Elon Women’s Track & Field Closes Out Captain’s Invitational With Several Top Finishes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Elon University women’s track and field team concluded action today at the CNU Captain’s Invitational at the Freeman Center with several top performances.

Elon dominated the one-mile run, placing four in the top-10, including the top three spots. Allyson Oram took first at 5:12.28, followed by Haylee Dawe (5:16.14) in second and Morgan Denecke (5:18.03) in third. Oram’s mile time of 5:12.28 ranks fourth all-time in program history. Christine Pacewicz clocked in at 5:26.47 in seventh, while Erin MacBeth placed 10th with a time of 5:39.97.

The Phoenix distance runners also shined in the 1,000-meter event, taking four spots in the top seven. Oram placed third overall with a time of 3:10.35, while McDavid finished just behind in fourth at 3:11.82. Denecke placed fifth with a time of 3:13.89, while Emily Tryon and Dawe finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

Elon’s Kaitlin Stober took second in the 3,000-meter event with a time of 10:57.68, finishing just behind Shenandoah’s Amy Smith, who clocked in at 10:51.50.

Amy Salek nearly won the 400-meter dash title, but finished runner-up with a time of 56:65 to Nicole Dumpson’s time of 56:43. Bria Bell took third place in the 400-meter with a time of 58:60. Bell and Salek also placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in the 200-meter event.

In the 600-meter event, the Phoenix placed two runners in the top-nine. Julie Hart clocked in at 1:42.49, good for fifth, while Ellie Taff took ninth with a time of 1:45.68.

The Phoenix returns to action on Jan. 27-28 for the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill.