GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Elon University women’s track and field team had a couple of athletes set program top-five personal-records as the Phoenix competed at meets at the North Carolina A&T Invite and the Charlotte Invitational on Friday, April 12.
At the North Carolina A&T Invite, Elon had two athletes, Jordan Haywood (100-meters) and Natacha Savioz (800-meters), set new personal-bests at the meet in their respective events. Haywood ran a prelim time of 12.11 in the 100-meters, just missing out on advancing to the finals after finishing 11th. The freshman would set a new personal-best and the third-fastest time in school history in the event.
Savioz clocked a time of 2:09.35, a new personal-record for the Vouvry, Switzerland, native. She finished third overall in the race and posted the second-fastest time in school history in the event.
In the long jump, Alex Tudor was the top finisher for Elon with a mark of 18′ 6.5″ (5.65m) and was sixth overall. Haywood ran a time of 14.94 in the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles.
Select members of the Phoenix distance squads were in competition at the Charlotte Invitational on Friday evening. Melissa Anastasakis led the maroon and gold in the 1,500-meters as the Hillsdale, Ontario, native had a time of 4:26.73 and was sixth overall. Chelsea Smith was 11th with her time of 4:30.91 while Coralea Geraniotis was 13th at 4:33.99.
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Lauren Lynch had a time of 11:49.12 for the Phoenix. She would finish 12th overall in the race.
Elon concludes its weekend with the second day at both meets tomorrow, April 13.