ELON, N.C. – A victory for Bryanna Hames in the discus and two new program top-five personal-bests for Melissa Anastasakis and Coralea Geraniotis in the 1,500-meters gave the Elon University women’s track and field team a strong start on the opening day at the Duke Invitational on Friday, April 20, at the Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Hames threw a season-best mark of 52.11m in the discus to win medalist honors in the event. Elon had two finishers in the top-three of the event as Bre’anna Warren was third overall with her toss of 49.80m.
In the 1,500-meters, Anastasakis and Geraniotis set new personal-records in the race. Anastasakis clocked a time of 4:25.29 and was fifth overall while Geraniotis was sixth at 4:25.63. Anastasakis now holds the second-fastest time in the race in school history while Geraniotis broke into the program’s top-five with the third-best performance. Brigid Brennan also set a new personal-record in the race with a 4:33.21 and was 18th.
Alyssa Zee broke into the program’s top-five in the 100-meters with her time of 12.32. She finished 10th overall in the race. Lauren Brzozowski ran a season-best time of 55.89 in the 400-meters and was 11th while Katie Arbogast was 13th and 56.11.
Corey Weiss earned a top-five spot in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as the senior ran a time of 11:02.56 – a new season-best. Warren was Elon’s top thrower in the hammer with a toss of 50.40m, good for 12th overall.
The Phoenix concludes the second and final day of the Duke Invitational on Saturday, April 21, with events kicking off at 10 a.m.