WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Four event wins including a sweep of the podium in the weight throw highlighted the Elon University women’s track and field team’s day at the JDL Team Challenge on Thursday evening, Feb. 8, inside the JDL Fast Track Complex.
Elon saw victories in the weight throw, the pole vault, the high jump and the 400-meters to rack up a dominating performance at the meet. Elon also saw several members set new personal-bests individually as well as break into the program’s top-five indoor performance list.
Skylar Barthelmes took medalist honors in the weight throw as the Dartmouth, Mass., native shattered her previous personal-best with her heave of 53′ 4.25″ (16.26m). That mark is now the second-best throw in school history. Bryanna Hames was second in the event with her new personal-record throw of 50′ 10.25″ (15.50m) – the fifth-best mark in school history. Freshman Charlotte Bradsher was third with her new personal-best toss of 49′ 9.25″ (15.17m).
Nicole Karabas won the pole vault for the Phoenix as the Winnetka, Ill., native set her new personal-record after clearing the bar at 11′ 3.75″ (3.45m). Fellow junior Ellie Bennett was second behind Karabas with her mark of 10′ 10″ (3.30m).
Melody Burke earned the win in the high jump for the Phoenix, clearing the bar at 5′ 3″ (1.61m). Katie Arbogast rounded out the Phoenix victors on the day as she took first in the 400-meters with a time of 57.91. Lauren Brzozowski was seventh with a time of 1:00.78 while Meagan Henderson also finished in the top-10 with a time of 1:01.51.
Elon is back on the track this Saturday, Feb. 10, as the Phoenix treks to the Liberty Invitational.