Elon Women’s Track & Field Competes at Camel City Invitational this Weekend

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University women’s track and field team returns to the JDL Fast Track Complex this weekend for competition at the prestigious Camel City Invitational this weekend, Feb. 1-2, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Events begin on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., and on the second and final day, Feb. 2, at 9:30 a.m.


Follow the Action
Keep up with the action of the meet via live results by going to the women’s track and field schedule page at elonphoenix.com. Other updates of the meet will be provided on Twitter at the program’s handle @ElonXCTF. A full recap of the day will be posted on elonphoenix.com following the conclusion of the meet.

Last Time Out
Elon last competed at the Liberty Kickoff on Jan. 25-26. The Phoenix claimed a couple of event titles at the meet and had a relay team and another individual qualify for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships.

On Friday, the Phoenix’s 4×800-meter relay team of Paige King, Chelsea Smith, Hannah Preeo and Natacha Savioz won its race and clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 9:16.08. The quartet also qualified for the ECAC Indoor championships.

On the second and final day on Saturday, Melissa Anastasakis picked up her second win in as many meets in the 3,000-meters as the Hillsdale, Onatario, native ran a time of 9:56.83. Coralea Geraniotis was second overall in the race as the senior had a time of 10:00.17 in her indoor season debut.

In the 500-meters, Katie Arbogast was fourth overall with her time of 1:14.76. That time also qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships. Senior Lauren Brzozowski set a new personal-record in the 400-meters clocking a time of 57.16 in the race. She would finish third overall in the event. In the 200-meters, Brzozowski was 11th overall with a time of 25:54.

Elon Preliminaries
• Elon is slated to have 19 athletes in competition this weekend at the Camel City Invitational.
• Among some of the other notable schools expected to compete this weekend includes College of Charleston, Davidson, Duke, East Carolina, Furman, High Point, NC State, North Carolina A&T, Richmond, Troy, UNCW, VCU and Wake Forest.
• The Phoenix currently have four individual athletes who have qualified for the ECACs in Anastasakis (3,000-meters), Arbogast (500-meters), Savioz (800-meters) and Skylar Barthelmes (weight throw).
• Arbogast is currently the highest-ranked Phoenix athlete that has qualified for the ECACs. The Media, Pa., native is 19th overall in the 500-meters.
• Freshman Jordan Haywood broke into the program’s op-five performance list with her time of 7.87 in the 60-meter dash at the Liberty Kickoff. The Greenville, S.C., native sits alone at third in school history.
• Mark Elliston enters his 13th season at the helm of the Elon women’s track and field program. In the past 11 years under Elliston’s leadership, the Phoenix track and field team has won two Colonial Athletic Association championships and two other runner-up finishes.

On Deck
Elon is back at the JDL Fast Track Complex to compete at the JDL Team Challenge next Thursday, Feb. 7.