teammate Reagan Anderson also set a new state record in the 800 in running 2:11.51 after winning the 1600 earlier in the evening in 4:54.14.(#4 all-time). Her 2:11 is #18 in the nation.

Glasgow’s Leshon Collins broke the state record in the 100M by .02, running 10.62. He also went on to win the 200, running 21.93.  AI duPont’s Courtney Markow broke her own state record in the pole vault, clearing 11’6″.

Delcastle girls’ 4×200 team established a new relay state record, becoming the only team to ever break 1:40. The team of Kristina Viamante, Javoanna Dickerson, Alexis Reeves, and Celina Emerson ran 1:39.26. Their performance is #19 in the nation!!!

The St. Mark’s girls’ 4×800 team of Kasey Prettyman, Emily Frydrych, Lindsay Prettyman, and Izzy King set a new state meet record, running 9:14.42. Their performance is #4 all-time, and #15 in the nation.

Delcastle’s 4×400 team of Javonna Dickerson, Krystal Casseus, Celina Emerson, and Alexis Reeves also established a new state meet record in the 4x400M, running 3:50.53.

Delcastle’s Celina Emerson was a double winner in both the 200M (24.80) and the 400M(state meet record) (55.37). Glasgow’s Delesha Conquest was also a double winner in both the 100H (15.48) and the 300H (43.79).

DIAA Championship

AI DuPont Boys, Delcastle Girls win DI Titles
Tatnall Boys and Girls win in DII

Flotrack Video Coverage of Saturday’s Events


The Tatnall boys and girls, and Delcastle girls all cruised to victory at the State Meet, but the closest battle of the day came between AI duPont and Charter for the Division I title. It came down to the 4x400M, and AI duPont grabbed the title off an impressive win in the event, and some help from rival teams. In the end, AI duPont won by just 2 points and earned their 1st team title since 1970.

Much more write-up to come!!

News Journal Articles

Friday Results Middletown’s Marquis Dendy wins boys’ long jump (24-5.25), sets state meet record and #2 all-time. St. Mark’s girls’ 4×800 sets  state meet record (9:21.61) #8 all-time.  Hodgson’s Octivia Booker sets Division II meet record in girls’ long jump (18-3.50).  Sussex Tech’s Paige Morris was a double winner in both the discus (119-11) and the long jump (18-2.25) on Friday, picking up 20 points for her team.

New Castle County Championships

State Records Fall at NC County Championships, Baynard Stadium

Celina Emerson of Delcastle, 400M State Record 54.83FAT

Archmere's Ryan Lee, 3200M State Record (9:12.19)

Friday and Saturday produced incredible performances in less than perfect conditions at Baynard Stadiums. Two state records were broken. Celina Emerson broke the 400M record (54.83) and Ryan Lee broke the state record in the 3200M (9:12.19). Emerson won all 4 of her events, taking first in the 100, 200, 400, and 4x400M!!

There were many, many other amazing performances this weekend, including Tatnall’s 4×800 (#3 in the nation), Haley Pierce’s blistering 4:52 (top 10 in the nation), and Delcastle’s 4x400M relay (3:49.84  #28 in the nation!!)

Delcastle Tech and Tatnall shared the girls’ title with 86 points each, while Tatnall boys won by 38 points over runner-up St. Mark’s (94-56) to take the county win!!

The girl’s 1600 also produced two other sub 5:00 times, as Reagan Anderson (4:57) and Julie Macedo (4:59) reached the elusive mark. Tyler Tate won 4 events on the day, taking the 1600 (4:22) and the 800 (1:56) and also running a leg on the 4×400 and 4×800. St. Marks’ Ryan Taylor won 3 events on the day, taking first in the 110H(15.13), 300H (39.87) and anchoring the winning 4x100M relay. Middletown’s Marquis Dendy was a double winner in the triple jump (47-6) and the long jump (22-1.75). Other double winners were Glasgow’s Leshon Collins in the 100 (10.79) and 200 (22.05) and Glasgow’s Delesha Conquest in the 100H (15.09) and the 300H (44.08)

News Journal Article

NCC Track Championships 2010-Final Results-PDF
Direct Athletics Results
Henlopen Conference Results

Henlopen Conference Championships

Posted by mdigennaro | Filed under Track and Field 2010

Milford boys and Cape Henlopen girls won the Henlopen Confeference Championships at Lake Forest HS over the weekend. Milford won the 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 to cruise to victory. Dover’s Brandon Barmes took 1st in the 800M (2:02.3) and the 1600 (4:34).  The Cape girls ran away with 155 points off of Andrea Wells’ double win in the 100H (15.79) and 300H (48.09).
News Journal Article with Top Results


May 1st Weekend


2010 Updated Results

Hot track=Big Results!!! Caravel track produced MANY season best performances on Saturday at the 1st State Invitational.  AI duPont’s Courtney Markow set a new state record in the pole vault, clearing 11’4″. The running events kicked off with the girls’ 3200M, and Tatnall sophomore Haley Pierce ran  a wicked 10:35. That is one of the top 10 times in the nation and the #2 all-time performance in DE.  Freshman Reagan Anderson finished 2nd in 11:06, and is #8 all-time. In the 1600M Charter sophomore Julie Macedo ran a solid 5:02.45, ranking her 14th all-time. St. Mark’s senior Lindsay Prettyman finished 2nd in 5:10.22, good for 33rd all-time. In the 800M St. Mark’s Junior Emily Frydrych finished 1st in 2:15.69, ranking her #16 all-time. Olivia Slate finished 2nd in 2:16, and Lindsay Prettyman finished 3rd in 2:17, ranking them 19th and 36th respectively.  Tatnall sophomore Tia Cooper finished 1st in the 400M in a time of 56.15, tying her for 8th all-time.

AI duPont’s CT Jones ran away with the 400M in 48.97. He is now ranked 25th all-time in DE. Tatnall’s Tyler Tate finished 1st in the 1600m in 4:21.63, then returned to win the 800M in 1:55.94, ranking him #24th all-time.


Archmere’s Michelle White finished 1st in the triple jump in 37’6″, ranking her 11th all-time. She also finished 1st in the long jump in 17-5. Archmere’s Ryan Lee finished 1st in the 1600M, running 4:19.48. That ranks him 16th all-time. Lindsay Oliviere finished 1st in the 1600M, and 2nd in the 800M, running 5:10 and 2:20 respectively. Padua’s Emily Gispert took 1st in the 800M in 2:19.62.

Results Page

Penn Relays Weekend



Delcastle 4x400, Pic Courtesy of Bud Keegan Images

Marquis Dendy won the Penn Relays Triple Jump Championship on Saturday when he  jumped an astounding 50’10 3/4 inches. He  broke the state record held by Michael Roberts by 17 1/2 inches!!   RESULTS

On Saturday at the Penn Relays Delcaste’s girls’ 4x100M team of Kristina Viamantie, Celina Emerson, Krystl Casseus, and Javonna Dickerson finished 4th in the tri-state champion race, running  47.86. They again just missed their own state record by less than 1/10th of a second!!! RESULTS

the Tatnall boys’ 4x400M team of Nabinett, Tate, James, and Muro took first place in the Northern Delaware race with a time of 3:24.13.  RESULTS


Delcastle finished 6th in the finals of the large schools 4x100M with a time of 48.29, moving them on to Saturday’s tri-state finals.  RESULTS

Milford ran 8:18 in the small school’s 4×800.  RESULTS

High School Boys’ 4×100 Results (Tatnall 43.79, Charter 44.10)


Tatnall’s Haley Pierce finished 2nd in the Invitational Mile at Penn Relays on Thursday, running 4:54.39.  That is the 3rd fastest time in Delaware history.

In the 4x100M, Delcastle’s Viamante, Emerson, Casseus, and Dickerson finished 8th in the small schools division, running 47.80 and qualifying for the finals on Friday.  They ran .02 off their own state record.

The St. Mark’s 4×800 team of Frydrych, L. Prettyman, King, and K. Prettyman finished 4th in the small schools II division, running  9:22.29. That is the 8th fastest 4×800 in state history. The Tatnall team of Calvarese, Salter, Parsons, and Anderson finished 6th in the  small schools I division, running 9:28.44.(# 17 all-time) Charter’s Skinner, Macedo, Rickert, and Steenkamer finished 10th in the  small schools II division, running 9:34.41. (#26 all-time).

In the Northern Delaware 4x400M race,the Delcastle Tech team of Dickerson, Casseus, Viamantie, and Emerson broke the Delaware Penn Relays record by running 3:55.48 (#14 all-time in DE).

AI duPont’s Courtney Markow cleared 11′ 1 3/4 in the pole vault, finishing 10th overall.

Glasgow’s Conquest finished 14th in the 400M Hurdles, running 1:03.32

April 16-17 Weekend Results

TWILIGHT RELAYS, Caravel Academy


Before the rain cut the meet short, Twilight relays produced some very fast times on the track. Delcastle’s girls’ 4×200 missed the state record by .01, running 1:40.45. Tatnall and Charter girls ran the 3rd and 4th fastest DMR’s in state history, finishing in 12:17.86 and 12:20.82. Tatnall girls also ran the 3rd fastest 4×1600 in state history, finishing in 21:06.


Delcastle Senior Celina Emerson took first place in the 400M, running a 56.60. Tatnall girls and Middletown boys took first place overall in the meet.

Girls Results
Boys Results


St. Mark’s Junior Emily Frydrych finished 2nd overall in the 1600M, running 5:04.43.  The time is #16 all-time in DE. Jabre Lolly took 1st overall in the high jump, clearing 6’0″.

Full Results

April 9-10 Weekend Results


Tatnall girls and Milford boys took 1st place overall at the Caravel Invitational on Saturday. There were also many impressive individual all-time performances in the meet. Archmere’s Ryan Lee ran the 8th fastest 3200 in state history, finishing in 9:20.18. Tatnall’s Reagan Anderson and Haley Pierce ran a pair of 2:16′s and  took 1st and 2nd in the 800M, #17 and 19  in state history. Middletown’s Stephanie Taylor came in 1st in the 3200M and ran the 22nd fastest time in state history. Tatnall’s Tyra Cooper ran the 200M in 25.35, good for the 22nd fastest time in state history.St. Mark’s Emily Frydrych finished 1st in the 1600M in 5:11.00, running the 35th fastest 1600 in state history. The St. Mark’s 4×800 relay team of Lindsey Prettyman, Emily Frydrych, Kasey Prettyman, and Izzy King finished 1st in 9:33.08, good for 23rd all-time.

Caravel Invitational Results

Burgess Invitational Results

WEEK 1-Delcastle Girls Set State Record of 47.78 in the 4 x 100

DIAMOND STATE RELAYS at A.I duPont High School. Delcastle’s 4 x 100 team of Javonna Dickerson, Celina Emerson, Alexis Reeves and Kristina Viamante shattered the state record of 48.06, held by the 2005 Glasgow girls.
That also eclipsed the All-Time state best mark of 48.01 set by Christiana at the 1999 National Scholastic meet.

CRIMSON TIDE CLASSIC at Dunbar High School, Washington, DC.

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