Elon’s Oram Sets Program-Record in Women’s Track and Field 3,000-Meters at High Point Team Challenge

Posted by Press Release on February 7, 2014 at 4:29 am under College | Comments are off for this article

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Allyson Oram set a new school-record in the 3,000-meters to highlight a number of great results for the Elon University women’s track and field team at the High Point Challenge on Thursday evening, Feb. 6. Oram broke her own program-record in the 3K by nearly 17 seconds inside the JDL Fast Track Indoor facility.

Oram finished fourth overall in the race and was joined by Tereza Novotna and Elyse Bierut on the program’s top-five list in the event. Novotna clocked a time of 9:55.19 to become the second-fastest performer in school history and was seventh overall. Bierut ran a time of 10:07.88 to finish in the top-10 overall and as the fourth-best performer on the program’s all-time list.

“We ran five distance girls and had five personal-records today,” said Elon head cross country and assistant track and field coach Christine Engel. “It was a great effort by a small group tonight and they came out and ran aggressively and ran really well, especially the 3K group. Overall it was a great night on the distance side of things.”

Sydney Griffin captured the 60-meter hurdles title after clocking a 8.76 in the race. The sophomore was third in the 200-meters with a time of 25.79 as teammate Bria Bell took home individualist honors with a time of 25.49.

Jennifer Esposito won the 400-meter dash after her time of 58.20, edging out teammate Jennifer Pash, who was second at a time of 59.03.

Freshman Kimberly Johansen was third in the 800-meter run after setting a new indoor personal-record with a time of 2:14.68. Sophomore Megan Kirschling was second in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5’5” (1.65m). Teammate Haley Laird was third after clearing the bar at the same height, but needed more jumps to advance.

Charlise Morgan was the runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 45’3.75” (13.81m). Freshman Breanna Warren was fifth overall with a mark of 42’4” (12.90m). Claire Smith was second in the pole vault after clearing the bar at 11’0.25” (3.36m).

Elon returns to competition next week, Feb. 14, in Lynchburg, Va., at the Liberty Quad. The Phoenix won the Liberty Open in its last visit to Liberty.

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