Elon Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season at Coastal Carolina Invite

Posted by Press Release on March 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Coming off a successful indoor campaign, the Elon women’s track and field team will transition to outdoor competition for the first time at the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend, March 8-9. The meet will kick off on Friday at 7 a.m. at the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Live Coverage
Fans can follow the action of the meet via live results by clicking on the link at the top of this page or by going to the Elon track and field schedule page at elonphoenix.com. Twitter updates will also be provided at @ElonScores.

CCU Invitational Field
Elon is one of 21 schools that will be in competition this weekend. Notable schools in the field include Southern Conference foe Appalachian State along with Howard, Liberty and Wake Forest.

Indoor Recap
The Phoenix had a successful 2012-13 indoor campaign and concluded by tying its best finish ever at the SoCon championships. The maroon and gold captured the team title at the Wake Forest Invitational on Jan. 19, and had numerous school records and personal-bests set throughout the year.

Elon tied for fourth at the 2013 SoCon Indoor Championships with 81 total points. Louise Prevoteau claimed her second consecutive women’s pentathlon title totaling 3,711 points, shattering her previous school record she set earlier in the year at the Liberty Kickoff on Dec. 1.

Freshman Sydney Griffin also earned a league championship after clocking an 8.65 in the 60-meter hurdles. The Marietta, Ga., native headlined a number of strong performances by the Elon freshmen class this season and earned a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team in the 60-meter hurdles, 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash.

Fellow freshman Megan Kirschling finished second in the high jump at the league championships and earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. Joining Griffin and Kirschling to receive All-Freshman honors were Marie Borowycz (long jump), Caroline McCaslin (one-mile run), Tereza Novotna (3000-meters) and Jennifer Pash (400-meters).

Bria Bell and Charlise Morgan also received All-SoCon recognition at the SoCon meet. Morgan just missed by .02m for the championship title in the shot put after a toss of 46′ 9.5″ (14.26m) and finished as the runner-up. Bell also finished in second place after clocking a 57.14 in the 400-meter run.

On Deck
The Phoenix will travel to Winston-Salem next weekend, March 15-16, for the Wake Forest Open.

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