The Elon University women’s track and field team competed at the Hokie invite in Blacksburg, Va. this past weekend on Jan. 23-24 with resilient results.

Freshman Lydia Laws won the long jump event, with a final mark of 16’ 10.5. Sophomore Kimberly Johansen qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship in the 1,000-meter run with a personal best time of 2:53.99.

In the 3,000-meter run, sophomore Elyse Bierut finished in fifth place with a time of 9:54.49, the second fastest in school history and good for an ECAC qualification. Senior Jenny Gallager finished fifth with a time of 9:56.39- fourth best in Elon history. Sophomore Shelby Cuddeback ran the race in 10:03.19, which also cracked the top five in school history.

Megan Kirshling finished sixth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’ 6”. Sophomore Bre’anna Warren took sixth in the shot put with a toss of 43’ 11.25”. Sophomore Briana O’Grady had a final mark of 45’ 10” in the weight throw.

Elon’s next meet is next weekend, Jan. 30-31, at the Hilton Garden Invitational, in Winston-Salem, N.C.


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