The Elon University women’s track and field team had a strong performance at this weekend’s Liberty Open in Lynchburg, Va.

Freshman Emily Dixon won the pentathlon title with a total score of 3,435 points, winning three out of five events- 60 meter hurdles, high jump and shot put.

In the shot put, sophomore Bre’anna Warren won with a personal best of 44’ 4.25”, the second best mark in school history. The throw also qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) final. Freshman Bryanna Hames finished fourth in the same event with a throw of 40’ 7.50”.

In the 400-meter run, junior Jennifer Esposito won with a time of 57.91. Dixon finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.00, while fellow first-year Lydia Law was fifth with a time of 9.30.

Senior Hailey Laird cleared 5’5” in the high jump, giving her a tie for second place in the event. Junior Megan Kirschling tied with Dixon for seventh at 5’3”.

Laws finished third in the long jump with a final mark of 17’ 2.75”. Jayna Cole was fifth with her jump of 15’ 9.75”. Cole also finished fourth in the triple jump with a 35’ 3.25”.

Sophomore Briana O’Grady finished fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 47’ 1”. Senior Jennifer Jarvis was ninth with a mark of 38’ 11”.

Elon returns to Virginia next weekend, Jan. 23-24, as they compete at the Hokie Invite, hosted by Virginia Tech.


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