Elon Track and Field to Compete at Aggie Invite on Saturday

Posted by Press Release on April 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Coming off some of its best performances of the year a week ago, the Elon University women’s track and field team is back in action on Saturday, April 11, to compete at the Aggie Invitational, hosted by North Carolina A&T, at the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.

Live Coverage
Coverage of the meet will be available on Twitter through the team’s handle at @EU_XCTF or at @elonscores. Live results will also be provided on the program’s schedule page at elonphoenix.com.

Last Time Out
Majority of the Phoenix competed last weekend, April 3-4, at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational. Elon had five event titles at the meet and saw a number of its athletes set new school and personal records in their respective events.

Sophomore Bre’anna Warren broke her school record in the discus throw after a toss of 154′ 6″ (47.10m) to finish third overall. She broke her previous personal-record of 153′ 2″ (46.68m) that she set last season. Freshman Bryanna Hames was fourth overall with a heave of 147′ 7″ (44.99m). Warren also was third in the shot put with a throw of 44′ 2.75″ (13.48m).

Carrie Abraham took first in the triple jump with a new personal-best leap of 39′ 11.15″ (12.18m). Junior Megan Kirschling took medalist honors in the high jump after clearing the bar at 5′ 5.75″ (1.67m).

In the 100-meter hurdles, Elon took the top three spots with Sydney Griffin (14.54), Emily Dixon (14.84) and Lydia Laws (15.26) taking the honors. Senior Jennifer Jarvis set a new personal-best in the hammer throw with a mark of 149′ 3″ (45.50m). Teammate Briana O’Grady was sixth in the event with her toss of 147′ 6″ (44.97m). Jarvis was also Elon’s top finisher in the javelin throw with a toss of 103′ 6″ (31.56m).

Dixon Wins CAA Field Athlete of the Week
On Tuesday, April 7, Dixon became the third member of the team to earn a Colonial Athletic Association weekly award as the rookie was tabbed the CAA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. Dixon earned her first career league weekly honor after the Bath, United Kingdom, native captured the heptathlon title at Liberty with 4,8181 points, the second-best performance in school history.

Dixon won three events in the heptathlon. She set a personal-best in the high jump with a cleared height of 5′ 4.5″ (1.64m) while also clocking in a personal-record time of 25.68 in the 200-meters. She won the 100-meter hurdles event with a wind-aided time of 14.39.

Dixon currently sits first on the CAA’s performance list and seventh overall in the NCAA East Region in the heptathlon.

On Deck
Elon hosts its first home meet in nearly eight years, the Phoenix Invitational, next Saturday, April 18, at Irwin Belk and Track Field at the Jeanne and Jerry Robertson Complex.


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