Elon Track and Field Heads to Aggie Last Chance Meet

Posted by Press Release on May 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – A few members of the Elon University women’s track and field team will travel to nearby Greensboro, N.C., to compete at the Aggie Last Chance Meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T on Sunday, May 17 at Irwin Belk Track.

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.

In Competition on Sunday
The Phoenix will send the group of Jen Esposito (400-meters), Sydney Griffin (100-meter hurdles), Bryanna Hames (discus), Kimberly Johansen (800-meters), Megan Kirschling (high jump), Tereza Novotna (1,500-meters) and Bre’anna Warren (discus) to compete on Sunday. A few of the athletes will look for a chance to improve their times or marks in their respective events to earn a spot for the NCAA East Preliminaries.

Last Time Out
The Phoenix last competed at the Duke Twilight meet last week, May 6-7. Esposito broke her school-record in the 400-meter hurdles after clocking a 57.75 in the race. It was the second time this season the Mansfield, Mass., native broke her own school-record in the event during the outdoor season.

Griffin finished fourth in the 100-meters after the Marietta, Ga., native ran a season-best time of 13.66. Hames also had a fourth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 157′ 6″ (48.01m) while Warren was eighth after a heave of 147′ 8″ (45.00m).

NCAA East Preliminaries
Elon will look to send a group to the NCAA East Preliminary round on May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla., for the second consecutive year. The Phoenix currently has six athletes in competition to qualify for the meet, which takes the top-48 times or marks from each respective event. Last year, the maroon and gold sent a program-record five athletes to the preliminary round with three – Esposito, Griffin and Kirschling – returning this year.

Currently, Esposito sits 12th on the East Outdoor Qualifying list in the 400-meter hurdles, the highest position for an Elon athlete on the performance list. Kirschling is 23rd in the high jump and Novotna is 38th in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Johansen is 51st in the 1,500-meters while Griffin in 52nd in the 100-meter hurdles. Hames is 54th in the discus throw with Warren not too far behind at 67th.

On Deck
Elon will next compete at the NCAA East Preliminaries on May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla.


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