Delaware Club Track & Field Takes a Trip to Muhlenberg During Spring Break

It was spring break for the University of Delaware, and spring break is all about trips, so their club Track & Field team made the trip to Muhlenberg College for the Muhlenberg Invitational. The Blue Hens’ first ever journey to Allentown, PA was with less runners than normal, but they still made their presence known. Despite the downpour before and after the meet, the athletes finally got lucky with great weather to start the month of April.

The women’s team traveled light, with only three athletes in five different events. Gianna Dowling started off Delaware’s meet in the 100-meter dash. Her 14.40 secured a top 30 finish for the freshman in her first outdoor competition. Aubra Sharp placed 32nd in both the 200-meter and the 1500-meter, running 32.33 and 6:11.89 respectively. Sophomore Leah Goodman managed a top-five finish in her heat in both the 1500-meter and the 800-meter races. Goodman opened her day with a 5:57.01 in the 1500, and followed it with 2:54.25 in the 800.

The men had a couple of notable finishes of their own. In the 400-meter dash, the Pawlik twins finished back-to-back, with Evan (56.48) placing 18th and Josh (57.34) placing 19th. Senior Sasha Latina snuck in the top 25 in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:08.90, which followed his 28th place finish in the 1500-meter race, running 4:32.04. Freshmen Brady Sheaffer and Jack Pelczar also churned out great performances in their first ever 1500-meter races. Sheaffer placed 16th at 4:23.40 and Pelczar finished in 4:37.78 to land at 34th. Alex Horgan kept his winning streak alive in the 5k, running 15:21.30 to get his fourth win of the spring. Sophomore Aravind Arunachalam also had himself a day, placing 16th in the 5k with a new personal best time of 16:50.81, breaking the 17-minute mark for the first time in college. Delaware’s top 4×400 squad of Alex Horgan, Evan Pawlik, Sasha Latina, and Josh Pawlik (3:44.39) put up a well-run relay to conclude the day for the Blue Hens, edging out two Scranton teams to place 13th overall.

As Delaware enters their final push of the season, they set their sights to next Saturday, April 8th, for the TCNJ Invitational. 

Full meet results can be found here.

Sheaffer finishing his first ever 1500


Goodman battling in the 800


Sasha Latina and Logan Mull halfway through their 800-meter race