Elon’s Varisco de Oliveira Receives CAA Track & Field Weekly Accolade

RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman Gabriela Varisco de Oliveira of the Elon University women’s track and field team was honored as the Colonial Athletic Association’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon, May 1, as released by the league office.

Varisco de Oliveira earned her first CAA weekly honor after the Porto Alegre, Brazil, native ran the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 800-meters at the UVA Grand Prix last Saturday, April 28. Varisco de Oliveira clocked a time of 2:11.63 in the race and was sixth overall at the meet.

The Phoenix will now prepare for the 2018 CAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, May 4-5, at William & Mary.