Track and Field
Looking back at the season so far, the women’s track and field team has succeeded in many endeavors, and has many noteworthy competitors that embody what it means to be a Phoenix athlete.
You’ve seen them running through campus by the half-dozen, usually staying tight together. You’ve seen them wearing their team gear to class, or to lunch, or to other athletic events. And Saturday — if you were there — you saw the Elon University women’s track and field team win its second Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Track & Field Championship in two tries, defending its title at home. If there was any doubt before, there’s no denying what they’ve believed the entire time.
The start of the 400-meter hurdles race made Elon University head women’s track and field coach Mark Elliston pace around the field at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon. The 10-year coach at Elon mumbled, “This is big,” knowing that Elon held just a five-point lead over James Madison University entering the race.
Mark Elliston, director of Elon University’s women’s track and field, has cautioned the Elon community to not miss the Phoenix’s defense of its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship. “What we’ve done through the year is get them ready for this very moment that we’re about to come to and I believe they’re as ready as they’ve ever been,” he said. Track and field picked up Elon’s lone conference championship last year in its debut season in the CAA, behind junior distance runner Kimberly Johansen’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet performance.
The only Elon University team to win a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship is ready to defend its title. Bur before the women’s track and field team goes for back-to-back outdoor championships, the team must mentally prepare itself for the long indoor season and entire outdoor season.
Led by a core group of returners and bolstered by young talent, the Elon University women’s track and field team completed its first season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association with a first place finish in the CAA Outdoor Championships. Elon finished with a total of 150 points, beating out host College of William & Mary, which finished with 134.5 points.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Elon University women’s track and field team experienced what it was like to compete where it practiced. The recently renovated Jerry and Jeanne Robertson Track and Field Complex hosted the Phoenix Invitational Saturday, April 18, in which the Phoenix won nine titles. Elon hosted a mix of collegiate teams, non-collegiate track programs and unaffiliated athletes, with men’s and women’s competitions happening in all events.
She earned several accolades during her freshman season for the women’s track and field team in the discus throw and shot put.
The Elon Women’s track and field team travelled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this weekend to compete in the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
The Elon University track and field team travelled to Blacksburg, Virginia, to compete in the Virginia Tech challenge.
The Elon University women’s track and field team closed out competition in the Buccaneer Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State on Saturday, Feb.
The Elon University women’s track and field team competed at the Hokie invite in Blacksburg, Va. this past weekend on Jan.
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 Elon University women’s track and field team competed in its first indoor meet in over a month on Saturday, Jan.
The Elon University women’s track and field team released their schedule for the 2015 season yesterday, Dec.
The Elon University women's track and field team had a program-record five athletes compete at this week's NCAA East Preliminaries at the University of North Florida. Freshman Jennifer Esposito and senior Allyson Oram each moved up in the national rankings and improved their times in their respective events.
More Elon University track and field athletes will run at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round than ever before when five members of the Phoenix team head to Jacksonville, Fla., May 29-31. Senior Bria Bell will run in the 400-meters, freshman Jennifer Esposito in the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Sydney Griffin in the 100-meter hurdles and Allyson Oram in the 10,000-meters.
Three personal records were set by the Elon University women’s track and field team May 19 at the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier in Raleigh, N.C. Sophomore Sydney Griffin set a new record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.56.
In the final weekend of the regular season, a pair of school records were broken by the Elon women’s track and field team.