ELON, N.C. – The 2018-19 indoor season rolls on for the Elon University women’s track and field team this weekend as the Phoenix is set to compete at three meets Thursday through Saturday – the JDL Team Challenge (Feb. 7), the David Hemery Valentine Invite (Feb. 8-9) and the Darius Dixon Invitational (Feb. 8-9).
The ledger of meets begins at the JDL Team Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. The Phoenix will send 18 athletes to compete back inside the JDL Fast Track. The following day, members of the Elon distance squad will race at the David Hemery Valentine Invite hosted by Boston University. Finally, the rest of the team will be back at the Darius Dixon Invitational at Liberty University on Friday and Saturday.
Follow the Action
Keep up with the action of the Phoenix this weekend via live results by going to the women’s track and field schedule page at elonphoenix.com. Other updates will be provided on Twitter at the program’s handle @ElonXCTF. A full recap of the each at the meets will be posted on elonphoenix.com following the conclusion of the meet.
Last Time Out
The Phoenix last competed at the Camel City Invitational last weekend, Feb. 1-2, at the JDL Fast Track Complex. Junior Skylar Barthelmes set a new school-record in the weight throw at the meet as the Dartmouth, Mass., native had a toss of 54′ 9.50″ (16.70m) and was fifth overall in the event. Charlotte Bradsher also finished in the top-10 of the event with her throw of 51′ 7″ (15.72m).
Lauren Brzozowski clocked a time of 57.35 and finished third overall in the 400-meters. In the pole vault, freshman Blythe Hehmeyer set a new personal-record in the event with her cleared height of 11′ 1.75″ (3.40m). The Montville, N.J., native ended up as the top finisher for the Phoenix in the event at 11th overall.
2019 ECAC Indoor Championships
The Phoenix will compete its indoor championship season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships at Boston University for the fifth straight year on March 1-3. Elon currently has six athletes who have qualified for the ECACs; Melissa Anastasakis (3,000-meters), Katie Arbogast (500-meters), Barthelmes (weight throw), Lauren Brzozowski (400-meters), Natacha Savioz (800-meters) and Chelsea Smith (one-mile and 1,000-meters). The Phoenix’s 4×800-meter relay team has also qualified for the meet. Last season, Elon posted a ECAC program-best 27 points and was 10th overall in the team standings
Elon is back at the JDL Fast Track Complex to compete at the JDL Team Challenge next Thursday, Feb. 7.