The Elon Women’s track and field team travelled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this weekend to compete in the Coastal Carolina Invitational. Despite the bad weather, the team excelled in many events.

Junior Jen Esposito won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.26. Freshman Lydia Laws finished fifth in the event with a time of 1:04.76 and junior Samantha Brown finished in the top ten with a time of 1:05.30. The Phoenix also won the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:55.69 and a team consisting of Esposito, Laws, junior Jennifer Pash and freshman Emily Dixon.

Dixon also placed second in the high jump with a final clear of 5’3”, while teammate junior Megan Kirschling cleared the bar at the same height in a few more attempts. Junior Simone Jackson finished the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.45 while junior Sydney Griffin finished the 200 meters in 26.13. Pash finished eighth in the 400-meters, with a time of 58.59, and Griffin finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 14.57.

Sophomore Bre’anna Warren set a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 44’9”- good for third overall. The toss also gave her the third-best measure all time in school history in the event. Freshman Bryanna Hames finished with a third place finish in the discus throw with a toss of 151’6”, also good for third all-time in school history.

Multiple members of the men’s cross country team also competed at the event, with senior Luis Vargas winning the 1,500-meter race with a 3:55.81 and Reed Payne finishing the 3,000 meter run in 8:53.51.

The Phoenix returns to competition on March 27-28 when it travels to Raleigh, to compete in the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University.


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