Track & Field: Elon Distance Harriers Shine on Day Two at Penn State National

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., – Emily Tryon set a new school record in the 3,000-meter run as the Elon women’s track and field team competed on the second and final day at the Penn State National on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tryon ran a time of 10:03.87 in the race, breaking her own school-record and finishing seventh overall.

“This was an impressive meet in terms of competition for our program,” said Phoenix head coach Mark Elliston. “Overall we had some solid performances and now we look forward to improving and getting better for next week and the remainder of the season.”

Tryon was one of three Elon runners to set new record times in the 3,000-meter run with Tereza Novotna (10:04.13, 8th) and Allyson Oram (10:07.73, 9th) joining her with the second and third fastest times on the all-time performance list, respectively.

In the one-mile run, Christine Pacewicz broke into the top-five on the performance list after setting a new personal record with a time of 5:11.80.

Bria Bell nearly set a new personal-record in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.81. Bell also had an impressive performance in the 200-meter dash after clocking in with a time of 25.29. Freshman Sydney Griffin was not too far off with a time of 25.40, fourth-best on the all-time performance list.

In the women’s high jump, Haley Laird and Megan Kirschling both finished in the top 10 of the event with cleared heights of 5’5” (1.65m).

Charlise Morgan finished in the top-10 of the shot put with a throw of 46’04.25” (14.13m), second-best throw in her career.

Elon returns to indoor competition next week in the Gene Anderson Invitational at Chapel Hill, N.C.