LYNCHBURG, Va. – A couple of event titles and a Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifying mark capped off a strong weekend for the Elon University women’s track and field team on the final day at the Liberty Open on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Tolsma Indoor Complex.
Sophomore Bre’anna Warren captured the shot put title with a personal-best toss of 44’ 4.25” (13.52m), the second-best throw in school history. Warren also qualified for the ECAC indoor championship with the throw. Rookie Bryanna Hames was fourth overall in the event with a toss of 40’ 7.50” (12.38m).
Junior Jennifer Esposito won the 400-meters after clocking a time of 57.91. In the 60-meter hurdles, Emily Dixon was the runner-up in the race at 9.00, the fourth-best time on the program’s all-time performance list. Fellow freshman Lydia Laws was fifth in the race with her time of 9.30.
In the high jump, senior Haley Laird was tied for second with a cleared attempt of 5’ 5” (1.65m). Junior Megan Kirschling was tied for seventh along with Dixon at 5’ 3” (1.60m).
Laws was Elon’s top finisher in the long jump as her leap of 17’ 2.75” (5.25m) was good for third overall. Jayna Coyle was fifth in the event with her mark of 15’ 9.75” (4.82m) and was Elon’s top athlete in the triple jump at fourth with a jump of 35’ 3.25” (10.75m).
The Phoenix returns to competition again in the state of Virginia next weekend, Jan. 23-24, at the Hokie Invite, hosted by Virginia Tech.