Strong Start for Elon Women’s Track Phoenix at Duke Invitational

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.

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.

On Deck
The Phoenix concludes the second and final day of the Duke Invitational on Saturday, April 21, with events kicking off at 10 a.m.